January 2015

Found 6 blog entries for January 2015.

Do you want to purchase a new home or an older home in Calgary?  There are numerous benefits to buying a new home including a feeling of safety and comfort. Before beginning your search for a new home, you will need to consider what type of house you are looking for.

Can you picture yourself in a new house with modern day technology or does having an older home with a lot of character appeal more to you?

Before starting your quest to buy a new home, you can narrow your search down by hiring a real estate agent. He can give you information on available properties within your price range and location. Your decision will be based upon your own needs and wants and what will suite you best under your circumstances.

Will you have the extra time to

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As a property owner in Calgary there is always the chance of losing tenants, which results in a loss of income. Keeping your tenants happy and satisfied with their living conditions is easy, if you follow a few basic tips.

Be there for your tenants

Responsibility is key when it comes to building maintenance and upgrades. If your tenants are unhappy with a certain area of your property, getting it repaired as quickly and efficiently as possible will help build trust in you as their landlord. Maintaining a clean and tidy building will build a strong and trusting relationship between you and your tenants. As a result, they will stay tenants for a longer period of time.

Let them know the rules

A list of specific expectations and rules the tenants

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Winter is a season that can be very dreary and dark but you can let some light into the days by redefining your kitchen. You certainly won’t be working on your home garden at this time of the year!  If you are thinking about doing some work on your home, you can consider an ‘in house’ home improvement project like a kitchen makeover.

You can give your kitchen a much needed makeover even if you are operating on a tight budget. Here are some simple ideas that will help you revamp your kitchen. These simple tricks will give you a beautiful kitchen that is well within your reach.

Kitchen Cabinets

You can consider replacing the cabinets in the kitchen. If this costs too much, replacing the knobs and handles of your cabinets can do the trick. A coat of

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Sometimes money can be lost during a home sale due to issues with pets. People looking for a nice new home for themselves and their family may not be pet people and can get very disturbed if they see an animal running around the home. When you are trying to get the most money possible out of your house, consider these potential pet problems and solutions.

Removing visible signs of pets

First impressions can be key when it comes to a Calgary home sale. There is no need to make it known that you have pets in your house. You should never lie about having a pet, but if the topic does not come up, there really is no need to mention it.

Here are a few things you can do to make it less obvious that you have a pet.

  • Make sure that all pet toys are
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Real estate is one of the most lucrative investments today and will be tomorrow as well. While a lot of things have to be considered before you decide what property to invest in, a Calgary condo is one of the most popular and lucrative real estate purchases you can make today. This makes condos one of the best real estate investments on the market in almost any city or town across the country.

Here are some of the advantages of buying a condo as a real estate investment.

Attractive prices

Calgary condos are generally priced lower than other types of houses, although there are some exceptions to this rule when it comes to luxury condos. This price advantage makes condos a good buy for first time investors because it translates to a lower

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Real estate middlemen include agents, mortgage brokers, lenders, lawyers and others that play a role in the transaction. The middlemen in the real estate industry are very necessary in all real estate transactions. Here’s why.

When complications arise during a purchase for example, these middlemen are vital since they know who to consult in the industry.  If you try to do this on your own it can become time consuming and difficult to know who to talk to.  Hiring a middleman saves a lot of time, allowing you to focus on other things.

Middlemen are experts. Their contacts, experience and knowledge in their fields ensures that their client’s achieve what they want easily and quickly. They determine whether the buyer and seller can come to an agreement.

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