March 2015

Found 9 blog entries for March 2015.

A home represents a large investment of time and money and you’ll need to be sure you are making the right decision. You should surround yourself with an army of experts to help you with the process of buying a home and a real estate lawyer should be one of them.

A Calgary real estate lawyer can help you with the interpretation of contracts. Contracts often contain legalese that can only an expert in real estate law can make sense of. A real estate attorney can review your contracts with you to ensure you comprehend them.

Sometimes sellers will make demands or put forward unusual requests that even your real estate agent won't know how to handle. A real estate attorney can prevent you from entering agreements with questionable terms that may

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It’s that time of year when spring weather is showing itself and the worst of winter is over. This is a common time of year to start wanting to warm up and to clean up. With shoes tracking in salt on the sidewalk and winter clothes all over the house, you may be ready to get the deep cleaning going.

It’s a great time to start fresh, get rid of the old and bring in the new. Along with cleaning, it’s a great time to get organized and this is a look at how to tackle spring cleaning this year.

Where to begin

The first place to start is by picking one thing to organize or clean. By starting small, you’ll avoid overwhelming yourself or feeling the enthusiasm of spring cleaning diminishing. Small accomplishments motivate people to keep going and to

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Dining rooms are an essential part of a home. It doesn’t matter if you entertain large parties or not. A dining room is a place to gather and enjoy a meal with your family. The dining room has the ability to be a casual room, or more formal than the rest of your home. So if you are trying to impress some guest, this is the room you want to entertain in.

There are no distractions in the dining room like a t.v. or video games. That makes it the perfect spot to give your undivided attention to those visiting your home.

Homeowners often have problems with knowing what should go in a dining room. Of course you want a table, but there are other things you can add to make this room warm and inviting. Here are some things you will want to include in

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It can be challenging to choose a colour scheme for your new home. Do you choose something shocking and bold? Do you choose something plain like white? Do you choose your favourite colours right now that you may not like later?

Regardless of what you choose, colours are going to have an impact on your home’s personality and effect on your on a daily basis. The colours you choose will define your home’s look. If you’re building a home, this gives you endless options on colour choices but those that are purchasing a resale home will get whatever the former owner had chosen. Here is a guide to choosing your home’s colours.

Where to begin

When choosing outdoor colours, it’s wise to choose colours that will make your home feel a part of the

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If you own a cat you know just how bad the odours can be that emanate from the kitty litter box. Just imagine how magnified that smell would be when potential home buyers enter your dwelling that aren't cat owners and aren't accustomed to these foul odours. If a potential buyer notices an odd smell or other damage that the cat may have caused, your home could lose up to 30% of its value. It's important to find out how to sell your home with a cat so that you can maximize your profit and be able to sell it fast.

Changing the litter box

Keep the litter box clean at all times. If you're only cleaning the litter once a day try to do it at least twice daily. This will help stop lingering odours from developing in your home and if your agent calls and

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A lot of people are looking at their real estate options and turning to the land market. Many families are considering the option of buying cheap land and constructing their homes there because it is an idea that simply makes a lot of sense.

Businesses are also buying cheap land as a real estate option for speculative purposes that would allow them to resell the land for a profit in the future. If you are considering a good investment, buying cheap land and holding it in order to resell the land for a profit in the future is a very viable option. A family looking to own a home within a tight budget can also consider the option of buying cheap land and building.

There are some important things you need to keep in mind when considering buying

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There are many types of hidden fears that can stop someone from making a Calgary home purchase. While these can vary from one person to the next there are a few common ones that may fit your situation.

1. Fear of paperwork

There is a lot of paperwork involved with the purchase of a home, that's for sure! The good news is that a real estate agent can guide you through it step by step. He can also give you a full explanation of what is expected and show you the papers themselves so that you don't have to deal with the fear of the unknown. You'd actually be very surprised to find out how many people avoid buying a home because of the paperwork!

2. Marriage problems

If there is some sort of problem within your marriage you may not be willing

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Smart homes are becoming much more normal than they were a few years ago. No longer do you need to put jacks for your cable or telephone in every room. Today, the modern home provides a networked home with automation for just about everything. Here's how you can transform your home into a networked home.

Wireless Connection

The networked home starts with a robust wireless connection for every room. You may also want Wi-Fi to extend to the outdoor recreational areas. This will allow you to use a laptop, tablet or other type of device anywhere in and around your home on a secure network.

Even with Wi-Fi, you will need a prewired Ethernet cable. This cable needs to allow the router to provide strong coverage to the entire house. You can also use

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It is the time of your life – retirement. You are ready to get started and to look at your options. Do you stay in the home you are living in now or do you downgrade and get a condo or a smaller house? The choice you make will depend on your retirement plans, health and assets.

It can be difficult and demanding for retirees to have to upkeep, housekeep, decorate and pay the bills on a big home. Due to the hassles and costs involved in selling the house, many people living in big and spacious homes tend to stay in their own home, even though they may not have the need for all the space. It is actually not that hard to downgrade your home when the need arises. It can even prove advantageous to you.

One of the best benefits of buying a condo in

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