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Getting Schooled On Local Schools

If you have kids, the local school will be a big part of your new home buying decision. That’s why it’s important to get a school’s “vital statistics”, such as: Safety record Curriculum Accommodation for special needs Awards Average class sizes Extracurricular activities. (sports, arts, crafts, technology, etc.) Scores on standardized achievement tests Daily schedules and vacations Even such ...

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Fresh Air Sells

The problem with household smells is that we get accustomed to them… when they are in our own homes. However, it takes just a few seconds in a stranger’s home, to know if a smoker lives there. The smell is in the air! So when you put your home on the ...

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Why You Should Order Your Own Credit Report

“I don’t have a problem with credit,” a potential new home buyer says. “I pay my bills on time. I never have trouble getting a loan.” That may be true. However, according to several surveys, most people are surprised by at least one piece of information in their credit report. And ...

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May 15, 2017 Calgary Foreclosures and Judicial Sales

Despite temperamental weather, Calgary is really beautiful when spring finally starts to show its colours. The real estate cycle, too, ramps up in spring as many sellers wait until the grass is green to list their homes. Even so, while there are indications that the Calgary economy is improving, there are still ...

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May 3, 2017 Foreclosures and Judicial Sales in Calgary

Hi gang! Hot off the press - the latest Foreclosures and Judicial Sales that have come to market in the last 30 days. Click here for the complete and printable .pdf version: May 3 Calgary Foreclosures Check out the 8-plex in Highland Park! You don't see those come up very often. See anything ...

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Consider Buying a Home With Some “Undesirable” Features

When you’re looking for a home, chances are, you have a checklist of things you want. Two bathrooms… a finished basement… a great looking kitchen… an expansive deck… But what happens when a home you see has a feature that doesn’t quite measure up? Perhaps the basement is poorly renovated. Or ...

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How To Sell Your Home More Quickly

When you put your property on the market, ideally you want to sell it as quickly as possible and for the highest price possible. But sometimes one is more important than the other. For example, if you’re relocating, or have purchased another home that is closing soon, selling your current ...

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