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Purchasing a home can be a big process. Making sure that you are making a solid judgement that this is the best property for your needs is crucial. Many people may not know that when you are purchasing a condo, you can add on an additional conditon to 

Just like when purchasing a home, you can put conditions to have a home inspection, confirm financing and mortgage will be approved, 


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It's an exciting time when you are starting out your adult life, getting married, having kids/pets together, and possibly purchasing a house together. Many people do not plan on what will happen if things fall apart. Even if you have a plan, pre-nuptials, or other things to protect your future, it doesn't always go as planned. A divorce or separation can be a long, emotional and costly process; and this article may give you some information about what you can do with your matrimonial home and ease one component of the big process. The main goal is to find a resolution for all parties and start the healing process.

The process of getting a divorce or separation can be extremely stressful for all parties involved. There are three major things that…

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The sales in October in Alberta had a jump of 22.1% over October 2019 with a total of 5,696 sales. This combined with the listing inventory dropping by 16.3% to 24,867 listings across the Province has helped keep the markets balanced with 4.37 months of supply.  The recent sales increase can be attributed to lowering inventory, low-interest rates, a decline in household spending and increased savings. All of the larger markets showed marked improvements year over year with the exception of Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray which both experienced slower months in sales.  That being said, even with the uptick in sales over recent months, it hasn't been enough to exceed sales of 2019 except in the case of Lethbridge. The year to date adjustment in…
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fall leaves maintenance

As summer nears its end, and the warmer days left in the season are numbered, make your life easier by taking care of some end-of-summer maintenance tasks before colder air rolls in.  Some tasks are an absolute must for homeowners in colder climates, while others will just make your life easier:

  • Test your heating system - It is recommended that you have your furnace inspected and serviced once a year.  Now is the right time for that.  You don't want to flip the switch on the first cold day of the season only to find you have an ailing furnace that requires repair.  Replacing your furnace filter should also be done and is something you can take care of on your own.  If its been a few months since it was last replaced, it is probably due.  You can…
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Pros and Cons to purchasing a condo in Calgary

A condominium purchase is something that you should consider when purchasing a home. Here are a few great reasons why it's a good idea!

Pros of Owning a Condo:

Downsizing for Seniors and Older Adults

What better tenant that older adults are retired or semi-retired! When the hectic years of raising a family flow into the tranquillity of retired or semi-retired empty-nesting-for-two, they typically are looking to get rid of their big homes and settle into a simpler life. They may be travelling more and will take good care of your investment.

Minimal maintenance – No shovel required

In condo land, there’s no grass to cut and no exterior maintenance. As a condo owner, you can watch the work happen while you continue with what you do for a living. Also,…

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Guide to buy or sell during COVID

Thank you for putting your trust in us as we guide you through the process of purchasing or selling real estate during COVID-19. We know that now more than ever it is vital to have the right company behind you to navigate these waters. We are so proud you have chosen to work with us, and we want you to know that we do not take that responsibility lightly.


Secondly, it’s important to recognize that real estate is an essential service, and our agents are well informed and ready to work with you to fulfill your real estate goals and needs. We are educated on the intricacies of protecting you, your property and how to most effectively navigate the real estate transaction during this pandemic.


We working with CIR Realty are leading the industry on…

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Notable Attractions:

The Calgary Stampede (Starts 1st Friday of July) 10 days - The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth"

The Calgary Zoo

TELUS Spark Science Centre

Studio Bell, National Music Centre

Heritage Park Historical Village & Gasoline Alley

Peace Bridge

Central Library

Calgary Tower

Glenbow Museum

Calaway Park 

Fort Calgary

Military Museums

WinSport Canada Olympic Park (COP), Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Spruce Meadows

Devonian Gardens

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Cobbs Corn Maze

Calgary Climbing Centre

Calgary Farmyard / Calgary Corn Maze

 

Notable Parks:

Prince's Island Park

Fish Creek Provincial Park, Sikome Lake, Sikome Beach

Nose Hill Park

Bowness Park

Ralph Klein Park &…

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red door, tips for painting or staining your windows and doors

 

It is important to stain or paint your doors and wood-framed windows to help to maintain the life of the products. It's important to think of these important steps especially if you are doing it yourself.

The casing is the trim around all your windows and doors. It is typically unfinished when they are installed in case of any damage when moving things inside and around the house. Unfinished casings will also allow you to customize them to suit your own needs. Plan to purchase wood filler when you plan to finish the casings for a smoother finish. All casings will have nail holes or small gaps during installation that need to be filled prior to painting or staining. Most home improvement stores or paint stores can help to choose the best type…

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Here is a quick list of all the large-sized malls in the city of Calgary. This list does not include local community strip malls. If we are missing any, feel free to email us to add it in. 

 CF Cadillac Fairview Chinook Centre Mall Calgary Alberta Top Mall

Indoor Malls:

CF Chinook Centre

Visit the website for a full directory: https://www.cfshops.com/chinook-centre.html

6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0K8
403.259.2002

Over 250 stores and restaurants including a newly renovated food court with 20 vendors, 8 restaurants inside and outside of the mall, bowling alley, movie theatre, and professional medical tower with over 55 medical professional offices. Chinook Mall is easily accessible by Transit, Chinook Station is only 2 blocks away and they've recently built a +15 over Macleod Trail…

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Why you should have a Will?

Calgary Real Estate Definition of Wills & Estates

 

Estate: Is all the property and money owned by an individual when they die. 

Will: Is a legal document prepared by a person prior to their death that outlines how their Estate will be given out after their death. It is important to have a lawyer prepare a will to avoid legal problems. 

Intestate: A term used for a person who dies without a valid Will. Contact a lawyer or public trustee for instructions on how to handle this situation.

Holograph Will: A handwritten will signed by the person making the Will. A witness is not required to sign a Holograph Will; however, it is a good idea to have two independent people witness the signature. This type of Will may not be legal in all provinces.

Executor: Is…

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