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10 Questions First Time Homebuyers Should Ask

You’ve been putting funds aside for a down payment and are ready to buy your first house, and now it’s time to choose a REALTORĀ®. As a first-time homebuyer, you want to work with a REALTORĀ® who is trustworthy and will look out for your best interests. Purchasing a home is likely to be the largest investment you will make, so choosing a real …

Top Tips to Keep Your Home Safe

Top Tips to Keep Your Home Safe Regular maintenance and inspections are required to keep your home and family safe. Some things need to be checked on a monthly basis, while others only need to be checked once a year. Here are the top tips to keep your home safe that you should incorporate into your daily routine: Smoke and Fire detectors Choosing the …

The Home Foreclosure Process In Canada and How to Avoi...

What happens if a person is unable to make their mortgage payments? That they have breached their mortgage agreement and are now in default. In this circumstance, what will the lender do? Banks frequently initiate foreclosure proceedings. What Does Foreclosure Mean? Foreclosure is a legal procedure that must be followed. When a borrower defaults on payments, the lender sells or takes possession of the …

Top 5 Features That Increase Your Homes Value

When it’s time to sell, it’s normal for buyers to do their own analysis by looking at similar homes in their neighbourhood on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to see how their home compares. There are a lot of considerations that go into pricing a home and deciding its market worth, and not all of them are obvious. If you’re not sure how a …

Home Improvements For The Best ROI

Best Home Improvements If you want to get top dollar for your house when you sell it, you need to know the real market value. This can be accomplished by thorough personal study or by hiring a qualified real estate appraiser or realtor. Putting money into your home will raise its worth, but deciding what to put your money into will mean that the …

Cost Of Living in Calgary Vs Other Canadian Cities

What Is The Cost Of Living In Calgary Statistics Canada’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), or the inflation rate, which measures increases in consumer prices, determines the cost of living in Canada. It is one of the most relevant metrics since it is measured both monthly and annually and is used globally. Many different metrics are used to calculate the CPI, including food, transportation, and …

What should sellers look for when hiring a real estate...

Using a well-known brand to advertise a product will help improve sales. In the real estate industry, this is particularly so. It’s important to hire a real estate agent from a reliable brokerage, and having an agent with a well-known reputation among investors, sellers, and realtors to advertise your home will help you sell it quickly and for top dollar. What should sellers look …

Do I need A Realtor

Here are the top 10 reasons why you should use a Realtor: Many homes sellers and buyers ask themselves do I need a Realtor? Buying or selling a house is a major commitment, financially and emotionally. Although For Sale By Owner (FSBO) can seem cheaper, when you handle the sale on your own, there are many advantages to a realtor that you lose out …

5 Top Alternatives to Zillow and Trulia

Expand your search for a new home using these alternatives to Zillow and Trulia.   Zillow Group Inc as a company was founded in 2006 as a prominent online real estate portal. Zillow acts as a search engine for real estate that lists more than 110 million homes in the United States and Canada. Together with comparables and competing homes for each of the ...

Zillow Rentals No Longer FREE!

Zillow Rentals No Longer FREE Rental listings now syndicated through the various MLS will no longer flow directly into Zillow starting in January 2021. Instead, agents and brokers will need to use Zillow Rental Manager, which is contract-based and starts at $9.99 a week, to post a rental listing on the third-party site. While the firm says that the decision was taken to “empower” its partners, …