City of Calgary Basement Window Egress Guidlines

Is this window legal? I have been asked that question by almost every buyer I have worked with and it is definitely critical.  Here is a link to the City of Calgary Requitments: Calgary-egress-window-guidelines Here is a brief summary: In order for ANY basement room...

Calgary – So you want to be a house flipper?

Buy a place, fix it, sell it – We have the Solution Option 1: • Borrow up to 85% of the post-renovation value, • Only $10,000 down (not 5% nor 10%, just 10k) frees up your cash reserves, • Fully OPEN, simple interest calculation at about $48/100k borrowed per...

How Much Time Should You Spend Viewing Homes?

Figuring out how much time you should spend viewing properties for sale is a little like asking, “How long should I spend trying on shoes?” The answer seems obvious: As long as it takes to make a decision! Buying a home is significantly more complex than purchasing...

Finding an Honest Home Improvement Contractor

You can’t call yourself a dentist unless you have specific hard-earned credentials. Just about anyone, however, can hang a shingle and call himself a home improvement contractor. That’s why choosing a reputable one is so difficult. Here are some tips: Find out if he...

Surviving A Bidding War

You’re about to make an offer on a home. Then, to your despair, you find out that three other offers have also come in for the same property. Be careful. It’s all too easy to get swept up in the excitement and, like a hand raised one too many times at an auction, end...

Should You Accept A “Conditional” Offer?

There’s no doubt about it. The best kind of offer is a “firm” offer. The buyer offers you a certain price for your property and, should you accept it, the deal is done. Congratulations. You’ve just sold your house! But more often than not, an offer is “conditional”....