New year kicks off with slow sales

Media release: New year kicks off with slow sales City of Calgary, February 1, 2019 – As economic challenges linger into 2019, housing markets remain on a sluggish pace. January sales totaled 804 units, 16 per cent below last year and 21 per cent below long-term...

Aluminum Wiring – Myths and Facts

Many homes built from the mid 60’s to late 70’s have electrical systems installed using aluminum wiring. Questions arise concerning the safety of aluminum wiring. Purchasers and owners of homes built in this time period quickly discover that many insurers will not...

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...