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Should first-time home buyers leap in or wait? - 06/28/10 06:02 PM
Chaya Cooperberg:The Canadian housing market is entering a phase that may very well be confusing for first-time home buyers. We are suddenly in an environment in which interest rates are on the rise and the hot housing market is cooling off. Should buyers jump into the market before rates march further upward or should they wait for housing prices to decline? In the first quarter of 2010, housing prices were setting record levels around the country and sellers still had the upper hand over buyers, with bidding wars erupting in some markets. There were a number of factors driving the boom. (2 comments)
Our 6th Annual Stampede Breakfast is Tomorrow! - 06/19/10 10:39 AM
All you have to do is email us at email@example.com or phone us at 403-519-9102 and we will send you your free tickets. Tickets are going fast........we have about 200 left. Patrons must have tickets as it is a private function. One ticket per family. In addition to a wonderful breakfast of pancakes and sausage, you will be treated to live entertainment, clowns, balloons, cotton candy, dancing, bouncy play structures and door prizes. We will have fireman with their fire trucks and police officers with their cruisers so the kids and adults will be able to hang out with them. The (2 comments)
Are there Hidden Costs to Buying a Home? - 06/18/10 09:43 AM
There are many different costs which can come with the closing of a home. Here is a list of the most common. Purchase price GST Appraisal fee (if applicable) Deposit (can also be call Earnest Money) Down Payment Estoppel certificate fee (for condos only) Home inspection fee Land registration fee Legal fees and disbursements Mortgage broker's fee (if applicable) Mortgage loan insurance premium (which can be included in your mortgage) Prepaid property taxes/or utility bills adjustment Property insurance Survey or certificate of location cost Title insurance Other Charges that may occur: Appliances Gardening equipment Snow-clearing equipment Window treatments Decorating materials Hand (4 comments)
Luxury home sales soar - 06/11/10 09:32 AM
Luxury homes in Canada sold briskly during the first three months of this year, shattering records for first-quarter activity in nine of 13 Canadian markets, a re/max report says. The report called Upper End 2010 cites improved economic performance, increased personal wealth, immigration and foreign investment as catalysts in the sales surge. The recovery in luxury home sales is "nothing short of remarkable," said Elton Ash, regional executive vice-president of re/max in Western Canada. "This segment of the market was hardest hit when the recession took hold, yet its comeback has been fast and furious." Sales rates over the same period (0 comments)
Maintenance Tips for Homeowners - 06/09/10 11:26 AM
Homeownership brings with it great pride ...and great responsibility, too. Here are some tips that will help you keep your home in top condition. Maintenance Tips •· Check smoke detectors & carbon monoxide detectors by pressing the test button. Be sure to change the batteries at the same time. Both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are available at your local home store. Contact your local fire department for recommendations. •· Replace or clean your furnace filter. This will keep the air in your house cleaner, make your furnace more efficient, and help lower your heating bills. •· Check for damage to (1 comments)
May Brings Marked Decline in Home Sales - 06/08/10 01:42 PM
Calgary, June 1, 2010 - Calgary home sales showed a marked decline in the month of May, according to figures released today by the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®). The number of single family homes sold in May 2010 in the city of Calgary was down 20 per cent from the same time a year ago, and condominium sales saw a decrease of 21 per cent from the same time a year ago. May 2010 saw 1,262 single family homes sold in the city of Calgary. This is a decrease of 7 per cent from 1,352 sales in April 2010. In (0 comments)
• 1,820 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - MLS® $414,888 Location, Location, Location!!! Gorgeous, upgraded, brand new home facing on to a large pond with great views! Hardwood floors on the main, tile in all the bathrooms, granite in the kitchen, awesome fireplace, huge bonus room with fantastic views, and ups tairs laundry. Just walk across the street for a scenic stroll around the park & pathways. This gem is move-in ready! Roughed in plumbing and nice open layout in the basement - ready for your imagination & development. For more information & photos and to schedule (1 comments)
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• 1,423 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - MLS® $359,782 Great two-story home built by the "9 time Builder of the Year"; Morrison Homes. Huge pie lot with oversized detached garage. Great open floor plan and fresh paint throughout. The main floor features a large kitchen, great room with a cozy fireplace and a bright flex room with expansive bay windows. Upstairs has a large master suite with 4pce ensuite & walk in closet. The other 2 bedrooms conveniently share a Jack & Jill bath. This home has lots of large, bright windows to let the natural (0 comments)
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