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I'm Too Tired - 01/31/11 01:46 PM
We had an interesting topic today from our head office. You were up all night, and you are now dog tired. BUT you have to work today. Yes, its probably easy in our line of work to slough off a few hours. BUT the message was be consistent in what you do. IT DOES PAY OFF. I know you really don't want to go into the office or do your blog..BUT... you set a goal to do 2 blogs a week. Or perhaps 2 open houses this weekend. YOU made the commitment - stick to it. Bottom line -Stay Consistent- and it (3 comments)
NEW HOME PURCHASE - to Build or NOT? - 01/23/11 02:15 PM
Looking to build a NEW HOME. Having over 10 years in NEW HOME sales there is a wide range of opportunity to build a NEW HOME in Airdrie. Firstly - most new home sales people work only for the builder. NOT you, and are not licensed Realtors. The New Home Warranty benefits the builder more than the buyer, you do have rights - but make sure you understand your rights and limitations. **Like most salespersons they have quotas to make per month, every wonder why there is so much change over in Show Home sales people? Lots will vary in price based (2 comments)
Facebook - Where'd My Lists Go? - 01/17/11 01:21 PM
Facebook always moving forward. Thanks for the post, keep us up to date on what is new and useful tips. Appreciate it. Thank you for this great post. Via Craig Daniels, REVA, Technology Instructor: When your list of Friends and "Liked" pages in Facebook gets long it is sometimes hard to keep up with certain people. The newsfeed updates so frequently that you might totally miss out certain status updates. My first post on ActiveRain was called "Facebook - Don't Miss Your Most Important People" and it tells you how and why you'd want to create lists in Facebook. Facebook recently just (2 comments)
Tougher to Buy a Home in Canada. - 01/17/11 12:56 PM
Buying a home about to get tougher the Canadian government is expected on Monday to introduce new rules aimed at toughening up mortgage lending in an effort to curb further growth in record household debt levels. Mr. Flaherty is expected to lower the maximum amount Canadians can borrow against the value of their homes, to 85% from 90%, and remove federal government backing of home equity lines of credit, or so-called HELOCs. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, add the minimum down payment, at 5%, will remain as is. Further, there will not unveil any plan to target condominium (0 comments)
Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods - 01/10/11 02:12 PM
In A recent survey (Fall 2010) here are the BEST Calgary Neighbourhoods. 1.Elboya 9. Hillhurst 2.West Hillhurst 10.Parkhill/Stanley Park 3. Rosedale 11.Tuscany 4. Sunnyside 12.Crescent Heights 5.Elbow Park 13.Shaganappi 6.Altadore 14.Lake Bonavista 7.Inglewood 15.Edgemont 8.Ramsay
Knowing the neighbourhood is a key element on buying a home. Where will the kids go to school, is the commute to work easy, and what recreational facilities are nearby. Get to know the city before you head out into the Real Estate World.
HOT WATER TANKS - 01/10/11 11:00 AM
In our city builders are using High efficiency Hot Water Tanks. Mostly gas - which is how we heat our homes. We have gas fireplaces as well, wood burning has pretty much become so inefficient in new homes. Lately I've run into Hot Water tanks that are electric. I haven't heard any negative or drawbacks to the way the tank works. HOWEVER it may cost a little more money to run. You see Alberta is the land of Oil & Gas, and well we don't run how heating systems on electric heat. Wonder if anyone has an opinion?
LAND PRICES - 01/10/11 10:54 AM
When you think of the Real Estate Market - its not always bright. The economy, what the dollar is worth and interest rates all factor in. LOTS in Airdrie, Alberta really do range in price. Starting at $147,900 to over $220,00.00 for a residential lot for a single family home. I haven't seen the land value go down significantly - I'm still amazed at what some developers are charging. We have some high end homes under construction in Airdrie - where prices start at $600,000.00 and go up. Some areas start at $700,000.00 before you even add all the bells and (0 comments)
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