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Bryon Howard's musing on all things real estate, focusing on the opportunities in Alberta and Calgary.
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Since 2004 I have been writing offers asking for VTB's (Vendor Take Back Mortgages) for myself and my investor clients.This past summer I got a client a great $50,000 VTB on a revenue property ... no payments or interest for 5 years! I figured her banker would put a 75% or 80% mortgage on the pro...
10/23/2007
Forest Lawn is Calgary most internationalThe area of Greater Forest Lawn was first settled in the early 1900s. Settlers moved into three different areas, Hubalta, Albert Park and Forest Lawn. In 1952 the three districts became the town of Forest Lawn. From 1952 to1961 the communities mushroomed i...
10/22/2007
I love living in Altadore. I think it is the hidden gem of Calgary. We are tucked into a small pocket North of Glenmore Trail and East of Crowchild. To the West we enjoy River Park and the Elbow River. Our trails take us around the Glenmore Reservoir or all the way downtown to the Bow River.While...
10/21/2007
Yesterday was the first time I've visited one of Calgary's newest communities ... Silverado.While the land is being leveled, and roads and sidewalks are being paved ... there seems to be a real concern for the wetlands and the environment. I was very impressed to learn the home builders, such as ...
10/21/2007
I like to think of myself as an expert in Calgary real estate. I keep on top of the trends, understand how the city is growing, and keep informed of 'all things real estate'. I am currently working with buyers who told me they were interested in buying in Silverado. I had no idea what Silverado w...
10/21/2007
Slow and steady growth forecast for residential real estate in major Canadian markets in 2008, says RE/MAX Canadian home sales to top 500,000 in 2007After posting extraordinary gains in 2007, housing market performance will moderate in most major Canadian centres in 2008, according to a report re...
10/17/2007
Here's an interesting article from National Post.Only threat to Alberta is onset of world peace (Sep 18, 2007)http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/comment/story.html?id=7408c3c2-b42c-4878-8e44-a6cd7446ba85The Highlights:An outbreak of world peace and respect for human rights would be ...
10/16/2007
Investing in Alberta Real Estate with Bryon HowardI have been using Investment Real Estate as a Long-term wealth creation vehicle. The strong economy in Alberta has created exceptional opportunities for investment. One of the safest opportunities with high returns is in the real estate market. Si...
10/15/2007
Yesterday I had first meetings with a mortgage broker and a couple who have been married for 25 years. The mortgage broker is looking to increase her business, and the high net worth couple are wanting to diversify their investment portfolio ... and begin a real estate portfolio.In both meetings ...
10/11/2007
Our Fare Share ... what a crazy name to review the Royalites this province receive from the Rich (the oil man). Finally the media is starting to write in realties.I disagree with the provinces 'money grab'.The policies that Ralph Klien created in getting Alberta to where it is today ... will be m...
10/11/2007
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