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Home Selling Blogs – Calgary

Home selling advice for Calgary, Alberta residents.

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A Seller's Guide to DisclosureSelling a home can be both an exciting and challanging time in a homeowners life. One item that will need to be dealt with by a Canadian home seller is the Seller Disclosre Form. There have been cases of issues discovered by unsuspecting Canadian home buyers after closing on a home. Sellers may not have disclosed or been aware of problems such as mould behind walls, foundation cracks and basement flooding.

Sellers should understand that they may want to share certain types of information when selling a home and buyers would do well to take time to review a seller's disclosure. Understand more about a seller's disclosure on the sale of property in Canada.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional

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Red Flags for Home Sellers: Stay Away from Problem BuyersSelling a home can be stressful, especially if the buyer is unprepared or has unrealistic expectations. Fortunately, you can often identify these buyers from a distance, if you know the signs. If you're a homeowner who will soon be selling your home, watch out for these buyer red flags.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Extra Contingencies

Contingencies are statements written into the home purchase contract that allow the buyer to cancel under certain circumstances. Some contingencies commonly appear in most home purchase contracts. The financing contingency allows the home buyer to cancel if their loan doesn't fund. This is a very

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The Risk of Using Cameras During the Home Selling ProcessRecording devices designed to provide security for a homeowner are commonplace today. Whether they're used to make sure the nanny is giving adequate care to children or to ensure the security of the perimeter of the home, home sellers could also be recording every transaction that occurs when a buyer is touring the home. While it's natural for homeowners to want to know what a potential home buyer really thinks about their Northeast Calgary home, the information they glean from these recordings could also be used to their advantages during negotiations. 

Innocent Banter Could Contain Valuable Information

It's normal for home buyers to talk among themselves regarding the features they find attractive as well as those that are questionable.

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How to Sell Land with Less HeadachesIt can be difficult to sell unimproved land. There are generally fewer deductions that apply after a sale and it requires some measure of creativity to help prospective buyers envision the possibilities of a parcel of land. However, there are many who are interested in buying undeveloped land, much like buying a home. This audience may include those looking to live an off-grid lifestyle, others that want to use the land for recreational purposes or hunting, or that may want to use tracts for agriculture or other types of development. What should individuals know about selling land in Canada?

Offer a Crystal Clear Description

The land should be surveyed and provide the exact acreage and boundary locations. Access points would be worth noting

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5 Important Considerations Before Renting Out a Home in CanadaSome Canadian homeowners may be thinking about renting out a property for additional income or to ensure it appears occupied. This may be worth considering for individuals with multiple residences or vacation homes that are underutilized. However, the path to becoming a landlord may not be without its share of challenges. It may be useful to discuss this option with a financial planner to see if renting is feasible based on one's specific situation and any applicable housing laws of the area.

Explore a few important considerations before renting out a home today.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Are the Responsibilities of a

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Listing a Home for Sale? Everything You Need to Know About VR MarketingMarketing is an important part of making a home sale. The way a home is marketed can affect how much money the home sells for and how quickly the home sells. In recent years, some new tools have been introduced to the real estate market. Homeowners who want to get creative with their home marketing strategy can use virtual reality to attract a wider audience and more home buyers. Here's what you need to know about virtual reality in home selling.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Is Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality is a computer simulation that enables the user to experience a 3D computer generated environment. Virtual reality

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Understanding How Home Foreclosure in Canada WorkHome foreclosures in Canada are a rather involved and somewhat complex process. It is through foreclosure action that lenders attempt to recoup arrears and principal balances on mortgages in default. Some of the most common causes of lenders initiating foreclosures include:

  • Failure to make timely mortgage payments.
  • Failing to pay homeowner taxes.
  • Not carrying required home insurance coverage.
  • Failure to pay HOA dues or fines.
  • Permitting excessive property damage without making repairs.

The home foreclosure process in Alberta is called a Judicial Sale, and here is what homeowners can expect to occur throughout the procedure.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any

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Clean Smoker's HomeWhen buying a home formerly owned by a smoker, a non-smoking new homeowner often faces the process of cleansing the home of preexisting odors. Airing out the house can be a multi-step process involving a lot of cleaning and some remodeling. With some extra effort, buyers can make a home formerly owned by a smoker smell fresh and clean.

Common Problem Areas for Smoking Odors When Cleaning a Smoker's Home

Anything permeable will retain odors. Walls can be washed or painted; baseboards can be scrubbed; tile can be sanitized. However, anything soft and porous will hold onto odors--especially if they cannot be deep cleaned. For example, some window treatments such as cloth-covered vertical blinds or lacy curtains can be extremely tricky to clean and

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Senior Citizens Selling HomeThe older we get the less likely we want to go through the hassle of selling our home and moving.  It’s a lot of work and very disruptive and honestly, the majority of people over the age of 65 don’t want to do it. Senior citizens are reluctant to leave their friends, to get rid of possessions and say goodbye to a home they have lived and loved in for decades.

So why do seniors decide to leave it all behind and change their surroundings?

The City of Calgary conducted a survey and questioned a random sample of senior citizens to get the reasons behind their move. The goal was to help the city’s social services departments do some planning around senior housing and economic assistance programs.  The results were very interesting.

Of the 500

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Selling Your Home? Here's How To Market ItWhen selling a home, visibility is key to finding potential buyers, and that’s where marketing comes in. Working with a real estate agent will help with some of the marketing, but there are even more ways homeowners can help their home that don’t just rely on giving a collection of photos to their agent. Here are some of the different ways homeowners can market their home to help it reach the right audience.

Take Quality Photos

Online listings are typically going to be the first place a buyer will see the home, so the listing needs to have the best photos possible to fully show off all of the home’s best features. Homeowners can either do this themselves if they have some experience with photography, or they can hire a professional

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