9 Reasons to Buy

There are many reasons why you should consider jumping into the real estate market and buying a home. Below is a list of 9 reasons why you should seriously consider it.

1. To Quit Renting Why contribute to someones mortgage payments when you could be paying off your own? With programs available such as the new 40-year amortizations and no money down with a good credit score, it is easier than ever to own a home. And with the current market increase in rent it can sometimes be cheaper to own than it is to rent and there is no fear of your mortgage payments suddenly increasing.

2. Security You don’t have to worry about your house being sold out from under you to out-of-province investors. If renting and faced with this scenario, you could find yourself faced with an unreasonable increase to your rent, thereby leaving you potentially homeless or too poor to...

Read More May 31, 2011

Buyer Tips

Buying a residence can be a stressful experience. You will experience a roller coaster of emotions while finding the right place, securing the loan, and finally moving in. For most of us, the first time home purchase is the largest investment we’ve ever considered. The emotions of purchasing something so expensive and personal can often cloud our business judgment.

Imagine the Property Vacant Your furnishings and decorations will be the ones filling this new residence. Don’t be swayed by beautiful furniture; it leaves with the owner.

Income + Lifestyle = Mortgage Payment Sit down with your professional real estate agent and honestly discuss your income level and living expenses. Take into account future considerations, children, add-ons, amenities, and fix-ups. Your dream home is certainly worth a sacrifice, but don’t mortgage your entire future.

View Several Homes See at least 7-10 properties. Don’t move too slowly, but don’t move on the first property you see. With your...

Read More May 31, 2011

Seller Tips

Make the most of that first impression A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch help real estate sellers put their best foot forward and make prospects feel welcome. So does a freshly painted – or at least freshly scrubbed – front door. If it’s autumn, rake the leaves. If it’s winter, shovel the walkways. The fewer obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of the real estate seller’s home, the better.

Invest a few hours for future dividends Here’s your chance to clean up in real estate. Tidy the living room, the bathroom, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor touch-ups and redecorating. Real estate sellers can benefit from updating the hardware on kitchen cabinets, adding new slipcovers to sofas and keeping a vase of fresh flowers in the entryway. These are some of the simple touches that can go a long...

Read More May 31, 2011

Moving Checklist

Moving can be very exciting, but it can also be very stressful as there are so many things to remember to do! Don’t despair; whether you are doing it on your own, asking friends for some help, or hiring professionals, here is a quick guide to help you get through it.

Start early; if you don’t already have a moving company in mind, do some research or ask for recommendations. Movers can come in and do an estimate before you commit to their services.

TIP: weekends and holiday weekends tend to be the busiest, so if you are able to move during the week, you may even get a discounted rate!

1 Month Before

  • Eliminate items you no longer use/want – have a garage sale or make donations to local charitable organizations. Why pay to move it when you don’t need or want it?
  • Start getting boxes, tape, bubble wrap, etc… anything you will...
Read More May 31, 2011

New Website launch for Calgary’s RE/MAX Real Estate (Central)

Welcome to our new website and Calgary real estate blog!  We’re pleased to bring you a great looking new website, complete with state-of-the-art tools and services to make your search for real estate even easier.  Search easily for property in and around the Calgary area and find a licensed REALTOR® in your area.

Check back often for new properties and of course up to the minute information on real estate news and events.

Read More November 2, 2010

November 8th General Meeting!

We’re having a meeting November 8th at the Elks Hall to announce some exciting new things related to marketing!

Cory Alexander from EstateVue will be present to unveil our new corporate website and present the entire brokerage with amazing new options for marketing and branding opportunities! We hope to see you all there as we continue to learn and grow and explore new possibilities.

Read More November 1, 2010

Calgary Buyers Remain Cautious

Home sales in the city of Calgary were down month-over-month in October 2010, showing signs that buyers still remain cautious, despite signs of economic recovery. Year-over-year sales continued to trend lower in the month of October, according to figures released today by the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB ®).The number of single family home sales in the month of October 2010 shrank by 7 per cent at888, compared with September 2010, when sales were 958. The number of condominium sales for the month of October 2010 was 310. This was a decrease of 15 per cent from the 366 condominium transactions recorded in September 2010.Year-over-year, the number of single family homes sold in October 2010 in the city of Calgary were down 31 per cent. In October 2009, single family home sales totaled 1,285. Condominium sales saw a decrease of 48 per cent from the same time a year ago....

Read More October 28, 2010
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