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Should you Buy a Resale or a New-Build?

Should you Buy a Resale or a New-Build?

If you’re thinking about buying a new home, you may be considering purchasing in a new development. How does that compare to purchasing a resale property? Buying a newly-built home has some advantages. Depending on the development, you may have leeway in the style of the home and the lot you choose. Also, when the […]

Stay or Move? 5 Questions that Help you Decide

Stay or Move? 5 Questions that Help you Decide

It can be tough to make the decision to sell. In fact, for many homeowners, it’s overwhelming. If you’re considering making a move and struggling with the decision, here are five helpful questions to ask yourselves: 1. “What are our practical reasons for selling?” This question refers to what you’ll get by moving to a […]

Affordable Acreages

Affordable Acreages

If the idea of living on an acreage appeals to you, but you don’t think you can afford the price of admission, don’t despair. There are some areas around Calgary where affordable acreages can still be found. Alberta’s QE2 Highway serves as a sort of dividing line, with more expensive acreages to the west and […]

2019 Canada Liveability Report

2019 Canada Liveability Report

Canadians love where they live; RE/MAX Report explores some of the best places to live in Canada 89 per cent of Canadians would recommend their neighbourhoods to others Major Canadian cities are a beacon for liveability Canadians genuinely celebrate the liveability factors — the qualities that give each homeowner the true satisfaction of his/her home […]

What to Look for in Your “Forever” Home

What to Look for in Your “Forever” Home

Finding the perfect “forever” home can take, well, forever. Not only will it likely involve several moves, but you’ll have an ever-evolving vision of what “perfect” means to you as you change and grow. Your ideal home today can quickly become a far-from-ideal situation when life throws you a curveball. Changing jobs, getting a new […]

Buying a Home in a Competitive Neighbourhood

Buying a Home in a Competitive Neighbourhood

Imagine you’ve dreamed of living in a particular neighbourhood, perhaps for years, and then, when you’re finally ready to make a move, finding out that the area is competitive and buying there is definitely a challenge. A disappointment? Not necessarily. There is a lot you can do to buy into a popular neighbourhood, even in […]

Staging Your Home in a Hurry

Staging Your Home in a Hurry

Ideally you should have a week or two available before you list your property in order to stage your home and make it look its best for buyers. But, what if you listed quickly and within hours of the For Sale sign going up a buyer wants to view your property? In that scenario, you […]

8 Mistakes to Avoid During a Home Inspection

8 Mistakes to Avoid During a Home Inspection

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying. When you hire a home inspector, you get a […]