March 2013

There are 6 blog entries for March 2013.

Red Flags for Buying a Condo

Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 4:10pm. 3,063 Views, 1 Comments.

Condominium ownership is a very new alternative to traditional property ownership. The ability for a group of people to each own their own units, but share common expenses, and still live in harmony, has created some huge benefits for buyers. However, if you didn’t know at least some of the benefits, then you likely wouldn’t be considering purchasing a condo in the first place, so we will put the discussion of benefits aside for now…

The items that most of our clients want to know about are the red flags. What items should you look a little more into before purchasing a condo in a particular building, complex or development? What things may be the warning signs of existing, past or future problems?

PLEASE NOTE: These items are only red flags.

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EXCLUSIVE One Day VIP SALE at The Park, New Calgary Condo Development Project

Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 1:00pm. 1,815 Views, 0 Comments.

Now who doesn't like a sale?! Especially on a brand new Calgary Condo Development! This opportunity could translate into thousands of dollars saved on a project like this, we're talking up to 4% off  on certain units! The thing is, it's only a one day event, so I don't want you to miss out! There are still a couple units that start below $300,000!

This VIP Sales Event will take place on Saturday, April 6th from 11:00am to 5:00pm, but you must register below to attend. Simply fill out the form with your details and we will get you on the list. If you're interested in any another BRAND NEW Calgary condo, click here for the list of other great projects going up in our city.


Here are the details of The Park development...

 

Own a Piece of The

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Free Condo Investment Workshop with Toronto's Condo King Brad Lamb

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 4:00pm. 1,285 Views, 0 Comments.

Interested in investing in Real Estate? Of course you are!

Interested in making money long term and creating your own retirement plan? Damn rights!

Well, don't miss out on this opportunity to join the Toronto Condo King, Brad Lamb, and hear his story and his tricks of the trade on what made him one of the most well known builders in Canada. I'll be there, and I'm sure a lot of other savvy individuals from Calgary and area will be too. I mean why miss out on an event where even if you took one or two ideas or items away, it would still be worth your time.

Brad Lamb is known for his several unique condo developments in Toronto over the past many years. But he has recently started to expand to Montreal, Ottawa and now our very own Calgary, with

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Top 10 Calgary Neighbourhoods for Increasing Housing Sales Price From 2000 to 2012

Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 12:30pm. 15,441 Views, 1 Comments.

I stumbled upon a very cool article recently on the Calgary Sun's website. CREB [Calgary Real Estate Board] collected sales details from 2000 to last year and came up with a top 10, and a not so top 5, list of communities with the most appreciation over this time span. Check out the list below! Goes to show long term Real Estate investment is always a solid option, especially if you were lucky to get into one of these areas pre price boom...

Communities cashing in: Top 10 Calgary neighbourhoods for increasing housing sales price between 2000 and 2012.

1 // Briar Hill

• Average selling price in 2000: $252,744

• Average selling price in 2012: $910,780

An increase of 260.36%

2 // Elbow Park/Glencoe

• Average selling price in 2000:

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Purchasing a Foreclosure / Bank Owned Property

Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 2:30pm. 1,005 Views, 0 Comments.

Foreclosure, typically a word that makes real estate investors salivate. But wait a second, are they always a smokin’ hot deal like most assume? Yes and no, so let’s look into a couple scenarios. I have represented buyers in both bank owned sales and also Court of Queen’s Bench sales, is there a difference? Definitely.

In regards to bank owned sales you can sometimes have conditions, allowing you the buyer, time to check out things you would naturally do in regular transaction [approval of financing, home inspection, document review, etc]. You’re also allowed to propose an ideal possession/move-in date, which undoubtedly helps with timing, plans to move, current leases, etc. There usually is a schedule or two which needs to be initialed and

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Best and Easiest Ways to Prepare Your Home For Sale

Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 2:40pm. 887 Views, 0 Comments.

Pssst, so with spring cleaning season right around the corner, do want to know the big secret on how to get your home not only noticed, but sold quickly?

Are you sitting down? This could blow your mind for how…simple it is. Yet I witness so many sellers bypass, avoid or evade it for some reason...I'm here to say make it a priority. My top three ways to effectively and most importantly, inexpensively prepare your home for the active market are:

a ] clean

b ] organize

c ] de-clutter

Yup, it’s essentially that effortless. Well albeit these are a few tasks that some people despise or “can never seem to find the time for”, they are definitely the most important in showcasing Real Estate. Have you ever heard of the power of a first

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