How To Prepare Your SE Calgary Home For An Inspection?

By: Ron Clappison

How To Prepare Your SE Calgary Home For An Inspection?

Tags: Home inspection, south east calgary, real estate, buying a home in SE CALGARY

If you are one of the successful sellers who profited from the busy summer season this year and got a good offer on your home, it’s time to work on finalizing the sale. One of the steps may include letting an inspector (hired by the buyer) take a closer look at your home. If the buyer’s offer is contingent upon the home inspection, then, you should certainly do what is in your power to...Read More

How Does The Home Buying Process Work?

By: Ron Clappison

How Does The Home Buying Process Work?

Tags: tHE HOME BUYING PROCESS, HOME OWNERSHIP, STEPS, CALGARY

Many homebuyers start their home search by looking up online listings when they decide to buy,  and while that part is fun and engaging, the home buying process also includes less fun activities like financing, visiting numerous homes, different costs, etc. To make the home shopping experience a success, buyers need a good plan and someone who will guide them (a Realtor) in the right directio...Read More

Laneway Homes in Calgary

By: Ron Clappison

Laneway Homes in Calgary

Tags: Laneway homes, backyard suites, Calgary, Calgary SE

Laneway homes have been permitted since 2008 in the City of Calgary, and just recently, the first laneway shipping container home has been “installed” in Southwest Calgary. Builders and designers hope to see more laneway homes in the future in Calgary, especially since the government is working on simplifying the application process and cutting the red tape to make it easier to obtain ...Read More

Why Not Be A One-Time Instead Of A First-Time Homebuyer? Skip The First Step

By: Ron Clappison

Why Not Be A One-Time Instead Of A First-Time Homebuyer? Skip The First Step

Tags: Homebuyers in Calgary, Calgary SE

Many people decide to buy their first property in their late 20s or early 30s, and if they have not started a family by then, they usually go with a studio or one-bedroom condo that covers their needs perfectly at the time of buying. However, most of these buyers sell their first condo five-seven years later as their life takes another turn and their needs change. Some homeowners are perfectly fin...Read More

Listing Your Home This Summer? Here Is What To Do

By: Ron Clappison

Listing Your Home This Summer? Here Is What To Do

Tags: Summer sale, home, home seller, SE Calgary

If you are about to list your home for sale this summer, you probably have already thought about ways to make your home appeal to as many buyers as possible. You have also probably spoken to your realtor to develop the best summer strategy there is to sell at the desired price, and preferably, in a short period. Since summer is one of the busiest real estate seasons, alongside spring, you have pro...Read More

Benefits To Shopping With A Mortgage Pre-Approval

By: Ron Clappison

Benefits To Shopping With A Mortgage Pre-Approval

Tags: Mortgage Pre-approval, Mortgage Lender, SE Calgary

Many homebuyers hope for a smooth transaction once they decide to make one of the biggest investments of their life, so they try to prepare as much as they can for home ownership and everything that comes with it. Still, many homebuyers avoid an actual visit to the lender and rely on different online tools to find out how much house they can afford. While online mortgage calculators can give you a...Read More

What Paperwork Should Home Sellers Provide For Buyers?

By: Ron Clappison

What Paperwork Should Home Sellers Provide For Buyers?

Tags: Home Sellers, Calgary SE, DOCUMENTS

The sales transaction will require a load of paperwork for both parties, and on your end as a seller, it may be less, but you should still prepare the documents that buyers will need to make their final decision. When homebuyers like a home, they want to know everything especially the property’s legal status. Here is what kind of information buyers (and sometimes lenders and lawyers) are usu...Read More

Add Value To Your Calgary Home

By: Ron Clappison

Add Value To Your Calgary Home

Tags: Calgary, iNCREASING VALUE OF YOUR HOME

For buyers, building equity is usually the primary goal when buying a home, but with time, they come to realize that adding value to their home could be a good Return on Investment strategy. The only problem is that most homeowners start thinking about that when it’s time to sell, so they often engage in substantial one-time remodeling projects that cost lots of money which may or may not re...Read More

Most Annoying Situations When Selling A Home

By: Ron Clappison

Most Annoying Situations When Selling A Home

Tags: sellers, unexpected mishaps, cALGARY SE

Sellers are usually very excited about showing their home to buyers, especially if they have done some repairs and upgrades, hoping that it will earn them some extra points. A seller’s major concern is if the home will sell and how long it will take, but it’s not the only one. Somewhere along the way, sellers will notice that not all potential buyers are nice. In fact, many of them wil...Read More

Energy Efficient Homes And Their Significance

By: Ron Clappison

Energy Efficient Homes And Their Significance

Tags: Energy Efficiency, Eco Homes, Calgary, Calgary SE

The concept of energy efficient homes is gaining in popularity with every day. Energy efficient features are not only great because they promote an environmentally friendly lifestyle, but also because they cut costs and utility bills which means saving money in the long run. Whether you are updating your own home to add value to it or looking for a new home, energy efficient homes can provide you...Read More