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

Breakdown Between Single Family, Semi-Detached, Row Housing & Apartment Condos In South East Calgary

By: Ron Clappison

Breakdown Between Single Family, Semi-Detached, Row Housing & Apartment Condos In South East Calgary

Tags: Calgary South East, Housing Market, Prices, Housing types

South East Calgary is well-known as a suburb where inventory has been relatively high in the last several years. South East Calgary is mainly known for detached homes which are the most sought - after hosing type in the District, but it also has beautiful row and semi-detached houses, as well as condo apartments which represent more affordable alternatives. Detached Homes in March 2018 in Calgary...Read More

Buying A Home In Calgary SE? How Do The Prices Differ From Neighborhood To Neighborhood?

By: Ron Clappison

Buying A Home In Calgary SE? How Do The Prices Differ From Neighborhood To Neighborhood?

Tags: cALGARY se, dEER rIDGE, dEER rUN, MCKENZIE TOWNE, CRANSTON, COPPERFIELD

Southeast Calgary has seen many development projects being completed in the past 15-20 years, thanks to which, the SE District has become a lively and desirable location for homebuyers, especially young families. All of the SE Calgary communities offer great and affordable housing options, a great transport network and all-around amenities which make them very popular with homebuyers. But, where i...Read More

Home Staging Mistakes To Avoid

By: Ron Clappison

Home Staging Mistakes To Avoid

Tags: Home Staging Mistakes, SE CALGARY SELLERS

Home staging has become an efficient tool for selling homes. It usually drives up the price by 10 -15 per cent and staged homes are more likely to sell faster than unstaged homes. Sellers sometimes get carried away with adding too many details and forget that less is more. Here’s what you should NOT do if you want staging to work. Over-Decorating The main goal of staging is to highlight the...Read More

What To Expect When Buying A New Construction Home?

By: Ron Clappison

What To Expect When Buying A New Construction Home?

Tags: New Construction Homes, Calgary SE, Homebuyers

The new construction market contributes to the high levels of inventory in Calgary currently, and there are even incentives for new construction buyers to encourage them to buy this kind of homes. Most sales are based on model homes presented to the buyers so that they get a sense of what the home will look like once it’s completed. Calgary has seen many master-planned communities being deve...Read More

Is Spring The Perfect Time For Homebuyers?

By: Ron Clappison

Is Spring The Perfect Time For Homebuyers?

Tags: Buying in spring, SE Calgary Homes, Pros and Cons

The spring is known as the peak season in real estate. Inventory is diverse drawing a large pool of buyers and it's the time when most transactions take place. Despite the new stress tests which have had a psychological impact on buyers, South East Calgary buyers are expected to hit the market from the 2nd quarter onwards. Even if sales will be comparably lower than last year, spring will stil...Read More