Title is a government certification of ownership of the property and it shows any particulars registered on title. Here is an introduction to pulling titles for Calgary homes and land title searches.
As a Calgary home owner (or prospective home owner), it is understandable you want to know the value of Calgary homes and keep up with the real estate trends in your community. We offer a variety of free resources to help you understand the Calgary real estate market.
Buying the home from your landlord can be a good choice for home buyers. As the renter, you already have a good sense on the benefits and drawbacks of the property and there will be no moving expenses! It does not happen very often in Calgary, but it is certainly possible. Here are a few… [Read More]
Dower rights have been around for nearly 100 years. Today, Dower rights protect the spouse of a registered owner of real property. In simple wording, when the spouse is not registered on the title as owner of the house, this spouse must give consent to sell it. What is Dower? When you have lived in… [Read More]
From bungalows to 5-level splits, Calgary’s real estate offers a variety of house styles. Here is an overview of the type of single-family homes that can be selected in the MLS. While the examples are very general, Calgary real estate is very diverse and some communities are more consistent with a particular home style than… [Read More]
By law, every realtor must explain to you agency relationship. It is important to make sure you understand it, and to ask questions if you don’t fully understand it. A good realtor discloses this brochure as early as possible. It makes the relationship between you and an agent transparent. You will have to sign this… [Read More]
Calgary offers real estate for everyone. There are a wide variety of Calgary homes and condos for sale, ranging in prices and styles. Even though your perfect first home is out there, knowing where to start can be a challenge. Here are a few tips for first time home buyers in Calgary. If you have… [Read More]
When you buy a house, you must be aware of any defects in a house. And when you sell a house, you have to disclose defects in your house. It is important for both parties (buyers and sellers) to know the difference between material latent and patent defects. What is the difference and when do… [Read More]
As mentioned in an earlier post about special assessments, we see special assessments coming up in Calgary condos more and more often. Sometimes we talk to people who only want to buy new, to avoid any chances of an assessment. But also newer buildings can get hit with a notice of assessment. In this case… [Read More]
At times, we meet people who want to sell their home and want to use the value on their property assessment to determine the selling price of their home. We also meet buyers who compare the asking price of a home with the property assessment by the city of Calgary. There are a few reasons… [Read More]
Buying and selling in the same time frame. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the ‘sale of buyer’s home’ condition? The ‘sale of a buyers home’ clause in real estate is a more complex condition. In a nut shell we tried to pin-point 3 important facts in the first article about the sale of… [Read More]
As explained in the first article about the sale of buyer’s home condition, when you buy a home and present the sellers an offer with the condition ‘sale of buyers home’, there are several very important factors you need to consider. We cannot emphasize enough that any buyer and seller must discuss every point and… [Read More]