Calgary Real Estate News & Tips

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As a landlord it is your responsibility to always look for the perfect tenant every time you rent out a unit. By looking and striving for perfection you'll have a much better chance of finding the right type of tenants for your building, even if they don't end up being perfect!


Here are some of the things that you'll be looking for when you're searching for the perfect tenant:

Responsible For The Monthly Payments

Of course, this is a top priority. You need to find someone that has a good financial track record and will be able to keep up with the monthly payments on the unit without fail. The best way to find out if a person is responsible with their finances is to do a credit check on them first before asking them to sign the rental

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How to Protect Your Rental HomesRental homes are a great investment but you"ll have to make sure that you manage them properly. The property manager on sight has minimal powers and cannot always take immediate action or make certain decisions regarding damage to the building.

It is important for you as the owner to visit your rental homes at least once annually. Here are a few reasons why:


It is common knowledge that supervising from a distance will work 1 out of 3 times. The instructions given to the manager on the grounds can easily be overlooked in your absence or communication lines may get messed up.


Tenants might, without your knowledge, break certain city laws, which can get you into trouble. Unreported damages to public utility systems like

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Home Sizes of Common Single-Family Home StylesWhen you're looking around for a new home one of your main considerations is going to be the size of the house. While there are a lot of different kinds of homes that are available in Calgary, we are going to take a look at 2 common ones to compare the sizes of each.

Single Family Detached Homes

A lot of the detached homes that have been designed for a single family in Calgary usually have 2 to 3 bedrooms and are commonly 1,200 to 1,700 ft.² in size. In most cases you'll be able to park in front of the house and you'll be able to sit back on your front porch and read the newspaper on warm summer evenings.

These detached homes often have a garage that is separate from the main house so you'll have to be prepared to walk outside to get to your

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A real estate agent needs to know how to price the home correctly so that it reflects the true market value of it, how to present the home so that it shows well and must also know how to negotiate the best deal for their clients that he represents. There is both a skill and an artform to negotiating that a good agent must possess in order to best represent the client.

Understand How Negotiating Works

Negotiating a real estate deal requires understanding any problems that are going on with the property and what it is going to cost in order to solve the issues. Your real estate agent will work in your best interests to negotiate a deal that allows you to purchase a property for a fair market value. Know what you are willing to pay for the home you

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Should you attend a real estate seminar?Good question. You may have heard both good things and bad about Calgary real estate seminars. The truth is that there are some really good seminars presented from time to time and others that simply aren't worth your money. The trick is to find the good ones and ignore the bad./p>

How to find real estate seminars in Calgary that are worth attending

Who Is Running The Seminar?

Find out everything that you can about the person running the seminar. Look behind the advertisements that are promoting the real estate seminar and find out more about the person that will be presenting it. There are some smooth talkers that don't have a lot of statistics to back up what they are talking about. There are, on the other hand, a lot of great speakers that

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If you have entered the world of commercial real estate and have tenants you're going to have to keep them happy to hold onto them. Good tenants are like gold and you should do everything possible to keep them satisfied. Happy tenants stay and disgruntled tenants leave. When tenants leave you lose money. The bottom line is always to give value to the rental units so that the only reason people would leave is to upgrade their residences or because they have to move out of town.

Stay In Contact

Even if you are using a property management company it is a good idea to get in contact with your tenants as a landlord at least once or twice a year to find out how they are doing. In some cases, the property management company that you have hired may not

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How to Invest in Real EstateIf you are searching through the local market and are thinking about investing in Calgary real estate you should follow some basic guidelines to success. Having information that is easily accessible and having the knowledge as well as the tools of the trade are the keys to a successful real estate investment.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

How to Succeed When Investing In Calgary Real Estate

Here are a few things you’ll need in order to invest in real estate.

  • You’ll need a reliable information source with detailed data regarding the Calgary real estate market and its trend.
  • You’ll also need a responsible and dependable agent
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How to Price Your Home to SellIt’s not always easy to understand how Calgary home values are determined. There is, however, a criteria used by experts to arrive at the correct property value. Since these aspects dictate the value of your asset, it is important to know what they are.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Location of Your Home

The location of your property is a very important component that affects its real estate market value. For business assets, location is important because it determines the prospective income. A busy location will raise the value. This also applies to residential properties. The closer your property is to a business area, the

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The Best Earth Day Events in CalgaryThe theme of Earth Day 2019 is ‘Protect Our Species,' a campaign designed to raise education and awareness about the increasing rates of extinct species and the consequences of this plight. The best Earth Day events in Calgary this year will also focus on:

  • Building and activating a global movement that embraces the value of nature.
  • Encouraging individuals to consume a greater plant-based diet.
  • Promoting organic growing practices free of herbicide and pesticide use.
  • Achieving governmental policy changes to protect a broader variety of species and their habitats.

Be a part of these efforts by attending or participating in some local Calgary Earth Day Events this year such as these fun activities.

2019 Earth Day 24,901 Mile

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The Best Season to Buy Real EstateHow do you know when the timing is just right to buy a new home in Calgary? Is is the feeling that you have deep inside that carries you forward towards signing the contract on the dotted line? Could it be the finances finally fit together and you now have all of your ducks in a row financially? Probably it's a combination of both that are going to lead you towards making the decision to buy.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Knowing That The Timing Is Right

Most people that have been saving for a new place have an incredible feeling at some point that they are ready to go ahead and put down their down payment. It's usually been a

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