Home Selling Blogs – Calgary

Home selling advice for Calgary, Alberta residents by Justin Havre & Associates.

Found 9 blog entries about Home Selling Blogs – Calgary.

What You Need to Know About Selling PapersThe selling paperwork for a home will look different depending on the province of the property's location. However, there are certain principles that sellers should understand before they sit down to organize it all no matter where they're selling. These documents can be both complex and time-consuming but the more prep work a seller does, the quicker their escrow will be. The extra effort may even make it easier for a seller to get the price they want.

Think Like a Buyer

Buyers are often so overwhelmed when they visit homes that they forget about properties immediately after seeing them. Too much information, and they'll tune it out. Too little information, and they may think the seller has something to hide. So it helps for sellers to boil

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What You Need to Know About Selling PapersThe selling paperwork for a home will look different depending on the province of the property's location. However, there are certain principles that sellers should understand before they sit down to organize it all no matter where they're selling. These documents can be both complex and time-consuming but the more prep work a seller does, the quicker their escrow will be. The extra effort may even make it easier for a seller to get the price they want.

Think Like a Buyer

Buyers are often so overwhelmed when they visit homes that they forget about properties immediately after seeing them. Too much information, and they'll tune it out. Too little information, and they may think the seller has something to hide. So it helps for sellers to boil

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Using a Home Equity Line of CreditDuring your lifetime there may be situations that come up that make you consider taking out a home equity loan or line of credit. There may be an emergency situation that you need to handle, a family vacation that you've always wanted or a series of renovations that your house desperately needs that make you think about getting a loan. 

Whatever the reasons may be, you should know that sometimes this loan type is your best option, and sometimes it is not.

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

Is A Home Equity Loan Right For You?

You will have to look around for the best rates. Banks will offer different interest rates and various

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How Curb Appeal can Improve a Home SaleImprovements to "curb appeal" can punch up a drab exterior and get more offers on the table. Real estate agents recommend that property owners take time to analyse the exterior of a home and make necessary improvements to areas seen by individuals out on the street. A clean and inviting exterior appearance can assist in the home selling process and boost interest in a home. What basics should homeowners know about curb appeal and what can they do themselves?

Sellers should make improvements before a home goes on the market. However, regular maintenance is required while the home is listed as available. These curb appeal basics help homeowners get top dollar for their home.

What is Curb Appeal?

Curb appeal is is the overall appearance of a

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How to Make the Most of Your Vacation Home SaleSelling a vacation home starts with understanding the differences between a second and a primary home. Not only will the rules change for listing the home, but sellers have to be ready for new tax laws that apply only to vacation homes. While talking to a real estate agent with experience in second home sales is the best way to get all your questions answered, understanding some basic distinctions is a good way to get started when selling their home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Deciding When to Sell a Home

All home selling is cyclical—there are certain months when people want to buy and others that are not as popular. However, second homes can

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What Do Homeowners Need To Know When SellingThose wondering how to sell your home in Canada should prepare themselves for myriad possibilities during the process. Because of the complexity of the procedures involves such as legalities, paperwork, negotiations and costs to consider, first time home sellers may find the experience daunting. However, here are some home selling tips to ponder while preparing the household for the process.

Understand the Cost of Selling a Home in Canada

While the process may differ slightly for each case, the question of how to sell a home in Canada still involves various cost and fees that are standard industry-wide. Here are some of the costs that sellers should be prepared to handle:

Legal Fees and Disbursements: First time home sellers should give

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Showing Tips When Selling a HomeYour first open house can be an exciting and productive experience, if your home is prepared in advance. Home sellers who go the extra mile with cleaning and staging can help buyers feel more at home in their property, which can lead to many offers and even a potential sale, even in competitive markets like North Calgary. Here is a collection of must-read home showing tips so every homeowner knows how to show a house for sale.

Deep Clean

Deep cleaning in the days before the open house takes place can help make your home more attractive to home buyers. If you’re strapped for time, contact a professional cleaning company for help. During this process, it’s important to clean parts of your home that rarely get attention during normal cleaning

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How can Canadian home sellers successfully navigate a buyer's market? Learn about motivating buyers and handling the home selling process in a buyer's market.

What Canadians Can Expect When Selling a Home in a Buyer's MarketBuyers may be at an advantage with more available properties in the market. This may force concessions from sellers in a buyer's market. However, sellers can still successfully sell a home in a buyer's market. Understanding how to navigate a buyer's market and what potential buyers may want will help sellers market and sell their home.

Understanding a Buyer's Market

There is often a surplus of housing in a buyer's market, a benefit to buyers as they have more properties from which to compare and choose from but potentially making it more difficult for seller's to sell quickly or attract

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Vacation Homes: Tax Considerations and General AdviceNavigating taxes during a first-time home sale can feel like a bit of a minefield, to say nothing of selling a second/vacation home. The government isn't exactly looking to cut homeowners a break if they have enough money to buy more than one property. But thankfully, homeowners do have some options when it comes to asking how to sell a home and navigating their vacation home taxes. See how it all works, and what strategies can be used to mitigate the financial repercussions.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a certified tax expert before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Facts on Capital Gains

A capital gain is the difference between what an asset was purchased for and what it was sold for, and capital gains

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