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

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Drone Technology is Changing the Face of Real EstateThere are many things that home sellers can do to make their home more attractive to buyers. In recent years, one of the things that sellers have started to do to market their homes is to make an aerial video of their property using drones. Drone technology enables homeowners to show off their property in a way that was almost impossible just a few decades ago. Knowing the advantages of drones and how to maximize the appearance of the home with drone technology can help you make your home selling experience more successful and profitable.

Why Use Drones?

Drones allow home buyers to see what a home looks like from the sky. This gives buyers a unique perspective and ability to appreciate the layout of the house as well as the size of the property.

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Add Professional Photographs to the Must-Have List for Selling a HomeProfessional real estate photography isn't a luxury. Photographs are a powerful sales tool for McKenize Towne home sellers, and should be considered as important as setting the right price, choosing an agent and staging. Selling a home is not a game of chance, or of waiting for the right buyer to appear. Maximize your chances of selling quickly and for the right price by using the available varied sales tools.

Whether you or your real estate agent use photographs solely for online listings or to incorporate photos into print advertising, brochures and open house handouts, quality is important.

Test this principle by previewing existing online listings in your price range. The difference between professional photographs and video and shots from a

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How Foreclosures Work in CanadaForeclosure refers to the lender receiving permission to sell a home because the homeowner was unable to meet their mortgage payments. In Canada, the rules of foreclosure will vary based on province, and may or may not involve the court system as an intermediary. The foreclosure process can be a lengthy and complicated one, so it helps for Panorama Hills homeowners to do their homework.

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

Lenders Will Wait

If a homeowner is unable to come up with their payment, they may have up to several months before their lender will even begin foreclosure proceedings. Ultimately, this depends on the lender, but homeowners

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Lose your job? Don't lose your home! Losing your job can be devastating, particularly if your mortgage payment takes a significant portion of your pay cheque.

And if your partner is still employed, paying your mortgage can be tough when your total household income is suddenly cut in half. According to a recent study by Manulife, four in 10 homeowners couldn't last three months if they were laid off from work. But, take heart – you do have options!

Take Inventory

First, write out a list of whatever money you do have coming in or whatever funds you have in savings. Then take inventory of your monthly expenses. Prioritize your bills, with your mortgage payment at the top of your list. Consider your mortgage payment as part of your living

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4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s MarketingWhen selling a home, marketing can easily make or break a sale. Good marketing can impress buyers right from the very beginning and draw them to the home. While real estate agents will typically handle most of the home’s marketing themselves, homeowners can also do their part to add to and improve the marketing. Here are some of those ways.

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

1. Make Sure the For Sale Sign is Visible

While having a for sale sign may seem obvious to some people, it isn’t to others. Some homeowners think a big sign in the front yard is an eyesore, or they may think openly announcing that the home is for sale could bring

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The Cost Involved in Selling Your HomeIf you're entertaining the thought of selling your home here in Calgary soon you need to be aware of the costs involved. Here are some of the expenses you'll have to pay once you approve an offer and the sale goes ahead.

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

Legal Fees

When it comes to making sure that every part of your real estate transaction is legal and binding, a lawyer is going to handle this work for you so that you are the new and legal owner of your property. Legal fees can run anywhere from $500-$1000, depending on the complexity of the deal itself. It is always worth it to spend money on an attorney to make sure that your real

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How to Prepare For an Open HouseYour real estate agent has called and told you that he'd like to have an open house next weekend. In order to get prepared for this event stay calm, focused and relaxed about it. There are only a few things that you need to do to make your home look great and ready for people to stream through it.

Create a Welcoming Atmosphere in the Home

Staging a house is never complete without those elements that make prospective buyers feel welcomed. Your goal here is to add atmospheric touches that make the home more appealing, while also providing a few "goodies."

Scent is a subtle yet effective marketing tool. Invest in candles or essential oil diffusers throughout the home. Match the fragrance to the season if you like—pumpkin spice in autumn, fir

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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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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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