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Rent To Own Calgary Real Estate Advice

Rent to own in the Calgary Real Estate market can be a precarious situation. Protect yourself and your investment by reading below before partaking into a rent to own situation.

  • 1. Follow my tips on avoiding a rent to own scams in the Calgary housing market.
  • 2. Avoid scams in Calgary real estate pertaining to rent to own by hiring professional help such as a lawyer and appraiser.
  • 3. Houses for sale in Calgary and abroad require a minimum of 5% of the total price as a down payment.
  • 4. Calgary houses for sale in a rent to own situation does not usually benefit a buyer if they are not properly prepared.
  • 5. At the time of this posting (Fall 2014) the Calgary real estate market is very much a seller’s market. In that regard most sellers would not offer a rent to own situation or do so in your...

Fun Things to Do In Calgary: Millarville Christmas Market

Large fun sleigh ride at Millarville Christmas Market!Whether you’re a resident or looking to own piece of Calgary real estate, you may wonder what are some fun things to do in Calgary. As a top rated Calgary real estate agent, I’m on the pulse of what fun there is to be had locally or nearby. Christmas markets are a refreshing change from the regular shopping malls’ holiday shopping craze. One of those markets though not in Calgary, is just under an hour away. That market is the Millarville Christmas Market in Millarville, Alberta, Canada. Like...

Home Warranty Benefits

Home warranties can prevent you from investing extra money in repairs. With the help of a home warranty, you can take comfort in knowing defective materials and labor will be covered for a period of time. While most people don’t purchase a home expecting to experience problems, the reality is that plans do not always turn out perfectly.

Home Buyer Protection Act

As of 2014 every new home built in Alberta will be protected under warranty. Alberta’s New Home Buyer Protection Act supports even higher quality standards ensuring your new home stands the test of time. Homes covered under the New Home Buyer Protection Act include:

  • Single family homes
  • Duplexes
  • Multi-family homes
  • Condominiums
  • Manufactured...

Calgary Real Estate and Chinese Superstitions

Calgary Real Estate

In order to maximize the sales opportunities for your home in our diverse community, you may wish to consider Chinese superstitions for buying Calgary Real Estate, such as a house. The Chinese are the second largest minority group in Calgary - they make up about 6% of the population here! Chinese culture is prevalent with beliefs and customs; in today’s world of globalization, Calgary continues to gain traffic from this region.

Chinese superstitions range from keeping turtles out of captivity to purchasing a home with the number “8” in the address for good luck. While some Chinese are adamant about obeying customs, others regard them simply as a matter of tradition.

Acknowledging Chinese beliefs doesn’t just spread cultural...