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Real Estate Scams in Calgary

Home for Sale

Sometimes it is hard to spot a scam, but home sellers in Calgary need to be careful and educate themselves to spot a scam before they become a victim. There are all sorts of scams out there and people trying to take advantage of a Calgary buyers market with more desperate sellers out there.

I have recently been approached by so called Calgary investors with all sorts of offers to buy properties with unique rent backs, hold backs and other sorts of "creative" options.(most I have never heard of even after many years actively selling Calgary real estate) While none of these are illegal, they may not be in your best interests.

There are people out there deliberately targeting sellers to squeeze out these types of purchases. Remember the old saying "if it sounds too good to...

Resale Market Vs. New Home Construction

Resale Market versus New Home Construction

According to the report from Scotia Economics the prices of resale homes are growing faster as compared to newly constructed homes in Canada. Global Real Estate Trends report says that since the last decade the average price of newly constructed homes increased by over 50% but the average cost of resale properties increased by above 100%. This report was published when the Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Statistics Canada revealed that the real estate market in Canada including resale and new properties is declining during the second quarter of 2010. Adrienne Warren, the senior economist from Scotia Economics says in her report that the resale market in Canada was very upbeat and was sizzling during the year 2000 as the economical condition was...

Paint colours for home resale

Paint colours for home resale

Let us help you choose the best paint colours to use when selling your home.

One of the most important rules of thumb when you're preparing your home for sale is to look at it from a buyer's point of view, not just from your own.

Nowhere is that truer than in the wall colours you choose. You may love

strong colours and have very stylish interior decor that goes with them,

but colour can present several drawbacks when it comes to resale.

As Toronto designer Shelley Kirsch points out, "Colour adds a lot of personality to an environment -- which is good...