May 2019

Found 20 blog entries for May 2019.

How to Target Your Real Estate MarketThe fastest way to find buyers when selling your home is by figuring out who would want it. There are target markets for anything that is being sold in today's society and the same is true for real estate. When you find your target market and connect with them you will have more interested buyers because they want what you have to offer.

You aren't going to try to sell a one bedroom condo to a family with four children. Likewise, you probably won't end up selling a large estate house to a retired senior. You can narrow down what your target market is by looking at the location of your property, its size and the demographic factors of the community.

What Different Demographics Can You Target?

There are some areas in Calgary that attract

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The Best Amenities in Real EstateWhen it comes to your next home purchase, location is going to play a vital role in your decision. You know that you have certain amenities that you want to be close to and will be asking your real estate agent to find you the perfect home in the right part of town. When it comes to real estate, location is relative but there are 4 different wanted amenities that are common to most potential buyers.

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

Restaurants Shops And Services

People are willing to pay extra in order to live close to services, restaurants and shops that are only a walk away. Buyers are looking for a home where they can purchase a

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Calgary Zoo Inspired Dino Dining RestaurantsIf you love dinosaurs, you will enjoy some of the coolest dino-dining experiences found throughout Calgary. There are plenty to choose from and it all starts with a trip to the Calgary Zoo.

At the zoo, you can enjoy the Prehistoric Park, which has recently re-opened and it's better than it has ever been before. You will be able to take in the Dinosaurs Alive exhibit, along with enjoying 26 life-sized models. Some of the models even move and vocalize. You can turn it into a day by enjoying one of the dinosaur-related dining choices nearby, as well.

Tazza Deli and Grill - 1105 1 Avenue NE

Dine with the style of a herbivorous Omeisauris with the Tazza Deli and Grill dishes. You will find all types of leafy greens here with grape leaves, pita

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How to Avoid Real Estate ScamsIt's important to take certain precautions when you're house hunting or looking for a place to rent. In today's tight real estate market in Calgary, it can be easier to fall prey to a scam due to desperation. In order to help you avoid these scams, we have put together some common sense guidelines to follow.

Avoid Sending Money

You'll want to be sure that there's a legitimate person at the other end of the transaction. If you're ever asked to send money through the mail or via wire transfer, turn the other way and run. A legitimate transaction will take place either between the buyer/ renter and the seller/ landlord in person or through an accredited property management company or real estate agent. The best way to make sure your transaction

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What to Know About Conducting a Land SurveyLand surveys are prepared for residential homes and show you exactly where your home is sitting and any renovations and improvements that have been made to the exterior of the property. Some things that may show up on a survey report may include additional decks, pools, driveways and buildings that have been added. This is a legally binding document that can be called upon by the local municipality, mortgage company or the bank and its helpful when any real estate transfer is taking place.

There is no expiration date on a survey but it is a good idea to get one if you are involved in a real estate transaction. In some cases it will be required by the lending institution as part of the financial conditions for the home loan.

Are You Required

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Exploring the Shopping Options in Chinatown CalgaryEverybody loves the Chinatown neighbourhood. They have great produce and delicious take-out, but most people don't know about their excellent shops. They have shops carrying lifestyle items at a great deal. Whether you're looking for home décor, musical instruments or baking, Chinatown has it. Here are the best shops in the neighbourhood.

Quickly Premium Bubble Tea

10 110 2nd Avenue S.E.

One of the top favourite things to do in Chinatown is grab a bubble tea from the Quickly Premium Bubble Tea shop. A new location just opened at the edge of the Centre Street Bridge. Try the Mango Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls at the new shop. You'll love the modern-retro décor inside.

St. Laurent Cake House

303 Centre Street S.W.

For baked goods, try

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The Best Places to Take Visitors in CalgaryThere are plenty of tourist attractions throughout Calgary for out of town guests to enjoy. However, if you want to show them the real city, you have to know where to go. Here are a few places to enjoy, which don't fall into the tourist attraction category.

The Fluevog Museum

If you're out of town guests love shoes, this museum is the perfect choice for them. It's a mini museum dedicated to the history of Fluevog Shoes. These wild and wacky shoes are quite unique and they often hold art shows in the basement gallery.

Silver Dragon Restaurant

The dim sum at Silver Dragon may be the best in the city and this is the type of restaurant that Calgarians enjoy regularly. Not only can you enjoy dim sum at a table, but you can also just stop the dim

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What to Expect When Selling a HomeSelling a home requires a lot of documentation. From the title to the home to rental agreements currently in place, documentation helps protect sellers as well as buyers. Knowing what to expect and what documents need to be produced during the home selling process can help keep the sale process going smoothly. This article will discuss some of the various documents that home sellers often need to sell their property.

Land Title Certificate

The land title certificate is a document that shows the owner of a property. This document proves that the person selling the property is the person who has legal rights to do so. Land title certificates are typically available through the local land title office. If you're thinking about selling your home

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The Dangers of Acting on a We Buy Houses AdYou'll see them all over the streets attached to light posts and you'll also find these ads running on online classified sites. "We Buy Houses - Sell Your House Today!" signs with the phone number attached can be quite deceiving. It's tempting to call to find out how much you could get paid for your home in order to get instant money. It's hard to get a direct answer upfront though and when you finally get a quote you'll be quite surprised.

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

How Much Money Can You Expect From the Sale Of Your Home?

Usually you won't get more than 80% of the market value of your home. In addition, your equity position

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Selling a Home Where a Murder or Suicide Has OccuredRecently, a home in Calgary went on the market that had a dark past associated with it. The home is the one where multiple murders occurred this year. Across Canada every year, many homes get listed where violent attacks have occurred. In the industry, these homes are referred to as "stigmatized properties".

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

The Laws Regarding Stigmatized Properties

In the United States, there is a law in most states requiring sellers to make a full disclosure about a murder or a suicide that has occurred on the property within the last 3 years. In Canada, Québec is the only province in the country that has a

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