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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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When Can You Move to a New Home Without Losing Money?This is quite a loaded question that can receive a lot of different answers depending on who you're talking to. The average time that's being quoted as a generality is five years, but there can be a lot of different determining factors that will lead you to the ultimate decision to start looking for an upgrade.

You'll want to make sure that the price gains will be able to make up for the purchase costs of buying a new home and selling your existing one. You are going to be incurring certain expenses as a buyer,which will include moving costs, legal costs, a title search, mortgage application fees, home inspection expenses and legal fees.

As the seller you'll need to factor in the costs of the brokerage commission and the additional legal

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Why Homeowners Might Need to Sell Their Homes QuicklyWhen you're looking through listings of homes for sale you may see a few mentioning that the owner is highly motivated to sell. There are quite a few reasons why a home may need to be sold quickly, and here are the top seven reasons sellers come to this decision.

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1. Difficulty Selling the Property

Properties can be difficult to sell for a number of reasons. Quite often there is something dramatically wrong with the house making it undesirable such as foundation problems or serious structural concerns. Another reason could be that the asking price of the home may be too high, so sellers reduce the

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The Best Mothers Day Brunches In CalgaryThere are special Mother's Day brunches occurring in many restaurants across Calgary on this special day that celebrates moms and everything they do for their children. Take her out for a brunch at her favorite restaurant or surprise her with a new menu to choose from at a different place. Here are just some of the brunches available in the city this year:

Chop Steakhouse & Bar in Chinook

For a special indulgence in crab and steak, take your mother out for a spectacular brunch this Sunday. Whether mom loves succulent fresh seafood, prime cut beef, or prefers traditional breakfast and lunch fare items, Chop Steakhouse & Bar in Chinook will delight her every sense. The brunch runs until 2 PM, and Mother's Day reservations are recommended.

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How to Shop for New Home AppliancesSo you've purchased a new home. Congratulations! Now you may have to think about the types of appliances that you're going to add to the house assuming that they don't come with the property and you don't have any of your own to carry over. When you're going out to purchase those new appliances there are some things that you should keep in mind besides the price. If you get too caught up in the cost of the shiny new appliances in front of you, it can attract your attention over from other critical factors.

The Size Of The Appliance Matters

Fridges, stoves, washers and dryers are not all made in a one-size-fits-all manner. You should take some measurements of the allotted space for each appliance so that you don't end up with one that just

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How to Choose Between Two Homes When Home BuyingMany couples and families run into a situation where they fall in love with 2 Calgary houses at the same time and aren't able to make a decision between either of them. While other people are racing around frantically trying to find their dream home, these few are torn between 2 homes that are both very desirable.

In some cases there may be a split decision between the wife and the husband. The husband has fallen in love with a house with a large rec room while the wife prefers a bungalow that has a lot of storage capacity. In other cases the couple may both be in love with 2 different homes. What would be the solution to this sort of situation?

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Understanding the Real Estate CommissionThis is an old made-up story but one that makes a lot of sense. The heat turned off one day and a couple had to call in a specialist to look at their furnace. The house was getting colder and the children were starting to complain. When the furnace professional arrived he was warmly welcomed into the home and made his way downstairs. Upon arriving at the furnace he gave it a quick inspection and then gave it a good bang in a certain spot. The furnace instantly turned on, the couple was elated and they all headed upstairs to give the children the good news.

The furnace guy took out his invoice and handed the couple a bill for $200. The husband was shocked at the price and asked why he had to pay $200 for 5 minutes of work. He also added that he

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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in CalgaryWe've always loved going for brunch on the weekend but the clock has moved up a few hours and now breakfast is the new cool thing to do. And not just weekends. Calgarians are meeting people after the early morning jog or before work and the city restaurant scene is responding with as many new eateries as there are ways to crack an egg. Here are just a few of note:

Red's Diner

Go for the original Red's on Fourth Street in Beltline or visit their new location in Ramsay right on 8 Street S.E. You can even have your eggs any-side-up any time you want because breakfast is served all day. They have lunch offerings as well with burgers and gluten-free options plus boozy coffee and a selection of beer. Red's deal is about farm fresh and local with a

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The Best Calgary Events for Canada DayIt's Canada Day and there are a lot of activities planned for the day here in Calgary. Join the free activities that include live music performed on Riverfront stage by Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Mother Mother, BassBus and Food Truck Roundup at Festival Market, a Powwow by First Nations on Prince's Island and then take in the incredible fireworks display by Hudson's Bay. Here are just some of the free events that are being put on this year to mark Canada's birthday:

Prince’s Island Park Powwow

From 9:30 AM until 6 PM you can enjoy this powwow that showcases the original dress and culture of the First Nations of Canada. There will be dancing, music and storytelling to celebrate the contributions that have been made by First Nations people

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