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What to Know About Age Restrictions in CondosSomething that a lot of people don't take into account when they are selling their homes is their children's safety. You are going to be having a lot of strangers walking through your home in the next few weeks or months and your children's safety should always be a top concern.

Here are some tips that you should follow to keep your children safe when you are selling your home.

Make Sure Buyers Have a Real Estate Agent

If somebody walks up to your home and knocks on your door for a viewing, let them know that you want to talk to their real estate agent first. You can ask for their agent's number while they wait and you can give them a call. This will let you know whether they are really a person in the market for a new home. If you still feel

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What to Know About Age Restrictions in CondosWhile a lot of young buyers are looking for new modern homes, there are still many that are looking for the unique characteristics that can only be found in an older home. In order to make your home more appealing to the younger crowd, here are some great suggestions that can certainly help you out.

Get A Home Inspection

One of the things that the younger buyers are going to fear most is the amount of repairs and maintenance that will be required for the home. You can put their fears to rest by getting a home inspection done on your own and then handing out a copy of it to prospective buyers. As a seller, you'll also find out ahead of time whether there is anything pressing that should be done on your home before it's put on the market.

Offer

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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 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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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.

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

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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Why Some Home Improvements are Better Than OthersWhile it has been said over and over again that you should make your home look as good as it possibly can in order to get a faster sale, there hasn't been a lot of discussion about over-improving your home. When you live in an area that is full of modest and older homes, the money that you invest into major improvements may not come back to you when you decide to sell your home.

What Makes a Home Improvement Bad?

For example, if you live in an area where the average price of a home is $400,000 and you modify your home to bring it up into the $600,000 range, you may have a difficult time selling it based on its location. A person that is interested in spending $600,000 on a home is going to be more focused on looking in communities where other

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How to Stage Your Home to SellThere are many things a home seller can do to make their home more appealing to Canadian buyers. And when it comes to home selling, some sellers empty out the property entirely while others use part or all of their current furnishings to entice a buyer to make an offer. However, most real estate professionals believe that staging is the best way to make the emotional connection a buyer needs to truly desire the property. And whether a seller is selling in a competitive housing market or just wants to make as much money on the sale as possible, good home staging can help. The good news is that staging doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive to set a property apart from its competition.

The Benefits of Staging Your Home 

When you stage your

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How to Renovate Your KitchenKitchen remodeling projects can boost the value of a home and can also make the home more attractive to buyers. Because of this, kitchen remodeling projects are very popular among homeowners who want to sell their property in the next few years.

Remodeling can be a long and grueling process, depending on how much work is being done and how many people are doing the work. Knowing what to expect and how to get started with the process can help.

Make Kitchen Remodel Goals

Making goals can help ensure that the remodeling project stays on track. Common remodeling goals include:

  • Upgrade the appliances to low-flow models.
  • Install induction cooktops.
  • Make space for an eat-in table.
  • Install more counter space for making food.

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How to Choose a Real Estate AgentWhen you are in the market to buy or sell your home you'll need to find a truly professional Calgary real estate agent that you can work with. This is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will probably ever make in your life and you need someone experienced and dedicated by your side. There is only one type of real estate agent that you need and that is a true professional.

What to Know About Selecting a Professional Real Estate Agent

You see, a lot of real estate agents only work part-time and are not dedicated to their career. They look at it as a way to make extra money on the side and don't have a lot of time to devote to your needs. Only by working with a professional agent will you receive the time and the energy that you

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