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Initial Deposits: The Purposes and Pitfalls

2017-03-30T23:58:44+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Marketing Your Home, Real Estate Tips|

One aspect of the home buying process that sometimes causes confusion is the initial deposit (also known as the “good faith deposit” or “earnest money deposit”). Buyers often wonder what the purpose of this payment is—and how they get it back if the sale doesn’t go through. Their concerns are valid, so we thought we’d [...]

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What Should the Condition of the Property be at Possession?

2017-03-30T21:48:19+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Marketing Your Home, Real Estate Tips|

From our many years as realtors, those of us at Your Realty Group agree that the main source of frustration when closing day comes around is the condition the home and property are left in. Quite often the buyer takes issue with something about how the seller has left the place. It’s actually an interesting [...]

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Launch of Your Realty Group

2017-03-30T21:27:47+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Calgary, Real Estate Tips|

Greetings friends. After months of planning and hard work, we are pleased to announce that Your Realty Group is officially up and running! For those who weren’t aware this was happening, allow us to explain a bit about what we’re up to. Essentially Your Realty Group is a consortium of realtors who’ve come together to [...]

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Population Growth in Calgary and Alberta

2017-03-07T14:11:03+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Market News|

Despite all the doom and gloom we’ve been hearing over the past three years about the state of things in the province of Alberta, not to mention our own city of Calgary, I was pleased to learn that both continue to grow in population. In fact Calgary is still the fastest growing city in the [...]

A Discourse on the Correlation Between Glaciers and Cities

2017-03-07T14:11:03+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Real Estate Tips|

I read an interesting article the other day titled How do glaciers affect land? It contained the following passage: Glaciers not only transport material as they move, but they also sculpt and carve away the land beneath them. A glacier's weight, combined with its gradual movement, can drastically reshape the landscape over hundreds or even [...]

Property Taxes on the Rise in 2017

2017-03-04T02:11:39+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Real Estate Tips|

Despite massive layoffs in our fair city of late, many Calgarians will be facing higher property taxes this year. I know, I know, taxes serve a purpose. They’re the price we pay for living in a civilized society and all that. But I remember in 2006 and 2007 when property values were going up, [...]

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Buildings Join City Landmark List

2017-03-07T14:11:06+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Marketing Your Home|

"What does a 41-year-old wood framed home with a large tropical garden have in common with a 107-year-old red-brick fire hall?" An article in the Calgary Herald on December 29 started, "What does a 41-year-old wood framed home with a large tropical garden have in common with a 107-year-old red-brick fire hall?" The answer [...]

Never Break The Final 30 Feet Rule When Investing in Real Estate

2017-03-07T14:11:07+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Real Estate Tips|

I read an interesting article the other day by Don R. Campbell, a Canadian real estate investor and author. In it he talked about “The Final 30 Feet Rule.” The term actually comes from legendary comedian Buddy Hackett (of all people). Apparently once upon a time Buddy was talking to an up-and-coming comedian who told him [...]