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This Week In Real Estate – November 14, 2011

Claire and Richard Fraser continue to monitor the heart beat of the Calgary Real Estate Market.  As members of the Calgary Real Estate Board they have the most current statistics on what is happening in the market. As of Monday November 14 “active listings” in the Calgary market area are as follows:  Single Family (SF) […]

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Good Credit Goes Hand in Hand with Acquiring a Mortgage

Good credit goes hand in hand with acquiring a mortgage these days, especially a loan with a reasonable interest rate.  That being said, examining your credit rating should be the first step you take before applying for a home loan.  A free credit report is accessible from AnnualCreditReport.com, which will give you access to your […]

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Buying First Home, Must Be Prepared

Buying a first home is both an exciting and humbling time for many people, made easier by being armed with knowledge and being prepared.  The decision to buy a first home is a big step, fulfilling part of the American Dream.  What can often be forgotten in the excitement of the first time home buying […]

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Real Estate Update, Affordability Driving Buyers Market

Examining the nation’s real estate uncovers that people buying real estate are doing so because of the incredibly high affordability levels.  While mortgage rates have been dipping and rising in recent weeks, housing prices have continued to drop, if ever so slightly in comparison to a year or two ago.  The high inventories in most […]

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Tax Benefits of Selling Real Estate

There are tax benefits to selling real estate.  Most people are aware of the tax benefits of home ownership and the ability to write off the mortgage interest paid when it comes to filing an annual tax return.  In addition the tax laws regarding capital gains that are received when selling a home are in […]

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Short Sale Frustrations

Short sale frustrations could easily be the reason so many homes head to foreclosure. The lengthy time frame to complete a short sale, combined with hanging in the balance waiting for the mercy of the lender is wearing to say the least. A short sale can be a great way to avoid foreclosure and save […]

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Remodeling Dos and Don’ts

There are many remodeling Dos and Don’ts to examine before undertaking a project with regards to your real estate investment.  Underscoring any remodel is a homeowner’s financial position and commitment to the home.  If a remodel is being conducted to create a livable space to be enjoyed for some time and money is no object […]

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