Real Estate Blog / Data - Blog Archive: November, 2017

November 2017

Found 27 blog entries for November 2017.

Roof Repairs

Every house has a different type of roofing. Different roofing styles, components, materials, and colors can differ from house-to-house. All these features, along with the climatic conditions, can affect the lifespan of your home’s roof. Over the years, every home needs roof repairs to either retain the effectiveness and safety of the house, or to simply enhance the aesthetics. Let’s now take a look at the common factors that affect the lifespan of a home’s roof.

Climatic Conditions

Climatic and weather conditions are major factors that affect the lifespan of your home’s roof. Continuous snowfall and rains can eventually ruin the roofing, which leads to rotting and leakages. And, the shingles can get displaced due to strong winds and heavy rainfall.

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Edmonton Homes

Buying your first home in Calgary can be exciting and overwhelming. If you are planning to buy your first dream home, get ready! Home hunting can be time-consuming and backbreaking. And, the chance of making mistakes are also high. But don't worry. In this article, we have listed down some of the most common mistakes made by a number of first-time home buyers. Read on, make a note of them, and try to avoid them yourself.

Expecting a Dream Home

We understand that buying your first home can be emotional and you probably expect to buy a dream home. However, when you actually start looking for new homes in Calgary, you will have to adjust a little and settle for homes that are available in the city and also fit in your budget. So, have realistic

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Home For Sale in Edmonton

Picked a home you want to buy but worried that you’re missing something?  In such a situation, many home-hunters often miss out on an important step of buying a new home - the home inspection. We don't want you to miss out on this crucial step and hence, have listed a few risks that you may face if you ignore or miss out on the home inspection.

Problems in the Future

Without an inspection, you miss out on a chance of looking and understanding the house’s condition. There is a  chance that structural, foundation, plumbing, electrical, or any other kind of problems are prevalent in the house. If you buy a house without inspecting it, you will have to face the repercussions in the future. After you and your family occupied the house, you may have to

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Sell Your Home in Calgary

Calgary is an interesting place to live thanks to the recreational, business, and educational facilities available here. These facilities attract a lot of people to the city and have increased the need for houses. Not only this, many people sell their home to upgrade to a better housing. If you are planning to sell your home in Calgary too, you must consider following this home selling checklist.

  • Start by deciding whether you want to sell your home on your own or with the help of an experienced real estate agent. 

  • Make your home aesthetically appealing. Paint, de-clutter, and clean your home. Don’t forget the exterior parts of your house such as the lawn, garden, garage, home deck, porch, patio, etc.

  • Maintain the landscape

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Renovate Your Home

Are you bored of your home because it looks uninteresting, dull, and old? Before you plan to renovate your home, consider the following ways to make your home interesting again.

Paint Your Rooms

A new color palette can totally transform your home into something new and interesting. Paint every room of your home, especially the places where you spend most of your time. Choose interesting and bright colors to make the ambiance vibrant. Or you can simply go for bright white paint. White always works the best in creating a perfect setting.

Change the Placements

This one is the easiest way to revamp the look of your rooms. Simply change the position of your furniture, appliances, and accessories. By changing the placements of the items in your

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Long-distance Home Buying

If you are planning to buy a new home in some other city and looking for how to go about the entire process, you have landed at the right place. In this article, we have explained crucial tips of making the entire long-distance home buying process easy.

Do a Thorough Online Research

The internet can be your best friend for long-distance home-hunting. Do a thorough research of the new place. Find the best-suited neighborhoods, the types of homes available in that city, the average real estate prices, necessary facilities, lifestyle, food, climate, and everything else that is important to you. Make a list of must-haves and look for homes that meet these expectations.

Plan a Trip

Although technology can significantly help you get the best-suited

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inexperienced real estate agents

Hiring experienced and professional real estate agents can be a huge help while buying or selling home in Edmonton. But, inexperienced or bad real estate agents can make your life and the entire process difficult. You don’t have to work with undesired agents when you are unhappy with them.

Some reasons why you must get rid of your real estate agent:

  1. Lack of communication and availability
  2. Lack of real estate market knowledge and expertise

  3. Rude or unprofessional behavior

  4. Unaware of local real estate code of ethics

  5. Not keeping up the commitments

  6. Overpriced

  7. Partiality towards a particular property

  8. You are moving to a new location

No matter how undesired or unprofessional

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negotiating for a house Buying a new home in Calgary can be a little daunting as it involves a key step - the negotiation with the homeowners. Negotiating for a house before finalizing it is a tricky art. There are a number of ways you can negotiate and buy a new house in Calgary. We have listed the four major tips that can help you in negotiating like a pro.

Look At the Comparable Properties

The best way to understand the market value of any house is by knowing the value of comparable properties in the same neighborhood. On the basis of same square footage, facilities, and similar neighborhoods, you can determine the correct price of the house you are looking. Accordingly, you can negotiate with the homeowner and avoid paying more than you should.

See the Condition of

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real estate edmonton
If you are planning to sell your home in Edmonton, you must focus on making some renovations and increasing the resale value of your home. Simply painting your home in and out isn’t enough to increase the resale value of your home. Below are a few things that you can do to increase the resale value by several times.


Focus on the Exteriors

  • Repair your main gate if it is wearing off. Paint it if needed.

  • Replace the broken or cracked signboard and even the mailbox.

  • Declutter your lawn and garden area. Remove the garden hoses and landscaping tools randomly lying around.

  • Trim the plants and shrubs and prune the overgrown trees to make your lawn look well-manicured.

Lighten Up the Property

  • Install

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Buy A New Home

If you are planning to buy a new home in Calgary, you are surely going to get a lot of opportunities here. The real estate market in Calgary has different types of homes and a number of ways to start looking for and find the right home. Here are a few ways to start looking for a new house.

Check Online Listings

The best way to find your home is by surfing through the online real estate listing websites. Find the best online listing websites in Calgary and sign-up with your account. These websites will provide details about different types of homes available for sale in Calgary. Check these websites on a regular basis to find some of the best deals.

Use Social Media

Nowadays, a lot of communities, groups and pages on Facebook, WhatsApp, and

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