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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Condo Conundrum

Condos appeal to virtually everyone from young urbanites who want to be in the heart of the action to seniors who just want to relax and enjoy their golden years playing tennis and relaxing by the pool.Condos are very low maintenance which means you don't have to spend your weekends cutting the grass and cleaning the gutters.  They also offer enhanced security features which is perfect for those who like to travel.Living in a condo is a lot like living on a resort.  Some condos even offer room ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 23 May 2012 10:08:29 -0600

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - Are all real estate associates also REALTORS?

Are all real estate associates also REALTORSŪ? Not every real estate associate is a REALTORŪ.  To be a REALTORŪ in Alberta, a person must: 1. Be licensed and authorized to trade in real estate by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (the governing body for the real estate industry in the province); and 2. Be a member of the local board of REALTORSŪ (in the Edmonton area, this is the REALTORSŪ Association of Edmonton). A person can be licensed by RECA but choose not to belong to their local board ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 08 May 2012 09:58:18 -0600

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - What is a real estate "brokerage"?

What is a real estate ?brokerage?? The brokerage is the legal entity that is authorized to trade in real estate by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (the governing body for the real estate industry).  The brokerage employs or otherwise engages the services of associates who represent the brokerage to the client.  Although clients most often deal only with their particular associate, the brokerage is actually the agent of the client.  This is why individual industry members are now called real ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 08 May 2012 09:56:17 -0600

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - How Do Real Estate Commissions Work?

posted in General at Tue, 08 May 2012 09:50:02 -0600

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 5 Budget-Friendly Bathroom Spruce Ups

5 Budget-Friendly Bathroom Spruce-Ups You?ve probably heard from friends, real estate professionals, and on television that bathrooms and kitchens sell houses. But what happens if you are preparing your home for sale and you don?t have the money or interest in spending thousands of dollars renovating bathrooms that you won?t be around to enjoy? Many sellers also report that their buyers feel more comfortable when the information from a pre-sale inspection is shared early on, even if the buyers ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 08 May 2012 09:45:10 -0600

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - Selling? Get a Pre-Sale Inspection!

Selling Your Home? Get a Pre-Sale Inspection. Most people think a home inspection is something that happens somewhere between making an offer and before closing on a home. But for a number of reasons, more homeowners are choosing to have their own home inspected before putting it on the market. The reason is simple: uncovering problems early on enables you to fix them, often making it possible to add value to your sale price. An inspection is designed to reveal any potential problems a house ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 08 May 2012 09:41:36 -0600

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - Summer Moving Tips

Summer Moving Tips School?s out, the weather?s nice, and home buying season is in full swing. No wonder summer is the hottest time for millions of Americans to make their move. By preparing ahead of time, you can help make this adventure as stress-free as possible. Plan ahead - If you plan to use a mover, shop around to get the best rates?check their credentials and policies, and make sure they have a good rating with the Better Business Bureau. Fill out a change of address form and notify ...
posted in General at Tue, 08 May 2012 09:23:05 -0600

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - Protect Your Home While You Travel

Protect Your Home While You Travel Planning your next getaway? Unfortunately, an empty house can be a tempting target for would-be burglars. Follow a few simple precautionary measures to secure your home, whether you?re leaving for weeks or just a weekend. Make your home look lived in - Install automatic timer switches on lights, radios, and the TV. They?re inexpensive and many include variable timing schedules to create the appearance of activity in the house. Take extra steps to make your ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 08 May 2012 09:23:05 -0600

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - Organizing Tips To Remove Closet Clutter

Organizing Tips to Remove Closet Clutter Do you save everything? Are you sentimental about the ill-fitting sweater your aunt knitted five years ago, or your ragged alma mater sweatshirt? If so, your closets may be very full. Fall is an ideal time to clean out your home. Cleaning out your closets regularly will save you time and energy and keep you from feeling overwhelmed by the task later on. Plus, if your closet is packed with old clothes that you don?t or can?t wear anymore, you may hesitate ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 08 May 2012 09:11:30 -0600

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