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Planning on a residential, acreage or rural purchase?

You and or your family are about to make the largest purchase of your life – and my job it to ensure that the excitement and adventure does not get outweighed by the potential issues and hurtles that you may face. In a buyer’s relationship, I become your partner, ensuring you have my undivided loyalty, confidentiality, experience and full accountability to find the right rural or residential property for you and your family. Buying a property may seem over whelming, but if done correctly with the right real estate professional, it follows an 8 step logical process comprised of over 30 activities, where each step has a range of due diligence activities that I work directly with the Buyer to validate. Remember, when buying a rural property, the terms and conditions of the purchase offer is where the granular details need to be captured.

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7 Points to Consider BEFORE Buying an Investment Property

We love to work with Calgary real estate investors and our main focus is to help advise them to make solid and profitable decisions. Whether you’re just considering buying your first investment property or you’re a seasoned investor, here are some important points from our experience to consider before making an investment in real estate.

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Alberta Acreage & Agriculture is in our DNA!

Little did Peter Pond know that as he cultivated his first garden in 1779 on the lower Athabasca River, that he was going to create such as diverse and strong agriculture presence in Alberta. While many settlements, mostly forts, started vegetable gardens, this was also when European crops such as oats, barley and wheat was introduced. Between 1874 and 1880, ranching also took hold in Southern Alberta. Agriculture and ranching would remain relatively small scale operations, however, this was changed when the Trans Canada Railway reached Alberta in 1883. The railway, working in tandem with the Dominion Lands Act rapidly encouraged settlement in Alberta. The Dominion Land Act or the “homestead act” allocated about 480,000 square miles of land across the Prairie Provinces. This was the foundation for today’s agriculture operations in Alberta.

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ATTENTION: Calgary Real Estate Investors | Introducing Collaborate Real Estate Group

Introducting COLLABORATE Real Estate – for Calgary Real Estate Investors. A brand new real estate investment group Sponcored by The Beautiful Homes Team. If you are interested in learning about investing in residential real estate, this new group will offer a completely unique approach to education and networking.

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God made a realtor…Hope you Enjoy!

Its all too often people ask “What does a realtor do?”. We can try and explain “what” all too often when we are asked. Each situation may require a longer or shorter answer and sometimes there are too many things to try and explain, before the person who asked would start rolling their eyes and maybe wonder why they asked?

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How to Know you Found the Right House

Buying a house can be an exciting and stressful experience. There are so many variables to consider and it may be hard to find a house that meets all the criteria. However, it can be exciting and fun to imagine filling the new rooms with your belonging and new memories. After viewing countless houses, how do you know when you’ve found the right one?

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How to PASS a Property Inspection | The Beautiful Homes Team

You’ve accepted an offer, fantastic news! But please don’t cheers yet – your buyers likely have a few conditions on their offer such as financing, property appraisal, and a PROPERTY INSPECTION! Now what? How do you pass a home inspection?! That is a common question most of our clients ask us as soon as they have accepted an offer.

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Does Paint Colour Matter?

“What are the best paint colours?” …In my many years of experience, one of the most daunting tasks on the “to-do” list, and one of the most common questions is “Do we need to paint?” As a consumer first, realtor second, I can completely understand why that seems overwhelming.

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Thinking of Downsizing or Simplifying?

Are you thinking of downsizing or simplifying your home? It is tough to ignore the urge to downsize or simplify your living situation once it hits you – most commonly felt in newly retired people, empty nesters, or truthfully it seems to be happening these last couple years at rapid fire speeds all across Alberta for different financially driven / economy related reasons.

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25 Home-Selling Tips

Because your home may well be your largest asset, selling it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Through these 25 home selling tips you will hopefully be able to discover how to protect and capitalize on your most important investment, reduce stress, be in control of your situation, and make the most profit possible.

“…discover how to protect and capitalize on your most important investment..”

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