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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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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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