Remodeling your kitchen is one of the easiest (and best) ways to add value to your home. If you are thinking of undertaking a kitchen remodel yourself, you might be asking: what does it actually involve? Where do I start? Kitchen Remodel

Taking on a kitchen remodel as a DIY project is doable, but you have to plan properly or else you could run into trouble. Even then, most DIY'ers will most likely need the help of trained professionals for certain parts of the process. Plumbing and electrical, for example, can be tricky and in a lot of situations should really be left to the experts. 

If you prefer to leave your kitchen remodel entirely up to the professionals, you’re not alone. Most people would opt for that course of action. However, hiring contractors won’t…

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costs of home ownership

When you move from renting or living at home with your family, to owning, things change. Home ownership requires more responsibility, and there are costs that can sometimes be overlooked by future home buyers.

At the Real Estate Partners team with RE/MAX FIRST we believe that clarity and transparency are key components to a successful and rewarding home purchase for our clients, this blog covers some of the most important hidden costs of home ownership in Calgary whether you're looking to buy a condominium, townhome, or detached single family home. 

As a renter, you're typically not responsible for much (if any) maintenance in a home, your lease may reflect basic yard work, switching out lights, etc but when it comes to owning, there's a number…

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If you are in a situation where you’re saying to yourself “I need to sell my house fast,” you’re not alone. Homeowners often need to sell their home quickly for a variety of reasons. The good news is that it can be done - withSell your home fast in Calgary some help. 

Here are some tips to help you find a buyer for your home quickly, without having to lower your asking price.

1. Hire a real estate agent

You have two options when it comes to enlisting outside help to sell your home. You can hire a real estate agent, or you can look into an estate service.

A real estate agent will handle contracts, provide a list of referrals (lawyers, mortgage brokers, etc) sales forms and other documents, ensuring you understand each and every piece of information relevant to the…

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Laundry Room Trends in 2021

A place of routine and rhythm, the laundry room can be a sanctuary of tranquility for some as they fold clothes and unwind their day, or a place of chaos for others who aren't quite as fond of the science behind folding. 

While the laundry room may not garner the attention a kitchen or living room might, it's becoming more and more customized and utilized by home buyers in todays market. In todays blog, we're breaking down the most popular new laundry room and washer / dryer trends we're seeing in 2021! 

2021 LAUNDRY ROOM COLOUR TRENDS

Add colour to your laundry room with the latest appliance colours that will stand out in your space. From a beautiful mint green, one of the newest trending colours to really make a pop in laundry room to…

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reasons home isnt sellingIn this blog we're going to cover what to do when you receive a bad home inspection, whether you're on either side as a buyer or seller, we're going to break down the different solutions and avenues to consider when you receive a bad home inspection. 

Please note this blog is not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract with a brokerage and is intended for sellers not under contract or those selling privately and should be used as a general guide, this is not legal or professional advice, all matters for your home inspection should be dealt directly with your REALTOR®

  • What is a home inspection?
  • Condition of home inspection
  • Getting a pre home - inspection
  • Bad home inspections when you're the…

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For many Canadians, owning a home is a life-long dream. It’s a dream that requires a lot of planning and hard work if it’s going to come true, however. From finding the right realtor to sifting through home listings, fighting bidding wars and navigating open houses, buying a home is a big commitment. PRE APPROVAL STEPS

Of course, most people will need a mortgage to purchase a home. This can be a major obstacle for some, but you can improve the process by getting pre-approved for a mortgage. A mortgage pre-approval will let you know how much you can borrow with minimal risk. This will give you the confidence to get out there and see what you can afford.

How does mortgage pre-approval work in Calgary?

Whether you’re looking to buy your first home or you’re an…

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Calgary is one of the most affordable major cities in Canada when it comes to real estate. With the city having one of the highest overall average single incomes, historically lower unemployment rate, and general population growth,  its no surprise that Calgary is a highly sought after hot spot for single people looking to purchase a property.

Whether you're looking to buy a loft, condominium, townhome, or single family home with some backyard space, this city has it all, with many differentBUYING A HOME WHEN SINGLE and dynamic lifestyle opportunities. From living in the downtown core or in one of the many lake communities, to living in the West for quick escapes to the mountains, there's an enormous amount of options for single home buyers and in this article, we'll cover a…

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Real Estate App

Lets face it, more and more we're on the go and as life gets busy, utilizing mobile phones and technology simply provides balance and flexibility. In the old days, you found homes as they hit latest MLS® publications via the paper, or through your agent, but as technology progressed more and more home buyers and sellers flocked to online resources to find homes and the latest real estate information, it's the same reason you're hear reading this article! While computers and tablets were the go to for most home buyers, more and more consumers are now shopping online for homes via their mobile phones. Whether it's during your trip to the grocery store, or on a casual walk in the neighborhood, having instant access to the latest Calgary homes for sale is…

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The idea of purchasing a home can sometimes be daunting. If you have bad credit, getting started with the process of buying a home can be an even tougher task to accomplish. 

HOW TO BUY A HOUSE WITH BAD CREDITIf you have bad credit, getting started with the process of buying your first home can seem especially difficult. There are ways of buying a home, and getting the loan that you need, even if you have a poor credit score. Bad credit home loans have been established and are available for those that qualify for them. This means that your credit score may not be as big of an obstacle that you think it is for purchasing a home.

This article will go over how to get a mortgage with bad credit, what you need to know about your credit score, what you need to qualify for a home loan, and…

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A Real Property Report which can also be referred to as an RPR for short is a survey of a property. These surveys will reflect various elements and featuresof a property including the structures    Real Property Report Guide (house, garage(s), fences, larger sheds, driveways,) as well as other elements including encroachments, easements, right of ways, etc. 

It is the sellers responsibility to provide an up to date report. 

All improvements on the real property report must be compliant with the city's bylaws and set back requirements, non compliant improvements must have a encroachment agreements or relaxations in place from the city. 

Real Property Reports shouldn't be used to establish a fence line on a property. If you need a boundary line for your fence…

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