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Tiny-House Village, Complete With Solar Panels and Gardens, Approved for Okotoks
Jun12

Tiny-House Village, Complete With Solar Panels and Gardens, Approved for Okotoks

STEPHANIE BABYCH Updated: May 29, 2019 The mayor of Okotoks says a tiny-house village approved for the town will go a long way towards providing affordable housing while reducing the community’s environmental footprint. Okotoks town council approved the development of the first phase of the “eco-village” Monday by a vote of 5-2. Phase 1 includes 42 affordable-rental units, market-rate rentals, short-term vacation rental units and...

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Costs of Living Near CTrain Station Vary Widely Across Calgary
Jun12

Costs of Living Near CTrain Station Vary Widely Across Calgary

Cheaper housing exists in northeast, while west and inner city are the most expensive CBC News · Posted: May 09, 2019 1:13 PM MT | Last Updated: May 9 (Robson Fletcher/CBC) If you want to live along one of Calgary’s CTrain lines, you could spend $1.1 million, or you could spend $199,000. That’s the spread between the most expensive houses and the cheapest condos within a 10-minute walk to a station, according to average...

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Sales Activity Improves for Second Consecutive Month – June 2019
Jun12

Sales Activity Improves for Second Consecutive Month – June 2019

City of Calgary, June 3, 2019 Sales growth in May was met with a decline in new listings. This combination eased the pressure on inventory levels, which finished the month at 7,467 units, a decline of 12 per cent compared to last year. Improving sales relative to inventory levels caused the months of supply to ease to just under four months. While still oversupplied, this is an improvement from the five months of supply recorded last...

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These Are The Best Canadian Cities For Single Homebuyers, According to Zoocasa
Mar05

These Are The Best Canadian Cities For Single Homebuyers, According to Zoocasa

If you can, avoid British Columbia and Ontario altogether.   By Jessica Chin   Buying a home is no easy feat, and buying a home on one income is even more difficult.   Real estate site Zoocasa has rounded up the most and least affordable housing markets for single homebuyers in Canada, based on median incomes for Canadians aged 25-64 and average home prices.   It found the most affordable housing markets for single...

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Multiple Offers Situation
Nov28

Multiple Offers Situation

I made an offer on a property that was not accepted. I later learned there were multiple offers on the property; if I had known I would have raised my offer. Doesn’t the seller have to tell buyers there are multiple offers?   No, sellers in Alberta do not have to tell buyers if there are multiple offers. Sellers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to multiple offers. If the seller  instructs their agent not to disclose that...

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Buying a Foreclosure Property
Nov27

Buying a Foreclosure Property

I recently found a house listed at a price that seems too good to be true. I discovered the house is a court-ordered sale as the result of foreclosure proceedings. Are there any risks when buying a foreclosure?     Yes, there can be risks associated with buying a foreclosure property. Foreclosure properties may be offered at a lower than expected price, but you need to know what you’re getting into. A foreclosure sale, which...

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