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March 2012

Found 3 blog entries for March 2012.

This is always one of the difficult topics to encounter when writing an offer on a Calgary Foreclosure. Before we talk about how the majority of Calgary Bank Foreclosures deal with chattels, let’s define “chattels” so we’re all on the same page. Dictionary.com defines a chattel as: “any article of tangible property other than land, buildings, and other things annexed to land.”  In terms which are more accessible to the public, chattels are things like the fridge, stove, dishwasher etc.  Anything not attached to the property.

Most (not all) bank foreclosures in Calgary do not guarantee any chattels, which means that when you get to the point where you write in the chattels on the AREA (Alberta Real Estate Association) contract, you have to write “none.”

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Clint and I are finally developing our basement and I have so many specifications that I want, that Clint is getting lost with all of my demands kind requests. When he asks why the basement has to be just “so,” I tell him it’s because I’m a real estate agent, and I see bad basements all the time. A bad basement can ruin the flow of a great home; instead of an asset, a bad basement can quickly become a liability. When I thought of all the things I’ve seen in viewing thousands of homes over the years, and how I’ve shaped my ideas of what a good basement looks like, I thought these are things I should share with my vanderveenteam.com friends!

Light It Up

The very best-looking basement is quickly spoiled with bad lighting. The goal with any basement is to

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It’s been a long time since I’ve had a minute to sit down and blog. A lot of things have been going on here at Vanderveen Team HQ. First of all, we gave birth to our fifth Vanderveen child! Trinity Linda Vanderveen was born on January 26th, 2012! What a lovely girl she was and is! Clint and I make a point to not find out the sex of our children during the length of the pregnancy. We were both sure that this one was a boy, but to our surprise it was a lovely, precious girl! We are and were thrilled!

But then…

After having Her Royal Sweetness home with us for two weeks, we noticed she was a little fussier than normal, and when I brandished my handy-dandy thermometer our little peanut was measuring 38.1! I called HealthLink, even though I know they

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