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April 2015

Found 3 blog entries for April 2015.

Get a home inspection before you buyBuying a home in Calgary is so much fun! You view a bunch, pick one you love, and make an offer. Once you’re all agreed, we need to take a deeper look at the house and decide if you still want to purchase the home for the price and terms that you originally agreed to.

That means that we’re looking for major flaws in the listing that may make you change your mind. We’re looking for cracks, mold, leaks, structural issues, or pestilence. These are items that would make you reconsider your purchase.

Keep in mind that all chattels need to be sold in full working order. This includes fridge, stove, dishwasher etc. So if these are not functioning in some way, they need to be fixed before the home changes hands.

However, what a home inspection is not, is

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Knowing what you can afford compared to what is available is a key part of making the decision of how much to spend on your next Calgary home or condo. A lot goes into making the choice of where and what to buy, but the biggest thing you’ll need to know is what your money can buy. Is it worth it to stretch your budget to get that garage attached in the front? Or is it a little too far out of reach? Find out this quarter’s edition of “How Much Home Can You Afford?”

The examples below apply mainly to Southeast and some Southwest Calgary:

$0-$100,000

Mobile Homes

C3654549 - $79,900, #77 9090 24 St Se, Calgary
C3654549 - $79,900,
#77 9090 24 St Se
C3640090 - $69,500, #101 6220 17 Av Se, Calgary
C3640090 - $69,500,
#101 6220 17 Av Se, Calgary

View all Calgary listings in the $0-$100,000 price range

$100,000-$200,000

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Induction cooktopIt was the hardest break up I’ve ever been through. I never thought I could be so in love, and when things finally came crumbling apart, I was in shock, and I still am in many ways. On the day that we moved out, I took one last look at my gas stove, and although we had so many wonderful meals together, and it was the first stove to make me feel like a real chef, we had just grown apart, and we wanted different things. I wanted a mess-free dinner experience, and my gas stove was still stuck on banana flambés, and doing white-wine cream sauce reductions. I felt like it wasn’t really supportive of me when I had to make KD every now and then. I couldn’t take the judgement anymore.

I’ll never forget the first time I locked eyes with my induction cooktop. It

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