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So you're ready to make an offer to purchase a home in Calgary? Read below on our best tips and tricks to make your offer the strongest possible offer below! 

You’ve seen 1, 2, 3, or maybe hundreds of fronts doors in your search for your new home! Finally you've found the perfect home that checks all the boxes off on all of your must-haves. Now it is time to make a home offer to secure your the home, here are some tips by the Real Estate Partners team with RE/MAX FIRST to have a smooth transaction with the seller and to ensure that you are able to get your new home with a price and deal that is painless for both you and the seller. 

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The Basics Of Writing An Offer On A Home In Calgary

Once you've put an offer out to the seller, generally

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Many of our Calgary home buyers often ask..  

Finished or unfinished basement in Calgary

Should I Buy a home in Calgary with a finished or unfinished basement? 

To begin this breakdown, we're going to look at some of the benefits of having a developed basement in Calgary and surrounding areas. 

Benefits of having a developed basement in Calgary

While the size of your basement will not be reflected on the MLS® in terms of displaying the properties square footage, due to measurement standards only reflecting floor area that is above grade, it still will reflect the total 'livable space' often seen in write ups and marketing of a property. Your 2,000 sq ft home could be advertised as "With 3,000 Sq Ft of developed living space" this provides value when you're entering the market to

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The COVID-19 global pandemic has rocked markets all around the world, and the real estate market is no exception. For both home buyers and home sellers, questions abound. People wonder how the housing market will be affected by the virus, and for good reason. 

Buying Calgary Real Estate during Covid

The last time the world witnessed a significant global recession was just ten years ago, where the median sales price of existing homes dropped by 25% across the board. The downturn lasted for years. 

Today, homeowners wonder if they should sell quickly before things get really bad. Conversely, potential home buyers wonder if the worst is yet to come, and if they should wait a few more months in the hopes that home prices will drop further. 

If you’re interested in homes for sale in

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Best Infill REALTOR® in Calgary

 Dusko Sremac Infill REALTOR®

First off, let us cover some of the basics! 

What is an Infill Home?

If you're not familiar with real estate, or aren't in the industry, you may have never heard of the term "Infill"  Essentially an Infill is a new home (with many various styles) located on an old lot and is within a mature and existing established neighborhood. 

You'll find Infill homes in various communities within Calgary, we'll cover some of the best Infill neighborhoods within Calgary a little later on, but Infills are usually built when you have an older home that is typically on its last legs sold for the purpose of being torn down and developed as an Infill. This is because the location and value of the land is significant enough in

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REALTOR® costs for buying and selling homes

So you’re thinking about buying or selling your home in Calgary, but haven’t gone through the process of utilizing a licensed REALTOR®, you may have inherited the property, are a first time buyer or seller, or have done transactions privately, and now you're wondering what a REALTOR® might charge for their services. 

First and foremost, fees are always negotiable and are not set in stone by any means. This means one agent or Calgary real estate team could charge differently from one another as they may offer more value or built in services than the other, a common commission rate that you might see with listings throughout Calgary and surrounding areas (most of Alberta in fact) is the 7 and 3

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With over 5,000 agents in the Greater Calgary market, our team shows you some ways to help locate the best real estate agent or team that Calgary has to offer! Read below to see our tips for finding and hiring the best of the best.

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HOW TO FIND AND SELECT A TOP REALTOR® IN CALGARY

By the Real Estate Partners Team with Re/Max First | Your Top Calgary Real Estate Team 

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When it comes to selling or buying a property in Calgary, you must ensure that you’re working with the best real estate agent Calgary has to offer! This can come in the form of a team or an individual agent, but is ultimately an agent who is not only experienced in your area, but one who is always looking out for your best interests and can

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With new information and changes coming daily, our impact mortgage partner Renee Huse who runs the incredibly popular and busy Spire Mortgage Team took the time to digest and provide her thoughts on one question many Calgarians, and Canadians have been asking in their homes. Should I defer my mortgage? 

 

Calgary Mortgages

Calgary Mortgage Tips With Spire Mortgage Team

To defer or not to defer – it’s the million dollar question! As COVID 19 hit Canada over the past weeks and many non-essential businesses began laying off employees, there has been much miscommunication from the government, both federally and provincially, that lead both homeowners and tenants to believe that mortgages are being “forgiven.” This is just not correct.  Period.  There is ZERO

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COVID19 AND CALGARY REAL ESTATE 

calgary_real_estate_covid_19_caronavirusIt's important for our team to provide communication not only to our clients, but consumers wondering how this virus effects and shapes the world as new measures and changes come through.  

Presently our team is working with buyers and sellers throughout the city, however, we have had clients postpone showings and viewings on homes for the interim until more clarity on the outlook of this pandemic is certain. 

Our team has taken the efforts and steps to help provide clarity online through social media to educate buyers and sellers of precautions for showings whether you're a buyer, seller, or buyers agent and have updated our showing instructions to reflect these new measures in hopes that responsibility within

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This market is BONKERS.

Thanks to our mortgage partners at Spire mortgage for this incredibly quick update on the newest bank of Canada mortgage rate DECREASE, the second drop we've seen recently. 

Calgary Mortgage Updates

100%, this is the most crazy mortgage market that we've seen in our lifetime. Changes to the fixed rates, variable rates & bank rules coupled with the up coming changes to the stress test (that will take affect on April 6th, 2020) have created unprecedented volatility.  

It is imperative that any buyer clients, pre-approved for mortgages check in with their lending professionals about their mortgage pre approvals prior to writing an offer.  Rates, rules and times are a changin' faster than we've ever seen.  

Clients that have mortgages committed at

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Breaking news from our mortgage partner Renee Huse - Owner of Spire mortgages https://www.spiremortgage.ca

Effective this morning the Bank of Canada has decreased their overnight lending rate by 50 basis points or .5%.  Although many expected a rate drop in late 2020, this was certainly a more substantial drop than anticipated.  This drop comes on the back of general weakness in the global economy due to the Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak and the .50% drop by the Federal Reserve yesterday, March 3rd 2020.

Before today, the last move to the Bank Prime Rate was in October of 2018.    

The media is full of information (some correct and some incorrect) so we wanted to take some time to break down exactly how this effects mortgages and our

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