With the growing popularity of HGTV shows such as “Masters of Flip” we have all become immersed into this glamourized world of making quick cash flipping houses.  Is there money to be made buying and fixing properties? ABSOLUTELY! But there are lots of things to keep in mind before finding the cheapest house and going all in (Yes this happens more often than I would like to admit…)

If considering a flip project, the first question you want to ask yourself is “Can I afford to potentially take a loss?” As with any other investment, there are risks and no guarantee of “instant wealth.” There are a lot of carrying costs that come with renovating a property that you need to be aware of.  If the potential of losing money would be devastating to your…

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Outstanding 14.6 acres zoned R3 located 2 miles west of Airdrie and just 4 miles North of Calgary. Ideal location to build your dream home just mins from 2 cities while still enjoying the peace and quite of country living! Property has a nice gradual slope to the West/South West which is perfect for a walkout basement. 2 wells on the property and located just off pavement & Big Hill Springs Rd. Here's a fantastic property at a great price!
For full listing, click here: https://tinyurl.com/15167bighillsprings
$565000, MLS #C4174490

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Welcome home to this well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1040 sq ft, 2 storey home in Taradale. Clean, bright, tastefully decorated and ready for your family! Family room has gleaming laminate floors and large windows for lots of natural light. Enjoy entertaining your family and friends in the dining area just off the family room. Kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances including stove with double ovens plus the kitchen has a large pantry area. Patio doors lead to the new low maintenance deck and huge backyard with extra space on the side as well. Upstairs you will find 3 good sized bedrooms and full bathroom. Partially developed basement has a room that could be used as an additional bedroom plus a 1/2 bath and lots of storage space.…

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In the past year, AREA’s Advocacy team has secured some big wins for REALTORS® and consumers on the Condominium Property Amendment Act. AREA strongly advocated for better consumer protection on new condo purchases and the government responded. Now:

• If builders miss their occupancy deadlines, buyers can rescind their offers and receive their full deposit.
• Deposits must be held in trust with a lawyer.
• Buyers have recourse if there is a material change to their unit.

Condo Documents

AREA us actively involved in PHASE II of the Condominium Property Amendment Act consultations, where our key position is:

Condominium owners should have a right to documents pertaining to their property, without paying additional fees.

Condos provide an important and economical…

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Acreage living w/gorgeous tree lined acreage w/mountain views & city conveniences a few short minutes away. Wonderfully maintained, affordable acreage between Calgary & Airdrie w/easy access to airport. 2 acres w/tons of mature trees, a large shed (10x16), oversized double heated garage (26x29+additional 9x11 area, 11 ft ceilings) w/220 electrical & hot/cold tap. 1455 sq ft bi-level has 3 good sized bedrooms up. Master has 3 pc ensuite & walk in closet. 2 more bedrooms up, a common bathroom+1/2 bath. 1/2 bath, laundry & mudroom off the garage entry. Kitchen has vaulted ceiling, SS appliances, induction stove, lots of cabinets/drawers, under counter lights & a spacious nook. Family room has gas fireplace, hardwood floors & large windows. Alarm system,…

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Next to your home and car, home furnishings represent the most expensive product purchases homeowners make. A mid-quality living room set, with sofa and two side chairs, can cost thousands of dollars. That’s why most furniture retailers offer “interest free” and “pay much later” deals to soften the blow. These are basically financing options. Say, for example, you want to purchase furniture for the rec room. The cost is $7,200. The furniture retailer may offer you a deal where you “don’t pay a cent” for six months. As long as you pay the balance within that time, no interest is charged. That sounds like a sweet deal. And it is. But, personal finance experts will advise you to tread carefully. If you pay off the balance within the “no interest” timeframe,…

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