March 2019

Found 2 blog entries for March 2019.

We talk a lot on our team and with our clients about what we call Responsible Home Buying. Obviously, this can mean a lot of things to a lot of people and I am not telling you what you should or shouldn't buy (it's your money) but there are a few unfortunate trends we try to help our clients avoid. This is the first of a three-part series where our only goal is education. We are living in a new economy in Calgary and because of this new economy we need to think a bit differently about the home buying process. Check back form parts two and three over the next couple weeks and-as always- don't hesitate reach out if you have questions or concerns about buying a home. 

What you are comfortable spending vs what the bank says you can afford

This drives me

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We negotiated 4 offers last week. Two were accepted (one buyer, one listing) and two weren’t (both buyers). Not coincidentally the accepted offers were both negotiated in good faith in less then five hours while the non-accepted offers didn’t even receive a response from the seller’s/seller’s Realtor for 20+ hours. Buying real estate is emotional.

If a buyer writes an offer on your home they want to buy it in that moment. As a seller, no mater how low you may think the offer is: respond, counter back, counter back full price if you want (I don’t recommend it), at least participate in the conversation. If you wait too long to respond to an offer the buyer either thinks you aren’t interested in selling or you are using their offer to get others. Either

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