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Picture yourself standing in front of a captivating house, its "For Sale" sign beckoning you. It's the home you've always envisioned, but the price seems out of reach. The solution is simple – negotiation! Negotiating the purchase price of a house may appear daunting, but it's a crucial step in the home-buying process

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the significance of negotiation in saving thousands of dollars during the homebuying journey.

  • Recognizing the importance of local market knowledge and working with experts to facilitate better price negotiations.

  • Learning and applying effective house price negotiation strategies outlined in this article to secure a favorable deal on your dream home.

The Importance of…

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  1. Determining Your Affordability:

    Experts suggest that you should allocate no more than 30% to 32% of your total household income towards housing and homeownership costs, including mortgage interest, property taxes, and maintenance. However, this is a general guideline, and you may choose to adjust your budget by either allocating more for housing or reducing discretionary expenses such as entertainment and dining out. It's crucial to assess your financial situation and calculate how much you can afford for your home purchase.


  1. Obtaining Mortgage Pre-approval:

    Getting pre-approved for a mortgage means that a lender has assessed your current income and credit history and confirmed your eligibility for a mortgage loan.…

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As the sun shines brighter and summer approaches, it's time to focus on maintenance tasks to ensure your home remains in optimal condition. 

  1. Seal granite countertops: Although granite is durable, it is also porous and can absorb liquids. To prevent cracks, chips, and staining, it is recommended to reseal your granite countertops every six months. This simple step will help maintain their beauty and longevity.

  2. Fertilize the lawn: Promote healthy and vibrant growth by fertilizing your lawn. Properly nourished grass not only looks lush but also helps to keep weeds at bay. Consult your local garden center for recommendations on suitable fertilizers and techniques to ensure a healthy and vibrant lawn.

  3. Ensure a Cool and Comfortable…

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Before embarking on the trip of investing in a new home, being informed and adequately set is essential. A pivotal aspect of the planning process involves relating your wants and requirements, as well as relating the individualities who can give precious guidance and support throughout the decision- making process. By taking the time to gather information and establish your precedences, you set yourself up for a more successful and fulfilling home buying experience.

Identify Your Preferences and Needs:

Before embarking on your search for a new home, it's essential to create a list outlining your wants and needs. Consider the following factors to guide your decision-making process:

  1. Cost Considerations:

Evaluate your finances by…

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Condominium living has gained popularity in Alberta due to its numerous advantages as a community development option. However, before embarking on this path, it is essential to conduct thorough research to avoid any unforeseen problems and ensure that this choice aligns with your needs. It is crucial to approach the decision with a clear head, refraining from hasty judgments that may lead to regrettable outcomes.


Condominium living holds a distinct appeal due to its array of benefits, such as affordability, convenience, and a lively community ambiance. However, to fully embrace and enjoy these advantages, it is crucial to approach the decision-making process with careful consideration. Hasty and uninformed commitments can lead to unforeseen…

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Engaging in house flipping can be a viable avenue for generating profits, but it can also prove to be a challenging journey towards success.

Well in advance of making a purchase, thorough research becomes imperative, along with the task of identifying reputable professionals who are certified to handle the project. Property owners must adeptly market the house to attract potential buyers, all while facing the pressure of ongoing holding costs.

For newcomers or individuals who have recently ventured into the world of house flipping, Calgary House Finder can provide valuable assistance to ensure that it won't be their last successful flip.

Before delving into the process of flipping and selling a home for quick cash, homeowners with renovation…

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It’s my pleasure to welcome Shifa Chaudhary to the Alberta Homes Team at eXp Realty. With her expertise as a Real Estate Consultant and her certification as a Certified Condominium Specialist, we believe she will make a valuable addition to our team.

Having close to one year of experience in the Alberta Real Estate Market, Shifa Chaudhary brings a fresh perspective and up-to-date knowledge to the industry. We are excited to have her on board and to see the contributions she will make to the success of our team.

Furthermore, I note that she has completed her Masters at the University of South Florida, USA, a renowned public institution. In addition to that she completed her engineering with a major in Computer Sciences.
We value the importance of…

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What is Poly-B Pipe?

Poly B™ (polybutylene) was a common type of plumbing material used to supply hot and cold water in residential buildings built between 1978-1995. It was a reliable and lightweight option for many plumbing projects. Poly b plumbing was much cheaper than copper piping, and it was installed in over 700,000 Canadian homes.

How to tell if you have Poly-B Plumbing?

Poly-b piping is generally a light grey plastic pipe with copper fittings and elbows. You can easily identify if your home’s plumbing has poly-b fittings by removing a few ceiling tiles in your basement, such as in your utility room, and viewing the grey pipes in the ceiling of your basement.

My home has Poly-B Piping. What do I do?

The safest thing that a…

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