Tag Archives: Okotoks

  • First-Time Buyers are in the Driver’s Seat!

    It’s no secret that we had a slow start this year in the real estate market, but with change comes opportunity.  Inventory rose, prices stabilized, and most importantly, first-time home buyers took note. According to the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP), nearly half of the homes purchased over the last 24 months were […]

  • What Does Dad Really Want for Father’s Day?

    We are halfway through June, so that can only mean one thing – it’s time to celebrate Dad! The stores are stacked with BBQ utensils and beer mugs. But what do you get the guy who already has everything? How to do you say “Thanks for being awesome!” with a gift from the store? This […]

  • The Big Question: To Rent or To Buy?

    Financial experts have been arguing for years about the pros and cons of home ownership. There is no black and white answer that applies to everyone. The truth is, it depends on your situation. Various monetary, lifestyle and personal factors all contribute to whether it’s best for you to start shopping for a home, or […]

  • Top Three Excuses That Prevent Homeowners from Downsizing (And How to Address Them)

    Having recently helped a handful of clients moved to smaller homes, I know how difficult it can be. Downsizing usually offers a wide range of exciting benefits, and provides significant financial and lifestyle opportunities. Although it is a popular choice later in life, not everyone looks forward to it with optimism. Sometimes, it’s hard to […]

  • Buying a Rental Property in Okotoks

    The steady upward price trend in our local real estate market has inspired many people to think about diversifying their investment portfolio. You don’t need to be a seasoned investor to make money in real estate. Many people simply buy and hold a few properties until they build up enough equity or decide they are […]

  • Mandatory Protection for New Homes

    Buying new has its advantages, particularly in Alberta. Last year, the provincial government implemented the New Home Buyer Protection Act. This act is intended to improve the standard of residential construction and offers consumers a higher level of security. Single-family homes, condos and multi-family dwellings are all covered. This program provides the most comprehensive protection […]

  • Preparing to Buy a Home

    Thinking of buying a home? It is an extremely exciting and rewarding experience, but there are a lot of things to remember and many important decisions to be made. This checklist will help you organize the process and carefully consider your options as you go. Refer to this list as a guide to keep your […]

  • How Do You Know if it’s Time to Sell Your Home?

    As a Realtor, I get asked one question all the time – “Is this a good time for me to sell my home?” There is no easy yes or no answer. However, there are a few different questions you can ask yourself to help you make the right decision. Will the current market work in […]

  • Looking Forward to 2015

    Last year was an exciting and record-setting time in the Calgary real estate market. Demand was high, prices increased and many sellers found themselves sorting through multiple offers on their home. Calgary’s growth was big news across the country and many outside developers staked their claim in our city’s active market. According to the Calgary […]

  • Buying Old vs. Buying New

    What does your perfect home look like?  Is it a brand new house with gleaming floors and flawless finishes, or a sprawling family home in an established neighbourhood waiting for some TLC and your personal touch?  Every buyer has something different in mind, and whether you choose to buy brand new or a re-sale, both […]

  • 2014 Okotoks Real Estate Market: Just the Numbers

    One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “How is the market?”. And my answer is usually, “depends if you’re buying or selling”. People love talking shop when it comes to real estate and most want to know if the market is going up or down and how fast houses are selling. Here’s […]