Think it Through Before Buying a Condo
Condos and townhouses are some of the most popular home choices in Calgary, and that's because they are affordable for all types of buyers. Not to ...
Posted by Joe Samson on May 15, 2020
How to Avoid Condo Fee Nightmares
We've all heard or read at least one condo fee horror story that makes us think twice about ever joining one on our own. You know, those stories ...
Posted by Joe Samson on March 16, 2020
How to Search for a Home Online
Before the internet… There was a time when the only way to search for homes was with a real estate agent. REALTORS® were viewed upon as ...
Posted by Joe Samson on October 11, 2017
The Importance of a Mortgage Pre-approval Letter
Are you considering going through the mortgage pre-approval process before you begin your search for a home? Great idea! A couple of the most common ...
Posted by Joe Samson on September 12, 2017
Reasons Why You Need a Mortgage Pre-approval
When making financial decisions that will heavily impact your life, such as buying a home, it’s important to be informed before jumping into a ...
Posted by Joe Samson on August 24, 2017
How Much Real Estate Can You Afford?
One of the first things that you should be doing when buying a home is figuring out how much you can comfortably afford without putting any stress on ...
Posted by Joe Samson on July 10, 2017
The Purpose of a Final Walkthrough in Real Estate
When closing real estate transactions, sometimes an agreement on the price isn't the biggest obstacle for the buyer and seller to overcome. One ...
Posted by Joe Samson on June 17, 2017
Are You Ready to Buy a Home? [INFOGRAPHIC]
The idea of buying your first home can be incredibly exciting, especially considering the fact that your monthly payments will no longer be lost on ...
Posted by Joe Samson on April 20, 2017
How NOT to Screw-up Your Mortgage Approval
How to Prevent the Financing Blues?
Avoiding disappointment is always the best thing that you can do, but occasionally it does happen when some ...
Posted by Joe Samson on April 4, 2017
How to Buy Real Estate in Canada
In the recent weeks, there has been a lot of chatter about US Citizens wanting to move to Canada as a result of their presidential elections. I am ...
Posted by Joe Samson on February 17, 2017
Going from Renting to Owning a Home in 60 Seconds
It will only take you 60 seconds to read this post and by the time you finish, you can be well on your way to plan out the next steps of your home ...
Posted by Joe Samson on April 16, 2016
How to Choose a Home Inspector
Home inspections are crucial parts of the selling and buying process and can be advantageous to either party. The insight given by an inspector ...
Posted by Joe Samson on May 28, 2015
Signs of Telling When It's Time to Upgrade Your REALTOR®
There are many wonderful REALTORS® out there who work hard for their clients and help them with every detail of their transaction, but this type ...
Posted by Joe Samson on April 9, 2015
Questions to Ask YOUR Agent When Buying a Home
If you're buying a home you probably want to do things right so you have peace of mind knowing you're making the right moves.
You've checked your ...
Posted by Joe Samson on February 17, 2015
10 Tips for Purchasing a Luxury Home
Luxury homes are more stunning today than they have ever been. I mean, could you imagine having a basketball court or private theatre in your ...
Posted by Joe Samson on February 11, 2015
5 Profound Mistakes that Homebuyers Need to Avoid
You've scrimped and saved for the last few years, preparing for the day when you'd finally be able to buy your own home and stop wasting money ...
Posted by Joe Samson on February 5, 2015
I'm Going to Buy A House. What Do I Do!?
Buying a home means finally being able to call a place yours, and making your decorating dreams a reality. But, before you can start moving in sofas ...
Posted by Joe Samson on January 16, 2015
Is it Better to Buy an Pre-owned Condo or a Pre-construction Condo
Recently I have been asked by a client whether they should be purchasing a condo that is already built and occupied or they should jump on the ...
Posted by Joe Samson on February 18, 2014