Loophole for Home Buyers in Canada Leads to Big Tax Refunds
Tax season is approaching, and most people want to get the maximum amount from their refund that they can.
Well, there are a lot of deductions that ...
Posted by Joe Samson on January 31, 2014
How to Buy a Home 101
Buying a home is stressful, exciting, tumultuous and one of the biggest financial purchases of your life! So, since all of these emotions (as well as ...
Posted by Joe Samson on January 10, 2014
Changes to New Home Warranty in Alberta
When you go to your local electronic store and purchase a television or camera, they will probably ask you if you'd like a warranty.
While this is ...
Posted by Joe Samson on January 7, 2014
The 50 Year Old Property Virgin
A lot of people struggle with the decision of when is the right time to purchase a home, especially as they start to get older. But what happens when ...
Posted by Joe Samson on January 2, 2014
Should You Buy a Home Before Christmas?
Are you scrambling to figure out the Christmas presents for your frieends and family this year?
While a lot of people focus on giving during the ...
Posted by Joe Samson on December 18, 2013
Budgeting for Home Ownership
If you're in a good position to finally purchase a home, do you know how much you can really afford?
Even with a large down payment and good income ...
Posted by Joe Samson on December 2, 2013
Courageous First Time Home Buyers
There are worries among some industry analysts that the hot market for Calgary’s real estate is going to impact many people in a negative way. ...
Posted by Joe Samson on November 18, 2013
How to Make Your Offer to Stand Out from the Crowd
It is a very common thing for many buyers to find themselves scrambling over the same property. If you're really interested in a house that is being ...
Posted by Joe Samson on September 24, 2013
Can Home Buyers Take Pictures at an Open House?
An open house is an opportunity for you, as a potential home buyer, to know the property very well, explore its different features, interact with the ...
Posted by Joe Samson on August 25, 2013
Plan for a Smooth Move
While this is an exciting time, it is also a busy time that can become overwhelming if you aren't prepared for your moving day.Real Estate agents in ...
Posted by Joe Samson on May 17, 2013
Outside Calgary Real Estate Sales Pick Up During Spring
While the Calgary real estate market is slowing down, buyers are looking at the surrounding areas for a new dream home. Property sales see ...
Posted by Joe Samson on April 17, 2013
How to Stop Paying Rent
Seriously! Is 2013 going to be the year for you when you are finally going to take charge of your life and move towards realizing your dreams? ...
Posted by Joe Samson on January 2, 2013
Pitfalls of Buying a Foreclosure Property
Why is that you just don’t see the same deals among foreclosure properties as on TV?Well, for starters it’s because it’s TV and ...
Posted by Joe Samson on May 2, 2012
Is it Better to Rent or Buy a House?
I think the answer is simpler than it appears. If you are renting, then your landlord is keeping everything that you are giving him. In the example ...
Posted by Joe Samson on March 16, 2011
What is the Difference Between Condos vs. Traditional Homes
When it comes to choosing the perfect first-time home, downsize property or even long-term investment, the Calgary condo market may have just what ...
Posted by Joe Samson on March 10, 2010
Why Does Location Matter So Much?
The phrase, "location, location, location" has become a cliché in the real estate industry, but that is only because it is true. No ...
Posted by Joe Samson on January 5, 2010
What Professionals do I Need to Buy a House?
Most likely, buying a piece of real estate is going to be one of the biggest investment in your life. You will certainly want to have a team of ...
Posted by Joe Samson on November 11, 2009
Why It's Not a Good Idea to Fall in Love With Your REALTOR®
You are ready to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and make a commitment for 25-35 years of your life based on the advice you receive ...
Posted by Joe Samson on October 30, 2009