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Residential real estate in the suburbs not always cheaper

As the prices of property escalate in the cities of Canada, including those in Alberta, more and more people look at the possibilities of moving to the suburbs and even more remote surrounding areas. Residential real estate prices in the cities have reached a level in which the price of a one-bedroom condo could buy a house in the suburbs. However, some find the cost of living higher than anticipated on the outskirts.

Why is home inspection for residential real estate so important?

The excitement of buying a new home typically stifles any considerations related to potential litigation in the future. However, purchasing residential real estate is a complicated process in which a lot can go wrong. Alberta residents who are in the process of such purchases may not realise the importance of having a qualified home inspector check every aspect of the property before signing final purchase documents.

Residential real estate: Which to do first -- sell or buy?

Alberta families who have outgrown their homes may be in the market for a bigger, more spacious residence. The question is whether to buy a new home first or sell the current one beforehand. The answer depends on the people involved as both options have pros and cons. Regardless of the course of action, this residential real estate dilemma needs a backup plan.

First time buyer of residential real estate? Help is available

A first home purchase can be a daunting prospect. Many people in Alberta seek the skills of a lawyer who is experienced in handling residential real estate transactions to provide support and guidance. Along with a lawyer, other professionals will also play a role in this event.

Buying residential real estate as a newly divorced person

When a marriage ends, countless changes take place in the lives of the newly divorced individuals. Looking to purchase residential real estate soon after a divorce can prove to be quite a challenge. However, with proper guidance and the advice of an experienced legal representative in Alberta, it could be a painless process. A newly divorced person might not be financially ready for such an important transaction immediately after the divorce.

Can mediation resolve residential real estate disputes?

Buying or selling houses in Alberta involves complex business dealings and contracts, often leading to disputes between buyers and sellers. If the parties fail to resolve residential real estate disagreements through communication, other potential remedies may be helpful. The prospect of going to court often leads to people walking away from arguments in which they were in the right, not realizing that there are other methods of dispute resolution.

Purchasing residential real estate? Beware the crafty realtor

When an Alberta resident wants to purchase a home, hiring a realtor is an important part of the process. Although most real estate agents are professional and ethical, some rely upon the psychology of sales to influence potential buyers. While this is not illegal, a survey found that potential buyers of residential real estate believe that many realtors withhold critical information.

Residential real estate: Tips for sellers

Alberta homeowners will know that circumstances change over time and one's first house is usually not the last. As a family grows, it may be necessary to get a bigger house, or older homeowners may need something smaller when all their children have left the nest. However, selling residential real estate is a complicated process requiring attention to detail.

Dual-representation when buying residential real estate

When Alberta residents consider purchasing homes, they may need answers to many questions. This applies in particular if it is a first venture into the area of residential real estate. One aspect of which prospective buyers may have questions is the fact that a real estate brokerage can represent both the seller and the buyer. Inevitably, this will create a situation with conflicting interests, and it makes good sense to understand the potential pitfalls of such an arrangement.

Steps to get ready to purchase residential real estate

Owning a home is likely on the wish lists of most people in Alberta. However, purchasing residential real estate is a major step and justifies serious consideration. Knowing when the time is right to buy a house may be difficult, but there are some issues to look at that may indicate preparedness.


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