Rent to Own Agreement or Agreement for Sale

Three times in the last week I have received telephone calls from people looking for a document that I have not seen used for several years. They are asking for a “Rent to Own Agreement” which, in legal terms, is referred to as an “Agreement for...

Selecting the Right Legal Real Estate Team

When considering any purchase or sale of real estate you ought to put together a team of professionals to ensure that your goals and desires are given the weight they deserve. In addition to your lawyer, that team needs to include a realtor and mortgage broker/banker....

Calgary May 2014 Real Estate Sales Break Record

Average and median MLS prices were the highest ever in May 2014 for Calgary as demand continues to outstrip housing supply in the city. Limited supply coupled with continued economic growth combined to post price levels never seen before. Median prices rose to $435,00...

Spring Real Estate Buying Season Hits Calgary

This time of the year is always interesting for those who are actively involved in Calgary’s real estate market. Like the Buyers and Sellers I watch the news and listen for the anecdotal evidence that the market is looking up, down, or sideways. The news this...

Spring Changes to Calgary Housing Market

It looks like the market is beginning to warm up again with more purchases and sales coming through my door. In fact, a purchasing client told me yesterday that he mortgage lender is so backed up with applications that they cannot get documents out of their office for...