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How To Find The Best Realtor® In Calgary

How To Find The Best Realtor® In Calgary

Chemistry Is Key Before you commit to a real estate agent, interview at least three before choosing the one you want to work with.   Ask yourself: “ Is their marketing more about them or their properties? ” “Do they have expertise in the neighbourhood where you are selling your…

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Top 3 Reasons To Purchase A Home In Crescent Heights, Calgary

Top 3 Reasons To Purchase A Home In Crescent Heights, Calgary

Top 3 Reasons To Purchase A Home In Crescent Heights Located between the bustling core of downtown and the Trans-Canada Highway, Crescent Heights is known for its stunning panoramic views of the Bow River Valley. The Mel Star Team has extensive experience buying and selling properties within…

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5 Reasons Why Calgary Home Buyers Should Hire A Real Estate Agent

5 Reasons Why Calgary Home Buyers Should Hire A Real Estate Agent

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Realtor® When Buying A New Home While it can be appealing to conduct the home buying process on your own, a real estate agent has the experience and tools to help you find your dream home. Not all listings can be found on online websites and other platforms. A…

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4 Reasons Why You Need To Hire A Realtor® To Buy Or Sell Your Home

4 Reasons Why You Need To Hire A Realtor® To Buy Or Sell Your Home

If you are getting ready to buy or sell a house in Calgary, you are probably weighing the option to either hire a real estate agent or to go about the buying and selling process on your own. Buyers and sellers are on different teams but share the same goal—a sale. However, what one is trying to…

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5 Steps to Buying a Foreclosure in 2021

5 Steps to Buying a Foreclosure in 2021

If you are a new homeowner or you are looking to invest in the real estate market, then buying a foreclosed home may offer many benefits, including:  Discounted prices: Sellers of foreclosed homes are looking to make a quick sale and are more willing to lower their prices to attract…

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4 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Buying a Foreclosed Home

4 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Buying a Foreclosed Home

This includes ensuring that you:  Have no debt  Can afford a down payment of at least 10-20% for a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage  Have factored into your budget any additional costs that may be required for repairs or renovations  Have an emergency fund of 3-6 months expenses  Work…

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COVID-19 Safety Protocols

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Keeping our Home Sellers Safe The Mel Star Team will request health and recent travel information from all parties involved before any showings to evaluate any potential risk. As the seller, you have no obligation to show the property if you feel uncomfortable. Our team will create a…

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Mel Star Calgary Real Estate Market Report: June 2019

Mel Star Calgary Real Estate Market Report: June 2019

  June Trends The month of June did not bring a lot of significant changes in the market and has behaved as expected. Here are some favorable trends:  Inventory levels continue to decline, meaning there were fewer new listings for June. Since there has been an over-supply of…

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 3 Things Empty Nesters Are Looking For in a New Home

3 Things Empty Nesters Are Looking For in a New Home

The Future is Yours  As an empty nester, your time, your future, and your life is yours to create. If there is something you’ve always wanted to do, be it travel, go back to school, or even write a book, now is the perfect time to reinvent yourself and achieve some of those dreams you’ve…

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4 Signs You're Ready to Downsize Your Living Space

4 Signs You're Ready to Downsize Your Living Space

  Moving homes, especially when you are downsizing, can be a difficult and challenging transition. However, relocating from a larger house to a smaller and more simplified living space as you age can have many benefits including:  Lower cost of living  A better quality of…

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5 Tips First-Time Home Buyers in Calgary Need to Know

5 Tips First-Time Home Buyers in Calgary Need to Know

5 Tips First Time Home Buyers In Calgary Need To Know 1. Use an Agent Researching housing markets and prices on your own is a good way to get started, but it is always wise to get an agent to help you with the buying process. The Mel Star Team knows there's much at stake for a…

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