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4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Neighbourhood

4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Neighbourhood

Are you looking to buy a home in Calgary? Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or you’re looking to downsize, selecting the right community for you and your family is key. Here are four things you should look for in a neighbourhood and how our Calgary realtors can help you find the best deal on…

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4 Steps to Take to Successfully Invest in a Foreclosed Home

4 Steps to Take to Successfully Invest in a Foreclosed Home

If you are ready to invest in some property, you may be considering a foreclosure. However, this can be a complex process and must be navigated carefully. Here is everything you need to know about successfully investing in a foreclosure property and how our Calgary realtors can help you find the…

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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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Top 5 Considerations When Buying a Home in Calgary

Top 5 Considerations When Buying a Home in Calgary

1.    Location The location of your home is a key factor and must suit all your needs. This includes surrounding areas like schools, parks, grocery stores, etc. It’s also a great selling point, and while you may not be thinking that far ahead, being aware of this is critical when purchasing…

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