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How Do I Know if a Career in Real Estate is Right for Me?

I’ve recently been laid-off from my job in Alberta’s oil and gas industry. How do I know if a career in real estate...

Ask Charles – October 2020

Article by Charles StevensonI’d like to buy a home and I can afford monthly payments, but I’m working on improving my credit—Is a...

When Trying to Purchase a Home, is a Seller Obligated to Acknowledge My Offer?

I recently submitted an offer to purchase on a home. I have not received any response to my offer. Is the seller obligated...

Is a Buyer Allowed to Approach a Seller Directly?

I put an offer on a house that had competing offers. I later learned that one of the other buyers approached the seller...

Can I Sell My Home Without Involving my Real Estate Brokerage after I Listed...

I listed my home for sale with a real estate brokerage, but I found a buyer through friends. Can I complete the sale...

Why Should I Include a Financing Condition When I’m Prequalified for a Mortgage?

My mortgage broker had me prequalified for a mortgage, but still says I should include a financing condition when submitting an offer to...

Are There Any Risks When Buying a Foreclosure?

I recently found a house listed at a price that seems too good to be true. I discovered the house is a court-ordered...
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Is it True that There is a Standard Rate of Commission in Alberta?

My real estate professional told me there is a standard rate of commission in Alberta, is that true? It depends what they mean...
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Do I have to Work with the Builder’s Agent? Can I have My Own?

I want to buy a new build home from the builder, but I don’t want to work with the builder’s representative. I want...
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Why Do You Need a Licence to Buy or Sell Property?

I saw on the news that fraudsters are being charged with unlicensed real estate trading. Why do you need a licence to buy...
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A Builder Wants to Buy My Older Inner-City Home without Involving a Real Estate...

I own an older home in a popular inner-city neighbourhood. A builder knocked on my front door and asked me if I’d be...
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Is it the Right Time to Purchase a Home?

I interviewed a real estate agent who said now is the time to sell because average sale prices in my city rose 15%...