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MARKET UPDATE: AUGUST 2018

(September 11, 2018)

In spite of the heat and smoke, August turned out quite nicely in Red Deer, Lacombe, Sylvan Lake and Blackfalds with stronger than expected sales.At the same time the number of active listings continued their downward trend, pushing supply and demand slightly closer to balance.Ponoka, Rocky Mountain House and Penhold didn’t experience the same sales activity, but the number of active listings did... read more.

how do dower rights affect property title or mortgage?

(September 10, 2018)

GUEST BLOG BY BRANDI PIERIK


Dower rights are enforced through the Dower Act to protect the spouse of a registered property owner by requiring the spouse who’s not on title to consent to any disposition of land.
 
It’s important to note that the Dower Act only applies if a person is legally married. Common-law relationships are not granted the same protection. You do, however, have Dower rights if you... read more.

Renter's Beware - don't be SCAMMED! 

(September 06, 2018)

The other day my colleague received a phone call from a young women inquiring about a rental property. She had paid a $700 deposit to “save” her spot, and now was unable to get in touch with the landlord to view the property. Thinking she may have the contact information wrong, she googled the address to try and find a property manager’s phone number but instead, found a FOR SALE listing for the c... read more.

AUGUST NEWSLETTER

(August 29, 2018)

Mid August already. Unbelievable summer with the heat and now the smoke!

The news is continuously talking about real estate and how things are moving. This really is reflected in Ontario and BC, but the media doesn’t seem to take into consideration information about the challenges we have been facing here in Alberta. Fortunately, we seem to be seeing some recovery; more activity in the oil patch m... read more.

Women, Wealth, & Wisdom: Fitting Together the Pieces of Your Financial Puzzle 

(August 28, 2018)

Financial Literacy is a topic I’m passionate about, especially when it comes to women. Whether you are single, divorced, widowed, working, unemployed, or retired, money plays an important role in many aspects of our lives.Knowing where you stand, where you want to be, and how you’re going to get there are all important things to think about when it comes to money. However, the process can sometime... read more.