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Current real estate trends don't affect Alberta

One of the largest and most important purchases someone can make is buying a house. Purchasing real estate means making a substantial investment that will likely affect one's life for decades. Nevertheless, it can be an exciting time for an individual or family to find the perfect home and make it uniquely theirs. Those in Alberta looking to buy a home may be pleased with the current market trends.

Real estate: What happens with a tenant's abandoned goods?

Owners of rental properties in Alberta often have to deal with goods left behind after tenants abandon a rental unit or vacate the property after the expiration of the lease. This could be a dilemma because the real estate owner has to comply with the Residential Tenancies Act, which sets out the steps a proprietor must take. Each situation is unique, and the property owner must be sure that the tenant has no plans to return before the goods can be deemed abandoned.

Real estate: What are material latent defects?

Anyone in Alberta who considers selling his or her house might have questions about the process. The seller in a real estate deal has several obligations, one of which is the disclosure of material latent defects. But what are they? Material latent defects are physical defects that are invisible to the real estate agent and prospective buyers.

What to include when writing an offer to purchase real estate

Purchasing a home is typically an exciting endeavour for anyone. However, people in Alberta should not let the excitement cause them to lose sight of the importance of a well-written purchase offer for real estate. Such a proposal must contain the value of the offer along with the amount available for a deposit. The next step would be to list the terms and conditions of the purchase offer.

Real estate and your right to know about material latent defects

Buying real estate In Alberta is typically an exciting process, but it can turn into an unanticipated nightmare. Sometimes a seller will go to great lengths to hide defects that might jeopardize the sale. However, some laws require real estate sellers and their agents to disclose any material defects. Professional building inspectors can even miss some of them.

Real estate: Why seller financing could be a scam

When property deals in Alberta involve seller financing, it might be a red flag. In real estate, seller financing opens up opportunities for sellers or agents to commit fraud. This option involves the seller offering the property for sale with the buyer making monthly payments. If the seller owns the property outright, it could be compared to a rent to own transaction, in which the buyer could ultimately own the property. Otherwise, the monthly payments would be used to pay the existing mortgage, but this in itself is fraud because the mortgage holder owns the property until it is fully paid, which means the property could not be sold.

The crux of commercial real estate lies in contract negotiation

For tenants and landlords in Alberta, the critical point is skillful negotiations. This is a particularly important part of deals that involve commercial real estate. In far too many cases, the eagerness to sign a contract can make the agreement a less profitable experience for that party.

Can a purchase agreement on residential real estate be cancelled?

Purchasing a dream home in Alberta can be an exciting experience, and submitting an offer to buy could be one of the most significant decisions anybody will make. But what would the options be if there are issues with the house or the finances that cannot be overcome? Once both the seller and the prospective buyer have signed the offer to purchase real estate, it becomes an agreement that is legally binding and enforceable.

Real estate fraud catches many Alberta residents unawares

Buying, or renting a condominium or home in Alberta is typically an exciting experience, but unanticipated pitfalls exist. Sadly, real estate fraud is becoming more and more prevalent, and being aware of the tricks scammers use might prevent such incidents. Consumers must look out for red flags that might indicate title fraud, mortgage fraud and online property sale or rental scams.

Real estate agent commission can be saved when selling your home

Anyone who sells a residential property in Alberta would naturally want to get as much money as possible for it. Having to share the proceeds with a real estate agent can make a significant dent in the financial outcome of such a transaction. The entire process can be navigated with the support and guidance of legal counsel.

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