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Andy Brown
Real Estate Professionals
8 Lake Wapta Rise SE, Calgary, Alberta
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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Top Producer for October 2012

A huge thank you to all of my clients, to everyone who has sent me a referral, and to my family and friends! I'm proud and happy to be listed as one of the Top Producing Realtors at RE/MAX Landan for October 2012! Couldn't have done it without your support!

posted in General at Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:15:24 -0700

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Remax Quest for Excellence

Do you have children in the 12th Grade?They could win one of 16 $1,000 Bursaries and a chance to win a Remax Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two!I encourage you to pass along to your children, friends, and famiy!

posted in General at Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:02:32 -0600

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - Calgary Real Estate Newsletter September 2012

The days get shorter, the weather gets cooler and we wonder where summer went?It's that time of year when kids go back to school, and life once again gets a regular routine. Happy September! Please enjoy the September edition of the Calgary Real Estate Newsletter, and if you have any questions about the Calgary Real Estate Market please do not hesitate to contact me by email at or on my cell at 403-809-5546.

posted in General at Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:00:02 -0600

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - Getting good value: How deregulation made Alberta housing cheaper

Housing is not a bargain in Canada, with ownership costs having risen (mostly) steadily since the mid-1990s, both in real dollar terms and also as a percentage of household income. But Albertans just received some positive news last week with a report from the economics wing of the Royal Bank of Canada that affordability in Alberta has increased in the second quarter of 2012.RBC Economics noted how Alberta has been further solidified as the province with the lowest home ownership costs as a ... Full Article...

posted in General at Thu, 06 Sep 2012 18:46:07 -0600

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - Canada's housing market frothy, but not a bubble

TORONTO (MarketWatch) ? Canada?s pricey housing market is frothing ? driven by debt-ridden borrowers ? but a dangerous U.S.-style housing crisis isn't in the cards, experts say.?We don?t expect the base Canadian housing market to experience the trauma of the U.S. market,? said Robert Hogue, senior economist at Royal Bank of Canada (US:RY) in Toronto.Regulatory observers said they agree that a series of actions taken by the Canadian government starting in 2008 and culminating in a June 2012 ...

posted in General at Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:39:28 -0600

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - For renters, buying a home pays off after three years on average

Real estate website Zillow has a provocative data point for every renter thinking about buying these days: That move pays off after just three years on average nationwide.The company, which lists for-sale and for-rent information on its site, has released a new analysis of what it calls the "break-even horizon," comparing what it would cost to buy or rent the same home in a number of U.S. markets over time.The rent-or-buy calculus varies widely depending on where you live.In the combined Los ... Full Article...

posted in General at Tue, 07 Aug 2012 18:56:10 -0600

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Homes Exterior

Make your home more appealing for yourself and potential buyers with these quick and easy tips:1. Trim bushes so they don?t block windows or architectural details.2. Mow your lawn, and turn on the sprinklers for 30 minutes before the showing to make the lawn sparkle.3. Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.4. Install new doorknobs on your front door.5. Repair any cracks in the driveway.6. Edge the grass around walkways and trees.7. Keep your garden tools and ... Full Article...

posted in General at Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:17:13 -0600

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - Complimentary Ticket for Spruce Meadows 'North American'

Please accept this complimentary pair of tickets for the Spruce Meadows 'North American' this weekend as a thank you for your support.(To print, right click on the image, save to your computer and print.)

posted in General at Wed, 04 Jul 2012 17:53:17 -0600

Friday, June 22, 2012 - Where to Start: Begin to Prepare your Home for Showing

  ?You never get a second chance at a first impression.?  We?ve all heard this expression before.  And now, while you are preparing your house to sell, it should not be far from your mind. While logical factors such as price and location narrow the pool of houses a potential buyer will look at, the ultimate decision to buy a particular house is fuelled by a mixture of logic and emotion.  And emotion often wins out.  The same might be said for the process of selling a home.  For this reason, ... Full Article...

posted in General at Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:43:33 -0600

Friday, June 8, 2012 - Buying a Home: What Expenses to Expect

Budgeting for a new home can be tricky.  Not only are there mortgage installments and the down payment to consider, there are a host of other?sometimes unexpected?expenses to add to the equation.  The last thing you want is to be caught financially unprepared, blindsided by taxes and other hidden costs on closing day. These expenses vary:  some of them are one-time costs, while others will take the form of monthly or yearly installments.  Some may not even apply to your particular case.  But ... Full Article...

posted in General at Fri, 08 Jun 2012 09:38:24 -0600

Saturday, June 2, 2012 - Showtime: Tips for Showing your Home

After putting in a huge amount of time and effort to get your home looking good and ready to sell, your hard work is finally going to pay off:  your home is on the market?you?re ready to begin showing.  Your house should always be at-the-ready for a tour, as agents may bring clients by with very little notice.  If they catch you unprepared and you aren?t able to show the house on the spot, you could be losing out on a sale.  Concentrate on the following areas to ensure your home is ready to ... Full Article...

posted in General at Sat, 02 Jun 2012 11:57:50 -0600

Friday, May 11, 2012 - Buy or Sell First?

If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you?re wondering what your strategy should be:  do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around?  You have a few options.  Use the following as a guide to explore what might be the best move for you.Sell First: There are several benefits to selling your current house before searching for your next home.  First of all, ... Full Article...

posted in General at Fri, 11 May 2012 13:25:02 -0600

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