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New Listing – The Liberte of Eau Claire

New Listing! 510, 804 3 Ave SW Be the first to check out this new listing in The Liberte – $434,000! Renovated suite with river views, 2 bedrooms + den and underground parking. Updates include wide-plank engineered hardwood floors, granite counters, marble backspash and new stainless steel appliances. The Liberte More of Richard & Liz… Read more

Advice for credit challenged condo buyers

In today’s challenged economic climate of tighter credit requirements and increased unemployment rates taking their toll on some Canadians, there’s no doubt that many people may not fit into the traditional banks’ financing boxes as easily as they may have just a year ago. Your best solution is to consult your mortgage professional to determine… Read more

In Praise of Small Condominiums

Less is More with Small Condos Have you ever heard of the saying “less is more”? This saying applies to many things in life including condos. For one thing simplifying with less space can equals more time to do your favourite things such as hobbies, sports, travel or volunteer work. A small 650 square foot… Read more

Condominiums at the Top of the List for Affordability

Living in a condo is all about life style – but also about affordability. You’ve probably heard this phrase in the past, but what does it mean to you? With our economic situation the way it is in Alberta, and with costs rising at the same time, people are looking for ways to maintain their “life… Read more

A transition in the making

Detached sales activity boosts February housing market into Transition After the first two months of the year, Calgary’s detached sector continues to drive a slow transition in the housing market. February sales totaled 1,342 units, which is still 19 per cent below long-term averages, but an improvement over the past two years. As sales kept… Read more

Thoughts on Calgary’s Real Estate Market

I was listening to the Calgary Real Estate Boards chief economist Anne-Marie Laurie the other day at my Remax office. She is always a wealth of knowledge, has a great way of deciphering big picture economic factors and putting them into bit sized pieces for our real estate market. Here are some of my take-aways on… Read more

It’s Your Choice – Community Condo Living

Recently, I came upon an article in one of the local neighbourhood newspapers about a choice a person living in a condominium building made. This man was going “on and on” about the lack of community in the building where his condo was located. He thought that living in the suburbs offered a much better… Read more

Real Property Reports

Real Property Reports (RPR’s) What is a Real Property Report? A Real Property Report is a legal document that clearly illustrates the location of significant visible improvements relative to property boundaries. Over the years the standards for RPR’s have changed. It takes the form of a plan or illustration of various physical features of the… Read more

Condominium Terms

Condominium Terms This is not an exhaustive list of condominium terms, but it’s a good place to start if you are just learning about the world of condos. If you have questions once you go through it be sure to contact Richard & Liz Bergeron @ www.richardbergeron.com. Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting (AGM)… Read more

Purchase Plus Improvements Mortgage

You found your dream condo or home but it’s missing the fully renovated kitchen and hardwood flooring you’ve been dreaming of? But you used all of your savings for the down payment. What are you going to do now? Don’t panic! Read on to find out what your options are – but be sure to… Read more