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Real Estate Sales Representative - CIR Realty - Condo Specialist - RW-0611515
Come and see why the Keynote is so popular with young professionals working downtown.  Could it be the long list of well maintained amenities designed at keeping you on the top of your game at all times? Live among a thriving community of your peers at the Keynote II.    Please visit my virtual t...
Diamond Cove is a prestigious and quiet little community adjacent to the Bow River and Bow Bottom Trails, which often overlooked because of it's limited access. The land was annexed from the community of Queensland in 1991. Diamond Cove is buttressed on the East side by the Bow River. There is ex...
Mayor Naheed Nenshi spoke at an open forum in front of a friendly but focused crowd at the Unitarian Church of Calgary this afternoon.  He arrived without fanfare, and precisely on time, wasted very little time getting organized.  He was casually dressed, in blue jeans, a white shirt and brown sp...
The Unitarian Church of Calgary is a non-denominational church located at 1703 1st Street NW in Calgary, AB. The church has long been established in one of Calgary's well known historical sites in NW Calgary just one block off Centre Street. The  Minister,  Reverend Debra Faulk, was welcomed in t...
New Iphone App for There is a relatively new iPhone app for consumers may download for their iPad or iPhone   It's called   It takes just a couple of minutes to install on your device and is packed with great features.  It connects to the MLS® database through your wireless...
Is GST Charged on the Brokerage Fee?     In Canada, GST is charge on all goods and services.  The rate is  5% of the invoice amount. Since the brokerage fee is for real estate services supplied, it is subject to GST.     To demonstrate, if your brokerage fee is $5000, the GST which will be deduct...
I finally got the motivation I needed to produce my very first YouTube video.    I have wanted to do this for at least a year now, but haven't really been inclined to wrap my head around the entire process.  It's basically a VERY short bio.  There were a lot of things going around in my head as I...
Realtor Commissions on the Purchase and Sale of Home I have a question, in Calgary, if a Realtor helps you buy a house and also helps you to sell a house, do they charge twice? In answer to your question, the simple answer is no.  Oh if life could only be so simple. Firstly, when a real estate ag...
Are Real Estate Fees Negotiable? I think you already know the answer to this question even though you asked, but let me clarify for you. As with pretty much everything else in life, real estate fees are in fact negotiable. Having said that, unlike the Wal-Mart’s of the world, real estate is in fa...
Question: "I have been trying to get condo insurance for 3 days!  Part of the problem is that the insurance company employs people in their sales department who are not familiar with the product.  The other part is that I don't exactly know what I should be insuring for other than contents becaus...

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