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Veronica Palin
First Place Realty
3916 - 1 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta
P: 403 819 1399  F: 403-592-8081

Hello Everyone:

 Well, I have been talking about this long enough and finally I did it. My first newsletter, the Palin Voice. Thank you so much for taking a moment to check out our site.
If you read my mission statement, that pretty well says it all. At last I have an opportunity to better serve you.
Buying and selling a house is a huge undertaking I don’t need to tell you. What this newsletter/blog will enable is for Michael and I to give you even more relevant information on this and reduce your anxiety in the process.
In these times where everyone is pummelled with data when we make important purchases, often times we don’t always have the time (or get distracted) to ask all the pertinent questions. When this occurs, often times details can get missed.  
Now with the Palin Voice you are able to check out a variety of information sources that will assist you in your final transaction. Knowing how busy your life is, I want to keep all of the communications brief and concise. Please give me feedback on how you like the format and user friendliness of the Palin Voice.
This site is here to serve you and your real estate needs more effectively. I look forward to hearing from you.


Mission Statement: To provide better, more comprehensive communications to my friends, clients and colleagues concerning the Calgary real estate market, thus enabling better informed decisions with home buying and selling.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - Todays Market

Today’s Market
Still a great time to buy:

1.  Interest rates are still low

5 year fixed mortgages 3.69 %          Variable 2.3 %

Source:  George MacDonald Mortgage Broker

2.  Lots of selection in the market. There are lots of listings for houses and plenty of choices for condos.

3.  Most listing prices fairly reflect the market price – fair priced listings.


At this time, we recommend to hold if you don’t have to sell.

If you do need to sell, try to buy in the same market: Selling low and buying low may create the same equity over time.

Advice: Adjust pricing to sell quickly.

 One step at a time in real estate. Trust the process it will work.
If your house is not attracting any buyers, don’t be quick to blame the realtor. Be objective about all the factors that are part of the picture.

New info Dec. 19/2010

Just a reminder: Why use a Realtor? There are many benefits of using a licensed realtor, the first being all must adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice of the Canadian Real Estate Association. Check the ‘why use a Realtor’ section
Average House price - Calgary & district November 2010 399,000

Other topics coming soon to the Palin Real Estate website.

  • Choosing an house appraiser …. Smart questions to ask when preparing to list your house.
  • FSBO (For Sale By Owner)… is it worth the hassle and heart ache?
  • Buying Revenue Property … what to be aware of when making this decision.
  • Hiring a Stager before your house sells… Does it really make a difference?
  • Landscaping Tips … How to improve your homes face value.
  • Security Tips … Making your house safer for you and your family.
  • Vacationing and Housesitters … How to build in piece of mind when you leave town.
  • Upgrading that pays off … Doing those renos that pay back big time.
  • Smart Buying … Location, Location, Location… Making smart choices when buying your next home.
  • Shopping for Realtor … make sure there is a personality fit at all levels.

And many more...Contact us today with topics you like to hear about. We are here to support you in any way we can with your real estates needs. Call 403 819 1399 for a no obligation consultation.


posted in General at Wed, 22 Dec 2010 16:32:13 -0700

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