Blog by Chloe Cartwright, BSW, RSW, ABR

Correcting Mis-information

January 16th, 2011
     I have been a full-time professional licensed Realtor in Alberta since June of 1991.  In November of 2003 I re-focused my practice from being a traditional Seller's Realtor and became an Accredited Buyers Representative specializing in helping newcomers relocate to the Province of Alberta.  In the past 7 years I have been asked several times about the following false and misleading asser ...

Different Terminology

January 15th, 2011
One of the conditions your Realtor will suggest for your Offer to Purchase is a Home Inspection, somewhat similar to what you call a survey but much more is involved.  A Home Inspection is carried out by a certified Home Inspector who will examine every aspect of your home.  He will examine the roofing materials, flashings, chimney, windows, insulation, plumbing, electrical, and foundation.  ...

Purchasing Process

January 10th, 2011
Buyers from the United Kingdom




An 8 hour plane ride but a world of difference in property styles
Buying Property in Alberta - It's different out here.

"The process of buying property in Canada is not quite what we are used to in the UK and because real estate laws are a provincial matter there may be differences between provinces." Chloe Cartwright explains.

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Contracts

December 17th, 2010
Property Purchase/Lease Contracts  

Contracts in Alberta are legally enforceable.  First, all contracts regarding property must be in writing in order to be valid.  A verbal offer is usually ignored as it is considered a wish - it is not enforceable.  This pertains to both rentals and purchases.  Verbal offers for things not related to land or housing are valid and might be enforceable.

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