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We have listed a new property at 7507 7 STREET NW in Calgary.
After over 50 years, this lovingly cared for home is being offered for sale for the first time outside of the family. A great 1969 bilevel Princess model home by Nu-West Homes. 1,029 square feet (main level), 2+2 bedrooms and 2 full, 4-piece bathrooms. Nu-West finished the lower level and provided two bedrooms, a 2nd bathroom, and a massive storage area/mechanical room that could create another family room for you with a huge window. Many recent updates include: asphalt shingles in 2017 on both the home and the garage, high-efficiency furnace and high-efficiency hot water tank in 2020, newer appliances and some light fixtures, and this summer the beautiful, original hardwood floors were uncovered to expose their natural gleam, most of the main level was freshly painted, and the house exterior siding was professionally repainted (and it looks amazing). There are really no surprises here and there are several items...
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This past weekend, I dealt with a newly minted agent on Facebook who started questioning whether or not Poly-B plumbing was a serious concern on a property that his buyer client was buying. He indicated that his concern started when it was noted on a home inspection, (not when he noticed it in the home prior to writing the Offer to Purchase, if he noticed it at all). FYI – home inspectors detail the type/s of plumbing in any home and don't voice concern over any particular type unless there is concern visible to them.

MY concern was not that the agent asked questions about this plumbing type, but that he asked them AFTER writing an Offer to Purchase for his buyer, the Offer to Purchase was accepted in good faith by the seller, and it was only a concern after it was mentioned in a home inspection. This isn't right. He clearly isn't alone in not getting any mentoring for practical knowledge before being allowed to trade in real estate. Experience really does count. But, that is an area...

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