Real Property Reports

Real estate transactions almost always require a current Real Property Report (RPR). An RPR is a legal document an Alberta Land Surveyor prepares. It’s basically a high level drawing of the property, the boundaries, and the buildings and structures on it, so buyers know exactly what they’re buying.

An RPR contains:

  • legal description and municipal address of the property
  • date of land title search and date RPR was done
  • Certificate of Title (land title) number and names of registered owner(s)
  • location and description of all buildings and structures (e.g. decks, fences) with dimensions, directions and distances from the property boundaries
  • location and dimensions of any visible encroachments (i.e. buildings or…

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Pending vs. Sold Listing?

A property with this status means that someone is currently in the process of buying the home. They've written an offer "Conditional" to typically financing, inspections, etc. Upon receiving an offer, a seller has the option to advertise their property as either Conditionally Sold (Pending) or Active. Due to the number of failed mortgage applications, a seller may choose to remain Active on MLS®, with no indication that they are currently pending a sale. However, there is significant value to a seller in marking their property Conditional (when there is no clause) on the MLS® (Multiple Listing Service). The largest challenge is that most buyers may not wish to view a property that is Conditionally Sold.

Clauses

Sometimes…

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October sales are down slightly from the same time in 2018, posting just 6 fewer sales in 2019. However, the number of active listings is up 17.9%. This isn't the best news if you're trying to sell, as more inventory means more competition, likely due to a number of re-listings & homes returning to the market that failed to sell. 

The market differs largely on which price point you're in. Well priced homes that show well are typically selling within 30 days under the $400,000 price point. Sales & overall buyer activity at the higher price points has been slow, especially over $600,000. Red Deer experienced just two sales in October, despite high levels of inventory. We're starting to see a disparity between what buyers want to pay, & what sellers…

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