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When it comes to purchasing or selling a home, some fundamental rules have just changed.
 
1. If you have purchased a home recently, the Inspection Schedule you previously saw has been revised. The schedule now removes any connection of dollar amounts to an inspection conditions. In simple terms it means that if the buyer is not satisfied with the condition, they do not waive and the sale does not complete. Any deposit will be returned to the buyer in this case. If other arrangements were negotiated in the purchase, they have to be clearly stated in the contract.
 
2. Sellers now have the choice to not post that a sale is pending on MLS so conditional/pending sales can remain marketed as active listings. Buyers may then be looking at homes that are conditionally sold without knowing it until they write an offer. Sellers may also receive additional inquiries and offers once a home is conditionally sold.  This change is new to the Calgary market and it is not yet clear how it will be adopted.
 

There have been a number of changes to the rules and standard practices over the last couple of years. I'd be happy to answer your questions so that you are best prepared to make your move.

 

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