John Darel, Calgary real estate: Blog http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php This page contains the blog. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:28:13 -0600 http://ubertor.com/?v=1.0 en 18 MARTINRIDGE RD NE, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/18-martinridge-rd-ne-calgary-alberta-2 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:36:28 -0600 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/18-martinridge-rd-ne-calgary-alberta-2 I just sold this House at 18 MARTINRIDGE RD NE, Calgary, Alberta Martindale.

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4223 15A St SW http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/4223-15a-st-sw Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:23:53 -0600 John Darel Featured Property Videos http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/4223-15a-st-sw Just Listed!
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4223 15A ST SW, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/4223-15a-st-sw-calgary-alberta Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:13:43 -0600 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/4223-15a-st-sw-calgary-alberta I just finished uploading this House for sale, 4223 15A ST SW, Calgary, Alberta

Open House Sun 15th noon to 3:00 pm. Welcome to this Custom Luxury property in the heart of Altadore, one of Calgary's premier communities. Built in 2007 & features 3800 sq. ft. of professionally developed living space, located on one of the most desirable streets in the community w/mature trees, low traffic and only minutes from River Park & Sandy Beach. A rare 50' lot w/west facing backyard and features an oversized double garage and professional, custom landscaping. This home is equipped w/5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a flex office/den on the main level, dedicated dining room and an open concept living room w/chef's style kitchen. You will be delighted by the expansive living area w/vaulted ceiling, 18' stone fireplace fa├žade and a wall of windows allowing for an abundance of natural light. The kitchen features granite counters, gas stove, SS appliances and walkthrough pantry. The master incl. oversized ensuite w/his & hers walk-in closets and gas fireplace. Plus so many other features, come & view today!

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#1 931 19 AV SW, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/1-931-19-av-sw-calgary-alberta Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:26:43 -0600 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/1-931-19-av-sw-calgary-alberta I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, #1 931 19 AV SW, Calgary, Alberta

Open House Saturday the 14th. Noon to 3:00 PM. Welcome to this bright and cozy 2 bedroom condo in the desirable community of Lower Mount Royal. Only a minutes walk away from 17th avenue activity with restaurants, coffee shops and shopping! Great location on a quiet, mature street. This home features re-finished hardwood floors throughout, new windows, large and open main room, large kitchen with updated cabinets and in-suite European washer & dryer. Boasting an abundance of large windows this home is showered in natural light which adds to the cozy, comfortable feel you have when you enter this well cared for home. If you're looking for an affordable, spacious and updated property that is totally move-in ready, than you have found it. Two perfectly sized bedrooms, updated bathroom and covered parking finish this unit off, all you have to do is come and view it today!

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1, 931 - 19 Ave SW http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/1-931-19-ave-sw Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:27:11 -0600 John Darel General http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/1-931-19-ave-sw



JUST LISTED!

Welcome to this bright and cozy 2 bedroom condo in the desirable community of Lower Mount Royal. Only a minutes walk away from 17th avenue activity with restaurants, coffee shops and shopping! Great location on a quiet, mature street. This home features re-finished hardwood floors throughout, new windows, large and open main room, large kitchen with updated cabinets and in-suite European washer & dryer. Boasting an abundance of large windows this home is showered in natural light which adds to the cozy, comfortable feel you have when you enter this well cared for home. If you're looking for an affordable, spacious and updated property that is totally move-in ready, than you have found it. Two perfectly sized bedrooms, updated bathroom and covered parking finish this unit off, all you have to do is come and view it today!

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Importance of Property Inspections! http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/importance-of-property-inspections Mon, 02 Apr 2018 10:08:48 -0600 John Darel General http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/importance-of-property-inspections The Importance of Inspection!

When purchasing a property in Canada, the onus is on the Buyer to seek out all knowledge and condition of the property they are purchasing otherwise known as "Caveat Emptor".

Outside of what is called a "Material Latent Defect", which the Seller is lawfully obligated to disclose, it is purely the responsibility of the Buyer.

My focus today is on the importance of a complete property inspection, and more so, the sewer line running from the property.

 

Recently I had a Buyer complete a property inspection for a property purchase, which is standard on any purchase. The subject property is a blended property in that it was originally a 1960's style bungalow in a great inner-city neighbourhood. The Seller’s purchased the property and subsequently developed a completely new dwelling from the top of foundation or basement up.

 

So, the main floor and second floor is a brand new modern development. The basement and foundation was salvaged and remains in original condition.

 

When conducting the inspection, the Inspector noted that the sewer line was the original cast iron drainage pipe that was running out from the house to the main City sewer system. Upon noting this, he advised that the sewer line should be inspected and scoped with video. So, subsequent to the inspection and this advisement, my client decided to go ahead with the sewer line inspection.

 

There was nothing that indicated that there were any issues with the sewer line, and by all accounts the drainage was working fine during the original viewings and inspection of the property. However, it didn't take long to find that there was a major issue with the sewer line leading away from the house.

 

The sewer line goes from cast iron to a clay pipe system that was regularly used at the time of construction on the original bungalow. As the technician was feeding the camera down the pipe, he was actually impressed and noted that the pipe was in very good condition, especially for this age of clay pipe. Every 3 or so feet there is a joint, and the first 3 were in great shape and he was mentioning to me what we are looking at and how it is supposed to look etc. And then we ran into it... at 18 feet out, something that was difficult for me to make sense of, as we had been looking at a nice perfectly formed circle from within and an ongoing black hole down the middle This, unfortunately turned into a difficult image to make sense of. It  turned into what appeared to be like an image being created from broken glass. (see attached photo)

 

Here we could see that water was built up and no more black hole. The technician attempted to continue moving the camera down the line, but he could not penetrate the disruption. The disruption turned out to be a collapsed pipe...and herein is the issue at this point in time.

 

Now, we have what amounts to a pretty major issue and concern for the Buyer. This is something that if it went undetected and once moved into the property, would  turn into a major problem. It would not take long for a buildup to cause a flood in the basement, damaging property that could be costly to repair. If it was not detected prior to the purchase, at that point in time it would be the Buyer's responsibility and cost to repair it.

The good news is that the Buyer and Seller were able to come to an agreement to remedy the situation with repairing and replacing the pipe at the cost of the Selling party.

 

It should be noted that the developer had the pipe visually inspected from the outside (no internal video scope) when they were doing construction and while the yard was excavated. There were no issues found at that time, so it is highly likely that the pipe collapsed after completion and because it wasn't used after completion of the new dwelling, there was never any backup or flooding of water on the property to indicate any existence of an issue.

 

Cost of the video inspection: $250.00 to $550.00

Cost to replace the sewer line: $10,000.00 to $17,000.00

 

Note to Buyer, be aware and complete all relevant due diligence in order to fully satisfy any concerns prior to purchase. It can save you thousands!

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18 Martinridge Rd. Property Video http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/18-martinridge-rd.-property-video Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:52:43 -0700 John Darel General http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/18-martinridge-rd.-property-video 10 MCKERNAN PL SE, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/10-mckernan-pl-se-calgary-alberta Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:45:06 -0700 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/10-mckernan-pl-se-calgary-alberta I just finished uploading this House for sale, 10 MCKERNAN PL SE, Calgary, Alberta

Open House Sat. 17th Noon to 3:00 PM. Looking for an affordable family home in a great lake community? A home that offers a great quiet location on a low traffic street? Perhaps something in an established community with mature trees, parks and schools nearby? Than look no further than this great, 2 storey home in the heart of McKenzie Lake. With a functional main floor that features a front veranda w/sliding doors just off the kitchen, allowing for an abundance of natural light and great indoor outdoor living. The family room is open and bright and features laminate flooring throughout. The master bedroom is large and bright and the second bedroom features an attached balcony. The full basement is waiting for your personal touch and ready to be developed. There is a 2 car parking pad in the back and don't forget about the recently added central air conditioning as well! This property is a great family home, starter home or investment property. Located perfectly and ready for you, come and view it today!

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18 MARTINRIDGE RD NE, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/18-martinridge-rd-ne-calgary-alberta-1 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:45:03 -0700 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/18-martinridge-rd-ne-calgary-alberta-1 I just finished uploading this House for sale, 18 MARTINRIDGE RD NE, Calgary, Alberta

In the heart of Martindale is this great family home! A 4 level split with 3 Bedrooms in total, 2 full size washrooms and a fully completed 3rd level. The main floor is well laid out and includes a great family room w/large front windows allowing for an abundance of natural light. The kitchen is functional and includes a cozy eating nook as well as recently updated appliances w/oversized SS fridge. The upstairs features a fully updated washroom, a large master bedroom and an excellent second bedroom. The lower level includes a large recreation room allowing for a second T.V./media room, children's play area or exercise room. It also features a large 3rd bedroom and another updated washroom. Other recent upgrades include all new windows in 2010, new laminate floors, newer high efficiency furnace, newer hot water tank, brand new washer and dryer, water softener and more. The yard features an oversized deck and a 2 car rear parking pad. Come & view today!

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18 MARTINRIDGE RD NE, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/18-martinridge-rd-ne-calgary-alberta Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:44:49 -0700 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/18-martinridge-rd-ne-calgary-alberta I just finished uploading this House for sale, 18 MARTINRIDGE RD NE, Calgary, Alberta

In the heart of Martindale is this great family home! A 4 level split with 3 Bedrooms in total, 2 full size washrooms and a fully completed 3rd level. The main floor is well laid out and includes a great family room w/large front windows allowing for an abundance of natural light. The kitchen is functional and includes a cozy eating nook as well as recently updated appliances w/oversized SS fridge. The upstairs features a fully updated washroom, a large master bedroom and an excellent second bedroom. The lower level includes a large recreation room allowing for a second T.V./media room, children's play area or exercise room. It also features a large 3rd bedroom and another updated washroom. Other recent upgrades include all new windows in 2010, new laminate floors, newer high efficiency furnace, newer hot water tank, brand new washer and dryer, water softener and more. The yard features an oversized deck and a 2 car rear parking pad. Come & view today!

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97 SPRING VW SW, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/97-spring-vw-sw-calgary-alberta-3 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:39:57 -0700 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/97-spring-vw-sw-calgary-alberta-3 I just sold this House at 97 SPRING VW SW, Calgary, Alberta Springbank Hill.

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#2201 1010 6 ST SW, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/2201-1010-6-st-sw-calgary-alberta-2 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:47:44 -0700 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/2201-1010-6-st-sw-calgary-alberta-2 I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, #2201 1010 6 ST SW, Calgary, Alberta

Welcome to urban, modern living in the heart of Calgary's Beltline! Here in the recently completed 6th & 10th Building, a Brad Lamb development, you have the opportunity to own this 22nd Floor, 1 bedroom + den condo with IMMEDIATE possession. This property is finished with bright, contemporary finishes like, quartz counter tops, gas counter top stove, stainless steel appliance package that includes a B/I Dishwasher and Microwave Hood Fan combination. The unit is designed with an open and functional layout that includes in-suite laundry, a nice sized bedroom, large full bath and an EXCEPTIONAL view! With floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors leading to a great, usable balcony that includes a gas line for barbecue hook up, a nice feature. You can enjoy the sprawling and vast view from every part of the unit. This property includes in-floor heating, air conditioning and separate titled storage & parking. Right in the heart of it all, only minutes from 17th Ave, 4th St & Downtown. Live, work & Play!

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#2201 1010 6 ST SW, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/2201-1010-6-st-sw-calgary-alberta-1 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:40:33 -0700 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/2201-1010-6-st-sw-calgary-alberta-1 I just sold this Condo at #2201 1010 6 ST SW, Calgary, Alberta Beltline.

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97 Spring View SW http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/97-spring-view-sw Sat, 23 Dec 2017 10:38:29 -0700 John Darel Featured Property Videos http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/97-spring-view-sw
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97 SPRING VW SW, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/97-spring-vw-sw-calgary-alberta-2 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:20:02 -0700 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/97-spring-vw-sw-calgary-alberta-2 I just finished uploading this House for sale, 97 SPRING VW SW, Calgary, Alberta

Open House Saturday the 16th Noon to 3:00 pm! Welcome to this move-in-ready, 3 + 1 bedroom home in the heart of one of Calgary's most desirable west-side communities of Springbank Hill! This great family home has just received some FRESH RENOVATIONS which include brand new hardwood floors and paint throughout! Boasting a functional open mainfloor layout, w/large family room w/large windows & gas fireplace. The kitchen is a nice size and includes an eating nook that blends into a great indoor/outdoor space, w/sliding glass doors that allow great access onto your multi tiered backyard deck. You also have a walkthrough mudroom from your 2 car garage w/main floor washer & dryer. Upstairs features a large master w/full sized ensuite, and 2 other functional bedrooms w/4 pce bath. Fully completed basement w/4th bedroom, another 4 pce bath and large rec-room. Located on a quiet street w/great access to hwy 8, West Side Rec & Westhills! This house provides over 2,100 sq. ft. of living space, come and view today!

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97 SPRING VW SW, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/97-spring-vw-sw-calgary-alberta-1 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:19:22 -0700 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/97-spring-vw-sw-calgary-alberta-1 I just finished uploading this House for sale, 97 SPRING VW SW, Calgary, Alberta

Open House Saturday the 16th Noon to 3:00 pm! Welcome to this move-in-ready, 3 + 1 bedroom home in the heart of one of Calgary's most desirable west-side communities of Springbank Hill! This great family home has just received some FRESH RENOVATIONS which include brand new hardwood floors and paint throughout! Boasting a functional open mainfloor layout, w/large family room w/large windows & gas fireplace. The kitchen is a nice size and includes an eating nook that blends into a great indoor/outdoor space, w/sliding glass doors that allow great access onto your multi tiered backyard deck. You also have a walkthrough mudroom from your 2 car garage w/main floor washer & dryer. Upstairs features a large master w/full sized ensuite, and 2 other functional bedrooms w/4 pce bath. Fully completed basement w/4th bedroom, another 4 pce bath and large rec-room. Located on a quiet street w/great access to hwy 8, West Side Rec & Westhills! This house provides over 2,100 sq. ft. of living space, come and view today!

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VIDEO: 408, 1108 - 15th St. SW http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/video-408-1108-15th-st.-sw Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:06:37 -0700 John Darel Featured Property Videos http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/video-408-1108-15th-st.-sw
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#408 1108 15 ST SW, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/408-1108-15-st-sw-calgary-alberta Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:41:26 -0700 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/408-1108-15-st-sw-calgary-alberta I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, #408 1108 15 ST SW, Calgary, Alberta

Welcome to The Vogue, a great condo development in the heart of Sunalta, a great community located in the heart of Calgary! Location of this property is great, if you commute to downtown it's only minutes to get there, walking, biking, or take the C-Train from the Sunalta station, a small walk away. You are near 17th Ave and the Bow River pathway system, great for recreation of all kinds. This unit boasts over 900 sq. ft. has 2 very spacious bedrooms, a full 4 pc. main washroom and another full 4 pc. ensuite. This is a TOP FLOOR unit with the premium south west corner location! Full south and west exposure, allowing for an abundance of sunlight to shower the unit all year round. Great, impressive views of the west side, and Scarborough ridge. The main living area is a modern, contemporary open concept with nice sized kitchen and living room combination. Boasting a stainless steel appliance package, full height espresso stained cabinets and includes a west side balcony to enjoy. Come and view today!

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#306 1528 11 AV SW, Calgary, Alberta http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/306-1528-11-av-sw-calgary-alberta Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:43:52 -0600 John Darel Listings http://johndarel.ourubertor.com/Blog.php/306-1528-11-av-sw-calgary-alberta I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, #306 1528 11 AV SW, Calgary, Alberta

Open House Sat. 23rd. 12:00 TO 3:00 pm. What an opportunity! Here in the Barcelona building in the heart of Sunalta we have a wonderful top-floor, multi level, 2 bedroom condo unit that is READY-FOR-YOU! This property boasts over 1,100 sq. ft. of FULLY UPDATED living space that includes an oversized upper level loft bedroom overlooking the main floor living room. It features a vaulted ceiling & cathedral style window, allowing for extra natural light to flow in, a full walk-in closet & brand new carpeting throughout the upstairs. The layout is a modern open concept, with new maple hardwood floors, a large kitchen w/updated cabinets, custom concrete counter tops, stainless steel appl. package, built in wine fridge and eating bar. Also equipped w/a large dining area, cozy living room w/wood burning fireplace and an adjoined balcony. Great for entertaining. The property has just received a fresh coat of paint throughout, new hardwood floors, concrete kitchen counters and new carpeting. Come and view today

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