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The first step towards purchasing a home is knowing what you can afford. This all starts with getting pre-approved for a mortgage. From there, you can narrow down your search and eliminate those blue-sky homes if they are out of reach.


When you meet with a mortgage broker they will assess what you can afford at the best possible rate for you, the buyer. A lender has - and should have - your best interest at heart. However, it’s okay to challenge them to make sure you are getting the best service...

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Want your home sold? Well, you’ve come to the right spot. Turns out our team here knows a thing or two about what it takes to sell a property in a competitive, booming real estate market like Calgary’s. Averaging almost 2% more residential home sale price than the Calgary Real Estate Board average for the past nine years, you could say we’ve learned a few things along the way. This is post is a must-read if you’re looking to sell your home. Follow these seven steps and you...

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Considering downsizing, but not sure if it’s the right time to do so? There are many factors to take into account and many reasons why people feel compelled to move to a smaller house or condo. When there are no more kids in the house to look after, a big house can seem a bit much for one or two people to live in. More space means more to clean. A bigger property might mean more equity that can be used towards retirement. And the list goes on!


Downsizing is obviously a lifestyle adjustment and...

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Planning on moving out of your property before it sells? If so, there are a few measures you can take to convince passersby that the home is still occupied and keep it as safe as possible after you’ve left. Even if the property is completely empty of contents, thieves may still be on the lookout for valuable building components, or assume all of the contents of the home are still inside. Void of contents or not, during a break-in the property is susceptible to vandalism, which is something no...

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There are plenty of perks to owning your own home versus renting, especially as rental prices continue to creep up, oftentimes costing the same if not more than a mortgage payment. So it makes sense why more and more adults in their twenties are starting to take a serious look at homeownership. Here are some tips on how to get started on becoming a first time home buyer in your twenties:


Find out what you can afford


This is the first step before you start doing any major house hunting. Sit down with...

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