11 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Broker
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner looking to renew your mortgage, working with the banks can be both stressful (and costly) without the right information at hand.
That’s where a mortgage broker comes in.
Posted by Robert Hasek on November 26, 2020 in Mortgages
6 Tips For Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time
Buying a new home before selling your current one isn’t always easy but, with the right information and approach, it can be done (even enjoyably!).
Here are our top tips:
1. Buy With a Contingency to Sell
One of the easiest ways to ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 19, 2020 in Buying a Home
11 Things People With Ultra-Clean Homes Do Every Single Day
Sick of feeling like you’re always tidying up with nothing to show for it? Clean your home once and for all (and keep it that way!) by incorporating these helpful habits into your daily routine.
1. Make the Bed
This is easily one of the ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on November 12, 2020 in Lifestyle
Hunting For a New Home: Our Top Do’s and Don’ts
Enjoy a seamless house-hunting experience and avoid (costly) mistakes by observing these key Do’s and Don’ts.
DO: Determine How Much Home You Can Afford In Advance
It’s important to get a handle on what you can reasonably afford ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 5, 2020 in Buying a Home
9 Tips For Choosing Your Perfect Edmonton Neighbourhood
Did you know: Choosing the right neighbourhood is almost, if not every bit, as important as choosing the right home? Here are nine key things to consider when it comes to picking the quintessential (Edmonton) community:
1. Think About Budget
Posted by Robert Hasek on October 29, 2020 in Communities
Home Sellers: 4 Reasons to Get a Free Market Evaluation
Whether you’re ready to put your Edmonton home on the market or just curious about how much your property is worth, a free market evaluation is the perfect place to start.
What is a Market Evaluation?
Sometimes referred to as ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on October 22, 2020 in Selling Your Home
10 Spooky Things to Do In Edmonton This Halloween
1. Deadmonton Haunted House
September 25th, 2020 – November 13th, 2020
Admission: $34.99 - $49.99
Ages 12+ recommended
Deadmonton Haunted House has quickly become one of the best (and scariest) haunted house experiences Alberta has ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on October 15, 2020 in Lifestyle
All In the Family: 5 Tips For Multi-Generational Living
Multi-generational homes are a popular choice among homeowners looking to maintain a close relationship with their loved ones while saving money on rent, daycare, senior care and mortgage payments. In fact, roughly 2.2 million people (or 6% of the ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on October 8, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
5 Benefits of Buying a Home With a Secondary Suite
Whether you’re looking to minimize your mortgage payments, boost your monthly income, or break into the world of real estate investing, there are numerous advantages to buying a home with a secondary suite.
What is a Secondary ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on September 24, 2020 in Buying a Home
8 Tips For Relieving Doggy Boredom at Home
Tired of coming home to find shoes chewed, garbage upended, furniture destroyed, and your unmentionables scattered throughout the house? Admittedly, it can be frustrating when your dog regularly leaves a trail of destruction in their wake; however, ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 17, 2020 in Home Tips
9 Freezer-Friendly Recipes For Fall
Keep warm on cool autumn days with these tasty, freezer-friendly meals.
1. Autumn Vegetable Stuffed Squash
A healthy (flavourful) vegetarian delight!
2 sweet potato squash
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onion, diced
Posted by Robert Hasek on September 10, 2020 in Recipes
9 DIY Life Hacks Every Homeowner Should Know
Our top tips, tricks and how-tos for tackling everyday tasks around your home.
1. Unclog a Sink (in three parts)
Part 1: Use a Plunger
Not just for toilets! After filling the clogged sink with water, use a plunger to help dislodge ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 3, 2020 in Home Tips
7 Great Things to Do With a Finished Basement
Finished basements don’t just deliver a healthy return on your investment come sale time – they’re also proven to boost your overall enjoyment of your home. Even better, your basement-finishing options are endless. From income ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on August 27, 2020 in Home Tips
Closing Costs: Here’s What You Need to Know
Closing costs are one-time legal and administrative fees that accompany the purchase of a home. Ranging from 1.5 – 4% (depending), you’ll want to plan for these additional expenses beforehand, to avoid any unwelcome surprises come sale ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on August 20, 2020 in Mortgage and Financial
7 Things No One Tells You About Buying a Home
From the importance of teaming up with a REALTOR® to preparing for hidden costs, there are several things you should know before heading out to purchase a home (even if you already have experience).
We’re here to help!
Posted by Robert Hasek on August 13, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
6 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Home Workspace
If you, like so many other Canadians, have now found yourself working from home, having a functional space in which to operate has become more important than ever. Even if you don’t have a dedicated office (room) per se, it’s essential ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on August 6, 2020 in Home Tips
10 Real Estate Selling Myths Debunked
Guest post by Rick Andrews:
A myth is an idea, concept, or story that is invented purely out of false data. Everywhere, and in almost every aspect, myths are present. They attempt to explain things; however, they are sometimes proven wrong when it ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on August 4, 2020 in Selling Your Home
Mortgage Default Insurance: Your Questions Answered
Learn more about mortgage default insurance, what it covers and how much it costs while gaining insight into Canada’s top three mortgage default insurance providers.
What is Mortgage Default Insurance?
In Canada, mortgage default ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on July 30, 2020 in Mortgages
7 Things to Negotiate When Buying a Home (Beyond Price)
When it comes to buying a home, did you know there are several things you can negotiate with a seller other than price? And that many of these negotiable items can save you time and money (potentially hundreds or thousands of dollars) on your ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on July 23, 2020 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 8811 152B Ave
8811 152B Ave is a bright and beautiful four-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow located in the quiet community of Evansdale. Offering over 1,000 square feet of living space (not including the professionally finished basement), a double detached ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on July 16, 2020 in Buying a Home