How to Prepare for a Competitive Home Buying Season
Last year has been more than unusual - and for more than one reason. Among other things, this has also affected the real estate market. However, as things slowly get back to the usual, we need to prepare for a competitive home-buying season. There ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on March 2, 2022 in Home Buying Tips
Guide to Avoiding Home Buyer's Remorse
Buying a home is one of the most significant and most stressful events a person can experience in their lifetime. As you're making such a large investment, it's only natural you'll feel overwhelmed and scared. Even after you made a purchase, all ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 29, 2021 in Home Buying Tips
The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Your First Home
Are you thinking of buying your first home in Edmonton? Here are a few crucial do’s and don’ts to keep in mind as you navigate the first-time home buying process.
Do: Figure Out Home Much You Can Afford
The first thing you’ll ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on March 4, 2021 in Home Buying Tips
Essential Tips For Saving Money on Your Next Home Purchase
There’s no denying that a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make during your lifetime. Why not save on this large financial investment with these easy-to-follow simple tips?
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Posted by Paul Paiva on February 18, 2021 in Home Buying Tips
3 Affordable Homes in Edmonton for First Time Home Buyers
Despite ongoing problems associated with the pandemic worldwide, Canada's housing market remains strong.
House prices have risen by 9% compared to last year, leaving the prospect of a new home out of reach for many first-time buyers. ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 28, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
12 Helpful Tips for First-Time Home Buyers
Follow these top 12 tips to make buying your first home as easy and stress-free as possible.
1. Clean Up Your Finances
Your financial health will determine your eligibility for a mortgage loan. It will also impact your interest rate and monthly ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on December 10, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Programs Explained
For first-time buyers especially, scraping together even the minimum down payment required to purchase a home in Canada can be difficult. But the good news is, there are several programs and incentives available to help ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 3, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
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
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).
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Posted by Robert Hasek on August 13, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Open For Business: What You Need to Know About YEG Real Estate
With the gradual reopening of shops and services in and around the province, Edmonton’s real estate market has experienced a strong surge in buying and selling activity. This slow return to normal, paired with low home prices and interest ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on May 28, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Home Insurance: Your Questions Answered
Learn more about home insurance, what it covers and how much it costs, while gaining insight into Alberta’s top home insurance providers.
What is Home Insurance, Exactly?
Home insurance protects your home, and its contents, in the event ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on April 23, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Home?
There’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty for those looking to buy a home in the capital region. With so many homeowners facing financial hardship, the very idea of entering the real estate market has prospective ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on April 9, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
The Pros and Cons of Attached and Detached Garages
One garage is as good as another, right? Well, not exactly. When it comes to attached vs. detached garages, there are some significant differences - and knowing the pros and cons of each will help you make the right decision when buying or building ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on January 7, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
5 Critical Facts Every Home Buyer Should Know
Regardless of whether it’s your first or hundredth time hitting the Edmonton market, the decision to purchase a home is always a big one. Ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible by keeping these 5 critical facts in mind.
Posted by Robert Hasek on November 29, 2019 in Home Buying Tips
Home Styles 101: 6 Great Things About Single-Family Homes
Single-family homes are hands down the most popular home style in Edmonton – and with all the amazing advantages that come along single-family living, it’s easy to see why!
Here are just a few of the many fantastic benefits ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 12, 2019 in Home Buying Tips
Home Styles 101: 6 Great Things About Duplexes
Thinking about buying an Edmonton duplex? Read on to discover the many great perks this unique home style has to offer and why it might be exactly what you’ve been searching for.
Duplexes make a roomy, yet affordable ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on October 21, 2019 in Home Buying Tips
Don’t Skip this Step! 8 Reasons to Get an Inspection When Buying a Home
We understand, with all the expenses that come along with the purchase of a new Edmonton home (down payment, closing costs, moving costs, new home furnishings and more) the last thing you want to do is fork over additional funds for a home ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on August 19, 2019 in Home Buying Tips
Renting vs. Owning: The Pros and Cons
On the fence about giving up your current rental lifestyle in favour of owning a home? Take a look at these renting vs. owning pros and cons to help you make the right decision.
Con: Minimum Down Payment
Canada’s mortgage ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on August 15, 2019 in Home Buying Tips
Home Styles 101: 9 Great Things About Townhomes
Townhomes are an extremely popular choice among Edmonton home buyers. And, with so many great benefits, it’s easy to see why! Here are just a few of several perks that come with owning one of these amazing units:
Posted by Paul Paiva on July 25, 2019 in Home Buying Tips
Home Styles 101: 6 Great Things About Condos
From first-time buyers and budding families to working professionals and downsizers, condos are a great choice for Edmonton home buyers of all different ages and lifestyles. If you’d like to know more about the benefits offered by ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on May 16, 2019 in Home Buying Tips