Tips for Home Buyers

7 Things No One Tells You About Buying a Home

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! Here ...

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Mortgage Default Insurance: Your Questions Answered

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 ...

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Home Insurance: Your Questions Answered

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 ...

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Home?

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 ...

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Downsizing: 10 Essential Do’s and Don’ts

Downsizing: 10 Essential Do’s and Don’ts

Are you thinking about downsizing your Edmonton home? Read this helpful list of do’s and don’ts first.  Don’t: Wait Until the Last Minute Sorting through an entire home’s worth of possessions can take weeks or even ...

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5 Smart Home Devices That Will Help You Save Money

5 Smart Home Devices That Will Help You Save Money

Smart home devices don’t just improve safety, comfort and convenience, they can also save you a ton of money. Reduce your utility bills with the help of these ultra-effective smart home products. 1. Programmable Thermostats With heating and ...

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The Pros and Cons of Attached and Detached Garages

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 ...

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5 Critical Facts Every Home Buyer Should Know

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.  1. ...

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Alberta’s New Home Warranty Explained

Alberta’s New Home Warranty Explained

Are you thinking about buying a new construction home? Did you know that under Alberta’s New Home Buyer Protection Act, all new builds are required to have a minimum 10-year warranty?  While coverage terms may vary from builder to ...

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4 Ways to Pay Your Mortgage Off Faster

4 Ways to Pay Your Mortgage Off Faster

Paying your mortgage off faster comes with some significant financial perks, including lower interest rates, improved financial stability and increased cash flow. While it may seem like an impossible feat at first, its much easier than you think ...

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How Much Do You Need For a Down Payment?

How Much Do You Need For a Down Payment?

To find out how much cash you’ll really need, get the facts on all things down payment:  Minimum Down Payment  The minimum down payment required to buy a home in Edmonton (and Canada) is 5% of the purchase price. Of course, this ...

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Top Tips for Saving Your Down Payment

Top Tips for Saving Your Down Payment

Trying to save for your dream home but finding yourself a little strapped for cash? These top tips will make saving for your down payment a whole lot easier.  Determine Your New Home Wants vs. Needs  First things first, you’ll need ...

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10 Common Questions About Mortgages

10 Common Questions About Mortgages

1. How Much of a Down Payment Do I Need? The minimum down payment required to buy a home in Edmonton is 5% of the overall purchase price. To calculate exactly how much you’ll need, we recommend using a down payment calculator. Keep in mind, ...

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Renting vs. Owning: The Pros and Cons

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. Owning:  Con: Minimum Down Payment   Canada’s mortgage ...

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