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2018 Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement Dates

Eight times a year, the Bank of Canada makes interest rate announcements which impact not only the rate you pay when you’re buying, renewing or refinancing […]
Real Estate Business Plan

Real Estate Professional Business Planning

If you’re like me, the years are flying by faster and faster. Can you believe it’s time to plan for 2018 already? I certainly can’t, yet […]
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Annual Home Maintenance

It’s hard to keep up with all the home maintenance we have to do, but our friend Steve Fletcher at NGS Inspection Services did us, and […]
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Alberta Labour Market Showing Strength – Good News for Real Estate in Calgary!

Nothing affects Real Estate more in Alberta than the labour market. Without the foreign investment that Toronto and Vancouver have, it’s the strength of the labour […]
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Financing Condition: How long should it be?

Most real estate offers include a financing condition, which allows time for the buyer to obtain the necessary financing to complete the purchase. Financing conditions dates […]
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Home Renovations that make Cents!

A few years ago I published a blog post about home renovations that add value to your home. It seemed like time for an update to […]
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Mortgage Stress Test: New Rule Changes?

Just when you thought it was safe … The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is at it again! They have proposed new mortgage […]
First-Time-Home-Buyer

First-time home buyer: Things to consider

I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but buying a home is one of the biggest financial and lifestyle decisions you will ever make. As your Mortgage […]
Mirroring and matching

Tips to Mirroring and Matching your client and why you want to!

A Realtor once told me that mirroring and matching your client in a client meeting was disingenuous. I’ve thought a lot about that comment over the […]
What not to do once your mortgage is approved

What not to do once your mortgage is approved!

You’re approved for a mortgage, but haven’t taken possession yet – what NOT to do! Okay, so we’ve worked together to secure financing for your mortgage. […]
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Prime rate increase: Bank of Canada increases key interest rate

The Bank of Canada (BoC) has raised its interest rate by 0.25% this morning. This is the first increase in more than seven years.  Canadians have […]
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Property Tax Assessment versus Property Tax Bill

In the last couple of months you should have received your Property Tax Bill, but what does it mean? This is how much property taxes you […]