home-valuation

Home Valuation: How much is your home really worth?

For most Canadians, the home is not simply a sentimental space to raise a family, but is retirement, lifestyle, and economic security. The value of your […]
market value

Property Assessments vs. Market Value

If you are a home owner, you should have received your 2017 Property Tax Bill by now. The number likely fluctuated, but remember that the Property Tax Assessment […]
home renovations

“Smart” home renovations

Home renovations seem daunting but when you have a house or condo you want it to look great. You know about regular maintenance but you might […]
Mortgage Renewal

Mortgage Renewal or Refinance – what do you know?

For many people, when they get their mortgage renewal in the mail, they cringe. They either don’t have time to deal with it or feel they […]
Mortgage Penalties

Hidden trap of Mortgage Penalties

This article is older but does a great job of identifying the often hidden traps in mortgage penalties should a “life event” happen and you need to […]
Christmas Debt

Christmas Debt: Recovering from the Spending Hangover

As is typical for January, the weather is cooler (albeit this year warmer than is normal!), the days are still short but getting longer and the […]

Home Renovations: Contractor Pricing Lingo

Lately I’ve had a lot of clients musing about home renovations so I thought it prudent to do a piece on hiring a contractor. It can be intimidating, […]
Calgary Housing Market

Calgary housing market: renovations that add value

We’ve seen sales slow and prices drop slightly in the Calgary housing market and this is cyclical – we’ve seen it before and we’ll see it […]

Your road to mortgage freedom

Paying off your mortgage may be the best investment you can make. A survey conducted in 2013 by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) found that […]

5 Reasons you can’t get a mortgage

It is the sad reality in our business, unfortunately not everyone who applies, no matter how much they want it, qualifies for the mortgage they are […]
home-renovation

Renos that make sense

We all want our homes to look great. You know about regular maintenance but you might also want to renovate that tired bathroom or dated kitchen, […]

Should you break your mortgage?

Once again interest rates have dominated the headlines. First, it was the declining fixed rate. Fixed rates are usually priced off bond markets, independent of what’s […]