financing conditions

What Realtors might not know about financing conditions

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 […]
Mortgage Approval

Mortgage Approval: Can you really afford that mortgage?

Want to obtain a mortgage approval? Remember though, today you want to buy a house: you’re single, with a dog, a decent job and a some […]
Successful Realtor

Habits of Successful Realtors

Whether you’re a Realtor trying to model your business after the “big guys” in your industry or your a home buyer/seller looking to enlist the expertise […]
Forecast 2016

Looking forward to 2016!

This past year we saw many challenges in the housing sector. There were the recent changes to down payment minimums; we saw housing prices increase in […]

Should the Canadian Government raise interest rates?

Core inflation is nearing a seven-year high, but should that prompt the government to consider raising the overnight rate? Economists seem to think so. Don’t expect […]

Household debt increasing … but for good things

Canadian households are carrying more debt on average than they were last year but it is generally as the result of “good” spending. A report from […]

Life insurance: what it covers, when to get it, and why to consider it

I recently read this article on BNN by Pattie Lovett-Reid, chief financial commentator, CTV News, and thought it was too good not to share. Happy reading! […]

15 reasons why you should use a Realtor

A lot has been written about the doom and gloom of the real estate industry as we know it. Many are searching for reasons why you […]

Should you buy a new home before you’ve sold your existing?

Juggling the sale of one home with the search for another is tricky. List your home too soon, and you risk being homeless. Wait too long, […]

What’s up with deeply discounted mortgage rates?

When considering a deeply discounted 5-year rate, keep in mind that cheapest isn’t always best. Strangely, we know that’s true when we’re shopping for anything else […]

Budgeting 101

A budget is a plan, an outline of your future income and expenditures that you can use as a guideline for spending and saving. Only 47 […]
Calgary Real Estate

What will be the fallout of low oil prices?

Oil is a major economic influence in Calgary, so the recent price drop is worrying. While we believe there may be some immediate term impact on […]