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Planning your home maintenance checklist for the year

It is important to maintain your home on a regular basis. Below is a home maintenance checklist for every season. Homeowners who neglect home maintenance can face costly repairs and harm in the long run. Thousands of dollars may be spent on a roof or plumbing equipment all at once. Homeowners can budget between 1 and 5% of their property’s value for repairs and …

Do I need A Realtor

Many homes sellers and buyers ask themselves do I need a Realtor? Buying or selling a house is a major commitment, financially and emotionally. Although For Sale By Owner (FSBO) can seem cheaper, when you handle the sale on your own, there are many advantages to a realtor that you lose out on. Overall, realtors help in the entire process in mitigating tension. Also, …

5 Top Alternatives to Zillow and Trulia

Expand your search for a new home using these alternatives to Zillow and Trulia.   Zillow Group Inc as a company was founded in 2006 as a prominent online real estate portal. Zillow acts as a search engine for real estate that lists more than 110 million homes in the United States and Canada. Together with comparables and competing homes for each of the ...

A Bumpy Road To Recovery In The Calgary Housing Market

Calgary housing market prices hold, but sales fall The Calgary housing market and residential home sales declined in February, but a decline in new listings helped keep prices steady this month.  Read more here on the Calgary housing markets Road To Recovery Sales totalled 1.094 units in February, 18 percent below last year’s activity. Easing sales occurred across all property types this month, which outpaced …

New Canadian mortgage regulations and what that means ...

New Canadian mortgage regulations and what that means for home buyers? Canadian home buyers have faced many new rules in the last year. The Office of Superintendents of Financial Institutions has implemented more rules which take effect January 1st 2018. We won’t go into all the details here, but lets review the Cole’s Notes version. All conventional and insured mortgages must be qualified at …

Mortgage Insurance vs Life Insurance which one is for ...

Mortgage Insurance vs Life Insurance A personal approach to insuring your mortgage Mortgage financing is probably one of the largest financial commitments you will make in your life.  Today we will learn how to protect your investment and determine which is better Mortgage Insurance vs Life Insurance.  Safeguarding that commitment for loved ones in the case of a tragic event means having the right ...

Life In Red Deer Alberta

Red Deer, Alberta Red Deer is located in Central Alberta, Canada, at the halfway point between Calgary and Edmonton. It is Alberta’s third most populated city, following Calgary and Edmonton. Red Deer truly offers it all, being close to Rocky Mountains, rivers and a bustling city to explore. Red Deer sits in Aspen parkland, which is a large transitional biome between prairie and boreal …

What it’s like living in Calgary Alberta. Real e...

What it’s like living in Calgary Alberta, everything you will want to know from real estate prices, demographics, economy, schools culture and much more Living in Calgary Alberta is really great according to most people we interviewed.  Surrounded by the Bow River, Elbow River, The Rocky Mountains and prairie, Calgary is a picturesque Canadian city in the province of Alberta. While Calgary has lots …

What it’s like to live in Edmonton Alberta

What it’s like to live in the provinces capital city Edmonton Alberta What it’s like to live in Edmonton Alberta?  Located on the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton is the capital of Alberta. It is the center of the Edmonton Capital Region, encased by Alberta’s central region. Here you will find the largest stretch of continuous urban parkland in all of North America, as well …

Life in Victoria British Columbia

What is life like in Victoria, British Columbia? Life in Victoria British Columbia is incredible no mater how you look at it.  Located on the southern side of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. Home to a wonderfully mild climate, plenty of parks, mountain trails, exciting attractions and outdoor activities, Victoria is popular for good reason. Architecturally speaking, it’s a feast …