Calgary Inner City Blog

Top 10 Questions to ask your mortgage broker!

Getting ready to buy a home? Make sure you ask these 10 key questions when you submit your mortgage application 1. What is the interest rate on this mortgage? Ask for the lender’s loan estimate, which breaks down the interest rate and fees. It will include the annual percentage rate, or APR, which accounts for […]

Mar 7, 2017
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Home Maintenance Tips

Home maintenance isn’t restricted to repairs. In fact, certain tasks–when performed regularly–may actually prevent things from breaking in the first place. But when things do go wrong (and it’s inevitable that they do), we have some backup plans that you can try before you grab the phone to call for pro. Appliances and plumbing are […]

Mar 2, 2017
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January Market Report

January Market Report! Homes provide shelter and refuge, but they are also most Albertan homeowners’ single largest investment. Housing represents 47% of total assets for the average Alberta family – much higher than stock market investments and pension plans combined (29%). Why is this important? Because homeownership benefits the economy as a whole, as well […]

Feb 24, 2017
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10 Best Kept Secret for Buying a House!

Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It Is It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t want to take any big chances with your credit profile. Lenders need to see that you’re reliable and they want a complete […]

Feb 21, 2017
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17 Reasons Calgary is Awesome!!

When the New York Times bestowed upon Calgary the 17th spot on its annual 52 Places to Go list, it had some people scratching their heads. Frankly, after the extended winter of 2014, it’s understandable that locals would be a little shy to recommend our fair city as a must-visit destination, but we mustn’t forget […]

Jan 25, 2017
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Home Decor 2017 Trends

Why wait for spring to revamp your home décor? Whether you’re ready for a total renovation or simply want to add a splash of the newest “it” color to your bedroom, the new year is the perfect time to freshen up your home. Thankfully, Pinterest did the work for us by digging through billions of […]

Jan 19, 2017
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Impress Your Guests with this Recipe

Impress Your guests this holiday season with this intrigued looking bread but super easy to make. INGREDIENTS 1 4 (8-ounce) cans Pillsbury Original Crescents 2 1 jar Nutella, warm 3 1 egg white DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. Open 1 pack of Crescents and form into dough ball. On a sheet of wax […]

Dec 19, 2016
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November Real Estate Market Snapshot

November sales slide into old patterns City of Calgary, Dec. 1, 2016 – Coming off a month of stronger sales activity, November’s housing market returned to previous trends. Year- over-year monthly sales totaled 1,227 units, which is nearly three per cent lower than last year and 17 per cent below long-term averages. “November was the […]

Dec 13, 2016
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Mortgages

If you’re like most Canadians, your mortgage is your biggest monthly expense. It pays to plan ahead and consider these 5 key mortgage renewal tips: 1. Avoid the Bank Mortgage Rollover Trap I hear countless stories of people willing to pay hundreds of dollars in cancellation fees to switch cell phone, cable or even home […]

Dec 12, 2016
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Buy or Sell First?

If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you’re wondering what your strategy should be:  do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around?  You have a few […]

Aug 2, 2016
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