Calgary Inner City Blog

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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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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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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20 Things to do in Calgary without Breaking the Bank!

20 Things to Do in Calgary Under $20 You don’t have to break to bank to experience Calgary’s hallmark attractions! 1. Calgary Tower The iconic Calgary Tower opened in 1968 and is a staggering 190.8 meters high (626 feet). Don’t worry, you don’t have to climb its 762 steps—two 25-passenger, high-speed elevators soar to the […]

Dec 21, 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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Benefits of using a REALTOR® to Sell your Home

Selling your home is a complex process that can be stressful and time-consuming. An experienced REALTOR® has the knowledge, skills, and connections to help you through the process every step of the way. Consider the following benefits of working with a REALTOR®: Professional Experience: With knowledge and training in marketing strategy, negotiation tactics, and the workings […]

May 29, 2016
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BMO first-time home buying report

According to the recently released BMO first-time home buying report, buyers in Calgary are unfazed and are willing to break the budget for the right house. Here’s a quick snapshot of the report: 54 per cent of those in Calgary would breal their budget compared with the national average of 33 per cent. 50 per […]

Mar 20, 2014
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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

    Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults. Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, […]

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