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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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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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Holiday Hosting Tips:

Planning a party or hosting overnight guests this holiday season? The preparation can be a lot to tackle all at once. That’s why we’re covering the prep one week at a time — so by the time the big day comes, much of your work will already be done. Below you’ll find tips on getting […]

Dec 14, 2016
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Spring Cleaning that is Often Overlooked

Most homeowners know the obvious places that require cleaning when spring finally rolls around: the HVAC and range hood filters, mattress covers, barbecue, window covers, etc. However, they often over-look some of the biggest germ havens. For your peace of mind these places and items ought to get throughly cleaned or replaced more often than […]

Mar 11, 2014
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How to find a Reputable Contractor

There are so many horror stories about disreputable or incompetent home improvement contactors that television shows have been made about them. Unless you want to be a guest on one of those programs, take steps to ensure you find a good contractor. Here are some tips that will help: • Ask for references. Speak to […]

Aug 12, 2013
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Property Maintenance for Home Buyers

Home ownership is an amazing feeling, but it comes with some maintenance. Here’s a quick list of some of the key items to look at. One-Time Tasks 1. Install smoke detectors as necessary (usually one on each level of the home, near any sleeping areas). Install carbon monoxide detectors, according to manufacturer’s recommendations. 2. Make any […]

Aug 18, 2012
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  • 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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