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Edmonton's Top Dog-Friendly Destinations

June 24, 2020

You love the way your pooch is always there when you need him, so naturally, you want to spend as much time with him as you can. Luckily, Edmonton is a very dog-friendly town. You’ll be surprised by the large number of places that welcome dogs into the mix. Read on to learn some of our favourites.


Understanding the CMHC Mortgage Changes

The Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC) has tightened it’s mortgage qualifications starting July 1st – higher credit scores, lower debt ratios and no borrowed down payments for insured mortgages are some of the changes. How does this effect you? We’ve outlined the major changes here.  


The Advantages of Bungalow Living

A bungalow is a single floor home with spacious rooms throughout its floor plan. This home design is growing in popularity with retirees and empty-nesters who want to downsize their lives from their large, single-family home. If you've been looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle combined with modern living and the best amenities, read on to discover why bungalow-living might be perfect for you. 


Top 6 Best Things About Living in Spruce Grove

The City of Edmonton may seem like the place to be, but if you're researching options for your new home, the quieter city of Spruce Grove is definitely worth a second look. It’s a smaller community that’s seen plenty of growth over the years, and it offers residents most of the same advantages of an urban centre while still maintaining a small-town feel. As you learn more about the best things Spruce Grove has to offer, you might find it’s the perfect community for you.


Pets in Condos: Know the Rules Before You Buy

April 30, 2020

While there are already quite a few decisions to make when it comes to buying a new home, don't overlook those pertaining to your pets. If you're planning to buy a condo, you’ll be pleased to learn that many new condos around Edmonton are totally pet-friendly! BUT, you’ll still need to double check as this doesn't apply to all communities.


What is the CMHC First-Time Home Buyers Incentive?

The Canadian government has rolled out a first-time home buyer inventive as part of our country's National Housing Strategy as of September 2, 2019. This incentive allows you to reduce your monthly mortgage payments without increasing your down payment if you qualify for a mortgage with between five percent and ten percent incentives available.