Do I Need to Be Pre-Qualified for a Mortgage?

Posted by Vanessa Freeman on August 14, 2018

If you’re starting to think about buying your first home, you’ve probably heard someone mention getting pre-qualified for a mortgage. It sounds like a good thing, right? You want to be sure you’ll qualify for a mortgage before you do any serious shopping.

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Condos Are Great for Resale Value and Here’s Why

Posted by Vanessa Freeman on August 14, 2018

When When you think about the advantages of buying an Edmonton condo, “resale value” is rarely one of the things that comes up. People tend to assume the value of a condo is stagnant at best. They think it’s hard to sell condos on the resale market and worry they’ll have to take a loss when it’s time to sell.

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Ways to Avoid Becoming House Poor

Posted by Vanessa Freeman on August 7, 2018

The term “house poor” refers to someone who spends so much on their home they struggle with all their other expenses. While a home is usually a good investment because it allows you to build equity, you also have to keep an eye on your finances. 

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7 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Vanessa Freeman on July 31, 2018
As you get ready to buy your first home it’s normal to feel a bit apprehensive. It’s a big decision, and mistakes could be costly. We’ve put together a list of some of the most common mistakes first-time buyers make. If you’re careful to avoid these pitfalls, you’re more likely to make the right decisions and be 100% home happy in no time.
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New Edmonton Communities That Make Retirement Easy

Posted by Vanessa Freeman on July 24, 2018

As you prepare to enter your golden years, the desire to find a home and community that better match your current needs intensifies. Throughout Edmonton, new communities have been sprouting up, offering home buyers the opportunity to live in neighbourhoods full of amenities. 

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The Truth About Mortgage Insurance

Posted by Vanessa Freeman on July 17, 2018

As you plan to buy your home, you may find yourself overwhelmed by all of the added costs that go into a mortgage payment. Many home buyers have to pay for private mortgage insurance, also known as CMHC mortgage insurance. It typically adds just a small amount to the monthly payment, but it’s important to keep it in mind as you search for a home. 

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