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The Importance of Mortgage Pre-Approval for Home Buyers

Just How Important is Mortgage Pre-Approval? Are you looking to a buy a home sometime soon? If so, you’ll want to get pre-approved for a mortgage! Whether you’ve bought and sold many homes or are looking to make your very first purchase, pre-approval should be one of the first steps you take. You want to be able to move … [Read more...]

5 Most Important Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent

5 Must-Ask Questions for a Real Estate Agent Are you looking for a real estate agent to help with your next home transaction? If so, you'll want to make sure they are the one for the job. How will you know? A good start is to ask them these five important questions below. The answers should give you a better understanding … [Read more...]

Buying Your First Home in Calgary? Hire a REALTOR®

First-Time Buyers: Hire a REALTOR®! Are you buying your first home in Calgary? If so, you're probably as nervous as many other first-time home buyers who begin on the road towards home ownership. You’re probably also very excited to have reached a point in life where buying your first property is, or will soon be a reality. … [Read more...]

5-Step Guide to Buying a Home in Calgary

What Steps Are Involved in Buying a Home? Buying a home or condo is a very exciting thing to say the least! Whether you are a first-time home buyer or have already lived in a several different properties, knowing what to expect on the road ahead is essential in making your transaction go as smoothly as possible. Part of that … [Read more...]

10 Common Mistakes Made by First-Time Home Buyers

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Buyer Are you thinking of purchasing your first property? As a first-time home buyer, looking for your very first place is as exciting as it gets, especially when the time is right to move out and onward with life. But there also can be some stress involved! Getting pre-approved … [Read more...]

The Best Advice for Calgary First-Time Home Buyers

What is the Best Advice for First-Time Buyers? Buying your first home is a really exciting experience and something to be proud of. Let me be one of the first to say congratulations to you! But remember... home ownership is also a very serious financial commitment. You'll want to take your time as you work towards finding … [Read more...]

How Much Are Closing Costs in Calgary? Ask a REALTOR®

Closing Costs when Buying a Home in Calgary So you’re thinking about buying a home in Calgary and are being diligent with your budget. You’ve got your mortgage approval, but what about other additional costs associated with buying a property? Closing costs are another expense you’ll want to consider in your total budget. But … [Read more...]

What Documents Do I Need for a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

What Documents Do I Need to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage by a Lender? If you want to know what documents you need before seeing a mortgage specialist for a pre-approval, you’re likely going to making a move into home ownership in the near future. This is exciting to say the least! But let’s discuss the home loan … [Read more...]

Real Estate Terms Defined: Appraisal

What is an “Appraisal” in Real Estate? An appraisal is the value of a property determined by a professional appraiser. This person will make an impartial estimate or opinion of value based off relevant features, location and other characteristics of a property. Appraisals are in written form to allow the appraiser to track … [Read more...]

5 Essential Showhome Tips for New Home Buyers

5 Tips to Help You Navigate a Showhome Effectively Are you thinking about buying a new home sometime soon? If so, visiting showhomes is a great way to introduce yourself to the product a builder has to offer while also discovering exactly what kind of features appeal to you. Not everyone is familiar with showhome territory. I … [Read more...]