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7 Common Edmonton Home Buyer Mistakes

When it comes to the home buying process, mistakes are inevitable. In fact, a poll of Canadian home buyers showed that 60% made an avoidable error while purchasing their home. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner, there’s always something new you can learn to help you avoid those pitfalls.No one wants to […]

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7 Smart Homebuyer Tips

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your entire life. As such, it’s vital to try to do everything as correctly as possible.Homebuyers (especially first timers) don’t have an innate sense of how to plow through the home buying process. Mistakes are natural, but it’s important to minimize those […]

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Fixed Rate Versus Variable Rate

Applying for a mortgage can be a difficult process. Deciphering all the loan jargon certainly isn’t easy.Variable- and fixed-rate mortgages are two of the most commonly talked about options for most prospective homebuyers. But what do they actually mean? And, when it comes to fixed rate versus variable rate, which is better? While your mortgage […]

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How do you build wealth?

Creating wealth may seem like a fantasy. Money doesn’t grow on trees, after all. But, a steady income, some smart money management, and good credit deals can go a long way. You’ve probably wondered how to create wealth at some point or another. And we’re here to give you 7 ways to do just that.1. […]

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How Are Mortgage Brokers Paid?

Updated – October 22, 2017For many people, mortgage brokers are the bridge between them and a brand new home. About 1 in 3 Canadians are now using mortgage brokers, and that number will likely continue to rise in the near future.Brokers can do a lot of things that banks can’t. They can seek out a […]

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Understanding Your Mortgage Payment

When you’re shopping for a mortgage, there’s a plethora of jargon and loan terms that may confuse you.The whole process of obtaining a mortgage can be more than stressful. You may feel like you need help understanding your mortgage payment and how mortgages actually work in general. We’re here to help you figure that out.Mortgage […]

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How to Increase Home Value

*Last updated September 24, 2017*Building equity and adding value to your home is vital if you’re trying to sell your property now or even in the future. We’re not really talking about thousands and thousands of dollars’ worth of upgrades with an entire second story and a swimming pool.There are a lot of things you […]

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