Common Mistakes Made By Homebuyers

Buying a home is a big deal. It involves a lot of money, time and energy. Therefore, it’s best if you avoid certain mistakes some buyers make. For instance, when buying a home don’t get a new credit card. When you do obtain a new one, your credit gets “run,” which drops your credit score. […]

Home Buying Tips For Senior Citizens

People are living long lives these days, and seniors in their 60s, 70s and 80s are often looking for the ideal place to call home. Homes where everything is on one floor are most appealing to seniors. The fewer stairs and steps, the better. If there are stairs, they should be broad with a gentle […]

Tips for First Time Homebuyers

One of life’s biggest purchases is a house. And if you’re a first time home buyer, you’ve got some things to think about before you invest lots of time, money and energy into finding and buying a new place. First, consider the general location where you’d like to be. It should be a place where […]

The Benefits of Buying a Home When It’s Cold and Snowy

If you asked the average person the month they first listed their home for sale, they’d typically say April or May. In addition, the prime time for people to move into their new place is often July and August in order to move during the warmer, better weather months. After all, it is easier to […]

Ways to Improve your Credit Score Before Buying a Home [Infographic]

The overwhelming majority of homeowners rely on help from a lender when purchasing a home, often in the form of mortgage.  Consequently, it is essential for prospective homebuyers to have a strong credit score to not only apply for a mortgage; but also to obtain their mortgage at favorable rates. A credit score is based […]

Slow, Steady, or Booming…Growth is Still Growth

It’s no secret that Edmonton is experiencing a boom of sorts—in population, jobs, and new houses.  2012 has certainly been a good year.  This past Tuesday, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. released some final numbers for 2012.  As per the Edmonton Journal, “New home starts in the Edmonton census metropolitan area will finish at 12,000 […]

Buyer’s Market in Edmonton?

They may not be building homes, but houses are being sold. A Tuesday report from Reuters said both housing permits and non-housing permits in British Columbia and Alberta were both down in June. But in July, Dave Cooper from the Edmonton Journal is reporting that housing sales are up while the price of homes is […]

More jobs — more houses.

It’s simple: More jobs equal a more buyers in the housing market. In a front page story in the Edmonton JoConstruction of multi-family homes in Edmonton is up. urnal, Bill Mah reports “32 per cent of Edmonton-region employers plan to hire for the third quarter spanning July to September. Only one per cent of employers said […]

Western prosperity boosts migration

For many years young graduates have begun to move to larger cities to the east for bigger companies and better opportunities.  The Canadian press is reporting that provinces to the west of Ontario have been luring new residents with the promise of new job opportunities and economic strength.  Their rate of growth has outpaced Ontario, […]