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HISTORICALLY LOW INTEREST RATES



Although interest rates have been quite low for some time now,
the onset of COVID-19 led the Bank of Canada to reduce the overnight rate 3 times in March, which, along with falling bond yields, jumpstarted falling mortgage interest rates.
“Best available” 5-year fixed rates fell from 2.44% in March 2020 to a low of just 1.39% in February 2021. In re...

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THE HOME BUYING PROCESS (PART 1)



When considering the prospect of becoming a homeowner, especially in the current climate, it can be difficult to know where to start. And while it may feel overwhelming at times, we're here to share our favourite steps. The seven steps outlined below will help you navigate the buying process with as few hiccups as possible. 
 
1. Evaluate - is now the...

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WHERE TO CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS



Congratulations! Your deal is now firm, and you have either bought or sold a property. Although a mail-forward with Canada Post can help ensure you don’t miss any important mail while you transition, you will still need to update your address eventually. 

Here is a list that should help you not miss anyone important:

  ▫️  Family and Friends
▫️ Landlord...

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OTHER RECENT BLOG POSTS

DECEMBER 2021 MARKET UPDATE

Posted on Dec 01, 2021 in Market Updates



Persistent sellers’ market conditions drive up prices
 - Driven by growth in demand for all property types, there were 2,110 sales in November, just shy of the record for the month set in 2005.

“Lending rates are expected to increase next year, which has created a sense of urgency among purchasers who want to get into the housing market before rates...

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WINTERIZING YOUR HOME

Posted on Nov 26, 2021 in Home & Decor Tips



It's inevitable – winter is coming. Getting your property ready for the freezing cold weather is something that most people dread. While getting down and dirty to look for leaks and drafts isn't anyone's favourite thing to do, it's crucial! It's an invisible preventative measure that is not as fun as other home projects and feels more like a chore...

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HOW TO CREATE A CHEERFUL HOME

Posted on Nov 22, 2021 in Life in Calgary



With the holiday season quickly approaching alongside the ongoing societal considerations and changes, one thing we can all benefit from is a healthy dose of cheer! If we all took the time to spread some compassion and kindness, we could make this holiday season one to remember for all the right reasons! The small things do matter and make a differ...

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7 DECOR PROJECTS THAT COST $0!

Posted on Nov 19, 2021 in Home & Decor Tips



TRY A NEW FURNITURE LAYOUT
Renovating your entire living room or splurging on a new bedroom set likely isn’t in the cards at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some changes to make it feel new again. If you’re tired of the same old furniture layout, try moving the couch, adjusting where your armchair sits or mixing things up by swappin...

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NOVEMBER 2021 MARKET UPDATE

Posted on Nov 01, 2021 in Market Updates


Market continues to favour the seller in October – 
There were 2,186 sales in October, a record high for the month and over 35 per cent higher than longer-term averages. Year-to-date sales are on pace to hit new record highs and are currently 61 per cent higher than average activity recorded over the past five years and 42 per cent higher than 10-ye...

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DOES RUG SIZE MATTER?

Posted on Oct 29, 2021 in Home & Decor Tips



The power of “the rug” cannot be understated. Whether it’s cowhide, shag, chunky wool, or vintage Moroccan, it’s like the cherry on top of a beautiful design - the piece de resistance, if you will. It not only finishes the room, but it can also offer comfort and warmth to an otherwise minimalistic space or bring focus to an eclectic interior. So wh...

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