Canada Day in and around Calgary

June 27th, 2016

Looking for something to do on Canada Day?  Here is a list of some of the events happening in Calgary and the surrounding areas.  Happy Canada Day!

Airdrie Canada Day Parade

Airdrie Canada Day Fireworks

Banff Canada Day Parade

Bar U Ranch Free Canada Day celebration

Canada Day at Heritage Park

City of Calgary Canada Day events

Downtown Calgary Canada Day Family Experience

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The advantages of using an Accredited Buyer’s Representative

June 22nd, 2016

All Realtors are trained and educated to help their clients to buy and sell their homes.  Did you know that Realtors can go beyond their initial education to earn a specialized designation that positions them as an expert in helping Buyers to make the best purchase possible?  The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is a highly focused course that gives Realtors advanced too ...

How to buy a home on a single income

June 15th, 2016

Think you need two incomes to buy a home in Calgary?  Think again!  I have worked with many first-time Buyers who have comfortably purchased their first home with only one income.  Here are some of the ways they made it work.

Pay down debt

The less you owe to debt, the more likely you are to be approved for a mortgage.  As much as possible, pay down outstanding debt and make a plan to con ...

Costs to consider when buying your first home

June 8th, 2016

First time home Buyers in Calgary are a savvy bunch!  Many of them have done their research and worked hard to get the best mortgage terms possible.  Still, some are surprised to learn more about the additional costs that come with a first-time home purchase.  Here are a few things to factor into your budget when buying a home.

Closing costs

Closing costs are the fees that must be paid in ...

Housing supply swells in cool spring market (CREB Report)

June 2nd, 2016

Calgary’s housing inventory was on the rise once again in May as new listings climbed and sales slowed to 1,923 units.

"While recent oil price gains may have some feeling optimistic, weakness in the labour market continues to impact housing demand," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. "Job losses are spreading into other sectors, wages are declining and unemployment levels remain hig ...

Preferred Client Update!

June 1st, 2016

Maximizing Your Watering Efforts

Mother Nature usually provides enough water through rainfall for grass to grow strong. However, there are times when rainfall needs to be supplemented, such as with newly planted lawns or extended periods of heat and drought. If you choose to water, wait until the lawn becomes dull green in colour and footprints remain visible in the grass.

Be sure to wate ...