Motivational Seniors: How to Age-In-Place successfully What does it mean to age-in-place and why is it so important? The majority of senior citizens are making the conscious decision to grow old in the comfort of their own home, or age-in-place (AIP). Perhaps you’re one of them, and that’s what brought you here, or maybe you’re a concerned family member. Seniors who […]
Information Does a Finished Basement Add Value to a Home? Many families choose to create extra living space in their homes by finishing the basement. It’s a popular option for those who need more space in their current home. Those building a new home can choose to have the basement finished as part of the build, or even turn it into a legal suite. The big question, of course, […]
Information How To Buy A House: What You Need to Know Trying to figure out how to buy a house can also be one of the most confusing or challenging purchases of your life if you don’t understand the process. But a home is something everyone needs, somewhere to rest and build memories. To enjoy family and friends, to create something that is uniquely yours. So, […]
Edmonton Market Moving to Alberta: The Checklist to Buying a Home in Alberta There’s no doubt about it: Alberta is a great place to live. Whether you’re thinking about moving to one of its vibrant cities like Edmonton or Calgary, or whether you prefer the quiet, rural life in one of its smaller towns, there’s a little something for everyone. But what do you need to know before […]
Information Insured and Uninsured Mortgage Stress Test Changes Confirmed for June 1 Starting June 1, both insured and uninsured mortgage borrowers will be subject to a stricter stress test when qualifying for their mortgage. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) confirmed on Thursday that it will move ahead with its stress test changes first announced last month, which will apply to uninsured mortgages (typically […]
Information 8 Must-Haves For Your New Ensuite Most modern homebuyers are looking for an ensuite in the master bedroom. If you’re building your home, you won’t have any trouble finding a floor plan that includes this must-have feature. However, while builders are realizing it’s important to include ensuites, some are cutting corners with cramped spaces or very basic elements. If you want […]
Information The Best Home Features for Entertaining As you think about building your new home, you’re probably focused on how nice it will be to finally have the space you need to entertain friends and family. Whether you’re hoping your home becomes the hub of your social circle or just want to have people over for the occasional barbeque, it’s smart to […]
Information What Are the Most Important Features to Include in Your New Home? You’ve already decided that building your new home is the right choice for your family, but now you need to think carefully about the design of that home. What features do you need to give your family the comfortable lifestyle you’ve been dreaming about? What features could add value to your home in the future? […]
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Information HOME PREPARATION For home sellers, a little extra work getting the home ready for sale can make all of the difference in how smoothly the sale goes and how much one can ask for their home. It can also be the difference between a quick sale and a home that languishes on the market for months on […]
Motivational LAST TIME SELLER She had bought and sold several properties in her lifetime. This time, it was different. Perhaps the biggest move was coming from overseas to Manitoba, Canada. She recalls the move up to Thompson and back – that sale was a nightmare. Then there was the time she moved alone from the country into town, where […]
Motivational 13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful 13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful ”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: “On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.” — Anonymous Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add […]
Motivational Smell The Roses Barely the day started and… it’s already six in the evening. Barely arrived on Monday and it’s already Friday. … and the month is already over. … and the year is almost over. … and already 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed. … and we realize that we lost our parents, […]
Edmonton Market Alberta: An Affordable Place to Call Home There’s nothing new about the real estate markets in Ontario or British Columbia. Home sales and prices have risen yet again. That is bad news for prospective buyers who were hoping to purchase a home this year. But there is something new and exciting happening in Alberta, and this trend could bring some much-needed activity […]
Information Planning to Invest in Toronto Condo Market?   The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in an economic downturn, job losses – and for some, it may have prompted a sharp drop in the value of their existing assets and investments. Many people have had to reflect on new ways to generate income to make ends meet and cover their mortgage payments. Others may […]
Information Condo owners could face $50K deductible for damage! Read your policy!   WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW ALBERTA CONDOMINIUM INSURANCE CHANGES? Condominium Insurance is a relatively misunderstood type of coverage. To further complicate things, there have been some recent legislation changes made that may affect your policy, so this is the perfect time to review your policy to ensure that you have the […]
Edmonton Market Alberta Condo Rules Get Provincial Overhaul The province is overhauling a series of condo regulations in what it calls an effort to “ease the burden on condo owners, boards and corporations.”  The changes come following a Service Alberta review of condo governance and insurance with rules on document fees, sanctions and annual general meeting organization among those changing.  In a written […]