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Your Home Buying Journey Starts One Year...

One year before your mortgage approval comes through, you should be putting irons in the fire to get the process going. Here’s a quick checklist to get you thinking about where you should be at in the process: One year before you are going to buy a home, start looking into your credit report. You should have a look at your score and start making a plan for what measures you need to take, if any, to get it to where it needs to be. For a guide, 700 is considered a good credit score, most lenders won’t look at anything below 650. 12 to 10 months…

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6 Oct 2016

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Money-Saving Tips for Families on a...

This week is ‘National Family Week in Canada’, and unfortunately with the economy in Calgary over the last…

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28 Sep 2016

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60% of Albertans are living...

Earlier today, results from a Consumer Debt Survey hit the media, outlining the fact that 58 per cent…

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21 Sep 2016

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Oil and Housing in Alberta: the Latest...

With the sharp decline in oil recently, province across Canada are having a varied response in terms of…

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14 Sep 2016

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Renew or rethink?

Millions of Canadians have mortgages (approximately 5.7-million), so you could be one of the many who will be…

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8 Sep 2016

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The top 7 things to teach your kids...

Since September signals back to school, it’s time to focus on education, at home and at school. This…

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31 Aug 2016

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CMHC: Mortgage Loan Insurance is Up

Earlier this week, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released their quarterly financial report on earnings and trends.…

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18 Aug 2016

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Debt delinquencies are up, what you can...

Today, Equifax announced that delinquency rates in Alberta have climbed, mainly due to the economic impact of the…

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11 Aug 2016

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Now is definitely the time to buy

As affordability rises again for the 20th month in a row, the buyers’ market in Calgary continues—now is…

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3 Aug 2016

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How to Save Money on Your Summer...

If you’re looking to save some money this summer, don’t worry. You can still enjoy a summer vacation…

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28 Jul 2016

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What Calgary Communities Offer Best...

Today, Avenue Magazine released their annual Best Neighbourhoods list, which chronicles the top 50 rated communities in Calgary…

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13 Jul 2016

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How to save money at Calgary Stampede...

the calgary stampede is midway through, and if your wallet is starting to hurt, here’s how you can…

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6 Jul 2016

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Avoid those mortgage penalties by doing...

For some people, getting out of a mortgage early is a realistic option, especially if they are doing…

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