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Looking to Pay Your Mortgage Off Faster?

Posted on Dec 04, 2018

If you are looking to pay down your mortgage faster, here are three options to help you achieve your goal:

1) Choose an ‘accelerated’ option for your mortgage payments
An accelerated payment option lets you make weekly or biweekly payments while putting about the same amount of money toward your mortgage as a monthly payment. Accelerated payments can...

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Protecting Your Home This Holiday Season

Posted on Dec 04, 2018

If you are planning to be away from home for a few days or more during the holidays, here are a few easy things you can do to help prevent a break-in and mitigate insurance risks. 

- Read your home insurance policy to find out how often your home needs to be checked in order to maintain your coverage.

- Make your home looks lived in: Put lights, radi...

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Challenging economic conditions continue to impact the resale market

Posted on Dec 04, 2018

Sitting below long-term averages, November sales in the city totalled 1,171 units.

For the year so far, sales activity has totalled 15,349 units, a 14 per cent decline over last year and nearly 20 per cent below long-term averages.

"Recent challenges in the energy sector have weighed on consumer confidence over the past month. Combined with weakness...

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The Problem with ‘Average’ Pricing

Posted on Sep 05, 2018

When someone asks how house prices are doing in a particular neighbourhood, the question seems easily answered. The big real estate boards all issue monthly price reports that spell out what the average selling price was in the previous month and how that compares to the month, and the year, before.

But there’s a problem with trying to divine market...

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How a Mortgage Pre-Approval Works ? The Problem with ‘Average’ Pricing

Posted on Sep 05, 2018

How a Mortgage Pre-Approval Works

Pre-approval means that a lender has stated in writing that you qualify for a mortgage loan based on your current income and credit history. A pre-approval usually specifies a term, interest rate and mortgage amount. A pre-approval is typically valid for a brief period of time and usually has a number of conditions...

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Media release: Unemployment rate slows housing market recovery

Posted on Sep 05, 2018

City of Calgary, September 4, 2018 – Easing sales, gains in new listings and elevated inventory levels continue to slow Calgary’s recovery in the housing market in August.

Persistent oversupply in the Calgary housing market continued to weigh on prices in August. Citywide benchmark prices edged down over previous months by 0.8 per cent and are 2.4 p...

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