Archive for: November 2015

Five reasons to use a mortgage broker

Filed under: Mortgage - 25 Nov 2015

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Here’s one lenders’ thoughts on why it’s prudent to use a mortgage broker.

There are a lot of good reasons to work with a mortgage broker when you’re buying or refinancing a home.  To help you understand just how …

The area with zero per cent vacancy rate, soaring house prices

Filed under: Mortgage - 23 Nov 2015

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Having a job in Canmore may not be enough if you haven’t already found a place to live.

The Mayor of Canmore says that his town has a housing shortage with no rental vacancies and soaring house prices. …

Affordability becomes key to Calgary real estate during oil downturn

Filed under: Mortgage - 17 Nov 2015

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Price it right and they will come.

If there is one overriding element to maintaining market share in Calgary’s new-home sector during a downturn, it’s affordability. Several builders have suggested homes priced below $500,000 have the best …

Calgary’s housing market is weathering the energy downturn as home prices remained relatively flat in the third quarter of this year, says a new report released Wednesday by Royal LePage

Filed under: Mortgage - 04 Nov 2015

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Prices have held up reasonably well and the relative lack of inventory has been sustaining prices and offsetting decreased sales activity.

The real estate company’s House Price Survey said the aggregate median price of a home in …

To-Dos: Your November Home Checklist

Filed under: Mortgage - 02 Nov 2015

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Winterize your home and yard, and make a game plan for the holidays.

With the days growing shorter (and chillier) and holidays coming just around the corner, November is bound to fill up fast with necessary preparations …