The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Your First Home
Are you thinking of buying your first home in Edmonton? Here are a few crucial do’s and don’ts to keep in mind as you navigate the first-time home buying process.
Do: Figure Out Home Much You Can Afford
The first thing you’ll ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on March 4, 2021 in Home Buying Tips
Mortgage Refinance vs. Renewal: What’s the Difference?
When it comes to refinancing or renewing, there is no one size fits all approach – especially since each comes with its own set of benefits geared towards helping you achieve your financial and life goals. To determine which option is best ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on February 25, 2021 in Mortgage and Financial
Essential Tips For Saving Money on Your Next Home Purchase
There’s no denying that a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make during your lifetime. Why not save on this large financial investment with these easy-to-follow simple tips?
Partner With an Expert Edmonton REALTOR®
One of ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on February 18, 2021 in Home Buying Tips
Four Essential Tips For Reducing Home Selling Stress
Keep your home selling stress to a minimum with these four easy to follow tips.
Work With an Edmonton REALTOR®
One of the most effective ways to reduce stress during the home selling process is to have help. A good Edmonton REALTOR® ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on February 11, 2021 in Home Selling Tips
Selling Your Edmonton Home? Avoid These Common Mistakes
From choosing the right REALTOR® and preparing for showings to negotiating with home buyers and co-ordinating your move, selling your home can be a huge undertaking. Ensure the sale of your home is as easy and stress-free as possible by ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on February 4, 2021 in Selling Your Home
Purchasing Your First Home Using a Home Buyers’ Plan
Nothing is more satisfying than having your very own home. And despite the economic trouble caused by the pandemic, the real estate market continues to power through. In fact, the Canadian Real Estate Association reports that national home sales ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on February 2, 2021 in Buying a Home
Buying a New Home? 7 Ways to Tell You’ve Found the “One”
With so many great homes available on the Edmonton market, how do you know you’ve found the right one for you and your family?
Here are seven ways to tell:
1. Your Needs Are Covered
First things first - think of your current wants and ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on January 28, 2021 in Buying a Home
4 Fantastic Perks of Living in a Bedroom Community
From Beaumont and Spruce Grove to Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park, the capital region is home to numerous fantastic bedroom communities - independent municipalities located just outside Edmonton. Sometimes referred to as “exurbs,” ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on January 21, 2021 in Communities
8 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Resale Value
Sell your home quickly and for top dollar with the help of these eight value-boosting tips.
1. Clean and Declutter
Nothing turns Edmonton buyers off faster than a dirty home. For this reason, one of the easiest (and most affordable) ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on January 14, 2021 in Selling Your Home
8 Real Estate Investment Tips For Beginners
Real estate investing can be a lucrative way to generate a steady income, build long-term wealth and secure a comfortable retirement. If you’re thinking about purchasing your first real estate investment property in Edmonton, these eight ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on January 7, 2021 in Real Estate investing
3 Affordable Homes in Edmonton for First Time Home Buyers
Despite ongoing problems associated with the pandemic worldwide, Canada's housing market remains strong.
House prices have risen by 9% compared to last year, leaving the prospect of a new home out of reach for many first-time buyers. ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 28, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Key Reasons to Invest in an Edmonton Income Suite
According to the City of Edmonton, an investment suite (sometimes referred to as a secondary suite) is a separate dwelling located within a home (single or multi-family) that contains its own living, sleeping, cooking and sanitary facilities, as ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on December 24, 2020 in Real Estate investing
9 Fun and Festive Christmas Quarantine Ideas
Like so many other things this year, the holiday season has been impacted by the ongoing pandemic. While Christmas 2020 may look a little different, the good news is there are still plenty of things you can do at home to keep up with cherished ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 17, 2020 in Lifestyle
12 Helpful Tips for First-Time Home Buyers
Follow these top 12 tips to make buying your first home as easy and stress-free as possible.
1. Clean Up Your Finances
Your financial health will determine your eligibility for a mortgage loan. It will also impact your interest rate and monthly ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on December 10, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Programs Explained
For first-time buyers especially, scraping together even the minimum down payment required to purchase a home in Canada can be difficult. But the good news is, there are several programs and incentives available to help ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 3, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
11 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Broker
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner looking to renew your mortgage, working with the banks can be both stressful (and costly) without the right information at hand.
That’s where a mortgage broker comes in.
Posted by Robert Hasek on November 26, 2020 in Mortgages
6 Tips For Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time
Buying a new home before selling your current one isn’t always easy but, with the right information and approach, it can be done (even enjoyably!).
Here are our top tips:
1. Buy With a Contingency to Sell
One of the easiest ways to ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 19, 2020 in Buying a Home
11 Things People With Ultra-Clean Homes Do Every Single Day
Sick of feeling like you’re always tidying up with nothing to show for it? Clean your home once and for all (and keep it that way!) by incorporating these helpful habits into your daily routine.
1. Make the Bed
This is easily one of the ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on November 12, 2020 in Lifestyle
Hunting For a New Home: Our Top Do’s and Don’ts
Enjoy a seamless house-hunting experience and avoid (costly) mistakes by observing these key Do’s and Don’ts.
DO: Determine How Much Home You Can Afford In Advance
It’s important to get a handle on what you can reasonably afford ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 5, 2020 in Buying a Home
9 Tips For Choosing Your Perfect Edmonton Neighbourhood
Did you know: Choosing the right neighbourhood is almost, if not every bit, as important as choosing the right home? Here are nine key things to consider when it comes to picking the quintessential (Edmonton) community:
1. Think About Budget
Posted by Robert Hasek on October 29, 2020 in Communities