8 Tips For Relieving Doggy Boredom at Home
Tired of coming home to find shoes chewed, garbage upended, furniture destroyed, and your unmentionables scattered throughout the house? Admittedly, it can be frustrating when your dog regularly leaves a trail of destruction in their wake; however, ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 17, 2020 in Home Tips
9 Freezer-Friendly Recipes For Fall
Keep warm on cool autumn days with these tasty, freezer-friendly meals.
1. Autumn Vegetable Stuffed Squash
A healthy (flavourful) vegetarian delight!
2 sweet potato squash
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onion, diced
Posted by Robert Hasek on September 10, 2020 in Recipes
9 DIY Life Hacks Every Homeowner Should Know
Our top tips, tricks and how-tos for tackling everyday tasks around your home.
1. Unclog a Sink (in three parts)
Part 1: Use a Plunger
Not just for toilets! After filling the clogged sink with water, use a plunger to help dislodge ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 3, 2020 in Home Tips
7 Great Things to Do With a Finished Basement
Finished basements don’t just deliver a healthy return on your investment come sale time – they’re also proven to boost your overall enjoyment of your home. Even better, your basement-finishing options are endless. From income ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on August 27, 2020 in Home Tips
Closing Costs: Here’s What You Need to Know
Closing costs are one-time legal and administrative fees that accompany the purchase of a home. Ranging from 1.5 – 4% (depending), you’ll want to plan for these additional expenses beforehand, to avoid any unwelcome surprises come sale ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on August 20, 2020 in Mortgage and Financial
7 Things No One Tells You About Buying a Home
From the importance of teaming up with a REALTOR® to preparing for hidden costs, there are several things you should know before heading out to purchase a home (even if you already have experience).
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Posted by Robert Hasek on August 13, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
6 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Home Workspace
If you, like so many other Canadians, have now found yourself working from home, having a functional space in which to operate has become more important than ever. Even if you don’t have a dedicated office (room) per se, it’s essential ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on August 6, 2020 in Home Tips
10 Real Estate Selling Myths Debunked
Guest post by Rick Andrews:
A myth is an idea, concept, or story that is invented purely out of false data. Everywhere, and in almost every aspect, myths are present. They attempt to explain things; however, they are sometimes proven wrong when it ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on August 4, 2020 in Selling Your Home
Mortgage Default Insurance: Your Questions Answered
Learn more about mortgage default insurance, what it covers and how much it costs while gaining insight into Canada’s top three mortgage default insurance providers.
What is Mortgage Default Insurance?
In Canada, mortgage default ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on July 30, 2020 in Mortgages
7 Things to Negotiate When Buying a Home (Beyond Price)
When it comes to buying a home, did you know there are several things you can negotiate with a seller other than price? And that many of these negotiable items can save you time and money (potentially hundreds or thousands of dollars) on your ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on July 23, 2020 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 8811 152B Ave
8811 152B Ave is a bright and beautiful four-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow located in the quiet community of Evansdale. Offering over 1,000 square feet of living space (not including the professionally finished basement), a double detached ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on July 16, 2020 in Buying a Home
9 Fast and Easy Ways To Boost Your Credit Score
Of course, good credit has always been necessary when it comes to buying a home. However, the CMHC’s announcement of tighter rules for mortgage applicants means it’s now more important than ever to improve your credit score before ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on July 9, 2020 in Mortgage and Financial
New CMHC Mortgage Rules: What Do They Mean For Home Buyers?
The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has announced tighter rules for mortgage applicants, effective July 1st, 2020. How will these changes affect your ability to buy a home? Here’s what you need to know:
New Limits on Debt ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on June 25, 2020 in Buying a Home
Pro Neighbourhood Exclusive: St. Albert
Often referred to as the Botanical Arts City, St. Albert is steeped in cultural heritage and known for its quiet, family oriented neighbourhoods and expansive open green spaces. Voted #1 Community to Live in Alberta in 2019 (Maclean’s ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on June 18, 2020 in Communities
9 Ideas For an Awesome Edmonton Staycation
Of course, most of us would rather spend our holidays lounging on the white sands of a tropical beach rather than here at home. But despite current travel restrictions, there’s still plenty of vacation-like things to see and do, right here in ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on June 11, 2020 in Lifestyle
Featured Listing: 2718 Kirkland Way
Luxury living in one of Edmonton’s newest river valley communities! Located in the up and coming southwest neighbourhood of Keswick, 2718 Kirkland Way represents nothing short of high-end family living at it’s finest. Modern, spacious ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on June 9, 2020 in Buying a Home
10 Simple Home Garden Hacks Everyone Should Know
How does your garden grow? Much better now with the help of these ten easy and affordable home garden hacks!
1. Simple Seedling Starter
Get your seeds off to a great start with the help of a few paper towel and toilet paper tubes. Simply fill the ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on June 4, 2020 in Home Tips
Open For Business: What You Need to Know About YEG Real Estate
With the gradual reopening of shops and services in and around the province, Edmonton’s real estate market has experienced a strong surge in buying and selling activity. This slow return to normal, paired with low home prices and interest ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on May 28, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Maple Crest: The Perfect Place to Call Home
Welcome to scenic Maple Crest. A highly anticipated new community located in southeast Edmonton, Maple Crest offers homeowners a perfect blend of peaceful, nature-based living and convenient lifestyle amenities. But don’t just take our word ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on May 20, 2020 in Communities
Tenant Insurance: Your Questions Answered
Learn more about tenant (renter’s) insurance, what it covers and how much it costs while gaining insight into Edmonton’s top tenant insurance providers.
What is Tenant Insurance?
Just because you don’t own your own ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on May 14, 2020 in Home Tips