Home Selling 101

Selling a home is often a stressful experience, especially for first-time sellers. Why? They’re not sure what to expect, which may make them feel anxious. Here we outline the major steps of the selling process, from getting a home ready to list to what to expect during the closing process. Each step offers a few tips and suggestions to help you during that part of the process.

  How To Repair Your Credit

If you want to finance your home purchase or even seek to change your insurance, one thing is clear: good credit opens doors and can help you lock into great rates. However, a financial setback can occur at any time and, as a result, impact your credit. The August flyer outlines five tips to help you repair your credit if you’ve experienced a setback, such as a missed payment, a default on a loan or bankruptcy.

  Make Moving Easier

3 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Moving

  Spruce Up Your Space With New Paint

The Easiest Way to Improve Your Home, on a Budget

  7 Ways to Invest in Yourself

7 Ways to Invest in Yourself

  These 4 Features May Sell Your Home Faster

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market this spring, you may be wondering how to make your home more attractive to prospective buyers. If you’re thinking of listing and you want to update your home, consider these improvements. 

  What's in Store for the Market in 2017?

March 2017 market update.

  10 Tips for Buyers & Sellers

Traditionally, spring has been the time that many buyers and sellers become motivated to enter the real estate market. The warm weather and longer days encourage potential buyers to get out and look for a home to fit their needs and budget.

  9 Reasons You Should Hire A Pro

9 Reasons Why It Makes Sense to Hire A Real Estate Pro

  Save Money On Your Energy Bill This Winter

8 Tips to Save Money On Your Home Energy Bill

  Advice for Today's Home Seller

It's an interesting market in Calgary. Many sellers have the impression that in order to sell a home, you just have to list it. While listing is certainly part of the process, there’s quite a bit of preparation to undertake before your home’s listing goes “live.” 

  10 Reasons You Need A Real Estate Pro

If you’re thinking of selling your home, don’t do it alone. Although some sellers may initially try to sell their home themselves, they soon realize they need an experienced professional on their side to help them through the process.

  Are You Ready To Buy A Home?

Despite the threats of a housing bubble, homeownership is still viewed positively by most Canadians: 83% feel that real estate is a good long-term investment and is essential to building wealth andachieving financial stability.

  Is Now A Good Time To Buy A Home?

Canada’s home mortgage market is still adjusting to the mortgage rules passed in 2012. Although many Canadians feel that recent government changes will impact or delay homebuyers, 59% of homebuyers said that a required minimum 5% down payment and shorter 25 year amortization period had little to no impact on their decision to buy.

  Get The Closet Of Your Dreams

Perhaps inspired by the closets seen on popular home design television shows and websites, homeowners are beginning to look at their closets in a new light.

  Get Your Home Ready For The Winter

Is your property ready for winter? Whether you’ve lived in our snowy climate your entire life or this is your first Canadian winter, a home checklist is a helpful tool to help you keep your home warm all season.

  Garage Sale Tips

If you’re like most people, you probably have items in the attic, basement, garage and closets that you don’t need, use and maybe even forgot that you had. Garage sales allow you to make space in your home while making money.

  Why Now is the Time to Enter the Housing Market

If you’ve been on the fence about buying a home or selling your current one, what are you waiting for? The Canadian housing market is stable, and the majority of Canadians say that real estate is a good long-term investment.

  Bathroom Renos

The bathroom is the second most popular room in the house to remodel, after kitchens.

  Basic Home Improvements that Save You Money

In many areas of the country, energy and water costs are on the rise, taking a bigger chunk out of our wallets every month. But, there’s hope. With a few home improvements, you may be able to save money on your utility bills.

  Home Maintenance Made Easy

A home is the largest investment that most people will make in their lives. Make sure that it stays in tip-top shape by staying on top of its maintenance.

  Make Sure the Price is Right

Pricing a listing competitively from the beginning is the best way to attract buyers, but sellers can also spark some interest with a strategic price reduction.

  How Much Do You Need to Save for a Down Payment on a Home?

85% of Millennial Canadians want to own a home, but 57% say that the biggest barrier to buying is saving for a large down payment.

  Simple Ways to Get Rid of Pests

Pest infestations not only cause damage, they can also take a chunk out of a homeowner’s wallet. Here are a few ways to prevent critters from calling your house “home.”

  Kitchen Renos

Thinking of renovating your kitchen? You’re not alone. The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms of the house to remodel. Whether you’re updating your kitchen with a fresh coat of paint and more storage or you’re in for a complete overhaul, here are three questions to ask before you get out the sledgehammer.

  Improve Your Home's Value This Spring

While you may not be able to do anything about your home’s location or age, there are things that you can do to improve its size and condition and add value.

  Should You Buy or Sell This Year?

“How’s the market?” is one of the most popular questions that real estate professionals are asked. Nationally, home prices are steady, homes are on the market for less time and interest rates are still low.

  Top 3 Landscaping Trends

Refresh your landscape with these top trends

  How to find the Home That's Right for You

For the majority of homebuyers, finding the right property to buy is often the most difficult step of the home buying process— more difficult than saving for a down payment or getting a mortgage. Before you start your search, consider these four important factors.

  Renovate Your Landscape

A well-landscaped property can add 20% to your home’s value, and has an average return of 100-200% at the time of sale.1 Even if you’re not thinking of selling now, summer is a great time to spruce up your landscape and make it a place you enjoy spending time.

  Is Winter a Good Time to Sell a Home

Regardless of the time of year, there are always buyers on the hunt for a home of their own. Take advantage of the drop in temperature to improve your home’s marketability by enhancing its warm and cozy ambiance.

  The Purchasing Pathway

Establishing the Purchasing Pathway is laying out a step-by-step game plan so you know what to expect.

  9 Ways To Say Thanks

What’s the best way to show appreciation and improve relationships with family, friends and anyone you associate with each day? Express gratitude. Aesop, the ancient Greek storyteller, said, “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”

  Get the Most out of Your Home Renovation

Fifty-one per cent of Canadians plan to renovate their homes this year.1 It’s a great time to make improvements, whether you’re remodeling to maintain your home or to increase its value before you put it on the market.

  Why You Need a Trusted Real Estate Professional in Your Corner

If you’re in the market to buy or sell your home, it’s important to have an advocate in your corner to help you navigate through the real estate process. Here are just a few things I can offer when you’re thinking of getting into the real estate market.



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