Purchasing Land: Basics for Buyers
Buying an empty plot of land is very different from buying an existing home. The mortgage process is different, and of course, choosing the property ...
Posted by Justin Havre on May 16, 2019
How New Building Technologies Are Changing Residential Construction
Home building technology has been on fire in the last few years, as start-ups near and far rush to bring their ideas to the market. But the adoption ...
Posted by Justin Havre on March 21, 2019
How to Buy a Home in a Competitive Market
Buying a home is an exciting time, but it can cause some extra stress if the home buying market is competitive. That doesn't mean buyers can't get a ...
Posted by Justin Havre on February 26, 2019
Calgary Land for Sale: Have You Been Thinking About Buying Land?
There are several different types of real estate you can purchase but most people focus on houses and other types of prebuilt properties. Purchasing ...
Posted by Justin Havre on February 19, 2019
Home Warranty 101: What Are They and How Can They Help Homebuyers?
What is a home warranty? Home warranties help to protect a home buyer from certain defaults in the home, particularly for new buildings in Calgary. ...
Posted by Justin Havre on February 14, 2019
Calgary Homes with Pools - Good Idea or Not?
The perennial question for homeowners considering a backyard pool is whether the return on investment will be positive. Pools are expensive, require ...
Posted by Justin Havre on February 5, 2019
Are you Buying a Home in Calgary With Pets?
When you are looking for a house here in the city, you'll have to consider what type of home your beloved dog would like as well. Giving your dog ...
Posted by Justin Havre on January 29, 2019
How to Shop for a Home With the Best Windows
Are you searching for a new home? If so you'll want to take a good look at the windows in the home to make sure that they are energy-efficient. Old ...
Posted by Justin Havre on January 16, 2019
Are You Ready to Put in an Offer for a New Calgary Home?
You've been looking around at the different homes on the market here in Calgary and have fallen in love with one. You know that you need to put in an ...
Posted by Justin Havre on January 10, 2019
What Is LMI? A Guide to Understanding Lender's Mortgage Insurance
Buying a home with a down payment of less than 20 percent often requires mortgage insurance. Understanding how lender's mortgage insurance works, ...
Posted by Justin Havre on January 9, 2019
What to Know When Buying a Fixer-Upper Home
When it comes to selling a home, there’s a lot of different steps to take in order to help it find the right buyer. But compared to a move-in ...
Posted by Justin Havre on January 3, 2019
Stay on Track With This Home Moving Timeline
Take the hassle out of the big day with this simple home moving timeline that will help you get things in order and experience less stress when ...
Posted by Justin Havre on December 4, 2018
Budget Tips for a New Home Down Payment
A home represents a major purchase and requires a lot of planning. The down payment is usually the biggest hurdle that you’ll have to jump in ...
Posted by Justin Havre on November 29, 2018
Strategies For First Time Home Buyers
For many first time home buyers, your new home affords you a sense of pride and accomplishment. It offers your family a feeling of security and a ...
Posted by Justin Havre on November 27, 2018
What to Know About Buying a Vacation Home
The mortgages for secondary homes in Canada are different than those of primary homes for a number of reasons. Lenders and the government alike view ...
Posted by Justin Havre on November 22, 2018
What to Know About Closing Costs When Buying a Home
There are a lot of things to think about when you're making plans to purchase a new Calgary home but don't forget about the closing costs once you ...
Posted by Justin Havre on November 21, 2018
A New Homeowners Guide to Historic Homes
There are plenty of older homes in the Calgary area that you won't be able to help but fall in love with. While many homes were built during the ...
Posted by Justin Havre on November 18, 2018
Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Mortgage? What You Need To Know
One of the things that many home buyers ask themselves before buying a new home in Okotoks, is whether or not their credit score will affect their ...
Posted by Justin Havre on November 15, 2018