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5 Security Tips For Your Home You Should Consider

Your home is your castle. It’s a place for you and your loved ones to feel comfortable and protected. Wouldn’t it make sense to properly protect your new home from unwelcome intruders and environmental dangers such as fire, flood & carbon monoxide? Here’s 5 security tips for your home you should consider. Did you know that your chance of a break-in is reduced by 400% when you have a monitored security...

4 Simple Steps To Budgeting That Anyone Can Do

There’s an expression that I use regularly with Clients … “What gets measured gets managed”. Meaning if you are not measuring where your money is going, you’re not managing where your money is going. With the 4 simple steps to budgeting I’m about to share with you, anyone can begin to make a significant improvement in their finances. Budgeting is characterized as a nice to do vs. a need to do for most...

The Most Important Questions To Ask Your Realtor

As a Realtor in Edmonton, Alberta I find it interesting the amount of mis-information out there in circulation. I find I constantly am educating folks on the same topics and empowering them to make powerful choices that make a direct positive impact on their future. This impact usually comes in 2 ways. 1. The direct impact of choosing a home that is going to be a right fit for their family or future family based on their...

What You Need to Know About Mortgage Renegotiation

In the past, it was common for mortgage lenders to charge a three months’ interest penalty to their borrowers. Now the interest rates throughout the nation are dropping. Canadian lenders are often using an Interest Rate Differential penalty. This is the larger of the two options and will give the lender the opportunity to profit. As interest rates continue to fall, it only helps the lenders charge a larger penalty to...

Tips For Successful Home Improvements

If you’ve recently purchased a home, you may be considering some improvements. While some home improvements will increase the value and appeal, others may not be good investments and end up being counterproductive. Weigh the costs in terms of time and money when considering an improvement to your home. Not only should you make sure you have the funds to cover the costs, make sure that you have plenty of time to invest into...

How Safe Is Your Home?

The process of buying a new home can be daunting, exhilarating, and intensely gratifying all at once. However, it isn’t wise to let the rush of emotion connected with this event to cloud your judgement. One of the most important things to think of and consider about your new house is the question of safety. Of course, this means more than having four solid walls and a roof that won’t fall in at the first sign of a...

What You Need To Know About Home Maintenance

It’s very important that you properly maintain your home. Failure to do so can cost you a lot of time and money that can be prevented with proper home maintenance. There are many ways that you can help yourself detect problems with your home before they become major issues. The best tip is to stay vigilant and follow service recommendations on items around your home. Conduct A Home Inspection The first thing you need to do...

Financial Tips For New Home Owners

Buying a home is a great feeling. You finally have a place of your own to call home. There are no more noisy neighbors, limited pool hours and extra fees to pay for pets. However, you still have to be able to live your life while also paying for your home. Here are some financial tips for those who have bought a home for the first time. Budget For All The Accessories That Go With A Home You have to think about all the extras...
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