How Accurate Is Your Home’s Online Estimate?

Posted on Mar 06, 2023 in Homeowner

Who hasn’t checked out online real estate sites for price estimates of their own home, a neighbor’s home, or even a beach house when on vacation? Most of us are guilty of this!

It’s easy to see why these sites and apps are tempting to use since buyers and sellers can get marketing information directly to their fingertips. However, keep in mind, thes...

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How to Challenge Your Property Tax Assessment

Posted on Feb 20, 2023 in Homeowner

Homeowners like to see their home increase in value — it means you made a good decision purchasing this property. Kudos to you! But before you start high-fiving about how much your home is worth, you might want to take a closer look at your tax assessment.

Remember … the higher the assessment, the higher your tax bill.

The City of Calgary sends out p...

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Four Ways to Finance Your Renovation

Posted on Feb 06, 2023 in Homeowner

4 ways to finance your home renovation

You love your neighborhood and everything about where you live, but you wish you could make some changes to your home.

You’re not alone in this thinking. But many homeowners don’t move forward since they believe that financing and lack of cash is a roadblock for them when it comes to renovating their current home.

Below are four financing options th...

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Property tax assessment value vs. Home sale price

Posted on Jan 23, 2023 in Homeowner

This is the time of year when everyone is receiving their tax assessments in the mail. Occasionally I speak to sellers who want to list their home at the price the City has assessed it at, or a buyer who compares the asking price of a home with the property assessment by the City of Calgary. Regardless of if you think the assessed value is high, lo...

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Before You Make Extra Mortgage Payments, Read This

Posted on Dec 12, 2022 in Homeowner

I’ve been having a lot of conversations about mortgages lately.

Conversations about refinancing, loans that help my clients buy and sell simultaneously, and whether it makes sense to pay off your mortgage early or even make extra payments if you have additional funds.

I love talking about mortgages and how they can be a financial tool to help make y...

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Why You Should Know Your Exact Credit Score

Posted on Nov 28, 2022 in Homeowner

Are you giving your credit score the attention it deserves? If you’re even thinking about buying a home or refinancing your current one in the near future, then you need to show it some love. Make sure you understand the ins and outs of your score and what you can do to make it more attractive to lenders.

How Is Your Credit Score Determined?
Your cre...

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