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4 Strategies to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Posted on Mar 17, 2019

Bi-weekly payment plan
Paying on an accelerated bi-weekly payment plan saves you interest over time.

Pay a lump-sum
Your contract may limit how much you can pay and at what time.

Keep the same monthly payments when you renew
Even if your new rate is lower, pay the same monthly amount if you can afford it.

Increase your payment amounts
This can save thousa...

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The Gist: March 2019

Posted on Mar 04, 2019

“The Gist” is adapted from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Monthly MLS® Report and Press Release. Every month I summarize and post “the gist” of the MLS® data for Edmonton and area real estate activity.

The average*** single family detached price in the service area of the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® was up 6.36% to $430,000.
The average...

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Getting the Mortgage Monkey Off Your Back

Posted on Feb 18, 2019

Owning a home is one of the most common ways to build equity and wealth. Typically, this process comes with something a little less glamorous – the mortgage.
While the length of this loan might seem intimidating, it’s possible to pay it off early, depending on your circumstances...

Before you begin ask your lender if you will face a penalty by paying...

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The Gist: February 2019

Posted on Feb 04, 2019

“The Gist” is adapted from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Monthly MLS® Report and Press Release. Every month I summarize and post “the gist” of the MLS® data for Edmonton and area real estate activity.

The average*** single family detached price in the service area of the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® was down 5.52% to $404,275.
The avera...

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Get the Closet of Your Dreams

Posted on Jan 17, 2019

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. Whether your closets are the size of a small bedroom or the size of a locker, here are a few tips to help you get the storage spaces you’ve always wanted.

Clear everything out of the closet, and...

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The Gist: January 2019

Posted on Jan 03, 2019

“The Gist” is adapted from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Monthly MLS® Report and Press Release. Every month I summarize and post “the gist” of the MLS® data for Edmonton and area real estate activity.

For 2018, the average single family home prices decreased 0.85% to $434,028, condominium average prices decreased 4.9% to $236,008, and duplex...

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