Mortgage Myths

(February 25, 2016)

Misconceptions about mortgages can cause buyers to stumble along the path to their next home purchase and even cost them money. So let’s bust some common mortgage myths!

mortgagemythsPre-qualification and pre-approval are the same thing.
Mortgage pre-qualification is based solely on your unverified, self-reported financial information. Pre-approval, on the other hand, means the lender has checked yo... read more.

Spray Germs Away

(February 11, 2016)

It’s flu season, which means you’ll want to be extra-diligent about disinfecting your home. The problem is, with all the windows typically closed at this time of year, you may find yourself inadvertently inhaling toxic chemicals in your quest to be healthier!

Consider instead using vinegar and hydrogen peroxide as germ-busting disinfectants; they’re more natural alternatives that can be just as eff... read more.

The Gist: January 2016

(February 03, 2016)

“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 1.3% to $418,928.
The average condominium price was down 8.8% to $227,052
The a... read more.

Flipping About The Market?

(February 01, 2016)

Are you looking to invest in property? Some shows about home renovating make it look fairly simple to buy a rundown house, fix it up and “flip” it for tens of thousands of dollars more. But before you begin to entertain the idea of rolling up your sleeves to make a quick buck on the market, make sure to not only investigate the property thoroughly, but also the area it’s in and the comparative val... read more.