Good Financial Habits to Cultivate Now

(March 29, 2018)

Check your credit report

You’re entitled to a free credit report from both credit agencies — Equifax Canada and TransUnion Canada — if you request it by mail. Be sure to save both reports and review thoroughly. If you notice any inaccurate information, report it immediately to the credit agency.

Set up automatic payments
If you have trouble remembering when bills are due, set up automatic payments. O... read more.

How to Increase Your Credit Score

(March 22, 2018)

Great credit is within reach, if you follow these timeless tips.

Always pay your bills on time
This simple act each month will build great financial habits that will pay off over the long run.

Keep your balances low
Credit issuers often report your balance to the credit agencies on a certain date, typically the last day of your billing cycle. Consider paying all or part of your bill before the closing... read more.

5 Pearls from the Diamond of Personal Development

(March 16, 2018) Brian Buffini, from the Buffini & Company blog in From the Chairman 

It’s no secret that personal development has had a major impact on my life and business. Influential thinkers in the movement including Napoleon Hill and Dale Carnegie have shaped my thinking and attitude profoundly. However, their influence only touches the surface. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find some true diamonds of w... read more.

The Benefits of Great Credit (and How to Boost Yours)

(March 08, 2018)

Whether you want a loan to make a large purchase or you’re applying for a job, a high credit score may give you an advantage. It not only helps you secure a lower interest rate and save money over the life of your loans, it also demonstrates to lenders and potential employers that you’re financially responsible, and likely responsible in other areas of your life. Financial institutions and employe... read more.

Craig Pilgrim awarded the RE/MAX of Western Canada Community Care Award

(March 08, 2018)

To be singled out and recognized by my peers across the entire RE/MAX of Western Canada network as someone who stands out for service in our communities is a great honour.

The Community Care Award is, "Presented to an individual who acts as a steward for the betterment of their community, concerned not only with the contribution they make, but also with the outcome of the contribution. It means sel... read more.

The Gist: March 2018

(March 05, 2018)

“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 3.14% to $442,206.
The average condominium price was up 4% to $236,808.
The avera... read more.