March 2018

Good Financial Habits to Cultivate Now

Posted on Mar 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 rememberin...

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How to Increase Your Credit Score

Posted on Mar 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...

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5 Pearls from the Diamond of Personal Development

Posted on Mar 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 lit...

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

Posted on Mar 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...

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

Posted on Mar 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 area...

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The Gist: March 2018

Posted on Mar 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...

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