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Instead of buying a prebuilt home, some clients decide to build their own home. When you, (or your builder), are building a home from the ground up, it could be months or even years before you need your mortgage financing.  Depending on market conditions, it could be advisable to get a “builder’s rate hold” mortgage.  This is allows you to hold a, “worst case scenario” rate for the completion date of your new home.  

Special thanks to  our impact partners at the Spire Mortgage Team for assisting with this article! Find out more (at the end of this article) about this incredible mortgage team that helps out hundreds of our clients every year. 

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When would I need a Builder’s Rate Hold Mortgage?

You would need a builder’s rate hold when the…

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Paint can make or break a room and if you are like most people you might be nervous about your paint selections. Picking the right colour is an extremely daunting task especially when you get to the paint store (We frequently have used and recommend Cloverdale in Calgary) and discover that ‘white’ or ‘grey’ have 100s of shades each. Just remember it is worth it!! The right execution can elevate a space from small, dingy and rough to clean, bright and fresh for a very minimal cost. Paint is probably the best investment you can make when getting ready to sell your home. Here are a few steps to make choosing the right colour less stressful, help with the process and ensure if you do make a mistake it keeps the time and costs to a minimum. 

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After countless hours of house searching, viewing and signing all the papers, the day is almost here—moving day! Finding your dream home can feel like a rush, so when it comes time to finally move into it, a few key things may be forgotten about. And let’s be real, moving isn’t fun for anyone. Luckily, you’ve got us to make sure the transition into your new home is easy and stress-free.

Here are the top seven moving day mistakes we see and how you can avoid them: MOVING DAY MISTAKES

1. Not downsizing before moving day

If you’re sitting here thinking that you don’t have that much stuff, then sure, we’ll believe you. But take it from us when we say people typically own more than they think they do. Chances are, all the items in that drawer you never open will just…

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October 2021 Real Estate Stats

CALGARY REAL ESTATE STATISTICS september 2021

The stats for Octobers real estate market in Calgary have been compiled and released! This month we saw 2,186 total sales which ended up being a record high for the month and is trending over 35% higher than previous long term averages.

Moving into the fourth quarter, the pace of housing demand continues to exceed expectations in the city,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “Much of the persistent strength is likely related to improving confidence in future economic prospects, as well as a sense of urgency among consumers to take advantage of the low-lending-rate environment.” 

Across the city we've seen significant October benchmark price increases for most zones throughout Calgary. 

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Investing in real estate can be a great way to expand into additional income sources and develop new revenue streams. INVEST IN CALGARY REAL ESTATE

Many people have had experience dealing with landlords. However, taking on the landlord role may not be everyone’s dream, you've probably heard of some nightmare scenarios where landlords have to deal with unruly tenants, bug infestations, having to find a plumber if there’s a water leak in the middle of the night or the multitude of other issues that they are responsible for handling.

However, there are upsides to owning a rental property as well. The money tenants pay in rent can be a great investment with extra money coming in every month. There are also real estate investments that can be made that do not require dealing…

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Purchase plus improvements introductionpurchase plus improvements mortgage

Purchasing a previously owned home, that hasn’t been recently renovated, can mean that the new owners want to put some work into freshening things up.  Home renovations have been very popular this year as Canadians moved to larger homes and set themselves up for move favourable work from home situations.


Many of our client’s who utilize our partners at Spire Mortgage's use what’s called a, “purchase plus improvements” mortgage to help make sure that they were borrowing the cost of the renovations at the very best rate.  Purchase plus improvements mortgages can be a super useful tool for clients but they come with a little bit of fine print as well.  Let’s take a quick look at the pro’s and cons. 

Pros of a…

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August 2021 Calgary Real Estate Statistics Recap

The Calgary market continues to trend towards being more balanced after a major kick off at the beginning of the year. CALGARY REAL ESTATE STATISTICS AUGUST 2021

Year over year trends are seeing major increases in areas like sales, new listings, and prices (across the board for all property types) it is important to note that we're coming off a COVID 2020 real estate year which did bring the market to a bit of pause for many buyers and sellers, this pent up demand has translated into a hot market for 2021. 

“Sales have far exceeded expectations throughout most of the pandemic, driven mostly by demand for detached homes. At the same time, supply could not keep pace and conditions shifted to favor the seller, something that has not happened…

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Roofing rebate Calgary

As of May 10th, the city of Calgary council voted and approved a new program to incentivize home owners to upgrade from standard roofing products to more impact resistant products to help protect homes from severe (but seemingly common) weather damage that has impacted the city year after year, the big culprit? Hail damage. 

This new change goes into effect June 1st 2021 - Keep reading for all the details about this program. 

Resilient Roofing Rebate Program

Calgary is now offering residents a $3,000 rebate to homeowners that suffered hail damage in 2020 who installed or are planning to install roofing that is impact resistant.  George Chahal the councillor for Ward 5 said “The rebate program is one way we can help Calgarians…

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Calgary is one of the most affordable major cities in Canada when it comes to real estate. With the city having one of the highest overall average single incomes, historically lower unemployment rate, and general population growth,  its no surprise that Calgary is a highly sought after hot spot for single people looking to purchase a property.

Whether you're looking to buy a loft, condominium, townhome, or single family home with some backyard space, this city has it all, with many differentBUYING A HOME WHEN SINGLE and dynamic lifestyle opportunities. From living in the downtown core or in one of the many lake communities, to living in the West for quick escapes to the mountains, there's an enormous amount of options for single home buyers and in this article, we'll cover a…

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