Your mortgage is likely the single biggest loan you’ll ever have. Naturally, the sooner you can pay it off, the less it will cost overall. Essentially, paying down your mortgage faster means paying more than the minimum amount due.

Getting organized for the school year comes with a different set of demands for every student and, of course, the last thing you want to do is leave your shopping to the last minute. But with back-to-school needs varying from grade to grade, how do you know where to start?

While a pre-qualification isn’t quite the same as getting a mortgage pre-approval, it is an important part of the home buying process. You’ll definitely want to consider getting pre-qualified prior to getting started on your home buying journey – and here are a few reasons why.

Being a new home buyer comes with a lot of perks, especially in Alberta. Aside from stylish designs, beautiful features, energy efficient appliances and the most up-to-date building materials, new homes are also back by some pretty substantial warranties. This includes warranty for both your home (new home warranty) as well as many of the … Continued

There’s nothing like the feeling of getting ready to buy your first home – the excitement and joy is something you won’t soon forget. There are so many details, it may feel a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, you aren’t on your own here; there are plenty resources available for first-time home buyers just like you.

You’re pretty familiar with the usual house cleaning routine. Vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the bathrooms… it’s all fairly straightforward. But while you may think your house is spotless, there are a few things you’re probably not cleaning but really should.

You may think a condo is the furthest thing from a single family home, but in actuality, they are identical in many ways (not to mention, generally more affordable). So if you’re wavering between buying a new condo or a single-family home, here are a few things you might want to consider before you make … Continued

If you’re considering renegotiating your current mortgage, you want to make sure this will be a valuable and smart choice. So before you speak with your lender about your current mortgage needs, here are some things you should know.

Are you loving condo living but feel like your counter is always crowded? In any home, regardless of size, the kitchen counter is often the catch-all for everything from cutlery to car keys. The good news is you can always squeeze more space out of what you have. Here are a few ways to get … Continued