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7 Mortgage Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Posted on March 06, 2018

No matter how affordable the home, mortgage borrowers typically pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest. For this reason, a half-percentage-point difference in interest rate can make a...

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How Much Home Can You Afford?

Posted on March 02, 2018

As you get ready to purchase your new home, you naturally start looking at homes currently on the market and visiting showhome parades. You also know that your mortgage payment is probably going...

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Top Tips for Paying Bills Off Faster

Posted on February 13, 2018

A large amount of debt can prevent you from living the life you want. You'd like to pay off those bills, but the task can sometimes seems impossible. Surprisingly, a debt-free life is closer than...

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6 Reasons Why You Need an Emergency Fund

Posted on January 26, 2018

Whether you’re downsizing after retirement or focused on saving your down payment for your first home, it’s important to keep adding to your emergency fund. This money might seem unnecessary but...

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What You Need to Know About Closing Costs

Posted on January 09, 2018

While most new home purchases go through without a hitch, you can get thrown for a loop if you're not prepared for the closing costs. You know you have to save for a down payment of at least five...

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Calgary’s Housing Market Forecast for 2018

Posted on November 28, 2017

Whether you’re thinking about buying a new home, selling your home, or both, it’s smart to get a sense of what’s going on with the Calgary market. Trends can help you decide whether now’s the...

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How Credit Scores Affect Mortgage Rates

Posted on November 07, 2017

You’ve probably heard that you need to have a good credit score to buy a home, but unless you’ve done some research, you might not fully understand the effects your score can have on your...

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New Mortgage Rules January 1: Why You Should Buy Now

Posted on October 27, 2017

Starting January 1, 2018, the Bank of Canada is making some changes to the mortgage rules for uninsured borrowers that can affect your ability to purchase a home. In short, anyone with a 20...

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