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Sept. 09, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Industry vocabulary: an introduction to the language of mortgages

If you're a first-time homebuyer, many aspects of the purchase process can be confusing and stressful, including financing. While the mechanics of a mortgage are relatively simple, choosing the right mortgage product can be far from it, as many of the choices available to buyers are obscured by complex and unfamiliar terminology.

To help you cut through the jargon, here's an alphabetical list of common mortgage terms and their definitions:
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April 03, 2020 | Andrea Cox

Better bargaining: why new-build homebuyers should hire a REALTOR®

Hiring a REALTOR® when purchasing a resale home seems like a no brainer, but many new-build homebuyers don't take advantage of this valuable resource.

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April 03, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Lay of the land: lot choice adds another variable to new-build purchase process

When you buy a home, you're also buying the lot, so it's important to make sure you pick the right lot for your needs.

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April 03, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

Additional costs to consider before you close on a new-home purchase

While budgets, like rules, are often made to be broken, there are some additional costs associated with the purchase of a new home that buyers should keep in mind to avoid breaking the bank.

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March 06, 2020 | Andrea Cox

The times they are a-changin': how real estate attitudes & desires differ between generations

Mariah Wilson - Generation Z


Housing situation

Living at home with her parents, while she waits to take occupancy of her new condo.

Housing goals

Wilson recently purchased a one-bedroom condo in the Annex, a new development in vibrant Kensington. She and her partner are excited to move in when the project is completed in late 2020.

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March 06, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

Youth movement: Generation Z is poised to impact Calgary real estate in a big way

If you think young people are less focused on the housing market than previous generations, you haven't been paying attention. Generation Z, which roughly encompasses everyone born in 1997 or later, is poised to have a massive impact on real estate, in Calgary and beyond.

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Oct. 30, 2019 | CREBNow

Opportunity to receive $50 – Researchers at the University of Calgary want to hear your perspective

The planning and development of liveable, vibrant neighbourhoods has gained in popularity over the past few decades to increase physical activity, prevent chronic diseases, and promote health and well-being among community residents.

However, there are mixed opinions among homebuyers and sellers, real estate professionals, and community developers about what features contribute to a livable, vibrant and healthy neighbourhood.

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Sept. 11, 2019 | Kirby Cox

SPONSORED: Seven tips for homebuyers

Are you a prospective homebuyer? Onto your second or "forever" home? Whatever your situation, preparing for homeownership requires you to arrange your finances so you can put your best foot forward dealing with your mortgage, taxes and home maintenance.

Before you start the process of looking for a home, consider the following:
Khalil Haji (right), managing partner with KH/Dunkley Law Group, says it is crucial homebuyers hire the right lawyer for the job.
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Aug. 28, 2019 | Jim Zang

Five reasons you need a lawyer for your home purchase

For most people, the purchase of a new home is the largest expenditure they'll ever make. Whether you're spending $200,000 or $600,000, there's little margin for error, which means finalizing your purchase and mortgage documents is no time to cut corners.

A real estate lawyer can help reduce stress for buyers by ensuring all necessary documentation, payments and fee disbursements are in place.

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Aug. 28, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Royal LePage Solutions spearheads unique open-house parade

Royal LePage Solutions is spearheading an innovative event designed to get people out and about, meeting real estate agents and checking out a broad selection of homes across the city and surrounding areas.

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