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Wondering What to Renovate - 03/30/09 04:57 PM
With all of the incentives to renovate right now (government tax credit, low building costs, competition between contractors) you may be wondering what the 'best bang for your buck' is. Of course, if there is a project that you have in mind that will benefit you and your family and raise the comfort level of your home, then that should be where you start renovating. But, if you are unsure about where to start and you are looking to add value to your home then this article is for you. Every year, the Appraisal Institute of Canada publishes a review of (0 comments)
The Importance of Getting Pre-Qualified - 03/23/09 04:19 PM
In this time of tight consumer and business credit it is as important as ever for buyers to get pre-qualified with a competent mortgage broker before starting a home search. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or you have bought or sold many properties, you will need to be pre-qualified. There are many reasons to get pre-qualified but the main reasons are as follows: 1. To Determine If You Can Own A Home - People with little credit, bad credit or no credit will have difficulty trying to find a lender that will finance a mortgage. For buyers, it’s better (0 comments)
A First-Time Home Buyer's Dream - 03/15/09 07:09 PM
Recent developments in the Canadian real estate market have conspired to benefit first-time home buyers or buyers wishing to re-enter the market. Renters who have stable jobs but have previously been priced out of the real estate market are now able to find houses and condos which they can now afford, due to drops in average home and condo prices. Further, interest rates are at rock bottom levels, with interest rates as low as 4% on 4 and 5 year terms. And the high inventory of houses and condos ensures that there is a home out there to suit everyone. The (1 comments)
Save Money Now - 03/09/09 05:35 PM
With lower construction costs and plummeting retail prices, this may be the best time in recent memory to renovate that aged furnace or replace those cracked or inefficient windows. To help you further with your renovations, several levels of government rebates and incentives for replacing things like windows, doors and furnaces. For instance, the federal government currently offers a $500 rebate when an eligible home is retrofitted with a high-efficiency furnace, with an efficiency rating of 92% or greater. Other eligible retrofits include basement and attic insulation, windows, air conditioning units among others. To become eligible for this program, a home (1 comments)
A Near Miss - The Calgary Real Estate Transfer Fee - 03/01/09 02:21 PM
In an 8-to-7 split, Calgary city council voted down a motion to implement a real estate transfer fee. 8-to-7! Last I checked, Canada is in a recession and the Calgary real estate market balanced precariously on the proverbial knife edge. Calgary should be encouraging investment, growth and development and an 8-to-7 vote is not a vote of confidence for investors and homeowners. And in an effort to further assuage Calgarian’s fears, the council vowed to revisit the issue at some later date, likely fall 2009. Simply put, a transfer levy (fee or tax) would unnecessarily punish people having to relocate due (0 comments)
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