By: Patrick Fields

Bank of Canada's interest rate spike: What does it means for homeowners with mortgages?

Tags: Bank of Canada Mortgage Rates

The Bank of Canada hiked interest rates twice this summer and the increases come at a time when many Canadians are struggling to pay off debt. First, in July, the bank announced a raise from 0.5 to 0.75 per cent and then, at the beginning of September, hiked rates again to a full one percentage point. A report by TransUnion last year estimated that if interest rates were raised by one percentage ...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

The real deal: School rankings and House prices

Tags: School Rankings, Homebuyer tips

The relationship between the quality of a school district and real estate prices in the neighbourhood is a bit of a “chicken-and-the-egg” question. The highest-ranking school districts tend to have higher house prices than less sought-after districts. At the same time, more affluent homeowners often live in more popular school districts. It’s not always clear which is the motiva...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

October - Edmonton Market Update

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Things to do in Edmonton this month

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Bison’s Eye View - Oct 15 Explore the legends and history of the great bison at Elk Island National Park.  Short Film Festival - Oct 14 to 15 A screening of indie and local films, celebrating Albertan independent filmmaking.  Ladies Learning Code - Oct 21 One day bootcamp workshop for women to learn the fundamentals CSS and how to add custom fonts, icons and animations to website...Read More

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Antique and Modern Doorbell Designs

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How Do You Choose Your Neighbourhood? Tips, Tricks and Things to Keep in Mind

Tags: HomeBUYER tips

When you are buying a new home, choosing the right neighbourhood can be just as crucial to consider as the house itself. In general, people tend to be creatures of habit and, when moving, will look at the neighbourhoods they know best first and opt to stay in the same part of the city that they are accustomed to whenever possible. But sometimes circumstances like family, work relocation, school...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

September- Edmonton Market Update

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Small garden? No problem — here’s how to maximize your outdoor space

Tags: small garden

Summer barbeque season and outdoor patio gatherings are upon us. Whether you have an expansive garden, a cute nook patio or an overhanging balcony, there are always ways to make the most out of what you have.   Hidden storage There is no getting around it — you need space to keep items you are not using but, in limited areas, that can be tricky. One of the best ways around storage issu...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

July - Edmonton Market Update

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Trendy Picnic Baskets for Summer

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