Tips For Buying A Home In Edmonton
So, you are seriously considering taking the big step. You want to join the great community of proud Edmonton homeowners. Well, congratulations! While buying a brand-new home comes with lots of benefits for you and your family, thinking of buying a ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on March 14, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
The Cost of Hiring an Electrician in Edmonton
Doing your own minor repairs around the house is a great way to save money and learn new skills.
As a homeowner, you want the opportunity to put some love into your house with your own two hands.
So, go ahead and beam with pride after conquering a ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on January 3, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate
The Only Moving Checklist You Need in Edmonton
Moving is a lot of work. If you’ve already found your new home in Edmonton, then you’re entering a busy time as you prepare for your move.
We’ve got you covered. Welcome to the only moving checklist you need for a smooth and ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on December 18, 2020 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
What to Know About Edmonton Condos for Sale: Condominium Insurance
After months spent planning your finances, visiting condos for sale in Edmonton, and talking to real estate agents, you've finally zeroed in on the condominium of your dreams. All you need to do now is purchase insurance to keep your dream home ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on December 11, 2020 in Edmonton Real Estate
3 Tips to Improve Your Health and Wellness at Home
Have you ever wondered if your home is a healthy environment? Did you know that it’s possible that your home may be contributing negatively to your health and wellness? Lately, many of us are spending a lot more time in our homes and even for ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on July 31, 2020 in Edmonton Real Estate
Buying or Selling During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, economies across the world are taking a hit, and Canada is no exception. Stocks are trending down, interest rates are at lows not seen since the 2008 financial crises, and consumers are anxious about ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on May 4, 2020 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
Real Estate Supply And Demand
Just like any other good or service, the price of real estate is affected by the law of supply and demand. At its most basic level, when demand for homes is high and supply is low, prices tend to higher, and when demand is low, prices tend to be ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on February 17, 2020 in Edmonton Real Estate
Answers to the Most Common Mortgage Questions
Purchasing a home may be the largest and most complex transaction you'll make during your lifetime. It's not an easy process, with many things to take into consideration, the most notable of which is the mortgage.
Mortgages come in all shapes and ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on December 11, 2019 in Edmonton Mortgages
How the 50-30-20 Rule Can Help You Save for a down Payment
Getting the cash together for a down payment is no easy task. In Canada, a minimum of 5% of the purchase price of a home is required for a down payment. For most people, this translates to a substantial chunk of cash, and one that will be ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on August 22, 2019 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
How to Save for a Down Payment When Purchasing A Home
If purchasing a home is one of your goals in the next few years, planning to save money for a down payment should be your top priority. In order to qualify for a mortgage in Canada, banks require a minimum of 5% of the sale price of a home. ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on February 20, 2019 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
Can a man cave improve resale value?
Basement builders are seeing a rising popularity in ‘the man cave”. More basement renovations in Edmonton include transforming the home’s lower level into a room custom-built for recreation and though it’s named for the man ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on February 14, 2019 in Edmonton Real Estate Selling Tips
Benefits Of Buying A Home In The Winter
For many people, Winter is the least favorite season. The roads are slippery, dressing up takes longer, and leisurely strolls to the local cafe become a hassle, especially when its 30 below with the windchill. And let's not forget having to put on ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on January 22, 2019 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
Edmonton 2019 Housing Forecast
Those wanting to sell their home in the new year will be met with some not-so-good news. With an excess of houses up for sale, the Edmonton housing market forecast hints at slower sales and lower prices.
According to real estate firm, Royal LePage, ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on December 18, 2018 in Edmonton Real Estate
5 Energy-Saving Tips for New Homeowners
Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! Now that you’ve unpacked all the boxes and set up your furniture how you like it, there are some easy home maintenance jobs you can do that will help improve your home’s energy ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on December 10, 2018 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
Are You a Collector or Hoarder?
Do you have a fondness for collecting, be it comic books, coins, sport memorabilia, shoes, or ninja weapons?
Stars Wars fans fork over insane amounts of money for anything even tangentially related to the Star Wars franchise. Basketball fans wait ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on October 23, 2018 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
CMHC Self-Employment Qualification Updates
On Monday, October 7, new guidelines from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) came into effect that could make it easier for self-employed individuals to qualify for mortgage financing.
The changes apply to individuals who have put down a down ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on October 13, 2018 in Edmonton Mortgages
Tips For Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time
Selling your home can take up a lot of time and energy. Showcasing your home to prospective buyers, advertising, negotiating, preparing a mountain of paperwork, etc. Now try doing that and buying a new home at the same time! While this may seem like ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on September 22, 2018 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
How To Find The Right Insurance For Your Condo
If you own a condo, there are a few things you need to know to keep yourself from the different risks that come from owning one. Although a condominium association covers different parts of the complex, ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on April 5, 2017 in Edmonton Real Estate
Drones: The New Way to Sell Edmonton Real Estate
Drones: The New Way to Sell Real Estate
A great number of real estate companies are turning towards drones to sell their properties. Although this option is not authorized in every city of the world, Edmonton MLS has gained a lot of resources by ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on March 6, 2017 in Real Estate Technology
5 Real Estate Agent Tricks and How to Steer Clear of Them
Have you ever heard the saying one bad apple spoils the whole barrel? Well it is wholly untrue and, unfortunately, the same stereotype exists in every profession, including the real estate business. There are those who conduct themselves ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on February 5, 2017 in Edmonton Real Estate