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Preparing your Property for the Upcoming Winter Season

  How Should You Prepare for Winter? Preparing your property for the upcoming season will pay you dividends over time. As you approach the winter season do what you can to put your property away so that when things open up again in the spring there aren’t any surprises.   Preparing your property: Irrigation, shrubs, and hedges Be sure to have your irrigation system blown out when the timing is right. Don’t wait until the last minute or until there’s […]

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What is the Value of $440K?

The average price for homes sold across Canada in March of 2015 was $439,144. The most notable rises in list pricing came out of Vancouver at 7.2%, Toronto at 7.8%, and the Northwest Territories at a whopping 14.7%. So what is Real Estate Value like in Canada? At a national average cost of $440K, what exactly will that buy in Canadian real estate? Where is the best value for your dollar? Coming in below the $440,000 price point are: Summerside, PEI […]

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Could You be at Risk?

  According to insurance experts, there are 6 main misconceptions regarding home owners and their insurance policies.   30-Day Vacancy Rule: The refusal of coverage from your insurance company if your property remains vacant for over 30 days. Jewelry Coverage: Theft or loss of jewelry is only covered to a sub-limit that is set by your insurance company. Rare Items: Appraisals and insurance extensions are recommended in case of theft or loss of rare items. Sewer Back-Up & Earthquakes: These occurrences […]

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Housing Market Declines in Calgary

  With a 30% decline in sales from 2014 to 2015, the Calgary real estate market has definitely seen better days. In a currently flooded market, available listings continue to rise, while the number of buyers steadily declines. Buyers and investors alike are becoming much more guarded with their funds, due to the fall of oil prices and drastic changes in Calgary’s economic situation. Even the cost of real estate is being affected, as Calgary has already seen a 1.2% […]