October 2015

Found 3 blog entries for October 2015.

UBER has transformed how many Edmontonians get around the city. No matter your position on the controversial personal taxi company, the convenience of the service is indisputable. We wanted to see how UBER has transformed one of the least loved commutes in Edmonton: the long trek to the Edmontion International Airport.

If you're a frequent traveller, trips to the airport can eat up a lot of time and cash. Next time you're looking for a new home, use this handy graphic to learn the easiest and cheapest Edmonton neighbourhoods from which to UBER to the airport. We used a free tool, uberestimate.com, to determine our estimated times and prices. Many factors go into your transit time and price: proximity to the Anthony Henday Ring Road, how north you are,…
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Different mortgages are available depending on your situation. It’s important that both current and prospective homeowners realize the advantages and disadvantages of each type of loan. Today, we’ve outlined some of the major differences between two loans, open and closed.

Open Mortgage

This type of mortgage allows you to pay off the principal amount on your own schedule without facing any penalties.

For those who are self employed, own a business, or get paid at irregular intervals, this type of mortgage is the more appealing option. If you had a profitable year, you can choose to put that extra money towards the mortgage; it also allows you to use any funds you earn from your liquid assets (investments such as stocks and bonds) or non liquid

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For many people, buying a home is the most important purchase they’ll ever make. Whether you’re looking for a cozy condo or you want to settle down in the suburbs, it signals a new chapter in your life. Going through the buying process and paperwork takes time, but seeing a first-time buyer walk through their new home is one of the best parts about my job.

I’ve worked with people from all walks of life who have different ideas of what their first home looks like. Over the years, I’ve learned that if you work with your realtor, do a little bit of homework, and follow these 5 tips, you'll avoid the stress that comes with buying their first home.


#1 Know Your Budget 

Before you go home hunting, it's important that you're aware of the

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We (my husband and I) were moving from Toronto to Edmonton and needed a realtor that was willing to help us long distance and work around a 2 hour time difference. We contacted A LOT of realtors in Edmonton, but Chris was the only one who showed interest in working with us, and from the beginning was so enthusiastic and helpful. He spent a couple days with us exclusively when we made a special trip to Edmonton for house hunting...he went so far as to show us a property at 10:00pm just so we would make the most of our trip! Chris was accessible to us any time, he was incredibly dedicated and made us feel secure in our transaction despite being across the country and not being able to negotiate the terms of sale in person. We did have some challenges with the sellers but Chris was very efficient and reliable in helping us deal with all the issues LONG after our possession and closing date. I would most definitely recommend Chris and would absolutely hire him again. My husband and I felt as though we had a real partner with Chris.

- Michelle Hrycauk & Alex Nassif

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