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Down Payment Alternatives to Putting 20 Percent DownBuying a home requires a sizeable outset of money at the point of purchase, which can seem daunting or even nigh impossible to some home buyers. With the answer to these questions, you will understand how much you need to put down on the mortgage as a minimum, and how your down payment affects your monthly mortgage payment.

Why Do I Need a Down Payment?

The premise behind the down payment is to enter into a kind of partnership with your lender. The lender is providing the bulk of the funding for the home in a lot of cases, but you need to show that you are willing to put in some of your own money. This proves to the lender that you are committed to the mortgage and are unlikely to default on the loan during the term. It also provides you with

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Exploring the Bridges in EdmontonThere are some amazing natural attractions in Edmonton. It is filled with rivers and valleys just waiting to be explored. The North Saskatchewan River weaves its way through Edmonton, and measures 300 metres across. There are hundreds of paths to hike or bicycle through as you enjoy the stunning landscape of Edmonton.

Edmonton is known as a river city, and where there is water bridges are needed. There are some fabulous bridges to see. Here are some you won't want to miss.

Suspended Pedestrian Bridge under the Henday

The Henday bridge offers this bike path underneath it, where cyclist can safely cross over the river without being encountered with traffic. Hint's its name, the bridge Suspends over the river off of the Henday bridge.

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Edmonton RushThe city of Edmonton is home to make professional and recreational sports. Some of the best sporting events in all of Canada happen within this city. Whether it's a recurring event or something that comes around only once every few years, you can find it here.

Professional Sports in Edmonton

Edmonton is home to many different professional sports and sport teams you can enjoy as a spectator. The professional teams found here include:

  • Edmonton Oil Kings - WHL Hockey
  • Edmonton Oilers - NHL Hockey
  • FC Edmonton - North American Soccer League
  • Edmonton Eskimos - CFL Football
  • Edmonton Rush - National Lacrosse League

Along with these five professional teams, the city is home to Northlands Park, which hosts thoroughbred and

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What to Know When Investing in Edmonton Real EstateThere are so many reasons for wanting to invest in Edmonton Real Estate right now. But just remember that when you're buying a property as an investment, it's still important to consider everything like you would if you were buying your own home. A wrong move can easily lead to headaches that could end up costing you money.

Nowadays, it's a lot easier for investors to operate in Edmonton. For one, there are numerous Edmonton real estate directories available on the Internet. These portals enable you to have access to almost every property for sale in Edmonton at the click of a mouse button. The advantage of using such resources is that they provide one-stop shop services by listing contact details of the real estate who is listing each

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Selling a Home During the HolidaysIt's that time of year when everyone is decorating the home and shopping for Christmas gifts. If you're trying to sell your home this time of year, you know it can be quite a challenge. It's probably the worst time to have a home on the market because you are busy celebrating the holidays but the good news is that buyers this time of year are more serious. If you are going to sell your home during the holidays, keep these few tips in mind for better results.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Watch the Holiday Decorating

Be careful on holiday decorating. If you overdo the décor, your potential buyers will find it distracting and think

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How to Sell a Smaller HomeSmaller homes have a lot to offer, but they can be tougher to sell than bigger homes. When selling a smaller home, one can still get a good price for your property by preparing for the sale, framing the home in a positive light and accentuating the positive aspects about the home. Playing up the features the house does have can help to sell the property for as much as possible.

Cultivate the Listing

Smaller homes have a variety of advantages over larger homes. A smaller footprint means reduced costs, less time to clean and greener living overall. Cultivating the listing to emphasize the advantages of a small house will help potential buyers see the appeal of the property.

Be sure the house listing names all the advantages of living in the

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Mistakes Sellers Make When Pricing Their HomeWhen it comes to selling your home, setting an asking price can be a daunting task especially if you aren't familiar with this type of area and have no experience with real estate. Most homeowners don't trust themselves to set an asking price when selling their home but owning a property can help you realize the value of your home especially if you have put in extra work.

The one thing that makes the situation more complicated is there are several other houses on the market that are similar and may be asking more or less than what you should are. This can make it confusing as to where your starting point should be. If you're working with an agent, they want you to list at a higher price which can be hard for you as you'll notice your home is on

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Why Your House Isn't SellingThe most frustrating thing for a seller is when their home sits on the market for a long time with no action. Or maybe the home is being viewed by lots of potential buyers, but no one makes an offer. You have to make your home unique, as it has to stand out among all the other homes on the market.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Deteriorating Home

You want to look at other homes that are on the real estate market. You need to see what is selling, and what is sitting for long periods of time. The homes that have sales that are pending are the ones to go by.

Look at the current status of your home. Are there a lot of updates that

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The Best April Events in EdmontonEach April, residents look forward to several key events that are held throughout Edmonton. Attending these events on an annual basis has even become tradition for some, as they can be counted on to arrive like clockwork. There are many events that occur throughout the month in this region, so it can be difficult to zero in on the best options. Thankfully, this guide will help those who are looking for the best recurring April events in Edmonton.

Edmonton Poetry Festival

Many local poetry groups came together to create the Edmonton Poetry Festival. This all-ages event celebrates their shared love of poetry with a schedule full of live readings and educational workshops. A wide range of poetry styles are represented across the weeklong

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How to Sell a Condo in EdmontonWhile selling homes involves a similar process, there are some distinct differences between selling a condominium and selling a house in Edmonton. Reading this list will help you know what to expect and how to get the most out of the experience.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Curb Restrictions

With a home, you can control where you put your for sale sign, but with a condo, you will either only be able to put a sign in a certain place on the property or won't be allowed to place one at all. Furthermore, you need to plan for the fact that you probably won't bring buyers in based on curb appeal because with a condo, curb appeal is out

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