June 2019

Found 20 blog entries for June 2019.

How to Prepare to Show Your HomeWhen the time comes to sell your property, home shows are a great way to show off your property and make connections with buyers. Preparing your home for the event can help ensure that your home show is a productive use of everyone's time. Staging your home, boosting curb appeal and making other preparations can help ensure that buyers will see the best in your house.

Make A Book

What do you love about your house? Your neighbourhood? The town where you live? When visitors come to your home, you probably won't be there answer questions and point out the small things that make your home a special place to live. Making a book listing local attractions, convenient pointers and your home's special features can help make your property more appealing to

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How to Sell Your Vacation HomeCanadian owners of a second home or vacation home can use guidance on selling the property. Aside from Canadian tax regulations, there are a number of considerations that can make selling a vacation home more challenging then selling a primary residence. Prior to getting a home ready for sale, learn more about where to effort in order to make selling a home an easier and more profitable process.

Take time to learn about specific concerns when selling a vacation property in Canada to avoid potential headaches and save money in the long-run.

Check for Restrictions

Canadian homeowners of condominiums or other homes in communities may need to check for any restrictions prior to listing a vacation home for sale. Stipulations may include selling a

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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage QuicklyAfter you buy your new house in Edmonton, it's time to set up a plan to pay the mortgage every month. Sometimes you need a little help with the best plan of attack. Here are a few tips for better mortgage repayment.

Pre-Approval

If you have not started shopping for a home yet, you want to receive a pre-approval first. The last thing you want to do is start shopping for a home, find one you love and find out you can't get the mortgage you need to purchase the home. Pre-approval will help you understand what you can afford and make it much easier to start shopping.

Bi-Weekly Payments

Most mortgages are set up with monthly a payment, which means you will pay 12 times per year. However, if you pay half your mortgage payment on a bi-weekly

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3 Hidden Home Dangers and How to Eradicate ThemHidden problems can present a number of risk factors to families, and they can quietly lurk in the most unexpected places around the home. Here are 3 common home dangers to be on the lookout for and ways to solve any issues encountered during such inspections.

Musty Mould and Mildew

Moisture-prone spaces with poor ventilation like bathrooms and basements create ideal havens for issues like mildew and mould. While mildew is unsightly and smelly, it's not nearly as dangerous to one's health as the presence of mould can be. Mould is known to cause chronic respiratory diseases, lung infections, eye irritation, sinus congestion and exacerbate allergies in humans and animals.

If mould is detected, eradication and removal is necessary immediately. To

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What Is a DTI Ratio in Home Buying?There are several things a lender will look at when a potential home buyer is trying to get a mortgage to buy a home. Pne of those is the tdebt-to-income (DTI) ratio. This refers to how much debt a homeowner has in relation to their total income. The equation takes into account far more than just the purchase price of the home and the buyer's monthly wages though. Once a lender has this number, they'll factor it into their decision of whether to approve a loan application. See how to calculate DTI to get a better idea of the odds of approval.

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

How to Calculate DTI Ratio

Hopeful homebuyers need to first list

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Where Are the Scariest Haunted Houses in Edmonton?Those who find frights and adrenaline rushes irresistible, certainly find the Halloween season appealing. Beyond decorating the home and finding the perfect costume, scare-lovers will be seeking haunted houses in Edmonton, AB this year to help them experience the chills and thrills they seek. Here are some top places around Edmonton for spooky experiences.

Deadmonton Haunted House

Deadmonton Haunted House is by far the spookiest and downright frightening place of its kind in Edmonton. However, they do also have a store that offers costumes, makeup, clothing and other accessories for kids, adults and even pets. However, the main attraction is the amazing haunted house experience, where attendees are treated to highly detailed and realistic props

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66981978@N00/5450260201/Yoga beginners and experienced yogis alike will find that Edmonton is a haven for those who like to practice. The city boasts a variety of different yoga studios, with each studio offering various types of yoga experiences. This allows people of all interests, stages and backgrounds to find a place to practice the type of yoga that feels right to them.

These are the best yoga studios in Edmonton:

Yogalife Studio

Described by its founder as an alternative yoga experience, Yogalife Studio in Edmonton strives to provide yogis of all skill levels with accessible class options. The founder of this studio found that it was difficult for her to begin her own yoga practice because most studios offered classes at times that were not convenient for her

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The Best Comedy Clubs in EdmontonLaughing is good for the spirit and even burns calories, and heading out to one of the local Edmonton comedy clubs can be a great way to take a respite from daily stressors. Fortunately, there are quite a few places in the area that provide an array of comic relief throughout the week. Here are some top comedy clubs in Edmonton, AB to consider.

Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club in Edmonton

Yuk's Yuk's is far from yuck when it comes to hosting many well-known and up-and-coming Canadian comedians and other funny people from around the world. Situated inside the Century Casino, this Edmonton comedy club is reliable for holding several live shows weekly, and they host a pro amateur open mic night every Thursday. The theatre boasts a mere 200 seats and has no

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Edmonton Amusement Parks that are Fun for the Whole FamilyAmusement parks are the perfect place to bring the whole family for a day of fun in Edmonton. From local residents who want to make the most out of a gorgeous summer day to travelers who want to make memories in this incredible city, these amusement parks provide entertainment and thrills for people of all ages.

These are the best amusement parks in Edmonton:

Galaxyland

Galaxyland is the largest indoor amusement park in North America, which makes it one of the most popular attractions for both locals and tourists in Edmonton. This massive amusement park features 27 different rides and attractions. The amusement park prides itself on the fact that it offers something for everyone, from the youngest visitors who are just toddling around

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3 Red Flags You Need To Know When Buying a HomeNo one wants to go jump through all the hoops of buying a home only to find out that the home they bought isn’t the one they thought they were getting. It’s important for buyers to be on the lookout for warning signs that could identify problems in a home so they can protect themselves from a bad deal that could cost them thousands of dollars in repairs on top of everything they already have to pay for. Here are some red flags to be on the lookout for when going to home showings, as noticing them sooner can save a lot of pain later.

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

1. Everyone Is Leaving the Neighborhood

Moving is more popular during

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