5 Home Improvement Tips to Spruce Up Your Home Featured Image

Buying a home is one of the most significant investments you can make. But, no home is flawless. Taking the time to examine the property allows you to determine what needs improvement, such as new paint or upgrading appliances. To help you get started, here are some general home improvement tips and ideas.

Upgrade the Appliances 

New microwaves, refrigerators, ovens, and washers and dryers are smaller in size, energy efficient, and quiet to run. You can thus make the most of a home’s space and save on electricity bills too. Investing in smaller models helps you lessen your carbon footprint and save on money too. And of course, no one should have to hear their washer and dryer clunking away through the morning or night. Upgrading today saves…

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Luxury Community: Magrath Heights Featured Image

Affluent Magrath Heights is located in Southwest Edmonton. One of the most popular neighbourhoods within Terwillegar, Magrath Heights was established in 2003 and is one of many trendy neighbourhoods in the area. With wide open spaces, proximity to amenities, and high-end homes equipped with the latest in modern features and finishes, this scenic community is a great place for a growing family.

 Typical Homes in Magrath Heights

Standard residences in Magrath Heights are very contemporary in design. Most units are two-story homes, but some are single-level houses. There are apartments and condos available as well. Smaller homes and condos usually have two bedrooms, but most houses have four to six rooms. 

Homes feature very open interiors…

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 The ABC's of Buying a Home: Part 2 Featured Image

There is a lot of information to digest when buying a home. All of the real estate jargon can get overwhelming. We discussed the vocabulary of buying a house back in January, so here are some more terms and definitions of real estate to help you better understand the process.

Annual Percentage Rate (APR): The rate of interest on your mortgage. It can be at a fixed or variable rate depending on the terms of your mortgage.

Blended Payment: A payment combining principal and interest with the long term effect being a decrease in interest but an increase in principal.

Closed Mortgage: A mortgage type which doesn't allow you to pay it off in full before the agreed upon length without imposing penalty fees.

Depreciation: In real estate…

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For many people, living the dream involves financial security and owning your own home. Owning a home is widely perceived as an investment that leads to long-term stability and security. Although this step is often recommended by financial experts, there are a few things to know before you find your dream home to avoid common mishaps and complications.

Know How Long You'll Live at the Residence

You may have the savings, salary, and credit to purchase a home, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it's a wise purchase if you aren't looking to stay at the property long-term. You should only begin shopping around for a home if you plan to own it for several years without moving again. If you have a job that may relocate you or obligations that…

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