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Saturday, March 23, 2019 - The reality of REITS (Real Estate Investment Trusts

If you have millions of dollars to invest, amassing multiple real estate properties is not a problem. If you aren?t named Buffett or Gates, however, it?s not usually an option. Fortunately, the average investor has another option. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are companies that own income-generating properties in a pool, allowing interested investors to add real estate to their portfolio without breaking the bank. According to a wealth and investment adviser with RBC Dominion ...
posted in Calgary housing statistics at Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:37:07 -0600

Friday, March 22, 2019 - Budgeting for home ownweship

[BUYING A HOME] Smart budgeting is required when buying your home. Saving the down payment and crunching numbers helps determine how much mortgage you can afford. But the costs don?t just end there. Planning in advance ensures that financial surprises will not interfere with your homeownership plans. Be prepared for these additional costs. Deposit This is due when your Offer to Purchase has been accepted and is essentially a gesture of good faith between the buyer and the seller. Your deposit ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:08:56 -0600

Friday, March 15, 2019 - New Listing - C4233337

Just added this listing:"A wonderful home in the south east corner of Cranston. As you enter, you are greeted by a lovely vinyl plank flooring throughout the main floor. The upgraded media centre and fireplace is a feature of the large living room. The open kitchen has a Long Island and upgraded storage unit tucked on the end. There is a wall of pantry cupboards for all of your storage needs. The dining room is lovely and bright overlooking the south facing yard. Back here there is a deck, ...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 15 Mar 2019 06:00:00 -0600

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - vacation property? - things to consider

Owning a winter vacation home means spending time with family and friends skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating or just sitting together around a warm fireplace. But as with any real estate purchase, the first step is deciding if buying a winter vacation home makes sense for you. Tom Feigs, a Certified Financial Planner with Money Coaches Canada, says the first consideration is whether you should actually buy a property or just rent a place during winter vacations. ?Can you justify the ownership by ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Sun, 10 Mar 2019 19:13:18 -0600

Friday, March 1, 2019 - Paying off your mortgage

 Your Road to Mortgage Freedom Do you dream about paying off your mortgage? The new year is usually a time when people review their finances and, if they are in debt, create a plan to reduce that debt. With interest rates rising in Canada, the perennial question resurfaces: Should you pay off your mortgage early? Or invest your money instead? Paying off your mortgage may be the best investment you can make. Here are some ways to save some serious money and become mortgage-free faster. It only ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Fri, 01 Mar 2019 09:33:30 -0700

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