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Saving For a Home Down PaymentAre you planning on purchasing a new home in the Calgary area soon? If so, you're probably saving up for your down payment. There are a few things that you should understand, however, about how to save for a down payment and the size of the down payment needed in order to buy a Calgary home.

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

How Much Money Down Do You Need for a Home?

The most important thing that you need to know about your mortgage is that an insurance premium will need to be paid to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation if you can't make a minimum 20% down payment for your home. This premium is based on the total amount of the

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Can You Afford Calgary Condo Fees?If you're planning on purchasing a new condo and have never owned your own property before, there's one important thing to remember. When you see a lovely condo being advertised on the listings and you feel that it's something you can afford, you'll first want to find out what the condo fees are. The fees will need to be paid monthly and should be added to the mortgage amount of the condo when you're trying to determine whether you can afford the monthly payments.

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

Condo Fees

Condo fees can vary across the board from one condo to the next. Quite often, these fees aren't listed in the advertised listing

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How to Win a Bidding WarYou have been looking around at different homes on the market and have finally found it - the home of your dreams. The problem is that another couple also have their eyes on the same home and seem to want it as much as you do. The bidding war begins for the real estate and you don't know what to do next. Here are a few tips to help you get through it.

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

Submit A Clean Offer

Although it may seem surprising, it's not always the price that determines the winner in a bidding war. A clean offer will sometimes beat out a higher offer. A clean offer refers to the agreement terms. If you have a preapproval for

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Visit the Best Parks in CalgaryThere are beautiful parks and great amenities in every quadrant of Calgary, and all outdoorsy Calgarians should make time to visit if they have a chance.

Living in Calgary means that you'll find yourself spoiled for choice when it comes to parks to get out and about in to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine with your friends and family.

The History of Parks in Calgary

There's a running joke that you know you're Canadian when you measure a car journey in terms of how many hours or days it will take you instead of miles, and it's only when you land in a Canadian city that you understand why people say this. Landing in most major cities around the world means flying over urban sprawl for a lot of the time and then landing in or near the heart

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How to Choose a Real Estate AgentWhen you are in the market to buy or sell your home you'll need to find a truly professional Calgary real estate agent that you can work with. This is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will probably ever make in your life and you need someone experienced and dedicated by your side. There is only one type of real estate agent that you need and that is a true professional.

What to Know About Selecting a Professional Real Estate Agent

You see, a lot of real estate agents only work part-time and are not dedicated to their career. They look at it as a way to make extra money on the side and don't have a lot of time to devote to your needs. Only by working with a professional agent will you receive the time and the energy that you

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Energy Efficient Home UpgradesWith the growing green revolution taking place across Canada and here in Calgary, potential buyers and homeowners are looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible. This includes the willingness to pay a higher price for a home with longer-term sustainability and green features.

The Calgary green trend is driving forward at critical speed and Calgary's not prepared to be left in the dust. As the nation's energy city, Calgary still needs to do its part in greening up the country and fortunately Calgarians are stepping up to the task at hand.

Here are some of the best high-ROI energy-efficient home renovations that are practical, will save you money and will help to add value to your home.

The Benefit of

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Following the tremendous success of Justin Havre’s widely publicized endorsement by Barbara Corcoran of ABC’s Shark Tank comes another distinction – exclusive recommendation from Rascal Flatts’ lead singer Gary LeVox. 

The message provided by LeVox as part of the endorsement encompasses the music and lyrics of the Rascal Flatt’s hit “I’m Moving On”, 2002 Song of the Year at the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. 

As the only professional real estate agent in Calgary to be awarded this distinction, Justin Havre said he couldn’t believe it when the opportunity presented itself. 

“To be given the chance to have the backing of an individual like Gary LeVox and to be connected with this song written and composed by one of this

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Yorkville DevelopmentLive in Calgary in the new community called Yorkville. Yes, that's correct. Yorkville. If you think it has a distinctly Eastern Canadian flavour you would be correct. Yorkville is also the name of a luxury Toronto suburb where many of our country's finest musical and literary stars have their origins.

The Calgary brand of Yorkville promises to be much different. Situated next to Spruce Meadows, homes in Yorkville will have western views of the Foothills and beyond, the Rockies, the same views enjoyed by residents of nearby Silverado and across the highway, Heritage Pointe.

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Plans for Yorkville Development

The land will lie dormant over the winter but as soon as the spring thaw hits, Mattamy Homes as the

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Seton high schoolsIt's been a decade since a new public high school was constructed on the south side of Calgary. That will all change with the opening of a new high school in Seton.

The as-yet unnamed school is expected to open in September of 2018. Plans will be presented at a New Schools Open House from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Wed. Dec 2 hosted by the Calgary Board of Education at their building at 1221 – 8 St SW.

New projects showcased during the open house include other public schools, such as elementary schools for the community of Martindale in the North East, Silverado in the South West, and an elementary/middle school for Springbank Hill and Discovery Ridge. These communities have designated space for new schools. Martindale has been waiting for 25 years

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