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Should You Stop Renting And Start Owning In Edmonton?

Should You Stop Renting And Start Owning In Edmonton?

Edmonton is one of the rare Canadian cities boasting a stable and affordable real estate market. While first-time Vancouver and Toronto buyers are being priced out of the city, the median price for a single-family home in Edmonton is an affordable $388,000. In contrast, Calgary’s home prices are expected to increase by 2.3 per cent.

10 Tips Every New Home Buyer Should Know

10 Tips Every New Home Buyer Should Know

The biggest investment many of us will make is buying a house, and mistakes can be costly. To help weed through the home-buying jungle, we've gathered the knowledge and strategies every home buyer should know before beginning the hunt.

Mortgage Before Marriage: Why Millennials Are Prioritizing First Time Home Ownership Over Weddings

Mortgage Before Marriage: Why Millennials Are Prioritizing First Time Home Ownership Over Weddings

Why spend $32,000 on a wedding when you could invest that money in your financial security instead? For an increasing number of millennials, the decision to become first-time homebuyers first, and married couples second, is by far the better strategy.

20% More Mortgages Are Being Denied By Big Banks, Sending Borrowers Down The Credit Ladder

20% More Mortgages Are Being Denied By Big Banks, Sending Borrowers Down The Credit Ladder

Clients who don’t meet the bar are turning to private lenders, mortgage investment corporations (MICs) and credit unions, which are provincially regulated and not required to implement the stress test, said Carmen Campagnaro, president of Pro Funds Mortgages in Burlington, Ont.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home Lottery Aims To Enchant In St. Albert

Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home Lottery Aims To Enchant In St. Albert

Valued at $1 million each, one of the homes will go to the grand prize winner of the 38th edition of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home Lottery. That person gets to choose which home he or she actually wants — and just like finding out whose foot fits the glass slipper in Cinderella, this won’t be an easy task.

Edmonton Faces Tough New-Condo Market, Panelist Tells Real Estate Meeting

Edmonton Faces Tough New-Condo Market, Panelist Tells Real Estate Meeting

One bright spot is the Ice District around Rogers Place, where luxury condos offer proximity to the arena and hotel amenities unavailable elsewhere in Edmonton, Chaput said.