8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

By: Robert Jastrzebski

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

Tags: Mortgage Rate, Sherwood Park, Real Estate

Interest rates have risen rapidly this year, triggered by the Bank of Canada’s efforts to curb inflation. And the July MNP Consumer Debt Index found that 59% of Canadians “are already feeling the effects of interest rate increases.”1    Why has the impact been so widespread? In part, due to the rising popularity of variable rate mortgages. According to the Canada Mortga...Read More

10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

By: Robert Jastrzebski

10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

Tags: Pro Tips, Moving, Home Buying

The process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before you can begin the process of settling into your new place.   Fortunately, you don’t have to do everything in a day. You don’t have to do it all alone, either. When you work with us to ...Read More

7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

By: Robert Jastrzebski

7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Tags: Home Selling, Real Estate, Costly Mistakes

No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to skip ahead to the fun of decorating and settling in a new place. Almost all sellers want to make the most money possible.   Whatever your circumstances, the road to the closing table can be riddled...Read More

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

By: Robert Jastrzebski

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

Tags: Real Estate, Canada, Mortgage Rates

Canada's housing market hit a boiling point last year as homebuyers clambered for real estate in regions with significantly more demand than supply. But now that homeowners and buyers alike are feeling the pinch of rising interest rates and record inflation, the market appears to finally be simmering down.   That, in turn, could create a welcome opening for shoppers to be more selective w...Read More

5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

By: Robert Jastrzebski

5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

Tags: Real Estate, Home Buying, Edmonton, Sherwood Park

Our nation is in the midst of a shifting real estate market. But even as the buying frenzy begins to slow, many properties are still receiving multiple offers.1   So what’s the best way to compete as a buyer–especially if you’re wary about overpaying?   While a high offer price gets attention, most sellers consider a variety of factors when evaluating an offer. With tha...Read More

Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

By: Robert Jastrzebski

Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

Tags: Home for Sale, Real Estate, Real Estate Agent

We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your home before putting it on the market.   Start by connecting with your real estate agent as soon as possible. Having the eyes and ears of an insightful real estate professional on your side can hel...Read More

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

By: Robert Jastrzebski

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

Tags: Real Estate, Investments, Canada

The annual inflation rate in Canada is currently around 5.1%—the highest it’s been in 30 years.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or retiree; if you spend Canadian dollars, inflation impacts you.   Economists expect the effects of inflation, like a higher cost of goods, to continue.2 Luckily, an investment in real estate can ease some of the fina...Read More

8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

By: Robert Jastrzebski

8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

Tags: Home Design, Eco-Friendly, Real Estate

There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from market conditions and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, the importance of design. It’s often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it’s also a detail that you, as a seller, can easily control.   According to Realtor.ca’s 2022 housing market foreca...Read More

2022 Housing Forecast

By: Robert Jastrzebski

2022 Housing Forecast

Tags: Edmonton, Housing Forecast, Real Estate

2022 Housing Forecast Recap  It is our pleasure to help our customers and friends with a smooth and exciting transition to owning their new home. The following is from the presentation of three keynote speakers for the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist for CIBC World Markets Inc.: 2022 will be a year of transition. Economically speaking, we may see a...Read More

By: Robert Jastrzebski

Two Minute Video: Energy Investment in Alberta

Tags: Energy Investment, Alberta Economy

    Grande Prairie anticipating population boom as companies pledge billions in Alberta’s new energy economy From massive hydrogen facilities to a geothermal project, the northwestern Alberta city of 70,000 and the surrounding area are quickly becoming a hub of diversification. Tom Vernon has more on alternative energy in Grande Prairie. https://globalnews.ca/video/8488486/gra...Read More

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