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September 2014

Found 6 blog entries for September 2014.

No matter where you live, diligence when it comes to your security should be on your top priority. Here are a few tips to make your home more secure:

Change all the locks when you move to a new home

For you to avoid someone you don’t know from having access to your home, you should change all of the exterior locks whenever you move into a new home or if you lose your keys.

Install locks on all exterior entrances

Choose deadbolts with the highest quality to ensure the highest standards for your security. There are many quality deadbolts available in the market. Quality deadbolts should be installed on all exterior doors. Also keep in mind to look windows. Statistics show that 33.2% of home robbery are not forced entries meaning over 154,000

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Buying a house is indeed a complicated process that needs a lot of thinking through and smart decision making. Owning a home mirrors your financial capacity and security. Having your own home is a great investment too. However, it can be stressing if you don't have any idea on how to buy a house. When it comes to finding the best homes within the best locations, taking a good look at Northwest Calgary real estate might be your best chance to do so. But if you want to make a success at buying your home in Calgary, here are the things you need to know and why.

 

Know your credit score.

 

Owning a house is equivalent to saying that you are financially secure. However, that dream house of yours might end up in foreclosure if you don't settle

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Being familiar with how mortgages work is equivalent to knowing how much your purchasing power is. Owning your own house shows that you are financially independent but you can also be “house poor” because you are able to pay your mortgages without being able to pay anything else. One of the most important factors that you should consider when buying your home is your mortgages. A mortgage loan is a long-term commitment where you have to spend at least 15 to 30 years or more just to finish paying it. Because of this, you have to understand that while buying a home seems to be a very good idea, having a mortgage plan at hand will help you know the risks involved and avoid them even before they arise.

Two Types of Mortgage Rates

Basically, there are

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Fall officially arrives on Monday (even though the weather says otherwise, thankfully). Colder temperatures are on the way in the relatively near future, so here's a checklist for your reference, for 7 things to do for your home this Fall:

• Caulk windows: sealing your windows will ensure no drafts come in and will keep energy costs down.

 Check the exterior for peeling paint: if you do see any chips, touch them up.

• Inspect your roof: check for loose/missing shingles; rougher weather can turn this from bad to worse so get them replaced.

 Clean out your gutters.

• Seal your driveway: check for cracks and seal any you find. With colder temperatures, cracks can get worse and this will help the longevity of your driveway.

• Check your

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The northwest community of Panorama Hills is surrounded by green spaces including the 36-hole Country Hills Golf Course. The area is scattered with plenty of parks, playgrounds and bike paths. It is located next to Cardel Place, a state of the art fitness facility and community centre. 

Panorama is a community that truly has it all, entertainment, sports, recreation and lots of shopping. This well established community developed by Genstar has everything you could want, from movie theatres, to restaurants, athletic facilites and shopping at Country Hills Towne Centre.

Homes in Panorama Hills range from $250,000 - 1.0 million and condo prices range from $150,000 - $450,000. A snapshot of Panorama real estate last year: 

There were 338 Single

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You've made the decision to sell, now what? Here's a simple checklist to ensure you're ready for what's next. Here's an easy checklist to get you ready:

Price it Right

  • Your best chance to sell your property is within the first seven weeks. The longer the property stays on the market, the less the seller will net. 
  • Over-pricing can reduce the number of offers that you're likely to get.

Clean and Organize

  • Eliminate clutter
  • Keep your home clean
  • Get rid of any looming odours 
  • It's also a good idea to rid your home of any sign of pets.

Make the Home Accessible

  • Be sure to make your home easily accessible for showings
  • Keep all interior doors unlocked, and don't be around during showings. If something is kept
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