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AUGUST NEWSLETTER

(August 29, 2018)

Mid August already. Unbelievable summer with the heat and now the smoke!

The news is continuously talking about real estate and how things are moving. This really is reflected in Ontario and BC, but the media doesn’t seem to take into consideration information about the challenges we have been facing here in Alberta. Fortunately, we seem to be seeing some recovery; more activity in the oil patch m... read more.

Women, Wealth, & Wisdom: Fitting Together the Pieces of Your Financial Puzzle 

(August 28, 2018)

Financial Literacy is a topic I’m passionate about, especially when it comes to women. Whether you are single, divorced, widowed, working, unemployed, or retired, money plays an important role in many aspects of our lives.Knowing where you stand, where you want to be, and how you’re going to get there are all important things to think about when it comes to money. However, the process can sometime... read more.

LAKE LIVING IN CENTRAL ALBERTA

(August 22, 2018)

Imagine waking up, grabbing a cup of coffee, and sipping it as you stroll towards the beach. Your neighbours give a friendly wave as you pass by, and you stop and chat with one of them for a minute. Your kids excitedly play in the sand and talk about what they are going to do today: there’s the Playground they could visit, they could play a game of beach volleyball, take the kayak out on the lake... read more.

MARKET UPDATE: JULY 2018

(August 10, 2018)

The usual summer trend to lower sales in July held true this year in every market we serve except Penholdwhich experienced a burst of activity. The other trend that we are seeing is the number of active listings finally starting to come down slightly. The sales to listing ratio in central Alberta continues to favor buyers, but we are finally seeing it easing its way toward balance.


Many of our clie... read more.

What you Need to Know When Buying a Vacation Property

(August 01, 2018)


Guest Blog by Brandi Pierik




You’ve dreamed, saved and planned, and it’s finally time to buy a cottage or vacation home! Now is a really good time. Although mortgage rates have risen slightly, they still remain on the low side and property prices have cooled somewhat. 

Whether you’re planning to buy a waterfront retreat or a country getaway, a seasonal or year-round property, I can walk you through ea... read more.