October 2019

Found 4 blog entries for October 2019.

How to Give an Earnest Money DepositAn earnest money deposit is also called an initial deposit, and it's typically made to show the seller just how serious a buyer is. There are several things to note before handing over several thousands of dollars though. Not only can earnest money deposits tie up money, which could otherwise be used for a more suitable property, but there is a possibility the earnest money deposit can be lost to the seller. Learn more about what it takes to navigate this process so it's mutually beneficial to City Centre home buyers and sellers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Basics

Earnest money is not required for home sales, and it's entirely negotiable. It's

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Mortgage Mistakes All Buyers Need to KnowAll Varsity buyers need a mortgage if they don’t plan on buying with cash. For this reason, mortgages are extremely important to the home buying process, so it’s extremely important to do everything correctly. However, there are a lot of mistakes that are easy to make while applying for a mortgage or trying to purchase a home with a mortgage. Here are some of the common mistakes home buyers make regarding mortgages and how they can be avoided.

Getting Pre-Qualified, Not Pre-Approved

The first step to buying a new home is to get pre-approved for a mortgage. However, the first step to getting pre-approved for a mortgage is to get pre-qualified. Unfortunately, the names of these steps are quite similar, and that similarity often leads to buyers

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4 Great Lighting Ideas For Your HomeWhen decorating an Upper Mount Royal home , most people think almost exclusively about furniture. Sofas and tables and chairs are all extremely important for completing a home’s unique look, but homeowners often don’t think very much about lighting beyond an accent lamp or two. Lighting is extremely important in homes, as it can drastically change the mood in a room and give it a new feeling with very little work. Here are some popular ways to use lighting in different rooms around the home that homeowners should try playing around with and using in their own homes.

Kitchen Lighting Ideas

Lighting in a kitchen is extremely important because no one wants any accidents to occur while making dinner due to not having enough light. For kitchens, a

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4 Things You Need to Know When Hiring an AgentWhether buying your first home or selling a home, everyone should hire a real estate agent in order to get the best experience possible. However, it can be difficult for buyers and sellers to know which real estate agent is right for them. There are so many different agents all marketing themselves as the best, but not every agent is the best for every buyer or seller. When Varsity Calgary homeowners are looking for a real estate agent to work with, here are some things to keep in mind.

Read Reviews from Past Clients

Just about all real estate agents and agencies will have a page on their website dedicated to client testimonials to tell everyone how great they are. If a testimonial page can’t be found on their website or Facebook page (some

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