Wed, 04 Oct
We like to celebrate “friendsgiving” every year and take turns with dinner duty, it’s a fun time and changes up the holidays when they tend to land so close together at the end of the year!
Real estate sales have been steady in this area but it definitely has been a buyers market. Lots to look at and choose from, I’m sure it’s a nice change to be a buyer right now! Good luck with your search if you are looking to buy, this won’t last forever so scoop up the good deals while they are out there (still have to be savvy) but they are definitely out there.
Wed, 23 Aug
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whoops! How do people keep up with all this? They are amazing so kudos to you all who blog.
Check out the link above for my newest listing in Whitecourt. I have been having an awesome summer, enjoying friends, work, family and having green grass while it is here, hope the same is for you too! Cheers, see you next post!
Wed, 22 Mar
Sometimes when buying a home things don’t work out and you have to move NOW! Or like in 4 days. Where do you go? Do you rent another place last minute, and since it’s last minute, that place is not ideal for your family or situation? Then you know you are looking again soon. Hard decision to make when you live in this area, the market really fluctuates here depending on the oil industry and puts people in chaotic situations.
Building credit is hard when rent is top dollar, it’s very tough to save money for those mortgage downpayments (as always) and still keep the same lifestyle you are used to. Not many people are willing to make the changes necessary in their budgeting to relieve this stress. It is a hard decision, sometimes on the pride too but there comes a time to put an end to the spending and in our situation it was the best decision we have ever made.
I had a recent client with a great pre-approval amount from the bank, this was a start on his new path and higher end home range. Chose a house and offered, bank approves, but with 5% downpayment he required lending insurers (ie: CMHC, Genworth) who did NOT approve. This is a common scenario, sometimes the bank is more lenient than the loan insurer. Notice was given to his landlord and he thought since the bank was a yes, he was golden… smooth sailing ahead!
Now, where will he go? Here’s where plan B has to happen. Buy a much lesser house (equal to that years rent, yes we have those!) is what he chose. It is also what I would have done! At least most of the money will come back when you sell, even if all of it doesn’t, you would have lost all that anyway in rent. Not ideal as you can imagine there will be work to do on this house…but still a step closer to the dream home as he can build up that credit and stay put in his own house until the time is right. Sometimes smart last minute decisions happen, and luckily for me, this was an awesome, happy-go-lucky guy with a positive outlook on the stressful situation.
Fri, 17 Mar
Woo the fog has lifted and it is so sunny today, Key releases, SOLD signs going up, Spring is definitely in the air!
Are you having green drinks today? I’m not big on the St. Patrick theme unless a fun activity is planned…green smoothie maybe? Here is a link to my fave food blogger right now, cheers everyone!
Wed, 15 Mar
This seller is offering a limited time deal on 2 properties, contact me for more details!
Click on link below to see what your payments would be on this home
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Fri, 10 Mar
Time change this Saturday night, Spring ahead!
It’s very snowy and cold (-18) here in Mayerthorpe, next week looking good, almost spring! Stay warm everyone 🙂
Thu, 09 Mar
A big shout out to my peeps this January/February, hopefully signs of a great market this year for all you sellers out there!
Wed, 01 Mar
Thanks for swinging by! Whether you stumbled here by accident or are looking for a local blogger for the fun of it, welcome 🙂 I hope I can think of interesting things to talk about, I plan on posting about real estate adventures and misadventures, farm life, hobbies and travel, food (I am a foodie) and conversations about procrastinating because that is probably what I am doing if I’m blogging ~!~. I had to start somewhere, so my intro is just to kick my butt into blogging gear@#$% !