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Buyer Advice

Buying a home is a process full of nuance. Our Buyer Advice series features pointers on buying a home, national market updates, and general advice for finding and purchasing your next home in Fort McMurray.

“Special Homes” in Fort McMurray: Should You Buy One?

Oct 14, 2017

Okay, so this is another thing I’ve really just made up. But it’s useful!! There isn’t a real thing called a “special home”; it’s a phrase I use to describe a home that is, well... special…and in a good way. It’s...

When Is The Right Time of Year to Buy a House?

Oct 03, 2017

In a buyer's market, there are many options available for aspiring homeowners. But choice isn't limited to what house you want: it also involves when you buy. Many buyers are unsure when they should start the buying process, and there is...

How to Tell If You've Found the Right Home

Sep 25, 2017

Finding the perfect house after a long search is exciting. but sometimes people have trouble choosing. Numerous home buyers, mainly first-timers, are curious how they will know if a house is the perfect one for them. Here are a...

Are Fort McMurray Homes Shrinking?

Sep 20, 2017

Sounds like a funny question, right? Well, over the next few months, you may notice that the sizes of properties listed on the MLS® might be smaller than before. It certainly will be changing! Weird, right?! Because the homes themselves...

What to Do When You're Ready to Buy a Home

Sep 19, 2017

When preparing to buy a home, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the amount of necessary know-how. The buying process is confusing to some: a major trait many buyers share is not knowing what the next step is. To help...

Common Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

Sep 11, 2017

Buying your first home can be an amazing, but pretty complex and difficult experience. Without solid advice and careful planning, you might end up making mistakes that could cost you time, energy and money. It's normal for first-time buyers to...

Why Interest Rates Are Going Up and What it Means For You

Sep 09, 2017

Today’s post is a guest blog from Eric Dunham, mortgage specialist at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC®), here in Fort McMurray. The Times, They Are A Changin’ For our Canadian economy to be healthy in the long-term, the prime...

Infographic: 8 Signs of Recovery in the Fort McMurray Housing Market

Sep 07, 2017

Not too long ago, we released an article about the eventual recovery of the housing market here in Fort McMurray. We went over housing market behavior, as well as 8 signs you can look for that might signify (when it...

Should I Sign a Buyer Representation Agreement?

Sep 06, 2017

If you’re thinking about buying a home, there are a few ways to go about it. Some people prefer to do it alone, calling the phone numbers of listing agents on the realtor.ca website and/or physical real estate signs on...

Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

Sep 04, 2017

When you’re deciding on which home to buy, a thorough home inspection is needed to make sure that you know all the faults of the home you want to buy before you make an offer. Home inspections save...

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