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By: Renohood

You know how good it feels to wake up to a nice sunny day: it improves your mood and gives you a sense of wellbeing! Bringing that natural light into your whole home can also improve your health and save on your utility bills—all positive results from free energy from the sun.

Homeowners have discovered the benefits of adding more natural light to their homes and even cite it as a “must-have” feature when looking for a new home. If you’re looking for ways to capture more natural light, consider some of these illuminating ideas:

Add Reflective Objects

Mirrors and shiny objects that reflect the light already coming into your home will brighten the space significantly. Expect double the amount of sunlight when placing

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Moving during the winter holiday season might not be your first choice – or even your second – but, if you’re in this position, it’s probably because of some very serious reasons. Once the decision is made, it’s important to learn all about the particularities of moving during this pretty busy time of the year, what you should be paying extra attention to, and how you can actually benefit from the situation.

Pick the Actual Day of the Move Carefully

The winter holiday season conventionally spreads from Black Friday until New Year’s Eve, but there are several “peak days” during this time that you shouldn’t choose as your moving dates. Black Friday sees a huge amount of road traffic, so driving a rental truck on any of those days will be

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Average home price expected to rise by 3.7% next year

• Increased consumer confidence could be a key factor affecting the housing market in 2020
• 51% of Canadians are considering a home purchase in the next five years, up from 36% at the same time last year
• Only two in 10 Canadians say that the mortgage stress test negatively affected their ability to purchase a home in 2019

RE/MAX is calling for a leveling out of the highs and lows that characterized the Canadian housing market in 2019, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto, as we move into 2020. Healthy price increases are expected next year, with an estimated 3.7 per-cent increase in the average residential sale price.

Most individual markets surveyed across Canada

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If you recently purchased a new home or refinanced your lending agreement, then there is little doubt the topic of mortgage insurance has come up. Whether broached by your partner, financial advisor, or lender, it is generally agreed you should protect your home and your family that lives in it against future financial hardship. After all, it is what most Canadians consider their largest asset.

So, how do you do it? A seemingly obvious answer is mortgage insurance, which has most likely already been offered to you by your mortgage lender. While it sounds like exactly what you need, there is more you should know about how mortgage insurance works, related products like mortgage default insurance, and a less expensive way to protect your

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Open House Sat Nov 23 2019 2- pm  742 Blackfoot Terrace W, Lethbridge T1K 7Y6

Looking for your first home, forever home or investment home? Then welcome to this 971 sq ft bi-level in quiet westside community close to shopping, schools and public transportation. This home is move in ready and features a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The main floor features a bright open kitchen with dining and living area, 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances, the home has central air conditioning and energy efficient lighting throughout with an ecobee thermostat. New blinds also make for an added extra. The WALKOUT basement houses another 2 huge bedrooms and full bathroom and could easily be suited if you are

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There’s one thing every homebuyer has in common, regardless of the city they’re buying in, the market conditions or the type of property – you have to make an offer. Whether you’re still in the browsing stages of the home hunt, or you’ve started to put your plan into action, prospective buyers would be wise to do some legwork and gain insight on how to make an offer on a house. While your real estate agent is there to guide you, the more you know about the home-buying process, the smoother it will be.

How to make an offer on a house

The Paperwork:

When you’re ready to make on offer on a house, your agent will draw up the necessary paperwork. In order to be valid, your offer documents much include some specific details, according to Canada

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The decision to sell your house can be exciting and overwhelming all at once. Despite the reality of that latter emotion, there are some things home sellers can do to alleviate the stress. Start with a game plan using the five tips below for a less-stress selling experience.

  1. Get to know the real estate market: Knowing the ins-and-outs of the real estate landscape is helpful, so you know what you’re getting into and you can manage your expectations. Some things to consider are average sale price on your street, potential interest rate increases or reductions in the near future, whether’s it’s a buyer’s and seller’s market, and affordable or “liveable” neighbourhoods that prospective buyers look for. Read more about timing the market HERE.
  2. Prepare
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New Home Builds Slow Down

The number of newly built homes in Canada slowed by 2.5%, offsetting the 1.9% growth it saw in August.

The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of housing starts dropped to 221,202 units from 226,871 units in August, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

However, the September figure was still higher than the 214,500 units that economists have expected on average, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.

The overall decline in the pace of housing starts came as the pace of urban starts dropped by 2.4% to 208,503 units. Urban starts of apartment, condo and other multi-unit housing projects edged down by 0.2% to 159,742, while the starts of single-detached urban homes dipped by 9.2% to

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The temperatures may be plunging, but autumn is one of the hottest seasons for homes for sale,and for good reason: young buyers are looking to invest in a new home and moving in before the weather gets too cold. However, holidays such as Thanksgiving and Halloween can make staging a home for sale challenging – how much seasonal décor is too much?

Here are a few ways to help make your home most appealing to hopeful buyers during this spooky time of year.

Include Some Halloween and Thanksgiving Decorations

A good way to liven up your home is by including some decorations and accessories from well-known fall holidays. Good examples include having a jack-o’-lantern on the front porch or some scented candles in the living room, which add warmth

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