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What Is a Mortgage Qualifying Rate?

November 13, 2019

When you’re thinking about buying a home, you often hear about different types of mortgage rates. Perhaps the most confusing rate is the mortgage qualifying rate. This is the rate that banks use to determine whether or not you’ll qualify for the amount you want to borrow. As of 2019, it’s become harder to qualify for a mortgage due to stricter rules regarding this qualifying rate.

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6 Reasons Why Winter Is a Great Time to Buy a Home

November 6, 2019

There’s a lot of real estate movement during the spring and summer months, but that seems to make people think that those are the only times you should go house hunting. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Home Design Decor Through the Decades: The 1960s

October 30, 2019

You’re too funky to want to stick with the boring looks that you see on the design floors today - you want something a little different. Perhaps it’s time to get some inspiration from the ‘60s. You’ll find a surprising amount of variety in the styles, so it’s easier to find a look that fits your personality.

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Quick Possession Home: 47 High Plains Road

October 23, 2019

Sterling’s latest quick possession home at 47 High Plains Road could just be the perfect family home you've been looking for. It’s on a pie-shaped lot on a quiet cul de sac, and has almost 2,200 square feet of living space.

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Landlords in Winnipeg: Tenant Responsibilities

October 16, 2019

Whether you’re thinking about becoming a landlord or you already are one, you know that landlords have an enormous amount of responsibility. You need to find tenants, keep the property in good condition, and take care of problems as they arise.

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6 Fall Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

October 9, 2019

With the changing colours of the leaves, a nip in the air, and pumpkin-spiced everything, you know it’s time to settle in for the fall. You’ve been keeping up with the yard and home maintenance throughout the summer, but now you can surely take a rest, right?

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4 Things You Need to Know When Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

September 25, 2019

There’s plenty of information available to first-time homebuyers, but it can be hard to find information if you’re trying to buy a new home while selling your old home at the same time. It can actually be a fairly tricky process because it’s hard to balance the timeline and the need for money at different times.

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