The change of seasons from winter to spring can bring on a sense of renewal. Flowers are coming up, trees are blooming, and animals are emerging from their winter homes. Redecorating your whole house or a few rooms can help you feel renewed for spring. Take a look at several decorating trends that are picking up steam for the springtime.
Two-storey homes are commonly seen in Calgary communities, but bungalows are another great option for local homebuyers. There are many benefits of a bungalow home with having your living space on one, open level.
Conventional wisdom says that you should always put down at least 20 percent when you buy a home if you can. While a larger down payment often makes sense because it reduces your mortgage payments and helps you avoid mortgage insurance, a 20 percent down payment isn't always the right answer. Here's why you shouldn't put your dream of owning a home on hold just because you haven't saved up more for your down payment.
Whether you're looking for tips on managing mortgage payments or you just hope to shave off some money from your housing expenses, there are several ways to potentially lower your monthly payments. Each option comes with benefits and drawbacks and there are often some costs involved, but they are worth looking at if it means living more comfortably.
You have probably heard the terms "buyer's market" and "seller's market" before. While you probably have at least some idea what these terms mean, it pays to understand how these market conditions can affect you when buying or selling a home. It's not all about supply: whether there are more buyers than there are homes or vice versa can affect home prices, negotiations, how long it takes to get an offer on a home, how a home should be marketed, and much more.