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Planning to Buy Your First Home: What’s Affordable?

Posted by Earl Raatz on Jun 05, 2018

A lot of us enjoy browsing through the most expensive new luxury home listings during our free time, imagining what our lives would be like in the stately castles of royalty. But when the time comes to really consider buying a new home, it's important to know what your budget is before doing any serious browsing. 

Picking and Planting Trees in Your Calgary Yard

Posted by Earl Raatz on May 31, 2018

When you plant trees in Calgary, you're both adding to your neighbourhood's aesthetic appeal and overall environmental health. Our local climate presents both opportunities and challenges to keep in mind during planting. Consider some of the top tree species for Calgary that do particularly well in our climate for your new home's yard.

The Ins and Outs of Composting

Posted by Earl Raatz on May 29, 2018

Many people are looking for ways to live a greener lifestyle and be more friendly to the environment. Composting is one of the most popular ways of doing this, and for good reason: composting can provide fresh, nutrient-rich soil to grow plants and gives homeowners an easy way of disposing of organic material. 

If you want to get started composting, here's what you need to know.

Your Furniture Shopping Sidekick: Kitchen and Dining Areas

Posted by Earl Raatz on May 24, 2018

Your kitchen and dining room areas are likely to be a major social hotspot in your home, especially with open concept floor plans.

Functionality and comfort are just as important as style where your kitchen and dining areas are concerned - and the following tips should help you make some wise choices about buying furniture.

How to Manage a Mortgage While Paying Off Other Debts

Posted by Earl Raatz on May 22, 2018

In the modern world, debt is everywhere—the devil that sits on nearly everyone's shoulder and prevents them from living the life they want to live. 

Between car loans, credit cards, and even student loans, debt can pile up and become an overwhelming burden - especially when you're looking to own your own home. But it doesn't have to be this way. 

You can still qualify and pay a mortgage while handling other types of debt.

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