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Myths about Millennials and Home BuyingMillennials are different from other consumers. Their behaviors and priorities are different from Gen Xers, Boomers, and all who came before them. If you're a Millennial, you might be curious to know that there are many myths and rumors around the Millennial home buying process and habits. Knowing the reality of Millennial home buyers can help you decide whether you're ready to enter the real estate market.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Myth 1: Millennials Only Want to Live in the City

Many Millennials start off their professional life living in the city. They're attracted to the city by the job prospects, the convenience, and the

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The Costs of HomeownershipAnyone who owns a home knows that there are many additional costs associated with owning a home. Many first-time homeowners base their decision to buy a home on their ability to make the monthly mortgage payments. In fact, there are many other costs that go into owning a home than just the mortgage payment.

First-time homeowners are often startled by the hidden costs of owning a home. The traditional housing expenses (principal payments, interest, taxes and insurance) are just the beginning. Maintenance, repairs, supplemental insurance, home improvements and decorating can cost you thousands of dollars a year—more than you expect.

Additionally, a home purchase triggers a series of additional spending on appliances, furnishings and remodelling

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The Value of Getting a Home AppraisalGetting an appraisal is one of the best decisions you can make before either buying or selling a property. While it is not mandatory, the small price that you end up paying for this appraisal can end up saving you thousands of dollars in the long run. In most cases purchasing a home will be the largest investment of your life and beginning with a sure and confident foot forward is always the best way to get started.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Home Appraisals Offer Peace of Mind

When you're purchasing a new home you'll have the added peace of mind that only an appraisal can provide. You'll know how much the home is worth and whether

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What Is There To Do In Calgary This July?

Yee-haw, ya-hoo, or howdy! Whatever your cowboy/cowgirl exclamation is, the month of July is the perfect time to use it! Why? The arrival of the Calgary Stampede of course!

For ten days out of the month of July, locals as well as tourists from all across the world will attend the world's greatest outdoor show! Rodeo shows on the grounds, snacking on Midway treats, filling up with pancake breakfasts, and checking out the top artists visiting the city — there is a never-ending list of things to do!

Of course, aside from the Calgary Stampede, there are an abundance of other events (both Stampede-themed and otherwise) going on. These include everything from music festivals to the Day of the Dog! You will find a multitude of these events occurring

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Canada Day Events in CalgaryCalgary attracts visitors and residents for its natural beauty, outdoor activities, numerous parks and more. Calgary's doors are open. Have friends and family come down to Calgary, at the base of the Canadian Rockies, for an exciting time celebrating Canada Day. Explore the best events and attractions in and around the Calgary area.

Know More About Canada Day

This federal holiday celebrates Canadian Confederation. Dominion Day, or what is now Canada Day, is a holiday used to recognize the unification of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the Province of Canada through the British North America Act. July 1st marks the date of Canada Day with Canadians celebrating with concerts, firework displays, parades, barbecues and other patriotic activities.

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How to Buy a HouseThe process of shopping for a home to buy has undergone changes in the past few years, many of which are positive ones designed to enhance the experience. A good example of this is the fact that buyers no longer have to rely on a printed catalog of homes for sale that may become quickly outdated or having to find that they missed out on the perfect home because it was snapped up within hours of being placed on the market.

Instead, today's home buyers have instant access to the entire inventory of The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) via the internet from the comfort of their home or office. This means they are able to check for new listings and price reductions frequently and utilize technology to help keep them informed about all aspects

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The Best Canada Day Events to Celebrate in Calgary

This year, Canada is celebrating its 152nd birthday! What better way to celebrate our wonderful country than to gather with friends and family and witness a spectacular show of fireworks in the evening sky! On July 1st, cities across the country will celebrate Canada Day by hosting spectacular events, parades, fairs, picnics, parties, and shows. Of course, of the many thrilling celebrations, Calgary is proud to have one of our own!

On the first of July, Calgary will be filled with a buzz of excitement and will be home to fun parties, unique events, as well as a magnificent firework show! Wondering how you can get the most out of this patriotic day? Here is everything you need to know from where to watch the fireworks to what activities are best

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Keeping a Level Head When Buying a HomeA lot of homebuyers feel that they are making a completely logical decision when deciding to purchase a new home but sometimes they don't even realize that emotion may be swaying their decision to a certain degree. Quite often there are smells, sounds and colors that are influencing the buying decision that the homeowner isn't even aware of.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Is Your Home Buying Decision Based on Logic, Emotion or a Bit of Both?

In some cases a home that you're looking at may be reminding you of a home you have previously been in before. For example, the layout may be similar to the one that your childhood sweetheart

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Basic Steps of the Home Buying ProcessDipping a toe into the real estate market can be both exciting and terrifying for a new buyer. What is the process of buying a home? Each step may be more detailed than the last, but this post is here to help with things to know before buying a house, from choosing a neighbourhood to getting a mortgage.

Buying a Home in Calgary, Alberta Canada

Alberta Canada is a beautiful place to call home. There are so many things to do there, and the beauty of nature will surround you, as well. The natural beauty is a big part of the area, which draws many people there every year. If you like to do activities outside, like hiking and biking, you can certainly do that in Canada during the warmer months. When the weather gets cold, you'll be able to enjoy

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Halloween Events in CalgaryIf you're looking for something that's designed for youngsters from 3 to 9 years of age, check out the Ghouls’ Night Out events that are running at Heritage Park. Although Halloween is a special night out for children on October 31 when they can go trick-or-treating, it can be very difficult to find events that are geared towards the youngsters at other times of the month.

Ghouls’ Night Out is the perfect place to bring your youngsters for some fun and thrills before the big event on the 31st. It's also affordable! Tickets are only $6 dollars for little ghouls that are less than 13 and $10 for the older ghouls. Children under 2 are admitted for free.

Activities at this event include the following:

  • A fortune teller
  • A gruesome feast for
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