By: Adrienne Moul & Linda James

The debate over the Saddle Dome continues.

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Should tax payers fund a professional sports venue? How will it benefit the citizens of Calgary? Who really should pay for these things? An opinion on how many Calgarians are feeling. https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/the-calgary-flames-want-half-a-billion-dollars-from-taxpayers-just-say-no/ ...Read More

By: Adrienne Moul & Linda James

If you're going to paint, make it count!

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So often I go into listings that are advertised as being freshly painted only to discover that while, yes it is fresh paint, a blind monkey could have done a better job. Not to pick on handicapped monkeys. If you're planning on slapping on paint, then let me save you some time. Don't even bother. A terrible paint job takes more effort to undo than if you just left it alone in the first pla...Read More

By: Adrienne Moul & Linda James

Elephants!

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I love elephants, don't you? While this is a bit off topic, I found the cutest video, a trailer for a documentary. Who knew, how much these adorable, intelligent creatures enjoyed music. You may want to have a tissue handy!  https://youtu.be/XfZfEkrhX1A...Read More

By: Adrienne Moul & Linda James

Cleaning Hacks

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Recently, I was helping a client prepare his home for sale. This is something that I do frequently, whether my clients need help with furniture placement, organization or just whatever.  When I insisted that the bathtub needed to be cleaner better, he confessed to me the many different products he had tried that did not work. I asked him to humour me and try one more thing.  He did, and ...Read More

By: Adrienne Moul & Linda James

CMHC Makes Major Changes

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If you have less than 20% down payment for the purchase of your home, CMHC is about to make it harder for you to qualify for a mortgage. CMHC, The Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation, is a mortgage insurance provider for people without at least 20% to put down on their home. They are probably the most popular insurer used by Canadians when purchasing their home and mortgage insurance is not o...Read More

By: Adrienne Moul & Linda James

Beware of the Mortgage Penalty

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A common misconception about breaking your mortgage with your lender says that your penalty is about 3 months of mortgage payments. That couldn't be further from the truth.  However, when signing up for that new mortgage, the information and paperwork will easily overwhelm and buyers are so focussed on getting the best rate, that the penalty for breaking that mortgage, is seldom asked ab...Read More