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Winter Proofing Your Home

Clean the Gutters: Remove leaves and debris, unclog drains, and rinse away any dirt. This will extend the life of your gutters and help water drain easier once spring comes.

Check and Fix Leaks: Check your home for any indoor and outdoor leaks and drafts. Drafts can be checked by using a lighter and watching for a flickering flame. If the flame flickers, there are issues. Places to check: Electrical sockets, door jams, and windows. Some areas can easily be fixed by caulking around the areas with leaks.

Insulation: Add more insulation to the existing insulation in the attic. This will warm your home and cut down on the heating bill

Furnace: Get the furnace cleaned and checked once per year. Also, change the furnace

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Housing Starts in Alberta Alive But Not Exactly Kicking - ATB Financial

ATB Economics | August 13, 2020


Home building activity in Alberta picked up in July, but remains relatively low.

The number of seasonally adjusted housing starts in June fell to their lowest level since October 1991, but rebounded by 52 per cent in July.

Unfortunately, starts in the province were still down by 22 per cent compared to July 2019 and by 12 per cent over the first seven months of 2020 versus the same period last year.

The situation is markedly different in central Canada.

Despite falling to zero in April in the face of public health measures,

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Tara Kennedy, Real Estate Associate with MaxWell Devonshire Realty. Call me today for all your real estate needs @ 780-991-2636.

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Heritage Day In Alberta - August Long Weekend

In 1974 the Alberta Government declared the first Monday of August an annual holiday to recognize and celebrate the varied cultural heritage of Albertans.

That year and again in 1975, a multicultural concert was held at Fort Edmonton Park to celebrate Heritage Day.

In 1976 11 ethno-cultural communities banded together in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park to display their cultures’ traditional cuisine, entertainment, interpretive materials, and crafts.

This occasion marked the early days of the Edmonton Heritage Festival, which plays an important role in promoting Alberta’s heritage.

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Things To Do To Ruin Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage

A mortgage is a really big deal. When applying for a mortgage, a lender will look at all aspects of your credit history and employment to see if you are able to handle a large debt such as a house.

However, there are some things that will definitely ruin your chances of getting a mortgage if you are not fully aware, and sometimes it may be something that seems so simple but will make a huge impact on your home buying ability.

The following is list of things that can affect your chances of getting a mortgage:

Not having enough saved for a down payment: Always plan ahead. Make sure that you have put enough money aside so that you can make a sufficient down payment. Even if you

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Preparing Your Home When Going on Vacation

It’s always a good idea to safe guard your home from unwanted pests, criminals, and other issues so you can enjoy a good vacation.

Friends and family: Let a friend and/or a family member know that you will be away and for how long. Have someone drop by to bring in the mail/flyers, and have them check the house for any issues, like leaks, odd smells, and any signs of potential issues. Have them drive by once a day.

Keep it to yourself: Do not announce your vacation time on social media as someone may be tipped off that you are leaving town. This would be a perfect opportunity for criminals to check out your house.

Security Company: If you have a security company that monitors your house alarm,

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