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July 7, 2020

When it comes to real estate investing, more and more people are choosing to invest in brand-new homes to try and attract tenants. As well as being more desirable to renters, new construction homes also save you money as they need fewer repairs and are all covered by the Alberta New Home Warranty by default. Read More

June 26, 2020

Each year, we at Sterling Homes meet with thousands of prospective home buyers in the Edmonton Area with respect to their home buying needs. And because so many people know our thoughts and feelings on being completely transparent in the industry,… Read More

June 23, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted almost every area of our lives, and there’s no way to tell for certain what the lasting effects will be. Naturally, the uncertainty of the future creates a lot of worry in our lives, including the housing market and what we should prepare for. Read More

June 22, 2020

The 3 Different Types of Property Ownership in Alberta Include: Sole owner – one person or company owns the land Joint Tenancy or Joint Tenants – if one owner passes away, their share goes to the remaining owner(s) Tenancy In Common or Tenants in Common – if one owner passes… Read More

June 9, 2020

The interest rate on your mortgage has a big effect on your monthly payment. Naturally, you want to get the lowest rate possible. Since it can take some time to finalize the sale of the home – especially when you’re building a home instead of buying a resale home –  it’s normal to worry about what rate you’ll end up with. Will interest rates go up while you’re shopping? If so, will you still be able to afford the home that you want? Read More

June 8, 2020

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation announced a tightening of its underwriting criteria on Thursday. In this article, we will cover what these changes will mean to you, the importance of credit when buying a home, how to boost your credit score, and other great tips on how to qualify… Read More

May 29, 2020

Trying to predict the future of the housing market is never an exact science, and that’s especially true for 2020. Back at the beginning of the year, nobody could have foreseen the arrival of COVID-19 and the huge effect it had (and continues to have) on our economy. Read More

May 19, 2020

Landlords can earn a significant income from rental properties. However, the job also entails many responsibilities and expenses, such as secure insurances, and pay property taxes as well. The Canada Revenue Agency has allowed several deductible expenses that are generally associated with the rental business. It can significantly help landlords in managing their personal tax situations. This article will take you through some tax deductions that are eligible for rental properties that every landlord should know. Read More

May 19, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has changed so much of everyday life that it’s hard to believe some things are carrying on as normal. You’re concerned about everything going on in the world around you, but the bills still need to be paid. Read More

May 15, 2020

Paying monthly mortgage might be a tough task for many individuals. With the prices of real estate, there are instances where people are unable to qualify for mortgage payments, and they are left deprived of buying their dream house. Read More

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