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2018 Trends in Kitchen Design

Up until not so long ago, kitchen spaces were pretty unglamorous areas that were tucked away right at the back of the house. Meals used to be prepared there, and all the dishwashing was done there too. Homeowners didn’t really pay too much attention to the aesthetics of their kitchens. It was just a utilitarian […]

Moving With Children – Ways To Make The Transition Smoother

Whether you are relocating to a new home down the street or across the country, moving can be quite challenging if you have kids. After all, the change can also be very stressful for them, because you move them out of their familiar surroundings, which can unsettle them. Being both a mom and top Sherwood […]

Home Buying Costs You Need To Know About

Many people think about just the cost and the interest rate at which they can get a loan while buying a new home. However, the lending process in extremely important and there are other costs that you should consider as you prepare to buy any property. As both a licensed REALTOR® and Mortgage Broker, I’ve […]

10 Local Furniture Stores to Check Out in Edmonton & Sherwood Park

If you are planning on redecorating your home, you will want to check out what products are available in the market. Since there are a large number of furniture stores in Edmonton and Sherwood Park, it is a good idea to conduct a bit of research before going furniture shopping. This will help you identify […]

Mortgage Tips: When/Why Do I have to Pay Mortgage Insurance?

When it comes to buying a home and getting a mortgage, there are a ton of elements that go into this. It is more than just finding the home and getting approved for the loan. There are also various other fees to consider. One of these is the mortgage insurance. As an experienced REALTOR® and […]

Baby Boomer Generation – What to Look for When You’re Downsizing

The baby boomer generation in Sherwood Park and Edmonton is getting to the point in their lives that the larger home they have may too much. It may be too much space, or they may find that the upkeep is just too much. Many of those in this generation prefer to downsize in order to […]

Fixed vs. Variable Mortgage – What is the Difference?

For those who are shopping for a home in Sherwood Park or Edmonton, whether this is their first home or their third home, the mortgage options you have can make it even harder to make a decision. So, once you have found the home of your dreams, what type of mortgage do you need? Well, […]

Closing Costs When Buying – How Much More Should I Save?

When you buy a home, part of the buying process is the closing costs. These closing costs can be a significant chunk of your total amount owed. And it is important that people who are buying a home are taking their closing costs into consideration when it comes time to save for their home. What […]

Top 10 Things Millennials are Looking For in a Home

Millennials are in the job market and they are buying homes in Edmonton and Sherwood Park! But, what type of homes are millennials looking for? Knowing this can make all the difference for those who are trying to sell their home as the market is packed with millennials looking to buy. As one of RE/MAX’s […]

Strengthening my team with Mortgage Broker Gerri Vaughan

As many of you know, along with being a REALTOR® I have been a licensed Mortgage Broker for almost nine years which has been a huge benefit to my clients. I love that I can work both sides of the equation which helps save people time, stress and money. However, rules are always changing in […]