Looking for a few fun family activities to do at home (that go beyond regular board game night)? We have some suggestions:

1. Plan a Scavenger Hunt

Have some scavenger-hunt fun by hiding items in and around your home (outside in your yard if possible). Give each member a personalized list of things to find and offer prizes for the winner.

See 5 Steps to An Unforgettable Indoor Scavenger Hunt for tips and ideas

2. Cultural Cuisine 

A culinary experience and learning opportunity rolled into one! Choose a country you’d like to know more about as a family and prepare an authentic meal that might be served there. For instance, if you chose England, you may opt to make Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie and Bread and Butter Pudding. Serve a…

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To our clients, families and friends (and friends we’ve yet to meet): See below for some important information regarding the government’s Emergency Response Package in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effectively immediately the government has announced an $82-billion-dollar aid package, including wage subsidies, income support and tax referrals, to assist Canadians and Canadian business owners in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With $27 billion designated towards direct support and $55 billion to assist business liquidity through tax referrals, the response package will assist Canadians in paying for their rent/mortgages and groceries while helping businesses meet payroll and bill requirements.

Details of the response package include:

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Cast off the winter blues and ready your home for spring’s arrival with the help of these ultra-useful spring cleaning tips:

Plan Ahead 

Cleaning your home from top to bottom can feel like a pretty daunting task when you’re unprepared. Stay on track and prevent overwhelm with the help of a cleaning schedule or to-do list. If possible, make a plan for each room (one room at a time) and spread your list over several days to ensure you can get everything done without feeling overburdened.

Clear Clutter First 

Spring marks a great time to purge. As you move from room to room, take stock of items that may be donated, sold or recycled, paying extra attention to drawers, closets and other clutter-accumulating areas. Decluttering won’t just make…

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Bulk-up your down payment savings with the help of these simple, practical strategies:

Finding Money in the Margins 

Save your down payment faster by doing away with lavish expenses and saving any additional funds that come your way: 

  • Amass windfalls – Instead of looking at work bonuses, raises, or other unexpected monies as a reason to spend, consider them a reason to save (if feasible, you may even want to consider asking for a raise).
  • Consider a staycation – Trading in your tropical getaway for a week at home may not sound glamourous, but it will be worth the sacrifice when you’re holding the keys to your new home.
  • Sell some stuff – If you have any stocks, now is a good time to cash in. Otherwise, you may be able to capitalize on…

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Spring is upon us and with it brings the most popular time of year for real estate in Edmonton – and for good reason! If you’ve been thinking about buying a home in the capital region this spring, here are five key advantages to look forward to.

1. It’s a Buyer’s Market 

In real estate, a buyer’s market refers to when the number of homes available on the market outweighs the current demand – ultimately resulting in lower sale prices. And, although spring typically sees more Edmonton homebuyers than any other time of year, this buyer-favouring trend is expected to continue. Other advantages of a buyer’s market include:

  • Less Competition
  • More Room For Negotiation
  • Fewer Bidding Wars
  • More Buyer Concessions
  • Etc.

2. More Homes…

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