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Sells First Property Entirely in Bitcoin

Canada’s Greater Property Group Celebrates Milestone, Sells First Property Entirely in Bitcoin Bitcoin - Crypto - Real Estate - Social Real Estate - Greater Property Group (January 13, 2021) – Canadian real estate brokerage Greater Property Group has delivered on all promises, and is pleased to announce a major milestone – selling its first property entirely in Bitcoin! The transaction...

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Media release: Modest gains in Calgary housing market expected in 2021

Calgary, Jan. 26, 2021 – In 2020, housing markets across the country surprised many with a stronger-than-expected rebound in the second half of the year despite record-high unemployment rates and significant job losses. Calgary did not hit record-high sales or prices in the third or fourth quarters, but still posted some of the strongest sales relative to the past five years. This was nearly...

Mortgage rules changing July 1 2020

CMHC Rule Changes July 1 2020

Last week, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced a new regulation on mortgage insurance for property buyers, slate to begin July 1, 2020 Social Real Estate wanted to share this information with you as it could potentially impact your property buying journey. Under the new rules, property buyers with a down payment of less than 20% (and requiring mortgage insurance) will need to...


Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home prices should decrease. Logically it makes the most sense for the price of the house to drop when interest rates are rising, but this is not always the case. This theory of home prices decreasing is typically discussed by future home buyers. As a buyer you...


Common Things to Look Out for Before Buying Your Dream Home

It is easy to become overwhelmed when you enter the home buying market. Friends, family, colleagues, and even acquaintances will give you their opinions if you are a first time home buyer. While most of them are looking out for your best interest, they are not fully aware of what is happening in the housing market. It is important for you to be prepared and have your own questions ready. No matter what...


Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter

The season you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for your home and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts and is also more convenient weather for moving. Because of this trend, most people will recommend waiting to list your home until after the winter is over....


Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a mortgage. Credit availability is expanding, making it easier to get a mortgage now than it was a year ago. The market is still tight, however, and homebuyers should be prepared to shop around until they find a lender who is offering something that will meet the...


What is living on your carpet?

What is living on your carpet? You won’t believe what is hiding in your carpets, take note of these 3 top reasons why you should call a professional carpet cleaner. Get rid of trapped pollutants. Did you know that, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, dirty carpets retain many sources of indoor air pollutants? Including not only everyday dirt and dust but also pet dander, bug and...

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