Dealing with Divorce: What to Do With My Home

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Mar 21, 2019

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Life is filled with ups and downs. Sometimes, things can’t get any better, while other times, we wonder how they could possibly get worse. Like many experiences in life, a marriage has ups and downs, and in some cases, partners make the decision to divorce. If you jointly own a home, you will need to consider whether to sell it. With this in mind, there are a few important steps you should take to preserve your financial health.

 

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Topics: financial, Mortgage, Divorce, Selling

Our Canadian Home Builder Association Award Finalists

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Mar 14, 2019

CHBA-home-builder-awards-havana-featureSpring is on the way, and for a home builder, that means that award season is almost here! Every year, the Canadian Home Builders Association presents a number of awards to builders across the country. This year, Pacesetter Homes has been nominated for awards in both the Edmonton region, and on the national stage! Today, we’re showcasing all of our nominees for the CHBA Edmonton Region and CHBA National Awards!

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I’ve Been Declined for a Mortgage, Now What?

Posted by Jennifer G. on Tue, Mar 12, 2019

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For many, homeownership is an important life goal. Are you searching for a starter home that can grow with you as you raise a family? Or, maybe you’re planning on being the only occupant in the new place… whatever your situation, owning your first home is a great financial accomplishment that first time buyers can take pride in. But, as exciting as the prospect of purchasing your first home is, many Canadians are facing one big issue: getting approved for a mortgage.

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Topics: financial, Mortgage, Budget

New Home Model Roundup Pt. 3: Streetscape Series

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Mar 7, 2019

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Spring is just around the corner, and if your family is in need of more space, now is a great time to take a look at some new home options. There’s a lot for you to organize as the days get longer... you need to meet with a real estate agent, choose a new neighbourhood, and, if you’re selling your home, prepare your property for resale. To make your to-do list a bit easier, we’re taking a look at some of the greatest new home models that came out of 2018. We’ve looked at other front attached garage home models in part 1 and part 2, but now, we’re taking a walk though two of Pacesetter’s most striking homes: the Streetscape Series!

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Topics: the lexington, Front Attached Garage, Single Family Home, The Jasper

Hiring a Realtor when Buying a New Home

Posted by Jennifer G. on Tue, Mar 5, 2019


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Buying or selling a home is one of the largest financial decisions that most of us will ever make. When it comes to something as important as a home sale, the last thing you need is a transaction that is mismanaged, ill-informed, or worse, legally questionable. Whether you are buying a new home, or listing your house for sale, there are a ton of factors that you need to be aware of if you are hoping to make informed financial decisions during the buying or selling process. In any real estate transaction, you could lose a lot of time and money if you choose not to hire a Realtor. Although there are some who believe that a Realtor’s services are becoming less important thanks to online MLS, the fact remains that a real estate agent provides more than a list of properties. Realtors offer valuable experience and professionalism when it comes to buying and selling your home.

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Topics: buy a new home, resale, realtor, real estate

Should I Hire a Home Staging Company?

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Feb 28, 2019

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Thinking about selling your home? Is your home already listed, but not receiving the offers you hoped for? Whatever the case, home staging could be a great option for speeding up your sale process. Whether you choose to stage your home or not, you should understand what a home stager tries to accomplish when they enter a home, and use that knowledge to improve your property before listing. If you’re looking to sell your home 90% faster, and get up to 4 times return on your investment, choosing to hire a home staging company could be one of the best decisions you make during the selling process.

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Topics: downsizing, value, resale, staging

Is Owning a Home Really Better Than Renting?

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Feb 21, 2019

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If you’re a first time buyer looking for a home, you’ve probably seen the current home prices in Canada and taken renting a home into consideration. The cost of owning a home is rising in some of Canada’s biggest cities, and that’s leading more first time homebuyers to ask themselves the question: “is it better to buy, or to rent?”

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Topics: first time buyer, owning, renting

Front Attached Garage Homes - 2018 Model Roundup Pt. 2

Posted by Jennifer G. on Tue, Feb 19, 2019

 

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When it comes time to search for a new home, there are a lot of decisions and choices that you need to consider. Location, size, and type of home; price range, financing options, and mortgage qualification; and not to mention the interior selections inside your new home. With so many options available, it might be a good idea to take a look at the types of new homes that are out there. This is part 2 of our 2018 model review – a series where we highlight our most popular new home models that you should consider when buying your new home. This one is similar to part 1, but this time, we’re taking a look at some of the best front attached garage homes that are over 1800 square feet!

  

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Topics: The Vienna, Front Attached Garage, Single Family Home, The Brooke, The Havana, The Riley, The Calypso

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