Thursday, September 29, 2011
Winter Cometh...ahhh...the memories of this years garden.
So last night was the first night of the year we dropped down to 0C. Fun. This means frost…also means I have to tuck my garden in at night with blankie’s. Yes, I was out there at 10pm last night covering it up with tarps and pieces of whatever I could find to prolong the inevitable. Mulch.
As I stand over the garden, past memories flash before my eyes…
how my wife probably...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Variable Rate v. Fixed Rate. What to pick? Well stat junkies, here are your statistics.
This is an interesting chart showing you a 10 year history of different kinds of mortgages available to consumers, providing you a visual on what option is better suited to you and your lifestyle.
You will see in the 10 year history, a variable rate is the better option for you, the consumer. If you look back at a 25 year history, you will see a similar trend. Aside from a few small blips,...
Friday, September 23, 2011
New Features added to FindNewDigs.com
Website update – new tools, easier – faster.
Several new updates have been made to the website over the past week to help make your home search online easy and stress free.
Still there… MLS Search by Map
Location based searching using your smart phone (not going to work properly unless you're on a smart phone) Also, sorry Blackberry users - your GPS is not compatable...
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Great things discovered or happen by mistake.
Microwave – discovered by accident when a scientist noticed his chocolate bar melted when walked past a radar tube.
Me – well, who knows? I’m wonderful and perhaps an accident – Don’t tell my mom I said that.
Most importantly – My Bread. I bake my own bread and yesterday I forgot to set a timer. After it was in the oven close to...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
79% Support Secondary Suites in Calgary yet Council Opposes.
Proposal of Secondary Suites in Calgary has drawn up a heated debate in our city hall, but has it in the public?
Relaxing the rules on secondary suites was being discussed by our Mayor Nenshi and Aldermen once again this past Monday. Nothing has come of the discussions aside from a couple Aldermen making statements like “unconstitutional” to allow suites everywhere by Ald. Richard Pootmans....
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Recommended Rules of Practice Respecting RPR's - good read for Realtors in Alberta.
This information is mainly for Realtors, however it also may be of interest to buyers and sellers when dealing with a home sale.
The Recommended Rules of Practice Respecting Real Property Reports was endorsed in April 2003 and is designed to reduce disagreements and discrepancies that can arise between lawyers when concerning the RPR's.
Useful information for Realtors for sure as we are dealing...
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Organizing Family Life with a Multitude of Calendars…it works.
I felt the need to share this bit of information - my wife and I have been using Google Calendars for quite some time now. Our kids are now at an age where we need to teach them about keeping an organized schedule. With the individual kids, two different schools, parents who work – one a regular schedule – myself, I’m working from home. Our schedules are all over the place and...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Cleaning out my closet...or my garage...whatever...I’m ranting...
Sometimes I feel my garage is a rarity. Always stuff lying around, full of junk I don't need.
It's not really a garage anymore. I'd say it's the 'staging' point for things I don’t want to deal with. Or, I have 'future' plans for an item. Or, I’m too lazy to put it in the recycling box. I’d post a picture but I’m too embarrassed. Seriously.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
National Bank refuses to fund mortgage because of "Big Screen TV"
Here is an interesting bit of information for the home buyer and seller.
I was informed yesterday of the National Bank recently refusing to fund a mortgage for a buyer who they had approved for a purchase based on the purchase contract stating it included a “Big Screen TV”.
Their reasoning is there is no ‘value’ attached to this TV and would not mortgage it. Understandably...
Thursday, September 8, 2011
New Website - Officially Launched!
Much like my blog post - I have been procrastinating the launch of my new website.
For those of you who have been here before in the past few months, the basic look is still the same as I rolled out the new format but had not updated the content.
For the others who have not been on my website for the past 8+ months - you will see a major shift.
FindNewDigs.com is now clean,...