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Market Updates | January 6, 2021

Think back eleven years ago from today… Do you remember where you were? Do you remember events or moments of 2010? If things or events quickly come to mind, it is probably because you have used something called a mnemonic image to remember those particular experiences. We use mnemonic images to help create a pattern…

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Christmas, Market Updates | December 2, 2020

The world happiness report for 2019 and 2020 explains that human well-being has six dimensions. Four of those six dimensions are: basic income, enjoying good health and a decent life expectancy, social support groups for solving life problems, and living in a society that is not corrupt. The remaining two—and in my opinion, the most…

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Market Updates | November 3, 2020

What comes to mind when you hear the word Snowbird(s)? Many Canadians might think of the Canadian Air Show flight demonstration team that travels the world performing aeronautic maneuvers. If you are an avid skier/snowboarder, you may think of the ski resort in Utah that receives an obscene amount of powder days. Side note: I…

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Market Updates | October 2, 2020

Growing up on a grain and cattle farm in Southern Alberta, I remember having my mom as a stay-at-home mom for myself and my three brothers. She was there to wake up the family, make breakfast, send us to school or care for us throughout the day, prepare supper (a prairie term for dinner), and…

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Market Updates | September 2, 2020

Investing in real estate or any investment, what does it mean to you? Investopedia’s definition is “investing is the act of allocating resources, usually money, with the expectation of generating an income or profit. You can invest in endeavors, such as using money to start a business, or in assets, such as purchasing real estate in…

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Market Updates | August 5, 2020

The Three Little Pigs is a favourite fairy tale amongst many about three pigs and their real estate woes and successes. As the familiar story goes, the three pigs each decide to build a home for themselves as a means of protection from the Big Bad Wolf who lives in the woods nearby. Transport from…

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Market Updates | July 3, 2020

March 19th marks the first day of spring on the western calendar. On March 19th, we expect the winter weather to step aside for the sunshine and warmth of spring. It is also the time of the year that the spring real estate market typically kicks into high gear; sellers list their homes and buyers…

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Market Updates | June 2, 2020

Falling in love with someone or something can give you a natural high. TED Talk guru, Helen Fisher, found through her studies that falling in love creates a biological or natural chemical high from dopamine—a neurotransmitter that helps us feel joy. Simply put, thinking about your loved one or loved-thing causes a flood of dopamine…

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