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Posts from Lisa Hallet

Breaking ground in Medicine Hat: 'A place to finally call home.'

Posted on Nov 9, 2020 12:31:29 PM

Friday, October 23, 2020 was a special day for the community of Medicine Hat. A day eight years in the making. A day that for Renee, a local resident, was “life-changing.”

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How to complete 500 volunteer hours in Calgary

Posted on Oct 6, 2020 4:28:18 PM

You have probably heard that volunteering is an important part of buying a home through Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta.

While the 500 volunteer hours can seem challenging at first, most homeowners have actually found them to be very rewarding!

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Women helping women: a powerful movement

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 9:57:42 AM

Typically, at this time of the year, we’d be wrapping up one of our most exciting fundraising events of the year: Women Build, presented by TC Energy.

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Case Study: a new way to finance your first home

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 12:05:52 PM

The idea of buying your own home can be overwhelming.

When it comes to securing a down payment on top of paying your rent and supplying the necessities for your family, it can be hard to pull together the extra cash.

However, buying your own home can provide you with stability, offer you better living conditions and allow you to build equity. 

Here, we look at one instance where you could save up to 30% on your mortgage with a no interest Habitat mortgage compared to a traditional lender. 

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The complete guide for the first-time homebuyer

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 12:05:40 PM

When it comes time to make the move from renting to buying your first home, there are a lot of options to consider and ways to go about the buying process.

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Thad and Lisa's story: this house has changed our lives

Posted on Dec 5, 2019 2:28:34 PM

Thad and Lisa have been married for almost 25 years and have three daughters between the ages of 18 and 23.

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3 unique places to volunteer in Calgary this holiday season

Posted on Dec 5, 2019 9:39:35 AM

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already in December and the holidays are quickly approaching!

This time of year tends to bring a desire to give back and make someone else’s season bright. But we’re all busy (especially at Christmas), and it can be hard to find something that fits our skills, interest and availability.

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"A light in the darkness:" Gina's journey to transformational stability

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 10:52:25 AM

Gina, Audrey and Sam are a close-knit family of three.

Walking into their home, you’re greeted by the sweet smell of incense and a cozy sectional with colourful pillows covering virtually every inch.

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Calgary Foundation: champions of community engagement

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 9:20:00 AM

For nearly 65 years, Calgary Foundation has been a leader in building powerful connections between donors and community organizations.

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4 affordable ways to stop renting and start buying your home in Calgary

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 9:15:03 AM

Buying a home can seem overwhelming to moderate-income Calgarians. There are many barriers to consider and many questions that come up along the way.

Like can I afford it? How do I qualify? Will it be a good investment for my family? Does renting give me greater flexibility?

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