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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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Dreams are realized and partnerships celebrated at Bowwood Home Dedication

Posted on Sep 27, 2019 1:22:17 PM

“Catch me! Catch me!” shouted Anna as she leaped. Her sparkly shoes nowhere in sight, she darted across the front lawn. Smiling mischievously, she looked over her shoulder at her brother Harry as the bottoms of her frilly white socks picked up the green hues of the fresh grass.

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4 tips to take your dollar further in your family's home

Posted on May 23, 2019 4:08:02 PM

What makes a house a home?

Well, let’s think about it.

If you were to use your own home as an example, you could probably point to any number of material items whose presence in your home transforms what is an otherwise ordinary condo into your own personal happy place. Perhaps you have a treasured piece of art, a lucky rabbit’s foot, or, if you’re  like Nicolas Cage, a prized collection of comic books.  

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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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5 things you didn't know about buying a Habitat for Humanity home

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 2:25:00 PM

We’ve all heard of Habitat for Humanity. (I mean, if you hadn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this, would you?).

Here at Habitat, we know that there are lots of different ideas swirling around out there about how our home ownership program works and who it’s for.

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[Video] Bowness Home Dedication

Posted on Nov 23, 2018 5:27:45 AM

On October 19th, we celebrated the completion of a four-plex in Bowness that will provide affordable home ownership opportunities to four Calgary families. We were joined by sponsors, donors, community partners and volunteers who have helped to make the project possible, along with the new Habitat homeowners.

"Today is a moment of celebration of our community coming together to help one another. You can see by the amount of people that are gathered here that the construction of these homes is no small feat."

-- Laura Dickson, Director of Families and Volunteers, Habitat for Humanity SOuthern Alberta

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From pipedreams to possibilities: Brandy's journey to stability through home ownership

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 9:11:37 AM

 

Stuck by circumstance

Brandy is a single mother of Tyson (12) and Taya (7), living in Olds and working as a financial services representative at a major financial institution.

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