Home Buying and Mortgages

  • How are mortgage rates calculated?

    How are mortgage rates calculated?

    With recent talk of increasing interest rates, many individuals who have loans, lines of credit or variable mortgages tied to prime may be wondering what the prime rate is.

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  • The ATB Home Buying Guide 2018

    The ATB Home Buying Guide 2018

    We created this guide—for you. We’ll walk you through the home buying process all the way from getting started, to decorating.

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  • Helping your child buy a home

    Helping your child buy a home

    Here are our top tips and resources for helping your child buy a home.

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  • Buying a new home in Alberta - Alex and Eden's Story

    Buying a new home in Alberta - Alex and Eden's Story

    No matter what your background or story, we hope this book will help educate and entertain you through what will be one of the most exciting and significant purchases of your lifetime.

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  • Do I need a lawyer to buy a house in Alberta?

    Do I need a lawyer to buy a house in Alberta?

    The role of a lawyer in the home buying process is important. Find out why.

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  • What actually happens once you've made an offer on a home?

    What actually happens once you've made an offer on a home?

    You’ve found your dream home, and you’re ready to make it yours. Here’s a handy timeline of what happens from when you make an offer to when you close the deal.

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  • Securing a mortgage: collateral versus standard charges

    Securing a mortgage: collateral versus standard charges

    Knowing the difference between collateral and standard charges will help you determine which option is best for securing your mortgage.

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  • Should you buy a new home or resale? Take this quiz to find out

    Should you buy a new home or resale? Take this quiz to find out

    Buying a new home vs buying resale. Find the best fit for you and your family.

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  • Are you ready to buy a house? Answer these 7 questions to find out

    Are you ready to buy a house? Answer these 7 questions to find out

    How do you know if you’re ready to buy a house? Take our quiz to find out.

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  • 6 things to consider before you start your house hunt

    6 things to consider before you start your house hunt

    Here are a few things to think about before you start looking for your new home.

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  • 6 things you need to know about mortgage pre-qualification and pre-approval

    6 things you need to know about mortgage pre-qualification and pre-approval

    What’s the difference between mortgage pre-qualification and pre-approval? 6 things you need to know.

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  • How much mortgage can I afford? [Infographic]

    How much mortgage can I afford? [Infographic]

    You’re looking into mortgages—find out how much you qualify for...

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  • Qualifying for a mortgage as an artist

    Qualifying for a mortgage as an artist

    Qualifying for a mortgage as an artist is not only possible, it’s not nearly as difficult or unusual as you might think.

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  • The true cost of buying a home in Alberta

    The true cost of buying a home in Alberta

    Buying a home is an exciting time. Of course, a home has to feel good and work for your lifestyle- but it also needs to fit your budget.

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  • 6 mortgage terms you need to know

    6 mortgage terms you need to know

    These 6 mortgage terms and tips will help you decide which mortgage

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  • How to pay down your mortgage faster

    How to pay down your mortgage faster

    Mortgage rules depend on you lender and the type of mortgage you have, but in general, there are three ways you can pay down your mortgage faster.

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  • 5 things to do before signing your mortgage papers

    5 things to do before signing your mortgage papers

    Here are 5 things to consider before you commit to a new home.

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  • Should you sell the family home?

    Should you sell the family home?

    Should you continue to live in the family home or should you downsize to something smaller?

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  • How rising interest rates can affect your mortgage

    How rising interest rates can affect your mortgage

    You can insure yourself against sudden mortgage rate increases by taking out a fixed rate mortgage. But is it always the best option? And what makes mortgage rates fluctuate?

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  • Saving to buy a new home in Alberta

    Saving to buy a new home in Alberta

    Despite Alberta’s sluggish economy, purchasing real estate is still a sound investment. Here are things to consider when saving to buy a new home in Alberta.

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