November 2017

Found 27 blog entries for November 2017.

Affordability is a major concern for today’s aspiring first-time homebuyers. In hot real estate markets like the Greater Toronto and Greater Vancouver regions, however, the desire for affordability can be challenged by the competitive fervour caused by escalating prices and bidding wars. As anyone who has researched homeownership in these markets knows, it’s easy to feel the pressure to bid higher than you’d like.

Resist the urge. It’s important to go house hunting with a firm price range in mind. If something is outside of your budget, it’s not affordable – period. A successful home purchase isn’t about beating out 20 other offers; it’s about sealing the deal on a home you can afford, with money left over each month after your mortgage is paid, to

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Get in the holiday spirit with the Town of Sylvan Lake by joining us for Holiday festivities! You’ll see the annual Santa Claus parade, fireworks, enjoy the Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival and get to meet the big guy himself at Breakfast with Santa.

Holiday Sleigh (wagon) Rides
- December 1: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
- December 2: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Centennial Park South Parking Lot
- Free holiday wagon rides along Lakeshore Drive with coffee and hot chocolate offered by Snake Lake Brewing Company.

Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival
- December 1: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- December 2: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- NexSource Centre (4823 49 Avenue)
- Festival market, kids zone, entertainment and more!
- For more information on the festival, check out the festival's

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The First-time Home Buyers' Tax Credit was introduced as part of 'Canada's Economic Action Plan' to assist Canadians in purchasing their first home. It is designed to help recover  closing costs such as legal expenses, inspections, and  land transfer taxes.

The Home Buyers' Tax Credit, at current taxation rates, works out to a rebate of $750 for all first-time buyers. After you buy your first home, the credit must be claimed within the year of purchase and it is non-refundable. In addition, the home you purchase must be a 'qualified' home, described in more detail below. If you are purchasing a home with a spouse, partner or friend, the combined claim cannot exceed $750.

To receive your $750 claim, you must include it with your personal tax

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Consider Yourself Invited to Breakfast with Santa!!

December 2nd, 2017! Pancake breakfast, live entertainment, craft bags & FUN! 

Tickets available at the NexSource Centre!

For more info you can follow this link



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The Red Deer Regional Airport is looking for a volunteer to sit on their governance board!

Are you open minded, fair and willing to contribute your voice? Deadline to apply is next week!

Apply by Monday, November 27, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Learn more:


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Heating bills are substantial—and can also be a surprise for new homeowners who wouldn’t have paid for utilities before. There’s no getting around this expense, but there are ways to reduce it. Here are just 10 ways you can lower your heating bill.

Beef up insulation.

You can hire a professional to blow cellulose into wall cavities, but with protective goggles and clothing, a novice can lay bats of fibreglass in exposed ceiling joists, crawl spaces and attics.

Service your equipment.

A well-running machine is an efficient machine, so extended warranties and annual checkup plans are a good investment for furnaces, boilers and hot water tanks.

Replace furnace filters every few months (more if you own pets or have done extensive

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Surf 'n Turf Christmas Edition

Friday, Nov 24
7- 10 pm
Collicutt Centre
3031 30 Ave, Red Deer, AB

Pre-sale passes available now!

FREE with a Recreation All Access Pass. Just bring your card for validation and you will receive a wristband.
Children age 8-12: $4.50
Youth age 13-17: $6.25

For more info you can follow this link:


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