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Did you hear the news? The BoC increased the overnight lending rate by 0.75%, which is another increase for the 5th time in a row. The Prime rate is expected to increase by 0.75% to 5.45% and Variable rate mortgages will increase by 0.75%.⁠

The Bank’s committed to price stability and will continue to do what is required to achieve a 2% inflation target. As the effects of monetary tightening work their way through the economy, the BoC will assess how much higher interest rates need to go to return inflation to its target. The current inflation rate is measured at 7.6% decreasing from 8.1% in the previous month.⁠

The next announcement is scheduled for October 26th and there's certainly hope that October will be more positive.⁠

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠

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Let me help you every step of the way. When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home.

Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.

While at your side each step of the way, I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase. I am always familiar with the current homes on the market, and I know neighbourhood values well, so we can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.

1. Things To Think About:
- Why you want to buy a home?
- What kind of home would you like?
- Where would you like to be?
- How many minutes you are willing to commute to work?
- How much space do you need?
- Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up?

2. Loan Pre-Qualification
3. I Will Find The Right Homes For You
4. Making an Offer to Purchase
5. Possession Day

If you or someone you know has questions about purchasing their home, connect the two of us and let's WIN on the house of your dreams.

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠
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It's instinct to dwell but with a change of perspective, you can find a way to have the upper hand. And don't forget about your pre-approval! It's essential, to help you secure your one-way ticket to homeownership.

Ready for your keys? Start your customized home search by clicking the link below.

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Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠

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You can think... and think.... and think some more, but sometimes you have to act immediately when you see exactly what you want. In today's market, homes are going quickly and frequently not without multiple offers.

Start finding your next home today by contacting me to set up a customized home search.

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠

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It's the what if's and the maybe's that keep us from taking a step forward. ⁠It's easy to stay stuck in the cycle of planning our dreams but not acting on them out of fear and doubt. ⁠

It's good to remember that no matter the action there's a consequence (good or bad) and you'll always figure it out.⁠

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠

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Did you know, in Q1 of 2022, 78% of REALTOR.ca listing searches in Calgary were for homes with at least two bedrooms? Or that the most common filter selected for maximum home price was $500,000?

Discover the latest search trends in Calgary with REALTOR.ca Local Insights.

Explore analytics based on keywords, popular search filters, and user demographics to learn more about what homeowners in Calgary are looking for.

Take advantage.... Explore Local Insights

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I'd be honoured if you chose me to be your realtor and look forward to helping you have the best real estate experience possible. 

That dream home you've been wishing for... lets make it yours!


Jason Streich

Greater Calgary Real Estate
(403) 807-2204 

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Wondering what dollar amount you'll need to secure your dream home? It starts with a conversation and the right team of people to help you make your dreams come true! Call today!⁠ 403-807-2204
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Irish I was your agent! If you or someone you know is ready to sell your home, contact me today to sell FAST and for TOP DOLLAR!


Jason Streich

Greater Calgary Real Estate

(403) 807-2204

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Stuck trying to save for that downpayment? It's understandable that ⁣saving for a down payment is a concern as a buyer. However, you don't NEED to put 20% down... you have other options.
 
A 5% down payment is an option as this will allow you to use the rest of your funds for other things such as:
 
1. Going on a holiday
2. Starting a business
3. Investing in other areas
4. Upgrade your property
 
There are situations where some buyers will want to put 20% down. Why? One reason is to get a better rate.
What's most important to me is that you make the best decision possible for your family. Ready to add "homeowner" to your list of ways you describe yourself? Contact me today!
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Thanks to strong sales, inventory levels in the city eased to 2,620 units (the lowest levels since 2006) and the months of supply remains low for this time of year around 1.3 months.

The market conditions are tight and contributed to the upward pressure on prices. The unadjusted benchmark price in January was $472,300, a monthly gain of nearly 2% and a year-over-year gain of 12%.

There were 2,009 sales in January, which was well below record levels, but over 98% higher than long-term trends. Have questions about how this impacts your selling decision? Contact me to sell TODAY!
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Are you a first-time buyer or are you a homeowner in the market for a new home? Comment below and use these tips to catch any red flags during the home buying process!
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Sometimes it's not the easiest to qualify for a mortgage on your own because of tougher qualification rules and higher-priced homes.
 
It still may not be enough to qualify even with a great job, a good income, a large down payment, and amazing credit.
When lenders punch the numbers, the calculations may say that too much of your income will be needed for core homeownership costs like your mortgage payment, the property taxes, heating & electrical bills, and condo maintenance fees (if applicable).
 
To put it simply, this means that your debt service ratios are too high and you will need extra help to qualify. But don't worry, you do have options!
 
A co-signer can take place in two ways:
 
1. They become a co-borrower meaning they buy the home alongside the primary applicant, their credit history and income are added to the application, they're placed on the title of the home, and are considered equally responsible for the debt.
 
2. They become a guarantor meaning they're backing the loan and promising you’ll pay it back on time but are responsible for the loan if the primary applicant can't repay the debt.
 
Have questions about mortgage co-signing? Contact me for answers & to make your real estate dreams a reality.
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The only person holding you back from achieving the things you want is YOU! No better time than the present to work on your goals and find success!
 
If you or someone you know is in the market to buy or sell, please introduce us! I'd love to have a conversation about what's motivating you at this time!
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How motivated are you? Are you ready to act now? Reply here with where you are in the scale!⁠ ⁠How can I help you become more motivated to purchase that home of your dreams?!⁠
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Are you interested in owning a home? Here’s a good overview of the process and contact me to be introduced to a reliable mortgage broker to assist with your pre-approval!
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