February 2015

There are 4 blog entries for February 2015.

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Often, new homebuyers know they will need a down payment and some closing costs, but they forget about some of the other costs. This can throw your entire budget into turmoil. Here are some of the home-buying costs you don't want to forget about when you budget.

Escrow Account

When you get a mortgage, you may need an escrow account for the taxes and mortgage insurance. This isn't always required, but if it is, you may have to pay some money up front to get this started.

Home Inspection

You may need multiple inspections before you buy the home, but at least a basic home inspection will be necessary. It will help you to see what might be wrong with the home and what you may be missing. You may need a pest inspection and a radon inspection,

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As one of the top places for concerts, sporting events, exhibits and more, MacDonald Island always has new events coming up. Here's a look at some of the upcoming events at MacDonald Island for all to enjoy.

Grand Slam of Curling Syncrude Elite 10 - March 19th to March 22nd

This curling event is one of the largest of the year in the Fort McMurray area. It will provide all types of curling action in the Suncor Community Leisure Center. There will also be live entertainment at the Grand Slam Social House.

Brett Kissel Concert - March 21st

This concert has been one many have been looking forward to for quite some time. It will be happening at the same time as the Curling Syncrude Elite 20. The concert will be held in the Nexen Field House and

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Buying a home - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/106574022@N04/11415768965

Sometimes it's hard to avoid taking the kids to see the house you're considering buying. As much as this may be okay, it might not be the best idea. Your agent certainly shouldn't turn you away because you have kids with you, but should you bring them to the open house?

This question isn't exactly cut and dry. It can be a liability concern for the agent and a distraction for you. Having young children running around a stranger's house isn't always a good idea and if the kid hurts themselves, who's to blame? The homeowner or the agent could be held liable, which causes an issue.

The Challenge

House hunting is challenging and finding the perfect new house for your family isn't easy. It gets even harder with small kids. They need you constantly,

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If you're looking for a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Fort McMurray or you just want to support a local organization, the 7th Annual Shamrock Shindig is a great choice. This is an all-ages event with plenty of fun in store.

What to Expect at the Event?

This event is an Educare Fundraiser with all types of fun things going on. There will be dinner, dancing, auctions, raffles, games, prizes and so much more. Whether you're looking for a great date night type of event or something for the entire family, this is a great cause and a fun event.

Corporate Entertaining

The Shamrock Shindig provides the perfect event for entertaining clients or rewarding employees. It's a fun night out for everybody and the proceeds go to a worthy

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