Homeward Bound April 2019 - Referral Club News!
Do You Have the Spring Cleaning Bug?
It seems to happen suddenly. One day you're just hoping you'll have time for a nap, and the next you can't stop cleaning and tidying! We know that a clean and tidy space can increase mood, focus, and creativity. Reduced allergies and illnesses and even better sleep have also been associated with having a clean home. Here are some top tips to make the most of your spring cleaning frenzy this month.
Clearing out those items that are old, worn, or no longer your style is a great way to feel like you've made progress, and that feeling of success is likely to extend your cleaning mood. Also, decluttering can be messy, and doing it ﬁrst means you won't have to clean twice. So start junking things!
Order of Operations
Are you the type of cleaner that tends to power out part way through? You might want to start with the least used rooms in your home ﬁrst so you aren’t tempted to skip them altogether. If you are feeling super stressed, beginning with the rooms you use most might be a better bet so that you have somewhere clean and wonderful to relax at the end of the day. If lists help keep you organized, deﬁnitely make one!
Crank the Tunes
Put on that energizing playlist and dance, sing, or bob your head as you get stuﬀ done! Choose music you really get into, it’ll help you focus, relax, and get into a cleaning groove. Bonus points if you use random items as your microphone. Double bonus points if you can get kids and or pets to join your dance party. We love Spotify playlists Productive Morning for a light, cheerful and wordless yet strangely focusing vibe, and Cleaning or Dancing Now to get the party started.
Grab a Beverage
Cleaning is thirsty work! Whether your beverage of choice is coﬀee, water or something with a little more kick, make sure to ﬁll up before you get started so you don’t give in to the temptate on of taking a break part way through. You know that every timme you stop it’s tougher to get going again!
Watch Marie Kondo on Netflix
Not only does she have some awesome tips for decluttering and organizing your space, just seeing other people tidying up will make you want to clean. Spoiler Alert! You will totally feel better about your own level of clutter after you see what some people are dealing with! Our favourite part of the KonMari system is clothes. Don’t forget to thank your items! Gratitude keeps this method positive and productive instead of overwhelming. Pro Tip: If you start this process it can take some time, so set up in a space that you can comfortably
spend a few hours throughout the week to complete the project. Need help? There is a certiﬁed KonMari consultant in Calgary!
Update your Decor
You don’t need to spend a lot of money or complete a drastic reno to refresh your space. Try adding a new pop of colour with a decorative pillow, rearranging furniture, or swapping out decorative items from other rooms in your house to create a diﬀerent vibe. If you’re feeling adventurous, try some new art or paint a feature wall. Seeing your space look new will boost your motivation to make each room in your home as nice.
Market Snap Shot
Keep an eye on your inbox, or head over to the blog on www.krgroup.ca and click the news tab for our full Market Report.
- Detached homes under $500,000.00 are where the market is seeing the most activity
- We are still seeing prices trend downwards due to chronically elevated supply
- A reduction in new listings is helping stabilize inventory levels, however this will not have an immediate eﬀect on price
- The current market is dictating prices an average of 5% below this time last year
- Homes with a ﬂexible price point are selling quickly
- Buyers are enjoying the opportunity to gain more house for their dollar
PREFERRED PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
Danielle DiMarco | MortgageLine
What are Mortgage Rates Doing?
In April/May we are going to see a continued decrease in interest rates due to falling inflation and weakening economic forecasts.
Since this same time last year in 2018, Bond Yields have lowered and interest rates have come down by almost a ½ percent. Rates are sitting anywhere between 2.99% and 3.39% for 5 year fixed mortgages currently*.
Economists predict that the Bank of Canada will leave its Overnight Rate stable; however, we are anticipating 1 or 2 Prime Lending Rate increases in the upcoming 2020 year.
What does this mean for you?
With rates at another all-time low, now is the time to buy that home you’ve been thinking of. For those homebuyers interested in investment properties, locking into fixed rates this low should leave you positive cash-flowing!!
For interest rate inquiries, the latest mortgage information, or mortgage related questions please contact:
Your Referrals Help People In Need! We Donate a Portion of Our Income to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
For every referral we receive, we donate $100 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Find out more at www.krgroupreferrals.ca
Why We Support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
My niece, Rayah was diagnosed at the age of two, and I have watched her suffer through pokes and lifestyle restrictions from that young age. I am always in awe of her bright and sassy personality and her will to thrive and outdo herself constantly. She is now 10 and acts just like a regular kid, and my wish is that through the support of JDRF, one day she will be able to live life symptom, needle, and worry free!
I encourage you to visit the JDRF website at www.jdrf.ca to learn more about t1d and how they are making a difference in the lives of children and their families!
Home Buyers - Can't Find What You Are Looking For? It May Not Be Online....It May Be in Our Pocket!
We are always on the lookout for homes for our buyers, and lots of times, they aren't listed yet, or never make it to the market. We call these "pocket" listings....and we always have a selection of off market homes that you can't find on the internet. Foreclosures, Distress Sales, Fixer Uppers, Homes that are coming to market, but aren't quite ready...You can access our exclusive list of homes by clicking here and typing in Off Market Homes in the notes section.
Have a fantastic Week!
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