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Colleen Roenspies
Office:(780) 431-5600
Fax:(780) 431-5624
The "Real" in Realtor

What Does The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation Do?

We all have certain charities or causes that touch our souls.  Violence against women and their children is still a significant problem in Canada.  The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is the largest Canadian public foundation helping women and children escape violence and rebuild their lives.  Royal LePage covers administrative costs, so 100% of donations go to the cause.  Over $27 million has been raised since 1998.  This is a cause near and dear to my heart so I donate a portion of each commission cheque to help those who are less fortunate.  I am proud to be affiliated with a company that does so much to help local shelters.  Merry Christmas!

Why Should I Use a Mortgage Broker When I Have a Relationship With My Bank???

Like Realtors, a Mortgage Broker is licensed with and governed by The Alberta Real Estate Association.  They have access to over 50 lenders including banks to help cater financing details to your needs.  Unlike bank employees who deal in mutual funds, loans of all sorts, RRSP's, etc. a Mortgage Broker has specialized knowledge.  When shopping on your own, your credit report will be pulled by the individual bank(s) which could negatively affect your credit score.  A Mortgage Broker can pull one credit report and share it electronically to all the lenders you would like your application submitted to.  

Should I get a home inspection if purchasing a new build when builders must provide a New Home Warranty?

Buying a home is one of the largest investments most people will make in their lifetime.  I am a firm believer that an inspection is always a good idea when purchasing, even when brand new.  Common practice is a walk through with the site supervisor prior to possession.  Your inspector can prepare a list of "deficiences" for you to address during the walk through if done ahead of time.  An inspector can point out things that may not be noticed by you when you you are still in awe of the newness of your home!  It is well worth the investment in your investment.

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