Graham Ogden

B Comm and Realtor®

Direct: 1 780 908-1224 |

A little tip - Create an Emergency Fund

Somewhere in a homebuyer or homeowner’s budget there should be a line item that says "Emergency Fund".


Every homeowner should have an Emergency Fund set aside. That's because someday, something will go wrong. Imagine the roof suddenly starts to leak. Or you discover mould in the basement. Or maybe you get hurt and need to take a month or two off work. What happens to your carefully designed budget then?


Having an emergency fund in place before you buy a home will give you peace of mind – knowing you have some financial buffer to tackle an unexpected financial obstacle.


To discuss this tip or anything Real Estate related please give me a call anytime at 780-908-1224.

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Today’s Bank of Canada rate hold announcement marks almost four straight years that the key benchmark rate has remained unchanged, since September 8, 2010. Great news if you have a variable-rate mortgage or home equity line of credit; the prime rate stays at 3%.


The announcement noted that “the risks to the outlook for inflation remain roughly balanced, while the risks associated with household imbalances have not diminished.” With these considerations, the Bank is maintaining its monetary policy stimulus, and remains neutral with respect to the timing and direction of the next change.


The next rate-setting day is October 22nd.

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