Homes & Lifestyles Canada, Calgary’s newest show airing on CTV, aims to help people navigate
the real estate industry while sharing the best that Calgary has to offer.
The weekly show, hosted by veteran real estate agent Kim Hayden, explores all that Calgary and
area has to offer, from homes and real estate, to businesses, décor, food, and upcoming events.
Each week, the show focuses on a specific theme such as mountain living, aging in place,
everything kitchens, to name a few. Hayden heads out on a journey related to the week’s theme,
talking to experts, community members and businesses. Along they way, the viewers tour homes
that are currently listed for sale, as well as unique residences that relate to the theme for the week.
Jeremy Nagel, broker/owner of Verico Canada Direct Mortgage since 2012, is in his second
season with the show, educating the public about financing issues and options available when
considering buying, selling or refinancing a home.
“Depending on what the topic is for that day, I’ll certainly speak to specifics of mortgage
financing . . . helping educate consumers as to financing around certain segments.”
The first episode on mountain living has Nagel talking about options for purchasing a second
property, such as a mountain cabin. In later episodes, Nagel discusses tips for financing a
renovation, strategies for entrepreneurs, working with a mortgage broker, revisiting debt, reverse
mortgages and buying your first home.
“The Calgary real estate market has seen some softening in sales activity over the past couple of
months likely due to the weather and homebuyer uncertainty as to what the new mortgage rules
might mean to them,” says Nagel. “What many don’t know is that the new mortgage rules, as of
January of this year, will have no impact on those with less than 20 per cent down.”
“For first-time homebuyers, it’s business as usual. I always encourage anyone looking to buy a
home, or even refinancing a home for that matter, to speak with a licenced mortgage broker who
can provide them with unbiased advice and product selection only available in the wholesale
market. As Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’.”
Last year, Nagel appeared in seven of the 13 episodes. This year he is in all 13.
The show airs weekly on Wednesdays at 8:30am on CTVtwo and repeats on Saturdays at 10am
on CTV Calgary, beginning March 28.
For more information about the show, check out the website at https://homesandlifestyles.ca.
Canada Mortgage Direct is one of Alberta’s leading mortgage brokerage firms, offering seamless
solutions for all mortgage needs.