Estate

When is the Right Time to Purchase Real Estate?

As with anything, supply and demand play a large role in getting the best deal on your home. Finding the balance between having a variety of options, but decreased competition is a key goal. This is one of the main benefits of working with an agent. Their understanding of the local market can buffer some of the unknowns and help you find the best house at the right time. Read ahead to learn more about how...

House Hunting – Should I Hire My Own Agent?

House-Hunting Should I Hire My Own Agent? Buying a house is one of the most significant investments you will make during your lifetime. Whether house shopping or preparing for your mortgage, a buyer’s agent will ensure you get the best deal possible and that your interests are protected throughout the process. There are a plethora of reasons that house-hunters should utilize a buyer’s agent to guard...

financing your first home

How to Finance Your Home Purchase

How to Finance Your Home Purchase Although covid and the booming home market have added challenges to purchasing a house this year, it is still a goal many families are striving for. This major financial investment is not to be taken lightly, but when you know you are ready, there is still a lot to consider. Just like choosing your new home, there isn’t one right way to finance your home purchase. Read...

buying a home with a friend

Buying a Home with a Friend

The boom in the housing market and the changes in rules around purchasing a home have created a situation where it may be more difficult for some potential home buyers to buy their first home. It’s no surprise then that some buyers are looking for more creative ways to make their first purchase or move into something more desirable, including co-ownership. The drawback is that without appropriate...

What first time home buyers should know about insurance

What First Time Home Buyers Need to Know About Insurance

As a first time home buyer, there is a steep learning curve of new components to consider including finding a trusted realtor, mortgage pre-approval, and connecting with a real estate lawyer. One of the most important new fields you will have to navigate is homeowners’ insurance. Home insurance protects your investment in the face of the unexpected such as a flood. Here is an outline of what you need to...

Single Home Buyer

Tips for Buying a Home When Single

In the last five years, the number of people living alone in Canada has exceeded all other household sizes and this number continues to grow. This means that as Canada has changed and adapted around Covid and a changing real estate market, the face of the average homebuyer is now also very changed. Especially if you are considering purchasing in a hot market such as a big city, competitive prices can make...

First-Time Homebuyer's Guide

Buying your first home in Canada – What you Need to Know

Canada is an incredible country. The indigenous people of this country welcomed immigrants with open arms and built a solid foundation of welcoming spirit for all who choose to live here. We are proudly identified as not only a diverse mosaic of faiths, races, and heritage but also as one of the safest countries on earth.  Canada’s diversity extends to its beautiful landscape. No matter your desires,...

How is Covid changing the culture of real estate

How Is COVID Changing the Culture of Real Estate

With all the instability brought on by Covid in the last 18 months, one thing that seems to be inescapable is that the pandemic has caused real estate market changes on an extraordinary scale. A change in markets and movement in interest rates has impacted who wants to sell and who wants to buy. Employment status, travel, and school closures have transformed how people think about their homes and their...

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