buying a home

How to choose a realtor part 2

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent: Part 2

 What skills should you look for in a Realtor?  In our last article, we shared out top tips for how to choose a real estate agent that would meet your needs. In this article we will cover what skills you should be looking for in your realtor. These skills make them more effective at their jobs and therefore should make the process simpler for you, in addition to achieving your goals based on preference...

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent: Part 1

Tips on How to Choose a Realtor  Buying a home is such an exciting time. You combine hopes and dreams with the thrill of house hunting, and the practicality of budgets and markets. The whole journey can be significantly impacted by your choice of a real estate agent who is there to help you negotiate each step to your maximum benefit. Choosing a real estate agent might seem easy, but your decision will...

Rising construction costs

Are Rising Construction Costs Taking a Toll on Home Builders and Buyers?

Just as the pandemic has impacted businesses and lifestyles across the country, it has also impacted the rebuilding of those lifestyles as we trade cities for rural living and look for houses that we can happily quarantine in. One of the more popular options for finding your dream home…is to build it, or to look at a pre-construction option in the area of your choice. Read ahead to learn about how...

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...

5 Basic Steps to Ease the Stress of Buying a Home

  Thinking about buying your first home? Whether you are buying your first home or fifth, the process of buying a home can be emotional and time-consuming. Feeling that, in the end, you’ve made the right decision at the right price can make all the difference. As with most major decisions, the amount of work and research you undertake before you start shopping can have a dramatic effect on how...

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