Places Buyers Look When Viewing your Home

Monday Jul 25th, 2022

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Places Buyers Look When Viewing your Home       You might be surprised to know which spaces in a home most buyers look at when viewing a property. If you’re preparing your home for sale, make sure to consider the following places that are likely to be... [read more]

Charging Electric Cars at Home

Monday Jul 25th, 2022

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Charging Electric Cars at Home       As sales of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid/electric vehicles (HEVs) increase every year, purchasers will demand greater accessibility to charging stations. Of course, the most convenient place to recharge is at... [read more]

Is Buying a Home With a Friend a Good Idea?

Monday Jul 25th, 2022

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  Is Buying a Home With a Friend a Good Idea?       The quickly rising rents and high home prices might have you or your kids struggling to afford home ownership.  Does getting a group of friends to go in on a home together provide an... [read more]

Pulling Together the Records you Need when Selling

Monday Jul 25th, 2022

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Pulling Together the Records you Need when Selling       Imagine you’re viewing a home for sale. You venture to the basement, check out the furnace room, and notice the water heater. Is it owned or rented? As a potential buyer, you’d want to... [read more]

Preparing for a Day of Multiple Viewings

Monday Jul 25th, 2022

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Preparing for a Day of Multiple Viewings       When you’re selling your home, several viewings of your property may be scheduled on the same day. That can be a good thing because it can create increased excitement about your... [read more]

CMHC’s New Mortgage Rules Start July 1 – Here’s What You Need to Know

Monday Jul 27th, 2020

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The government-backed Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced it will be tightening the mortgage rules starting July 1, 2020. This move by the CMHC is to protect individual and national economic health by ensuring mortgage borrowers are not putting themselves into too much debt.   What this means for homebuyers: It will be harder to obtain CMHC’s default mortgage insurance, which means having a down payment of 20% or more will help you acquire a mortgage... [read more]

What to know if you're buying or selling a home during COVID-19

Wednesday Apr 1st, 2020

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What to know if you're buying or selling a home during COVID-19: A buyer cannot cancel a deal because of COVID-19.* As a BUYER this is what you might expect: You may not have the opportunity to view the property in person. There are new legal clauses being developed that will address this by making the offer conditional upon seeing the property in person at some unknown date. Many Sellers don’t want to let anyone into their homes right now. Limited number of properties... [read more]

Should you buy first or sell first?

Thursday Jun 9th, 2016

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  For those looking to take that next step in their real estate future, this important question will inevitably come up: “should I buy my new home or sell my existing home first?” While there is no ‘right’ answer, it’s important to know the potential pros and cons of both options. Speaking with your registered real estate professional before starting the buying or selling process can help you decide which route is better suited to your family’s... [read more]

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