Monthly Archives: September 2014

Flipping Houses May Look Easy on TV, But Should You Risk It?

According to RealtyTrac, investors bought and flipped about 156,862 homes in 2013. You’ve probably spotted some of the shows on television of people buying houses, fixing them up and reselling them for a big profit. Shows like Flip or Flop and Rehab Addict make the process look fairly painless. Flipping houses may look easy on … Read More

What to Do if You Get in a Bidding War in the Toronto Real Estate Market

According to CBC News, Toronto’s “real estate bidding wars are reaching a fever pitch”. Because of low interest rates, many first-time heaving home buyers are leaving apartment living and branching out into single family homes. This means that you might find the perfect home only to learn that ten other people think it is perfect … Read More

How Do You Compare Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Features?

If you are thinking of moving to a new home, it’s not enough to consider the house itself. You also have to think about where it is located. The neighbourhood matters too, since you are also buying into a lifestyle when you choose a home, and it can be challenging to compare different ones for … Read More

CMHC Makes Buying Energy Efficient Homes More Affordable

When you are looking for a home, how important is it that the property be energy efficient? It should be a factor on your list of “must haves,”since an energy-efficient home will be much more economical to run once you move in. It’s always a good idea to ask about the home’s construction and any … Read More

First Time Home Buyer: How to Choose your Real Estate Lawyer

If you are a first time home buyer, you are making what may be one of the biggest purchases of your lifetime. The decision about whom to choose as your real estate lawyer is an important one when you are looking to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single transaction. Here are some … Read More