Category Archives: Buying

New Costs of Being a Homeowner That You May Never Have Thought Of

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So you know about your mortgage and you’ve got those covered. Unfortunately, that is not all. You learn more about a house when you’ve been living in it for at least a couple of months. You can hear creaky stairs or realize you have weird neighbours. Then your bills start to arrive and you get … Read More

Common Issues Overlooked by Home Buyers

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It was everything you’ve ever imagined it to be, your ultimate dream home… until you wake up one morning and realized it wasn’t. Unfortunately, too many buyers get overwhelmed and overexcited when they see a prospect. They get too hasty and purchase a property only to realize later on that they have overlooked an important … Read More

Planning to Buy a House? This Timeline Can Help!

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How long does it actually take to purchase a house? It’s one of the most important questions that people who hope to find their dream home always want their real estate agents to answer. This is especially important if you’re rental lease is almost up, or you’re about to close on the sale of your … Read More

What You Can Expect from a Buyer’s Agent

What You Can Expect from a Buyer’s Agent

It’s no surprise that a lot of home buyers hire a real estate agent to help them with their house-hunting journey. Without a seasoned real estate agent, you can expect that it will take you a while to finally get the keys to a new home (that is if you’ll ever get through the whole … Read More

What Styles of Homes Do Millennials Want?

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If you want to know what styles of homes millennials are into, it’s probably easier to first look at what they do not want to buy. For instance, the 1980s is a decade most millennials don’t really like, and homes from around that time are not exempted from their raised eyebrows. Some of the elements … Read More

Home Renovation Nightmare: How You Can Avoid It

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Are you planning to buy a house but you’re on a tight budget? Some may tell you not to get turned off by outdated and a little run-down properties. A few of them may look like a perfect location for a horror movies, but those creaky joints, old linoleum floors, and worn down windows may … Read More

Fire Safety Tips for New Homes

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Having your property destroyed by a fire can be ultimately devastating. Each year, there are thousands of houses burned to the ground and countless families lose their homes. This is why we strongly believe that every household should take necessary precautions to keep them and their homes safe from fire.   We have rounded up … Read More

Questions Home Sellers Should Be Careful Of

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When sellers say they are excited to show their homes to prospective buyers and their agents, it doesn’t excite us. It’s never easy to tell sellers that it is unwise for them to talk to buyers and buyer’s agents. In fact, most of the time, it means nothing but trouble. Although unintentional, sellers often say … Read More

Your Guide to Buying a Home with a Yard

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If you are moving from a condo or an apartment, the idea of getting a house with a yard can both be exciting and overwhelming. You are probably looking forward to getting a grill and perhaps a fire pit and hosting barbeques. Or you are probably worrying about the upkeep of such a large space. … Read More

Mortgage Fraud: How Can You Avoid It?

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Most mortgage applications push through without any problems and this is a fact. There are some lenders and borrowers, however, who commit fraud just to make things more favourable for them. Although it might seem harmless at first, mortgage fraud can easily turn into a more complex matter later on. Lenders cannot just easily commit … Read More