Category Archives: Buying

The 5 Best Home Improvements that Add Value

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When thinking about home remodeling projects, it is very easy to get ahead of yourself and want things that are not that important. Before you go about spending more than your wallet can handle, take a pause and consider some factors that might change your decisions.   Not all remodeling projects are equal. There are … Read More

Tips for Buying a Bigger Home

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Don’t you just love the feeling of being in a big home? Ever imagined yourself actually living in your own luxurious home with massive rooms, a spacious lawn and comfy amenities? At one point or another, many people have dreamed of owning a big house. While it’s not as easy as 1, 2, 3 to … Read More

Common Real Estate Terms You Should Know

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Before you start the whole home buying process, having a basic understanding of basic real estate concepts will give you peace of mind and can also save you a fortune in the future. We have gathered ten real estate terms that you should know before you start looking for your new home:   Buyer’s/Listing Agent … 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

Smart Steps for First Time Homebuyers

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So, you are about ready to buy your first home. You have to be prepared for it. Perhaps among the challenges you’ll face is the probability that you could be bringing less cash compared to those who are considered seasoned buyers. Your edge, however, is your flexibility. What do we mean? Simply that you are … Read More

Childproofing New Homes

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If you have children, especially those less than four years old, it is essential to have your home childproofed. How can it be done? By identifying common dangers and choosing the best products that will decrease the risk of accidents. It is the parents’ responsibility to evaluate each room in the house, pinpoint things that … Read More

Easy Moving: How It’s Done

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It doesn’t matter whether you are moving right across the street or across the country, moving in itself can be quite a duelling process. Fortunately, there are tested and proven ways that minimize stress, damage and confusion when you leave your old home for a new one.   Here are some useful tips that can … Read More

Helpful Tips for Buying Your Second Home

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Having your very own vacation home can upgrade your lifestyle and even your investment portfolio, but more importantly, it gives you that reassuring feeling that you can always escape your busy life and not worry about accommodations. But much as exciting as it is to have a cottage or even a villa waiting for you, … Read More

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