Category Archives: First Time Home Buyer

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

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

Make Your Home Safe and Secure

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When you ask homebuyers, most will tell you that neighbourhood security is one of the top two priorities, second only to finding an affordable price. About 76% of homebuyers say that neighbourhood security is extremely important when they look for a new house to purchase and live in. Most homebuyers also believe it’s very important … 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

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