Category Archives: Real Estate Investments

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

Are You Pricing Your Condo Right?

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Determining your condo’s value is relatively easier than finding out the value of a house. This is mainly because it is more likely that there are identical or at least similar sales in the building. When determining a condominium’s value, appraisers and real estate agents will first have to know the price per square foot … 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

Are all Condos Considered a Good Investment?

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A lot of home buyers who want to make an educated home buying decision invests time doing research – studying the average price per square foot in the condominium building they’re eyeing. However, there are two major issues that come with solely focusing on average prices. First of all, prices are a lagging indicator, meaning … Read More

5 Things to Know Before Becoming a Landlord

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The number of first-time buyers is declining. In the past, first-time buyers make up about 40% of all homebuyers but that percentage is continuously shrinking, even when millennials keep on showing interest in becoming buyers, too. So if people are not buying starter homes that must mean that the rental market is booming, eh? In … Read More

Give Your Home Value Boost with Improvement for Every Budget

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So you got promoted and you want to move somewhere closer to work. Or perhaps now is the first time in a long time that you have free days to spend on doing some home improvements (or at least overseeing them). Either way, you’re making a good decision because home improvements can greatly boost your … Read More

Why Your House Isn’t Selling

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Has your home been sitting idle in the market for quite some time now? It’s time to take action and get to the root of the problem! If your home is one of those properties that has been on the listing for months or even years without an offer, there really is something wrong. There … 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

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

How to Deal with Costly Tenant Turnovers

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If you own a rental property, whether that’s a single unit or a hundred, you won’t be able to escape a turnover. A turnover is when your current tenant moves out and the next one moves in, with or without time in between. For most rental owners, it can be a huge operating expense – … Read More