Tag Archives: buying homes

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

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 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

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

What to Look for When Buying a New Home

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Finding the perfect home for you and your family is not as easy as choosing the perfect pair of shoes. If you can go from one store to another just to find the perfect pair, then you might also end up looking at dozens of homes before finding the right one for you and your … Read More

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home for the First Time

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Are you planning to buy a new home for the first time? CONGRATULATIONS! It is one of the most exciting things to do, but truth be told, it can also be time-consuming and complex. No need to worry, though, because we are here to let you in on the common mistakes you should avoid when … Read More

Should You Move or Should You Renovate?

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You come home from work, wanting nothing but to be able to relax with a good cup of coffee only to find that there is no area in your home where you can even do that. You look at the chaos that was once your beautiful home when you suddenly realize that it no longer … Read More

Determining the Kind of Home that Suits Your Needs

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Now that you have decided where you want to live and purchase a new home, what’s next? Before you spend lots of time checking out properties, perhaps it would be more helpful if you first decide what kind of home you want in particular. Your three options are mainly detached homes or houses, townhouses, and … Read More

Stage Your Home for Less!

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When selling a home, appearance is a major factor. That is why most homeowners and agents swear by home staging. We want our house to look like it is well-designed yet comfy. However, getting the services of a professional stager could cost quite a lot, and frankly not everyone has extra cash for that.   … Read More

7 Things to Make Your Buying Process a Positive Experience

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Is this your first time to buy a property? Then you have probably heard stories from friends and relatives that it is a very challenging time. You need not be scared off by what you hear from others. There are many factors that affect one’s buying process, and among those is how you deal with … Read More