The Best Time to Buy a Home
When it comes time to invest your hard-earned savings, you want to make sure you’re getting some bang for your buck. You want the perfect house, in the perfect neighbourhood, and at the perfect price. Well the reality is – nothing is 10/10 and rather than taking the perspective that a home […]
Should You Buy Now With Less Down or Wait and Save?
The great debate: Do you take your not-so-big downpayment and buy what you can (e.g. small investment condo) OR wait and save, save, save for your dream unit? Today I come to you with a total breakdown (the numbers, pros/cons and mortgaging options) so the big decision can be an educated one, […]
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How To Capitalize on the Current Real Estate Market
Like many things, the real estate market is cyclical – and this year, many residential homebuyers and investors alike are left with the impression we are moving, slowly yet surely, from a balanced to buyers market. Continually increasing interest rates (the initial hike was the first in 7 years), media opinion and transforming […]
10 Hidden Costs of Buying Real Estate
When buying property, it can sometimes come as a shock (especially for first-time homebuyers) the additional costs that creep up on closing day and thereafter. Like most things, being aware and prepared can be extremely helpful in making the transaction a seamless and happy occasion. To get you started, we’ve outlined 10 […]
5 BIG CONDO MISCONCEPTIONS
1. “I Better Buy One I Like, Because After I Do – I Can’t Make Changes!” This is only partially a misconception. On one hand, you can renovate your condominium – as long as it’s done within the standard building codes provided by the developer. However, approval by the Board is required […]
ALL About Offers!
Making an offer on a property (and the right offer for THAT property) is one of the most important elements of the home buying process. The right offer can or will get you in the door of the home you selected on the terms you want and may even save you thousands of dollars. […]