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IS THAT YOUR FINAL OFFER?

A home is the biggest purchase most of us will ever make, so it’s only natural to feel a little intimidated by the negotiation process. Here are some tips to help you approach the negotiation process that will help you minimize stress, stay within your budget and get the best price for your new home. READ MORE

WHAT TO EXPECT AS A BUYER THIS FALL

Despite the fact that one of the hottest times of year for real estate appears when the spring flowers start blooming, that doesn’t mean the market is completely cool for the rest of the year. In fact, we are heading… READ MORE

HOW TO FIND A GOOD SCHOOL NEAR YOU

If you were like many other Canadians who took advantage of the spring selling season, your summer has been spent unpacking boxes, organizing your new home, and settling into your new neighbourhood. Now that summer is coming to an end,… READ MORE

HOW TO MAKE YOUR VACATION HOME A MONEY-MAKING MACHINE

Whether you already own a family cottage or cabin or are looking to get into the second-home market, there are some solid ways you can improve your “rentability” and increase your property payout. Every cottage or cabin owner likes to think their piece of paradise is the best on the (heavily wooded) block. READ MORE

HOW TO SURVIVE A BIDDING WAR

Imagine walking through the front door of a home, and with each room you pass, you check off more and more boxes on your wish list until you realize this home has everything you have dreamed about and more. You… READ MORE

THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCKING IN A MORTGAGE RATE

When beginning the search for your dream home, your mind immediately travels to the family dinners you will spend in your new kitchen, the memories you will make in your spacious open concept living room, and how your favourite bedroom… READ MORE

HOW TO MAKE AN OFFER YOU CAN AFFORD

You’re finally ready to make an offer after weeks—or perhaps months—of planning, preparing and searching. This is an important step of the home buying process, and it’s an area where your real estate agent will truly earn his/her stripes. Making… READ MORE

UNDERSTANDING MORTGAGES

As a potential new homeowner, we’re here to bring you back to the days of chalkboards and textbooks to remind you of the importance of doing your homework to help make the most of your real estate investment. By following...READ MORE

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT LOCATION

There are many things you can change and upgrade in a home. One of the only exceptions to that rule is location. It is important for you to choose a location that not only fits your needs, but also is...READ MORE

MOVING CHECKLIST

You cleaned, re-organized, and staged your home in preparation for the iconic red, white and blue sign to be planted firmly on your front lawn. In the time it took to sell, you found your dream home, crossed all the...READ MORE

ADDRESS CHANGE CHECKLIST

There is nothing like receiving a handwritten note from a loved one, delivered the old fashioned way directly to your mailbox. Sure, bills, letters, cards and more can easily and more efficiently be accessed online, but where is the fun...READ MORE

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOME INSURANCE?

While it’s exciting to pick out furniture and paint colours for your new home, buying a home also means you are also left with difficult decisions to make such as which insurance provider to choose, and what insurance you need.... READ MORE

WHAT IS LAND TRANSFER TAX?

The best kinds of dreams are the ones floating right in front of you. The worst kinds of dreams are the ones that end as soon as you wake up. While it may not cause your home ownership dreams to… READ MORE

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BUYER’S AND SELLER’S MARKET

When you begin the home buying or selling journey, there may be several terms used that you’re unfamiliar with. Buyer’s market? Seller’s market? Balanced market? To help get you started, we’ve broken down the difference between a buyer’s market and a seller’s market below. READ MORE

CLOSING: UNDERSTANDING YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATIONS AS A BUYER

So you’ve made a successful offer to purchase the home of your dreams, or at least taken that important first step toward home ownership. Now what? At this point, typically there is a bit of waiting period. Closing periods can… READ MORE

5 THINGS MILLENIAL HOME BUYERS LOOK FOR

As the oldest millennials enter their 30s, more and more are entering the housing market. In fact, according to a 2015 report, peak levels of millennials will be making housing decisions in the next five years, including the decision to… READ MORE

WHAT’S BETTER? BUYING VS. RENTING

It’s a question that most Canadians will ask themselves at one point or another in their lifetime. READ MORE

TOP 5 MORTGAGE APPLICATION TIPS

As a potential new home owner, we’re here to remind you of the importance of doing your homework to help make the most of your real estate investment. By following these top mortgage application tips, you will be one step...READ MORE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOME APPRAISAL AND CURRENT MARKET ASSESSMENT

We are living in an information age, where the answers to nearly every question are just a click away. Problems find solutions, mysteries are solved, and the world seems to spin at a faster rate, but how do we verify... READ MORE

HOME INSPECTION 101: WHAT IS IT AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

You just walked through a brand new listing, and are now a firm believer in love at first sight. READ MORE

ROLE OF A REAL ESTATE LAWYER

Do you ever wonder why your favourite movie stars always look so good? Or why your local coffee shop is always perfectly clean and decorated for the season? The reason is simple; they have a team of professionals behind them... READ MORE

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE A REAL ESTATE AGENT?

Buying your first home is one of the most complex transactions you may ever undertake. Your first step involves deciding how you will approach your home search. Who will you work with throughout this process, and how will you work... READ MORE

A GUIDE FOR FINDING THE RIGHT REAL ESTATE LAWYER

Choosing to buy a home requires you to make a lot of decisions. You may need to decide on location and the type of house you want, whether or not you will do any renovations, and which Real Estate Lawyer you... READ MORE

TOP 10 HOUSE HUNTING TIPS

When looking for a place to call home, it’s easy to get sidetracked by thinking with your heart rather than your head. Although it takes less than seven seconds to make a first impression, a quick decision could lead to... READ MORE

IS NOW THE BEST TIME TO BUY?

As a potential buyer, you want the facts, and we want to give them to you. READ MORE

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO BUY A HOUSE?

Buying a home is a big investment – likely the largest one you will ever make. READ MORE

6 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A BUYER’S AGENT

In making these decisions, you may decide to skip using a Buyer’s Agent. Is this a good decision? No. Here’s why READ MORE

WHAT IS A BUYER REPRESENTATION AGREEMENT?

Whether it’s a condo in the city, or a brick home in the suburbs, the search for your dream home is an exciting time. For many prospective buyers, the period between the decision to buy and the day you get... READ MORE

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