Improvements That Help To Sell Your Home

Improvements That Help To Sell Your Home

Most sellers know of some repairs that need to be made to their home, and a lot of sellers have many items on that list, but not all repairs are equal or, rather, not all home improvements rank high in the buyer’s mind. Finding out which repairs will help you sell your home helps you… Read More

Home Buyer Beware When Going It Alone

Many people who go it alone when buying a home turn up at open houses or contact the seller’s agent directly, thinking they can save half of the commission and get a better deal. I’m not so sure it’s that easy. These buyers do not understand that the seller’s agent is working solely in the… Read More

What Canadians Need to Know About Buying U.S. Real Estate

Florida house for sale

A recent survey conducted for BMO Bank of Montreal says that one in five Canadians are interested in buying property in the United States. According to the National Association of Realtors, 23 per cent of international buyers were from Canada last year – making us the largest group of foreign buyers for the past three… Read More

Competitive Tips for Home Buyers In A Sellers’ Market

Couple in front of house

As a buyer in a competitive market, how can you be competitive? First, and perhaps most importantly, be ready to buy. Readiness is not impulsiveness, however. Before you begin your home search, be clear on your objectives. This means knowing your budget (and how much wiggle room you really have), what amenities are must-haves, and… Read More

High Park Condo Development on Bloor Street

High Park Condo Development In West Toronto

After years of boarded-up windows and stagnation, a proposal for the redevelopment of the site bounded by Bloor Street, Oakmount Road and Pacific is underway. Development company Daniels Corporation is proposing to build a staggered 14 storey condominium building that would have 364 units. The parts of the building adjacent to a street would be… Read More

What’s The Life Expectancy of Your Home’s Components?

One way to prepare for the costs of owning a home beyond the mortgage payment, insurance and taxes, is to know the life expectancy of your home’s components. Such knowledge doesn’t supersede the use of a home inspector when buying a home, but it can help you develop a savings plan so you are prepared for the… Read More

Should You Buy First or Sell First?

Moving Up to a Bigger House

Scott and Elizabeth McNeil plan to buy a larger home in the future as their family grows. But first, they have to sell their existing one. It’s a simple strategy used by move up buyers everywhere. Take the money you’ve invested in the first home, and then buy another one. But for some buyers, it… Read More