What Condo Buyers Want To See

When selling your condo, it’s smart to know what buyers will be looking for during a viewing. That way, you can prepare your unit so that it looks its best — which will increase the likelihood of selling quickly and for a good price With that in mind, here’s what...

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Renovations That Pay Off

Not ready to sell but want a change? It might be time for a renovation. But which renovation will net you the highest return when you do decide to sell? Energy Efficient Renovations Upgrading your insulation or replacing your doors and windows with more energy...

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Does everyone need to pass a Mortgage Stress Test?

In early 2018, legislative changes were introduced to Canada’s mortgage and housing rules that require all Canadian home buyers who are borrowing from a federally regulated lender to pass what is called the Mortgage Stress Test. Previously, only borrowers who had less...

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5 Tips for Buying a Condo in a Competitive Market

5 TIPS FOR Buying a Condo in a Competitive Market Depending on where you’re looking, you may be shopping for a condo in an area or property where the market is competitive. The good news is, there is plenty you can do to increase your chances of finding a unit you...

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Navigating the 4 Ways  of Home Buying

Navigating the 4 Ways  of Home Buying There are a countless questions you need to answer to understand exactly what you’re looking for and what you need when it comes to buying your first home, your next home, or your investment property. Using the 4 W’s – Why, Where,...

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3 Proven Ways To Sell Your Condo Quickly

3 Proven Ways To Sell Your Condo Quickly If you need to sell your condo, fast, you might envision having to scramble and stress — and ultimately settle for a low price. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Follow these simple tips to significantly increase your...

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3 Mistakes to avoid When Selling Your Home

Whether you’re moving up to a larger home, downsizing or relocating, selling your home can be both stressful and rewarding. If you’ve been through the process before, you may think you’re ready to take on the home-selling procedure on your own, but even seasoned...

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PRIORITY TASKS FOR YOUR MOVE IN

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. Change the locks Even if you’re promised that new locks...

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FIVE MONEY-SAVING GREEN UPGRADES

Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings. Solar panels: The upfront cost is big, but the long-term savings are huge. Solar panels will cost several...

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ORGANIC FOOD ON A BUDGET

Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor required to produce it and consumers’ demand exceeding supply. So how...

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WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable...

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