Category Archives: Home Buying Process

How to Know You’re Ready to Buy Your Second Property

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Many investors own only one property. There may be quite a few reasons for this but one of those may be the likelihood that a lot of people miss the signs that tell them it’s time to buy a second investment property and grow their wealth. Having two investment properties means you also have twice … Read More

Planning to Purchase a House? Plan for What Comes After, Too!

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Most people think that the whole process of buying a house ends when the keys are handed to them.  While that is partly true, you should also make sure that you plan for what will happen once you become a new homeowner. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, then there’s a lot you … Read More

Can You Really Afford That House? Find Out Here

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So you’re planning to buy a house. You have already made a list of your top “neighbourhoods” and have a clear idea of what style and size of house will suit you best. It’s all so exciting, right? Before you get too carried away, though, it’s a good idea that you take some time to … Read More

Ways to Know a Neighbourhood is Safe Before You Buy

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Buying a home is among the biggest investments you can ever make. That is why it is truly important for you to choose not only the best property but also the best neighbourhood for you – after all, you are going to spend years if not the rest of your life living in that area. … Read More

Important Highlights of a House Hunt

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Every important event in your life has its own highlights – those vital stages that can either get you to your goal if done right or take you a step back if you do it all wrong. What does that have to do with house hunting, you might ask. Well, it has everything to do … Read More

Commute Time – An Important Factor to Consider When You Buy a House

Commute Time - An Important Factor to Consider When You Buy a House

If you have ever been stuck in traffic, you understand how important commute time really is. Millions of Canadians drive an hour or more to work every single day. Now commuting may not be the first thing on your mind when you’re looking for a new house, but you should not forget about it either. … Read More

5 Things a Buyer Can Do to Ace an Open House

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Even with all those house-hunting tools and apps at your disposal, you still cannot discount the importance of traditional ways like going to open houses. This is especially important in hot markets. When there are just a few properties for sale in a specific area and the demand is high, you can expect that even … Read More

Closing Day Surprises You Should Be Prepared For

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When the sellers of the home you really like accepts your offer, you are probably going to be thrilled and relieved, thinking that the deal has pushed through without any problems – until you reach closing day. Some buyers find that contrary to their belief, closing day may not exactly be a breeze. In fact, … Read More

Are You Ready to Hunt? What to Know Before You Look for Homes

Hispanic Couple Viewing Potential New Home

So you are ready to move now, and you are just excited to go house-hunting! Before you start filling up your weekend schedule with open houses, you have to be sure that you really are prepared for the long ride. First of all, you should know that looking at homes is not really the best … Read More

Moving with Kids? Here’s How You Can Keep Your Sanity

Family Carrying Boxes Into New Home On Moving Day

Moving can be a very exhausting experience under the best circumstances. Add kids to the equation and those “circumstances” quickly turn to chaos. However, that does not mean you are completely hopeless. Here are some ideas on how you can minimize the stress of moving with little people in tow: Let Them in on the … Read More