Category Archives: House buying Tips

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

Last Minute Moving Home Checklist

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You may have been preparing for your move for half a year now, or perhaps you were just given one month to move to a new home for your work. Whichever it is, the thought of going through all your belongings to figure out which ones you’re going to take with you can be quite … Read More

Tips on Saving Up for a Home Down Payment

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You have found your dream home. You check and interest rates are still low. You feel like you’re ready to be a homeowner, except for one thing – you don’t have enough money for a down payment. Does that mean you should say goodbye to your dreams of being a homeowner? Not at all! Here … 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

4 Mistakes You Should Avoid When Buying a Beach House

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Unlimited access to amazing water, white sand, and relaxing breeze – who wouldn’t want to have a beach home that they can look forward to going home to? A beach house is a dream of almost everyone. Sometimes, however, buyers get carried away too swiftly by the thought of having their own Oceanside home, only … Read More