Category Archives: Real Estate Trends

Do You Want to Sell Your House This Year? Start Doing These Things!

Happy young couple getting keys of their new house. Close up of female hand receiving keys from house broker. Closeup of the hand of a real estate agent who give the house keys to a woman while her boyfriend signing a contract.

Have you sold a house in the last few years or even in the past decade? If not, and this is your first time to sell in a very long time, then you should definitely brace yourself. You might not be prepared – today’s buyers are really demanding! They know more about market dynamics. They … Read More

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

Couple With Keys Standing Outside New Home

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

Tight Budget? You Can Still Boost Your Home Value!

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Sometimes circumstances require us to move to a new home when we least expect it. Perhaps you got promoted and you have to work in a different branch. Or maybe your family is growing and your current home won’t have enough rooms for you all. Whatever the reason may be, before you start looking for … Read More

Facing Retirement? Consider an Income Property

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If you are nearing your retirement and you feel like you don’t have enough funds yet, you should consider an income property. It is possible that you’ll find an amazing bargain with a high return on investment. And should you decide to manage the property yourself, you can also expect more income. Being able to … Read More

Four Things to Hide before You Show Your Home

Person Hand With Magnifying Glass Over Luxury House

When you’re buying a house, you would hear your agent tell you that it’s all about location, location, location. So that’s what you focus on first. You choose a property in a nice neighbourhood and hope that when you visit the house, it’s going to be just what you’re looking for. Although the location set … Read More

What to Do Before Your Open House

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An open house can be exciting. It is a perfect opportunity for potential buyers to see your home without asking to be scheduled for a showing. It is also a great opportunity for you to have people come to your open house (whether they are looking to buy or just looking) as you can almost … Read More

How to Select a Great Rental Property

Rental Real Estate Sign in Front of house

Have you always dreamed of becoming a landlord? At one point or another, most of us have probably thought how great it would be to be able to purchase a really nice piece of property, find the best tenants and just relax and collect regular rent well into your retirement.   That, indeed, is a … Read More

Find a Reliable Contractor for Renovations

Couple Look At Home Plans

For a lot of homeowners, the most challenging part of a home improvement project is not the work itself. It’s not even the budget. It is actually the process of finding a reliable and highly competent contractor that proves to be the hardest. Naturally what you are looking for is someone who can deliver high … Read More

Is Landscaping a Good Investment?

Beautiful home exterior on sunny afternoon, with green grass, walkway, elegant landscaping, covered patio with barbecue, and balcony

Similar to how you try to be in your best form and behaviour to make a good first impression, your home should also be prepped to impress potential buyers. And one way to achieve a good first impression for your home is by making sure you have a remarkable landscape design.   Did you know … Read More