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Location vs Size: Which Should Be Your Priority?

Location vs Size: Which Should Be Your Priority?

Size and location – these are two of the biggest factors that you should consider when you are looking for a home to buy. Unfortunately, they don’t always go hand in hand. What do we mean? For instance, if you are looking to find a property in the city where you could be close to … Read More

House Hunting? Familiarize Yourself with These Terms!

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House-hunting – what an exciting thought! There are few times in your life that can match the thrill of finding and buying your very first home. But like any other major decisions in your life, choosing your first home is not something you should rush into. Aside from getting your finances sorted out and knowing … Read More

Does Size Matter? 5 Things to Think About When Choosing Your First Home

Different Size Houses In Row On Wooden Table

When it comes to houses, size does matter – although perhaps not in the way you understand. While you shouldn’t purchase a house that is too small for your family and your needs, bigger does not always mean better. That is why it is important that you carefully consider these things before you buy your … Read More

A Beautiful Historic Home – Is It for You?

A large custom built luxury house in a residential neighborhood. This high end home is a very nicely landscaped property.

They don’t make houses the way they used to. We’ve heard this more than a few times before and we agree. From carved moldings that are exquisitely intricate to stone fireplaces that are hand-carved to perfection, historic homes do offer a distinct charm that simply isn’t that common in modern homes. There are historic homes … Read More

Great Mortgage Loan Tips for You

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As you start your journey in finding the best mortgage rates you can find, you will surely encounter companies that would try to lure you in with the promise of the lowest rates on the market. Before you get swayed, you should understand that mortgage rates differ on various points that make it difficult to … Read More

What You Can Expect from Your Realtor

What You Can Expect from Your Realtor

Because the whole business of buying a home is not really that simple, it’s not that surprising that most homebuyers get a realtor to help them find their dream house. If you don’t have an agent, it might take you long months or even years finding the right home, having sufficient financing, negotiating the contract, … Read More

Is a Rent to Own House as Ideal as It Sounds?

Is a Rent to Own House as Ideal as It Sounds?

Who doesn’t want to have his or her own house? Nobody. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly a breeze to purchase a home, especially if you are a first-time buyer. There is the challenge of getting approved for a mortgage. In some cases, the buyers have a really good credit score but they don’t have enough for … Read More

Moving Basic: Choosing the Right Neighbourhood

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Moving to a new home is not just all about finding the house of your dream – there’s also the new neighbourhood you have to consider. Make sure you move to the right community by reading these tips:   Needs and Wants When looking for a home, it is important to have a list of … Read More

Alternative Home Loan Options

In Tammy Samuels' recent blog post, this Guelph real estate agent reviews several alternative home loan options.

The current low interest rate environment is making home-buying more affordable for those with limited capital to purchase property outright. But many Canadians are finding it difficult to qualify for a mortgage, either due to a low credit rating or another contributing factor. And so within this blog, we’ll review several alternative home loan options. … Read More

The 5 Most Important Factors to Consider When Evaluating a Neighbourhood

In Tammy Samuels' recent blog post, this Guelph real estate agent outlines the 5 most important factors to consider when evaluating a neighbourhood.

Perhaps, even more so than your choice of home, your choice of neighbourhood can make a lasting impact in how you and your family enjoying living in the area in the future years. Choosing the right community involves comprehensive research into the local area and its features. And so in this blog, we’ll outline the … Read More