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What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2019?

What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2019?

  As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?” The Canadian real estate market experienced a cooldown in 2018 following years of rapid growth. This left many homeowners and potential buyers feeling skittish....

Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide

Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide

  While no one can predict the future with certainty, there are signs that the Canadian housing market is starting to stabilize after a downturn in the first half of the year. Experts forecast that in most areas of the country housing prices will remain high,...

How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

  The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 percent in the past three years.1 And in Canada,...

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

  Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and...

Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

 "Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbours know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis...is a surprisingly effective first step."  - Robert Putnam, Harvard...

What’s Your Home Buying Power?

What’s Your Home Buying Power?

  It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months. This is generally considered the “off-season” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one...

Top 5 Home Design Trends of 2017

Top 5 Home Design Trends of 2017

  As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?” The Canadian real estate market experienced a cooldown in 2018 following years of rapid growth. This left many homeowners and potential buyers feeling skittish....

Increase Your Home’s Value Up to 28% with These 5 Tips

Increase Your Home’s Value Up to 28% with These 5 Tips

  From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at...

The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth

The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth

  No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowners insurance policy can offer you peace...

5 Reasons to Sell Before the Selling Season Picks Up

5 Reasons to Sell Before the Selling Season Picks Up

Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By...

8 Scams to Watch Out For This Holiday Season

8 Scams to Watch Out For This Holiday Season

One of the most common questions we get at this time of year is, “What’s going on in the market?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners always want reassurance their home’s value is going up. While the state of the real estate market...

Top 12 Tips for a Safer Holiday Home

Top 12 Tips for a Safer Holiday Home

A common thought in real estate is never list your home in the winter off-season. Perpetuated by industry experts, agents and repeat sellers alike, this saying encourages many would-be sellers to wait until the spring peak to list their homes. However, studies show...

The Home Equity Playbook

The Home Equity Playbook

One of the most common questions we get at this time of year is, “What’s going on in the market?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners always want reassurance their home’s value is going up. While the state of the real estate market...

8 Smart Home Technology Trends that Can Save You Money

8 Smart Home Technology Trends that Can Save You Money

What is Home Equity? Home equity seems to be a very simple calculation — the total amount of mortgages owed subtracted from the current market value of a home. Here is a simple example: Current Home Market Value                  $325,000 Existing Mortgage            ...

Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?

Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?

What is Home Equity? Home equity seems to be a very simple calculation — the total amount of mortgages owed subtracted from the current market value of a home. Here is a simple example: Current Home Market Value                  $325,000 Existing Mortgage            ...

Reno or Rent Out? Real Estate Investment Tips for Beginners

Reno or Rent Out? Real Estate Investment Tips for Beginners

The ‘smart home’ is the new ‘internet of things’, or objects that can serve you better by communicating with each other or directly with you through apps on your smart phone. In the ideal version of the wired future, all of our appliances and gadgets talk to each...

How to Amp Up The Resale Value of Your Home

How to Amp Up The Resale Value of Your Home

How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to open a credit card, apply for a loan, purchase a car, or rent an apartment. It is especially important...

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