Buyer's Guide

June 3, 2020

5 Tips in Preparing Your Budget for Buying a Home

Choosing to enter the home buying process is likely the largest financial decision you will make in your lifetime, so it is not one that should be taken lightly. Ensuring that your other current and upcoming financial responsibilities are under control is crucial to having a smooth transaction and being ...

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June 1, 2020

Townhouse VS Condo: Which Should You Buy?

Whether it’s your first time buying or you just want to purchase something smaller, townhouses and condos are both great options. Check out the differences between the two to help aid you in your search!

Condominiums

Condominiums are similar to apartments in that you purchase an individual unit inside of ...

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May 14, 2020

Understand the Contract of Purchase and Sale

This video will help consumers understand one of the key documents in real estate transaction - the Contract of Purchase and Sale (CPS), and provides essential information addressing many common questions, including:

  • When does the process begin and when is the Contract of Purchase and Sale used?
  • What information is included ...
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May 13, 2020

Home Inspections Avert Future Headaches

Suppose you bought a house and later discovered, to your dismay, that the stucco exterior concealed a nasty case of dry rot. Or suppose that when you fired up the furnace in the winter, you discovered a cracked heat exchanger leaking gas into your home. The best way to avoid ...

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May 13, 2020

The Basics of Making an Offer

A written proposal is the foundation of a real estate transaction. Oral promises are not legally enforceable when it comes to the sale of real estate. Therefore, you need to enter into a written contract, which starts with your written proposal. This proposal not only specifies price, but also all ...

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May 12, 2020

Take Charge When Buying a Home

If you approach the home buying process intelligently and with confidence, you are much more likely to buy a house you'll be proud to call home.

Approaching the task of buying a home can be overwhelming; there's so much to consider:

·         How much house can I ...

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May 12, 2020

Why Use a REALTOR® When Buying a Home?

A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home buying process.

Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the CANADIAN REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION (CREA) are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR "®" trademark on ...

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April 17, 2020

Five Tips For Improving Your Credit

Here are five tips for improving your credit. It’s not about quick fixes, but responsible financial activity over time.

 1. Get a credit card: OK, this may seem counter-intuitive, but let me explain. When used correctly, a credit card can be an effective tool for building credit. Charge a ...

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April 2, 2020

How to Choose a Home

Here are some tips to help determine which house is best for you.

Once you've settled on a couple of preferred neighborhoods for your home search, it's time to pick out a few homes to view. Having a house features wish list keeps you focused on which features are ...

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April 2, 2020

How to Choose a Neighborhood for Your Home Search

Narrow your home search by identifying neighborhoods that are right for you. This helps keep your search focused and efficient. Your local REALTOR® can offer neighborhood information to guide you in your search.

When evaluating a neighborhood you should investigate local conditions. Depending on your own particular needs and tastes ...

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