Real Estate Blog

Moving with Children

Moving can be a stressful process. There are strict deadlines that have to be met and large-scale financial decisions that have to be made. For you, closing and making the move is likely a process you’re looking forward to, and that’s understandable.  Often though, moving is a confusing, emotional process for the little ones as their entire world is about to change. They may even be switching schools, which can be an emotional process of its own. This is why it’s crucial to make sure you take your childrens’ interests into consideration well before movin...

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Fall Maintenance Checklist

The leaves are changing colour and some of the most beautiful scenery of the year is yet to come. Although it may be cool and blustery, that’s exactly what makes the coming months all the cozier. In order to capitalize on such an amazing backdrop, there are a few maintenance tasks that may be required to keep your home looking and functioning its best. In this article, we’ll take you through a checklist of fall maintenance tasks that should generally be done no matter the home.   Rake your leaves as much as possible. As the seasons change, falling l...

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What to Consider in a Summer Real Estate Market

Now that we’re past spring and well into summer, does that mean that you should wait until next year to explore the real estate market? Not necessarily. Although it’s generally acknowledged that the spring months are the prime time for the real estate market, that doesn’t mean it’s the only time you’re able to buy or sell a home. In this blog, we’ve highlighted some of the many perks and things to consider that come with a summer market.   There will be more competition if you’re buying. Because summer is a bit later in the prime season,...

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Advantages to homeownership (Home Equity)

There are many advantages to homeownership. In this blog, we’ve highlighted both the financial and functional benefits of owning a home, so that you can be more informed if you make the decision to buy.   Financial Benefits   The advantages of homeownership come primarily from its financial benefits. Right from the start you’re paying off a mortgage, not rent towards a landlord. This means that you’re getting an eventual return on investment, as you’re working towards more equity and living payment-free. You also have the option of selling down...

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10 Reasons to work with a Full-Service Brokerage!

Benefits You Can’t Deny Buying and selling real estate is a big decision that can make you feel all the feels. Whether it’s your first home purchase, or you’re selling your family home of 30 years, the significance makes the experience that much more sentimental. Coupling the emotional aspect of real estate with the fact that this will likely be one of the biggest investments of your life, it’s safe to say that the transaction must be handled with the utmost care, by the best industry professionals.  As a full-service brokerage backing ...

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Reasons You Should Hire a REALTOR®

Reasons You Should Hire a REALTOR®: Buying or selling a home is an intimidating process for most people. It can leave you feeling as if you have stepped into unknown territory, rather than taking a walk in the park. It is because of this, that having a Realtor can come in handy. A Realtor is a licensed real estate professional with the knowledge and experience to help buyers and sellers navigate the process of their real estate transaction.Their job, as your agent, is to guide you through the process all the while keeping your interests and assets top of...

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Going Green in 2022: Eco-Friendly House Solutions to Implement This Year

Going eco-friendly can seem intimidating at first, but in reality, it’s far from difficult. All it really requires is time, effort, and a couple of worthwhile investments. Unsure of where or how to start? We’ve got you covered with some of the easiest eco-friendly house solutions!   Climate change is no secret. Every time we turn on the news or weather a new storm we are reminded of how rapidly the environment is changing, and the consequences that we face as a result. Fortunately, there are many ways to change your habits to be more environmentally...

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6 Buyer Terms You Should Know

Real Estate 101: 6 Terms Every Buyer Should Know Buying a house is an incredible achievement for previous homeowners and new homeowners alike. If you’re new to the world of real estate, everything can seem overwhelming and intimidating. However, once the transaction is finalized, the stress is quickly replaced with feelings of relief and accomplishment.  The path to closing however is filled with procedures that can get complicated quickly. Throw in a bunch of confusing, unknown real estate terms into the mix and you’re apt to feel like a deer in headlig...

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Questions to Ask at an Open House

Open houses are an extremely effective sales tool for sellers. Potential buyers might be more inclined to make an offer if they get to see the home for themselves. If you’ve never been to an open house event, you might have a few qualms about the entire procedure. While the primary goal of an open house is to allow buyers to see the house for themselves, it can also be a great time to get additional information regarding the property. As a novice, you might find yourself stumped on what questions to ask. Are there must-ask questions? Are there questions...

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Spring Maintenance – What to Prioritize

For many Canadians, spring is one of the most anticipated times of the year. The snow and slush are finally behind us, and summer is quickly approaching. What would the spring season be without the return of lush wildlife, sunny days, warmer weather … … and heaps of property maintenance? Luckily, you aren’t the only one with these seemingly tedious tasks ahead of you. Everyone wants their indoor and outdoor spaces freshened and spotless for upcoming social gatherings, so we’ve compiled a list of “things to consider” when planning your spring checkup and...

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Real Estate 101: 6 Terms Every Seller Should Know

Have you ever browsed a real estate website and encountered a wave of unknown real estate terms? All the unfamiliar jargon might appear confusing, especially for first-time sellers. However, brushing up on your knowledge of real estate lingo now will help you spend less time asking for clarification, and more time on what matters most: selling your home. Oftentimes, these terms can leave most people scratching their head. To save you from potential confusion, we’ve compiled a list of several different real estate terms you should know if you plan on sell...

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Pride of Ownership

Showing Your Pride of Ownership The term “pride of ownership” can often be found when scrolling through online listings or through real estate sites. However, the definition is so obscure, leaving much curiosity about what exactly it entails. Let’s break it down. Buying a home is an incredible accomplishment that involves rigorous saving and a huge investment to secure what is likely the largest asset a person will ever own. When real estate professionals discuss pride of ownership, it refers to the homeowner having taken great care of their home...

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