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2015 

When looking to buy, many homebuyers look at space, neighbourhood and nearby schools. But can you actually afford that home and any unexpected costs? ----“You should always plan for extra and unforeseen costs when you buy a home, so it’s important to strike a balance between having a nice propert...
01/30/2015
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Radon is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas that can get into homes by traveling up through the ground. ---- Normally, radon is released from the ground into the air and is quickly dissipated, but if a home has cracks in its foundation, radon gas can get into your home. ----- Radon can also ge...
01/30/2015
When it comes to qualifying for a mortgage for the first time, the process can seem a little intimidating. However, if you are prepared and know what to expect, the process can go much more smoothly with little delays in processing and paperwork. Mortgage lending standards are different now than ...
01/30/2015
Many sellers find it very difficult to trust such a big financial decision to their real estate agent. Sometimes, sellers will list their home with an agent and then refuse to follow their advice.   It’s important to keep in mind that real estate agents know the market, and they are familiar wit...
01/26/2015
We all would love to have the homes we see in magazines and all over online design and idea sites. However, many of us just can’t justify spending the kind of money having those kinds of homes would take. There are still simple, inexpensive ways to add luxuries to your home. Here are five home l...
01/26/2015
1. When looking to buy a home, do not get any new loans or use credit cards heavily.   The preapproval letter is just the beginning of the process. Once you get preapproved, don’t run out to start buying things for your new home on credit. Just before closing, most lenders will pull your credit ...
01/26/2015
not all lawyers are created equal. If you needed a heart surgeon, you certainly would not go to see a podiatrist. By the same token, do not believe that the ¬granting of a law degree instantly bestows knowledge of all laws on the head of a lawyer. The first thing you need to do to find a real est...
01/22/2015
Once you’ve tripped over your kids’ toys for the 50th time or have to store pantry items in your linen closet, you may start dreaming of moving to a larger house. But how do you know if you’ve really outgrown your home?According to Barbara Sukkau, a past president of the Ontario Real Estate Assoc...
01/22/2015
When you start the home buying process for the first time, you will generally start with a “wish list.” You generally add everything you could possibly include in your dream home. Many experienced real estate agents usually find some inconsistencies in these wish lists. For example, you want a h...
01/22/2015
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Perhaps you’re underwater in your home, or maybe you’ve received a great job offer out of state, or you have an adjustable rate mortgage that’s about to rise. Whatever the reason, you need to sell your home fast.   Here are five tips to lure more buyers in and sell your home at the highest price...
01/19/2015
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