SHOULD YOU BUY FIRST OR SELL FIRST?

SHOULD YOU BUY FIRST OR SELL FIRST?

It is the classic “chicken or egg” conundrum. Which comes first? Do you buy or sell first? In strong seller market conditions, such as we’re experiencing today, people tend to favour buying first, since they don’t know how long it will take them to find a...
A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR HOMEOWNERS

A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR HOMEOWNERS

Start de-cluttering your belongings six months prior to your move date. It’s never too early to start the editing process. Do one area or room at a time. Try to spend one hour a day or one whole Sunday to purge your office or junk drawer. Shred old papers, give or...
RECLOCATING TO THE GREAT WHITE NORTH

RECLOCATING TO THE GREAT WHITE NORTH

Maybe itʼs our diversity and polite manner. Maybe itʼs our vast and awe inspiring landscape from coast to coast. Whatever the case, as many as 8,500 Americans make the move up north to become Canadian citizens every year. According to Monster.com, searches for work in...

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SELL MY HOME?

Talk to any real estate agent, and they will tell you that certain seasons are more favourable to sell your home than others. Most people will say April or May, with the warmer weather and extra daylight attracting home buyers to get out and seek their future home....

WHAT ARE THE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH BUYING A HOUSE?

Be prepared in advance when buying a house, in terms of knowing the variety of different costs and cash outlays. The largest cash outlay is the down payment, which requires you to put down a portion of the cost of the house upfront (usually 20%). Part of this is due...

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