Category Archives: Buying

Welcome to the Buying section. Here you will find articles about how to buy a home, first-time home buyers, the cost of buying a home and much more.

Buying Land 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Buying Land: 5 Things to Look Out For

There are special considerations to keep in mind when purchasing residential lots and land. Here are 5 of the most important ones. Continue reading

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5 Small Signs of Larger Problems While House Hunting

House hunting is an exciting time. However, you shouldn’t let your excitement cloud your judgment. Some homes have real problems that can change your dream to a nightmare. Here are five small signs of bigger issues to be on the lookout for as you visit homes for sale and open houses: Continue reading

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Questions to ask your home inspector

4 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

A home inspection is an invaluable tool for evaluating your current home and / or the potential of a new home. While the process seems fairly straightforward, there is one thing homeowners and home buyers often overlook: asking questions. Here are the top 4 questions you should always ask your home inspector. Continue reading

4 Things to Look For During a Home Inspection

4 Things to Look For During a Home Inspection

While not required, we recommend that all buyers request a home inspection as a condition in their offer to purchase. Here are some key things that you should have the inspector look for during the home inspection. Continue reading

5 things to do when moving into a new home

5 Things to do When Moving Into a New Home

You’ve done it all: done the home inspection, met the conditions, signed the papers and taken possession of your new home. Now comes the stressful part of moving. Here are 5 things to do when you move into your new place. Continue reading

Understanding closing costs in Canada when buying a home

Understanding Closing Costs In Canada When Buying a Home

Closing costs in Canadian finance laws can be a complicated subject. Many potential homeowners who are shopping for a new home will underestimate what the total costs may be. Here is the down low. Continue reading

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Is Home Ownership Right For Me

Is Home Ownership Right For Me?

Are you a first time home buyer looking to break into the real estate market? In Canada, we’re often told that a real estate investment is one of the best investments you can make. But is home ownership really right for you? Here are some important factors you need to consider when preparing to buy your first home. Continue reading

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Factors that Affect Home Insurance Premiums

9 Factors That Can Affect Home Insurance Premiums

This article will help you understand what goes into calculating your home insurance premiums. Knowing how insurance companies calculate your monthly costs can help guide your decision-making when it comes to buying a home. Continue reading

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5 ways to make house hunting less stressful

5 Ways to Make House Hunting Less Stressful

House hunting does not have to be a stressful drag. It can even be fun! Though it does take some motivation to go out and visit yet another open house, being prepared with just a little organization goes a long way to making the process easier. Here are our 5 tips for making house hunting as stress-free as possible. Continue reading

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10 lessons learned when buying a home

10 Lessons I Learned When Buying A Home

Being one of the biggest purchases people will make in their lifetime, it helps to know lessons that others have learned from their home buying experiences. Here are ten of them. Continue reading