Financial Budgeting 101: Saving for a New Home Homes aren’t cheap. And with a minimum 5% down payment needed to secure a mortgage, saving enough can feel impossible. Saving to buy a home requires discipline and careful budgeting. Here are some tips to help you get started:   1. Set a Goal Without a target in mind, saving can feel intangible. Setting a […]
Home Decor 4 Tips For Budgeting a Home Renovation Renovations, especially when preparing your home for sale, can make or break how quickly your property will stay on the market. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of choosing new finishes for home projects or be blindsided by unforeseen hiccups that can dramatically increase costs. Deciding on how much to spend on home […]
Buying Top 5 Benefits of Owning a Home I’m not going to beat around the bush; a house is a big purchase and a huge life milestone. You want to make sure you are making the right choice. Have you been wondering if it is worth it to take the leap? Are you overwhelmed by all the information out there? While there are […]
Costs and Considerations When Buying a Home Beginning a home search is exciting and many people just jump right in without considering all the elements that make a home truly right for them. It is a complicated and personal process. With an unsuitable choice, you could lose money, waste time and effort relocating, or even put your family’s health in danger. Choosing […]
Pricing Too High Starting out with too high of a listing price will add to the stress of selling your home. Ideally, during the first few weeks, your home should be overflowing with activity.  Listing agents will market and promote your home to other agents who are working with homebuyers, increasing your personal sales force. If you have […]
Buying Planning Ahead for a New Home There are countless advantages to purchasing a new home. You are able to build equity, enjoy pride of ownership, and truly make a home your own. If you are planning to buy property in the near future, preparing now can help you save time and money. Being prepared may also give you an advantage over […]
Do Your Homework: Home Inspections The last thing you want to end up with after purchasing your home is unanticipated costly renovations. That’s why home inspections are such an important part of the home buying process. Choosing an experienced home inspector can be tricky, so it’s important to consult with others to help you find a reliable inspector with good […]
Costs and Value Benefits of Owning a Home Buying a home is typically a very exciting time for most people, whether you’re a first time homebuyer or this is the fourteenth time. Many people think of the basic costs like legal fees, GST (in some cases), property tax adjustments, the cost of movers, set-up fees for utilities, new window coverings, etc.  If you’re […]
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