Buying a Home

Current Interest Rates

Current Interest Rates

CURRENT INTEREST RATES Updated on September 26, 2022 This is the highest we've seen the prime rate in over 10 years, prompting many first time home buyers to reconsider buying at this time. On September 7th The Bank of Canada increased ...

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Can You Afford the Home of your Dreams?

Can You Afford the Home of your Dreams?

Daydreaming about owning something you can’t afford can be fun. Whether it’s a diamond-encrusted watch from Tiffany & Co., or the latest Lamborghini, even the thought of trying one on or going for a test drive can be exciting. The ...

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The Role of Carrying Costs when Buying a New Home

The Role of Carrying Costs when Buying a New Home

When searching for a new home, many buyers will focus only on the list price and what they may need to offer to get the property. For example, a buyer might think, “We can get this house for $XX. That’s within our price range!” Of ...

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Getting the “Inside Scoop” on a Listing

Getting the “Inside Scoop” on a Listing

Getting the “Inside Scoop” on a Listing Throughout the history of journalism, reporters would pride themselves on getting the “inside scoop” on a story. In fact, that’s where that expression came from. So imagine ...

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What to Look for when Watching a Walk-Through Video

What to Look for when Watching a Walk-Through Video

Walk-through videos are becoming increasingly popular. The seller’s agent simply films a tour of a home, often including commentary, and then makes the video available to prospects. When you’re shopping for a new home, you want to get ...

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Buying the Home Everybody Wants

Buying the Home Everybody Wants

When you’re shopping for a home, you may become interested in a property for sale that someone else is also considering. In fact, there may be several other buyers entertaining the idea of making an offer. In such a competitive situation, what ...

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How to Find a Home that Has your “Big Three”

How to Find a Home that Has your “Big Three”

How to Find a Home that Has your “Big Three” How do you find the home of your dreams within a price range you can afford? Most buyers start by making a “wish list”. But, it’s easy to get frustrated when you have a long ...

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Buying a Home that Needs Some Work

Buying a Home that Needs Some Work

When you’re shopping for a new home, you probably want the property to be as “move in ready” as possible. That way, you can... well... just move in! However, there are a lot of fantastic properties on the market that need some work....

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home prices should decrease. Logically it makes the most sense for the price of the house to drop when ...

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a mortgage. Credit availability is expanding, making it easier to get a mortgage now than it was a year ago....

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First Time Home Buyers

First Time Home Buyers

First-Time Home Buyers If you are a first-time home buyer, use the guide below for helpful hints and tips and learn how to avoid common mistakes when buying your first home. Pre-Qualification: Meet with a mortgage broker and find out how much ...

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