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Buying Tips

Become An Educated Buyer in Today's Real Estate Era


8 Steps to Finding the Right Home

Step 1 Decide Where and What to Buy

Step 2 Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Step 3 Choosing the Right Realtor®

Step 4 Becoming an Educated Buyer

Step 5 Making an Educated Offer

Step 6 Conditions, home inspections and waivers

Step 7 Preparing to Move

Step 8 Move in – Enjoy!

Questions to Ask When Buying Real Estate

March 22, 2018

After much speculation and worry about the new mortgage rules that came into effect on January 1, 2018, it appears that plenty of hopeful homebuyers still intend to buy a home. We took to Facebook to ask our followers if they still plan to purchase in 2018, in spite of the new mortgage rules. Eighty per cent…

10 Things Homeowners Should Do Before the Snow Falls

November 1, 2017

As winter inches closer, now’s the time to prepare by repairing your home. Ensuring that your home’s cold-weather systems are running efficiently will save you money and major headaches in the long run. Winter is Coming Watering season is over, but you’re not done with your outdoor watering system quite yet. To avoid cracked hoses…

5 Reasons You Should Buy a Cabin or Cottage in the Fall

August 20, 2017

Sure, property hunting in the fall foliage with a pumpkin-spiced latte in hand sounds heavenly, but there are some hard-and-fast facts to support this strategy, too. Offseason Options If you wait until fall to start looking for your dream cabin or cottage, you’re more likely to find it. Families who have been thinking about selling…

What to Expect as a Buyer This Fall

August 12, 2017

Despite the fact that one of the hottest times of year for real estate appears when the spring flowers start blooming, that doesn’t mean the market is completely cool for the rest of the year. In fact, we are heading into a very popular time of year for prospective buyers and sellers across Canada. As…

RE/MAX Own It: Separating Wants From Needs

July 27, 2017

Distinguishing from what you want and what you really need in your new home can be tricky, because emotions can take over the decision-making process. To stay on track, make separate lists of wants and needs.   Wants are features that would be nice to have. So ask yourself, “Can I live without it?” Needs…

What is Land Transfer Tax?

July 27, 2017

The best kinds of dreams are the ones floating right in front of you. The worst kinds of dreams are the ones that end as soon as you wake up. While it may not cause your home ownership dreams to come to an end, discussing things like Land Transfer Tax will have you floating back…