Renting Vs. Home Ownership

This is a decision which many people face, and the decision is not as easy to make as it may sound. As a homeowner, you can reasonably expect the equity in your home to increase over time as your mortgage is paid down. That, combined with regular appreciation in property values, can be a rapid Read More …

Costs for Closing

Closing costs are a list of charges your lawyer presents to you on the closing date of your home. Many people are surprised at the additional costs over and above the price of the home.  According to the CMHC and Genworth Financial you should have at least 1.5% of the purchase price for closing costs Read More …

Making an Offer

When it comes time to make an offer you will require current market information and assistance in drafting your offer. You will need a Real Estate Professional. A Real Estate Professional will communicate your Offer to Purchase to the seller, or the seller’s representative, on your behalf.  Sometimes there may be more than one offer Read More …

Selling your home

Choosing a REALTOR As a seller, your relationship with a REALTOR is vital so meet with several before making a final decision. A good place to start is right in your neighbourhood. Check FOR SALE signs to see which REALTORS are doing business in your area. Ask them about their track record, their knowledge of Read More …