Understand your housing options, choose your priorities and select your homebuying professionals. Think long term when buying a home. What kind of home do you need now? What will you need in 5 to 10 years? Consider: the location and neighbourhood the size of the property and home the type of home — for example, detached, […]Read more "Find the Right Home"
Buying a home is a big decision. Ask yourself 5 questions before you decide if you’re ready to own a home. Am I financially stable? Do I have the financial management skills and discipline to handle this large a purchase? Am I ready and able to take responsibility for all the costs that come with being a […]Read more "Decide if Homeownership is Right for You"
#1 Update Outdoor Lighting In summer, winter nights are probably the last thing on your mind. But early summer is the perfect time to plan for those “OMG it’s only 4:30, and it’s already dark ” moments by adding or updating landscape lighting. The most energy-efficient, easy-to-install option is solar lighting, but it won’t perform […]Read more "Sharp Homeowners Know Summer Is the Best Time to Do These 5 Things"
Good job! As a first time home buyer you have worked hard, scrimped and saved every shiny dollar to make your dreams of home ownership come true. But, before you jump into the deep end, consider how much home fits into your lifestyle. Green Thumb Gripes Green thumb? If you love the idea of […]Read more "First time home buyer lifestyle considerations"
Purchasing your home can be one of the most exciting and important investments you ever make. As with all investments, receiving professional advice from properly credentialed people is key to protecting that investment. A home inspection is a non-invasive examination of the condition of the key systems of a residential property, from the basement to […]Read more "Protecting Yourself for Spring Home Inspection in BC"
7 SIGNS YOU HAVE HIRED THE WRONG REAL ESTATE AGENT (and questions you should ask to avoid it) Buying and selling real estate is a high stakes game. You work hard, scrimp, save, stress and invest to find the perfect home. When time comes to move, who sells your home and how your home […]Read more "7 SIGNS YOU HAVE HIRED THE WRONG REAL ESTATE AGENT"
According to data we published in December 2017, the average cost of buying a home in Canada is nearing the $500,000 mark. Fortunately for first-time home buyers, there’s help. Say hello to the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) — lobbied for by the Canadian Real Estate Association on behalf of REALTORS®, and offered by the Government of […]Read more "9 Things You Should Know About the Home Buyers’ Plan"