Are you financially ready to own a home? Look into these 5 calculations and questions before you meet with your broker or lender. Compare how much you currently spend on expenses and debt payments with the amount you have saved or invested. How much can you afford to spend on housing each month without risking your financial health? […]Read more "Are You Financially Ready to Own a 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"
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"
Spring is in the air! Sun is shining, birds are chirping and home maintenance tasks need your attention. Here is a quick checklist to keep your home in tip top shape this spring. INDOORS Replace furnace filters an have a technician inspect your furnace / air conditioner Clean windows inside & out, as well as […]Read more "Spring Home Checklist"