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Home Ownership Basics

Home Ownership Basics

Hire an AgentI am an agent, I believe in hiring a buyer’s agent first. But you don’t have to if you prefer to go to open houses and look through a mumbo jumbo of homes online. Mostly, an agent will save you time. An agent can send you listings directly from MLS that...

Pricing Your Home

Pricing Your Home

How To Price Your Home The single most important factor to consider when selling a house is the home price tag: how much your house is worth. You don’t want to overprice the house because you will lose the freshness of the home’s appeal after the first two to three...

Ready to Buy

Ready to Buy

Are you ready to buy? here are some tips to make a budget before buying a house. MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD BUDGET Creating a Budget for Your Family                       If you find yourself falling behind on your monthly payments, then it’s time to start learning some of the...

Home Maintenance Schedule

Home Maintenance Schedule

Regular Maintenance is the Key Inspecting your home on a regular basis and following good maintenance practices are the best way to protect your investment in your home. Whether you take care of a few tasks at a time or several all at once, it is important to get into...

Sellers

Sellers

How can I find out how much my house is worth? There are no comparable homes in my area. This may be a bad sign for you, especially if you think your house is worth more than other houses in your neighborhood.  Homes maintain their value better if the neighboring...

Real Estate Investments

Real Estate Investments

Why rental income properties make a sound investment? There are a number of reasons of why real estate and rental income properties specifically make a good investment, but here are few basic reasons: i) You are leveraging and using Other People’s Money The beauty...

Glossary

Glossary

REAL ESTATE TERMS AMORTIZATION – The number of years it takes to repay the entire amount of a mortgage. APPRAISAL – An estimate of a property’s market value, used by lenders in determining the amount of the mortgage. APPRECIATION – The increase of a property’s value...

Using Mortgage Professional

Using Mortgage Professional

Mortgage Professional There are generally two ways to get a mortgage in Canada: From a bank or from a licensed mortgage professional. While a bank only offers the products from their particular institution, licensed mortgage professionals send millions of dollars in...