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Buying A Home Young Is The Key To Building Wealth

Tuesday Jan 15th, 2019

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Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their data set. “Today’s older adults became homeowners at a younger age than today’s young adults. Half the older adults in our sample bought their first house when they were between 25 and 34 years old, and 27 percent bought their first... [read more]

Want To Get The Most Money From The Sale Of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!

Monday Jan 14th, 2019

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Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their homes a little OVER market value will leave them with room for negotiation. In... [read more]

The Cost Across Time [ INFOGRAPHIC ]

Friday Jan 11th, 2019

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Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 3.95%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage cost is significant! Lock in a low rate now while you can! [read more]

The Best Time To List Your House? TODAY!

Thursday Jan 10th, 2019

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You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than there were last month and at this time last year. What you may not have heard, however, is that there is still a severe shortage of listing inventory in many regions of the country. In a interview discussing the housing market, TREB's Director Of Market Analysis, Jason Mercer put it simply: “Many GTA... [read more]

Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What To Watch

Wednesday Jan 09th, 2019

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As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally ditching your landlord and buying your first home or selling your starter house to move into your forever home, there are two pieces of the real estate puzzle you need to watch carefully: interest rates & inventory. Interest Rates Mortgage interest rates had been on the rise for much of 2018, but they made a welcome reversal at the end of... [read more]

Top Renovations To Complete Before You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tuesday Jan 08th, 2019

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Some Highlights:   If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers. Upgrading your landscaping or curb appeal helps get buyers in the door. These upgrades rank as the 2nd and 4th best renovations for returns on... [read more]

Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!

Monday Jan 07th, 2019

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  Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all together by escaping to their vacation homes in a warmer climate. For those homeowners staying at their first residence, Global News warns This winter is "On tap to be one of the coldest in Canada in decades." Given this, it’s time to go and stock up on winter weather supplies! However, if you’re tired of... [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016

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In the unfortunate circumstance that a homeowner is past-due on their monthly mortgage payments, they pave the way for a “foreclosure” on their property. In today’s market, banks and other lenders do not turn to foreclosure to take away the homes of homeowners who are in arrears. Instead, they perform a "Power of Sale" which is wholly different from a Foreclosure. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosures are laborious, grueling, and costly to both the... [read more]

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