How To Save For A Downpayment

How to save for a downpayment We’ve put together 5 super saving tips to grow your downpayment and fast track your home buying goal!  Let’s start this blog off with this appropriate quote “ The speed of your success is limited only by your dedication and what you’re willing to sacrifice.” -Nathan W. Morris Now [...]

By | 2018-08-01T13:56:03+00:00 August 1st, 2018|BUYING REAL ESTATE, ONTARIO|Comments Off on How To Save For A Downpayment

How to spot an overpriced home

How to spot an overpriced home Here’s 3 simple ways to identify an overpriced home. The first way is to compare the home to the neighbourhood sales. If the homes are basically the same size and style generally neighbourhood values will be close and consistent. So if 2 homes just sold in the same area [...]

By | 2018-03-01T19:05:05+00:00 March 1st, 2018|BUYING REAL ESTATE|Comments Off on How to spot an overpriced home

DO’S & DON’TS when buying your first investment property

DO’S & DON’TS when buying your first investment property… DO get pre-approved for a mortgage with either your bank or a mortgage broker.  Investment properties typically require a larger down payment than does a primary residence, get all the facts from your lender before you start shopping! DON’T buy an overly unique home! You want [...]

By | 2018-03-01T19:02:41+00:00 February 1st, 2018|BUYING REAL ESTATE, HOME IMPROVEMENT, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on DO’S & DON’TS when buying your first investment property

A buyer’s guide to home inspections

A buyer’s guide to home inspections Working with buyers we’re always getting asked questions about home inspections so we’ve put together a little guide of frequently asked questions.   What is a home inspection? A home inspection is primarily a visual inspection done by an objective professional to assess a homes current condition. The inspection [...]

By | 2018-01-01T11:59:16+00:00 January 1st, 2018|BUYING REAL ESTATE, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on A buyer’s guide to home inspections

What’s a final walkthrough and what’s the purpose of it?

A final walkthrough in real estate is a walk through of the property you have agreed to purchase prior to you getting the keys and taking possession. The primary purpose of this walk through is to inspect the home to ensure the condition of the property hasn’t changed since the last visit. When does this [...]

By | 2017-11-01T14:11:46+00:00 November 1st, 2017|BUYING REAL ESTATE, ONTARIO, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on What’s a final walkthrough and what’s the purpose of it?

A little checklist to make house hunting A LOT easier

House hunting can be overwhelming, exciting, and exhausting all at the same time. Let's make the process easier with these 5 steps. #1 Get Pre-Approved:  Do yourself a huge favour and get yourself pre-approved for a mortgage by a mortgage broker or a bank mortgage specialist- what could be worse than finding, and falling in love with the [...]

By | 2017-06-27T19:50:25+00:00 June 12th, 2017|BUYING REAL ESTATE|Comments Off on A little checklist to make house hunting A LOT easier

Is New Construction For You?

It's hard to get 100% of what you want in a resale home- you love the layout but not the location, you love the bedrooms but the kitchen is too small, the master bedroom is stunning but you really want an ensuite, etc... Building a brand new house will allow you to get exactly what you want [...]

By | 2017-06-27T20:29:05+00:00 May 10th, 2017|BUYING REAL ESTATE, ONTARIO, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on Is New Construction For You?

4 Mistakes Buyers Make In A Sellers Market

Let's first start by defining what a sellers market is......It's when there's a low supply of homes and a high demand from buyers. This of course translates to more buyers competing for homes. If you're a buyer currently trying to buy a home in a seller's market you know how frustrating and stressful it can be. Don't give up just yet, [...]

By | 2017-06-27T20:27:58+00:00 April 5th, 2017|BUYING REAL ESTATE, ONTARIO, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on 4 Mistakes Buyers Make In A Sellers Market

Moving to a new City?

So you're planning to relocate...... There's lots to consider when relocating,  here's a list of some of the important considerations to ask yourself before you start packing up the moving van. The first thing to consider is employment - where are you going to work and make money? What's the ability to earn a living in your future home city? Or do [...]

By | 2017-06-27T20:29:48+00:00 March 8th, 2017|BUYING REAL ESTATE, ONTARIO, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on Moving to a new City?

Why You Should Hire A Buyer’s Agent

This blog was inspired by some recent conversations with buyers who didn't fully understand the buying process.  We've been hearing a lot lately of buyers who want to buy directly through the listing agent, this is the person who the seller has specifically chosen to represent them, instead of hiring their own buyers agent. First off the term [...]

By | 2017-06-27T20:17:14+00:00 December 7th, 2016|BUYING REAL ESTATE, ONTARIO, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on Why You Should Hire A Buyer’s Agent