Things to consider before ‘flipping’ houses

With the rates that property values have grown in the last 10 to 15 years, many amateur investors have gotten in on the flipping game. Growing trends in the housing industry include buying fixer-uppers, foreclosures or investing in new construction with the intent to flip it ‘quick and dirty’ for profit.  It has proven to…… Continue reading Things to consider before ‘flipping’ houses

What forms are needed when buying or selling a home?

When it comes to buying or selling a home, there are a few important documents that will come into play during the process. Some of these forms include pre-written clauses that your realtor will discuss and explain to you. Due to the nature of these contracts, be sure to read them thoroughly and always, always…… Continue reading What forms are needed when buying or selling a home?

It’s not just about the house…

The #springmarket is just around the corner, which means weekends visiting open houses for many house hunters. But don’t just examine the house! Tour the neighbourhood noting the condition of neighbouring homes, check out local parks, traffic flow and transit options. Don’t be shy to talk with neighbours that may be outside, ask  about the #neighbourhood…… Continue reading It’s not just about the house…

Take the stress out of downsizing

For many homeowners reaching their golden years, the need for multiple bedrooms and expansive outdoor space diminishes as you look to retirement. Thoughts of travel, embracing a new hobby or simply taking it easy begin to take over and tiresome household chores like cleaning bathrooms and mowing the lawn can get in the way of…… Continue reading Take the stress out of downsizing