Condominium maintenance fees are a monthly charge the owner of a unit must pay to cover the costs of items such as building insurance, upkeep, repairs to common areas including the grounds, the heating and cooling system, water and sewer pipes and property taxes. A portion of those monthly fees are also set aside and…… Continue reading
Not in a position to buy a home? Renting to own means you can save for a down payment while actually living in the house you want to buy. Usually, a portion of the monthly rent is set aside toward the down payment and there is often a significant deposit as well. At the end…… Continue reading Rent to own – how does it work?
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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
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?
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…
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