What To Do Before Purchasing A Home
24 July 2018
Buying a home is truly something to be proud of. It's a great feeling to know that you've reached a point in your life where you're able to take on the benefits and responsibilities of owning a piece of property. No more dealing with a landlord or having to ask for permission to decorate to your heart's content. However, before you make your purchase there are some things you should get straight if you want your home-buying experience to be a successful one.
Think Condos Are Only For Retirees? 4 Reasons Why Condos Are The Perfect Starter Home
2 October 2017
If you thought condos were just for retirees, think again. Owning a condo is the perfect way to live when you're young and starting out, too. It used to be that you weren't a home-owner unless you had a ranch-style home, with a fenced yard, in the suburbs. However, that idea of home-ownership may have outlived its usefulness, especially for Millennials. If you're ready to buy your first home, but you're just not sold on the idea of a ranch-style home in the suburbs, here are four reasons why you need to adjust the parameters of your search, and start looking at condos instead.
Three Ways Act As A Freelance Real Estate Consultant In A Slow Market
15 June 2017
Most people consider real estate agents to be those who sell homes and those who help buyers find the types of homes that they want. Real estate agents typically have a fee, especially if used by a seller. In a market with less expensive homes or where the economy isn't commanding house prices as the same rate, many sellers may try to do things on their own. Here are some ways that real estate agents can help sellers in colder markets without acting directly as a real estate agent.
Being Part Of A Community: How Decisions Are Made In Condo Communities
28 July 2015
The cost of living in Canada has skyrocketed considerably. As a result, one in eight Canadian households have resorted to downgrading to condominium dwellings. Living in a condo is much different than owning your own property. You become a part of a community with your neighbors, and are responsible for making sure the community runs smoothly. All condominium corporations are "self-managed", as each condo owner is responsible for voting in bylaws and being a part of the decision making process.