Buying Your Home

Making Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 in Buying Your Home

What's one of the most important rooms in your home? 

When it comes to selling your property quickly, and for the best price, the answer is clearly the kitchen. In fact, one of the most common explanations a particular buyer gives for not making an offer is, "I liked the house, but I wasn't too keen on the kitchen."

That doesn't mean you must do a maj...

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How Long Does it Take to Find a New Home?

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 in Buying Your Home

If you're planning to look for a new home sometime in the future, you may be wondering how long the process will take. How much time should you set aside for viewings? How many of the listed homes should you see?

Of course, the process varies from person to person. According to the Department of Housing & Urban Development, home buyers view an aver...

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New Family Law Act – major changes to division of property and debt

Posted on May 03, 2013 in Buying Your Home

Family Law PropertyThe new Family Law Act came into force on March 18, 2013, replacing the outdated Family Relations Act (1979). The legislation was developed after consultation with more than 500 organizations, community groups, the legal community and other stakeholders. It aims to meet the changing needs of families, including common-law families, which are growin...

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What is a 2-5-10 Year Home Warranty?

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 in Buying Your Home

Home warranty insurance can only be provided by insurance companies approved by the provincial Financial Institutions Commission. 

Minimum coverage and allowable exclusions for third-party home warranty insurance are set by legislation. As a minimum, homes built by Licensed Residential Builders must have 2-5-10 year home warranty insurance.

A new home...

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How to Stop Spending Money on Rent and Own a Home Instead

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 in Buying Your Home

If you’ve always rented a place to live, buying a home can seem like a monumental undertaking. This report breaks down this home buying process into clear steps.

Seven Steps to Transition from Renter to Homeowner

Step One: Identify Your Needs and Wants

Begin your search by considering the kind of home you need and want. Write down your specific requi...

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Is your neighbourhood in a "Buyers Market", "Balanced Market" or "Sellers Market"?

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 in Buying Your Home

SnapStats™ is a unique, simple, single-page summary of the preceding months sales activities by price band, style of home and individual neighbourhoods. The Report also includes a 12 month trend tracker for sales activity and active listings complemented with valuable monthly Sales Ratio % calculations (sales to active listings ratio) for all of th...

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