Buying Your Home

Real Estate Terms: Home Buyer's Glossary

Posted on Jul 03, 2020 in Buying Your Home

Buying a home is a huge commitment and one of the biggest financial investments you’ll ever make. If you’ve never done this before, you can expect to get hit with a barrage of real estate terms and jargon that might leave your head spinning. 

At all times, we guide you through the process, but for the keeners who want to hit the books before you hit...

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4 Perks of Owning a Home

Posted on Jul 03, 2020 in Buying Your Home

If quarantine has taught us anything, it’s that home is important.

Achieving the title of “homeowner” is an accomplishment worthy of celebration! After all, purchasing a home is likely the largest financial transaction most people make in their lifetime, and there are many benefits to owning a safe space to call home.

In honor of National Homeownersh...

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The Live Work Home: Making it “work”

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in Buying Your Home

With the rise of remote professions and the ensuing popularity of the “live work space,” homebuyers have a new set of expectations - and challenges - when shopping the market. The home has to be convenient, connected, and have a “cool” factor to impress and inspire. A live work space has to be large enough to accommodate this dual purpose, and orga...

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9 Home Buying Mistakes First Timers Make

Posted on Nov 05, 2019 in Buying Your Home

9. Shopping before getting pre-approved for a mortgage

Many first-time homebuyers decide they’re ready to take the leap, and start touring open houses “just to see what’s out there.” While getting a feel for the market is certainly a good idea, you risk falling in love with a home that is not in your budget. Before you start seriously shopping the m...

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Protect Yourself: Strata Water Deductible Review Reminder

Posted on Nov 02, 2019 in Buying Your Home

The majority of strata Annual General Meetings are coming up over the next few months presenting an ideal opportunity for strata lot owners to verify that their home owner insurance policy water deductible coverage matches that of the strata corporation's master building policy and if not advise their insurance broker immediately.

The BC Strata Pro...

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The Impacts of Marijuana Legalization on Canada’s Housing Market

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 in Buying Your Home

Canada’s largest cannabis producers are being credited with micro-booms in some local economies, and the trickle-down effects are visible in nearby housing sales and price increases. This trend is more pronounced in Eastern Canada, where there’s a greater number of large-scale cannabis producers.

Smiths Falls, Ontario is a market transformed by Cano...

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