Buying Your Home

Is this the year you become a homeowner?

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in Buying Your Home



Is buying a home one of your resolutions? 

The process can be lengthy and intensive, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. By breaking up the process into 12 small steps, you could become a homeowner this year.

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Request a copy of your credit report from TransUnion, Equifax and Experian. Comb through each report and work to resolve...

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Lowball Offer Basics: 5 Things To Know

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 in Buying Your Home



There are many scenarios where a lowball offer on a home can be a great buying strategy. You might find yourself in a buyer’s market, or face-to-face with a fixer-upper in need of some serious TLC, or dealing with a very motivated seller – all potential opportunities to get a home for less than asking price.

RE/MAX Canada polled its Facebook followe...

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Is Home Ownership In Your Future Plan?

Posted on Nov 29, 2018 in Buying Your Home



Step one to successful home ownership is being informed. And as they say, knowledge is power. However, according to a recent RE/MAX survey, half of 18- to 24-year-olds in B.C. and Ontario agree that they have limited knowledge of the housing market.

DID YOU KNOW? Generation Z will outnumber Millennials within a year, and will make up the largest coh...

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RE/MAX 2018 Recreational Property Report

Posted on Jul 26, 2018 in Buying Your Home


As Canada’s residential market recovers, recreational property experiences a surge

Canada’s increasingly aging population has retirees driving and inflating the recreational market in popular leisure locations

Recreational properties are experiencing a surge in pricing with 78 per cent of regions surveyed showing growth

A RE/MAX survey showed that ret...

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How Much Will it Cost to Buy a Home?

Posted on Apr 10, 2018 in Buying Your Home

Tim ray, RE/MAX - Costs of Buying a Home

Buying a home is a big investment – likely the largest one you will ever make. The cost to buy a home should be carefully considered to avoid the risk of financial difficulty in the future.

Since this decision has a large impact on your wallet, we want to take some time to explore the many costs associated with buying a home. Doing your homework and...

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Real Estate 101: Mortgage Information & Glossary

Posted on Jun 01, 2017 in Buying Your Home



Basic Definitions

Mortgage
A long-term loan primarily for the purpose of buying a home. A mortgage is a legal agreement in which the borrower pledges the property being purchased as security for the loan.

Principal
The amount of the loan - the cash you actually borrow.

Term
The number of months or years the mortgage covers. Normally, it will be anywhere...

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