Buying Your Home

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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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

Posted on Jun 25, 2019 in Buying Your Home

You’ve been saving for awhile, weighing your options, looking around casually. Now you’ve finally decided to do it - you’re ready to buy a house. The process of buying a new home can be incredibly exciting, yet stressful, all at once. Where do you start?

It is essential you do your homework before you begin. Learn from the experiences of others, do...

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The RE/MAX 2019 Recreational Property Trends Survey

Posted on Jun 06, 2019 in Buying Your Home

The RE/MAX 2019 Recreational Property Trends survey conducted by Leger finds that the majority of Millennials (56 per cent) are in the market to purchase a recreational property. This is up 14 per cent from last year, when just 42 per cent of Millennials were considering buying a recreational property. In 2018, 91 per cent of recreational markets s...

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Best Places to Live: Vancouver

Posted on May 02, 2019 in Buying Your Home

Located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Vancouver is the most populous city in the province with more than 600,000 people. Vancouver is a coastal seaport city with some of the warmest year-round temperatures in Canada. It boasts a beautiful landscape of sea and mountains and is a popular place for outdoor and urban enthusiasts.

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What’s the Disclosure form REALTORS® ask you to sign?

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Buying Your Home

You’re casually talking about the housing market with a REALTOR® you’re interested in working with, when the conversation shifts to your personal financial situation.

The Realtor stops the conversation and politely asks you to sign a form called “Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services” (DORTS) before they can continue.

This may seem a littl...

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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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