Buying Your Home

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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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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