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We're great at keeping track of it all, and figuring what the buzz is all about. A day will not go by without talk about real estate, and it's been like that for so many years. There's a reason. Because real estate has been part of everyone's lives since man lived in caves.

Top Things Sellers Often Forget to Do Before Showing Their Home

Top Things Sellers Often Forget to Do Before Showing Their Home

There can be a lot of stress involved when trying to sell your home and one of the biggest factors that is always on a seller’s mind is showing process. While your home is on the market, you never know when a showing is going to be scheduled and therefore sellers must be on their toes in making sure their home is tidy and looks its best to potential buyers. However, with so many things to organize before a showing, it can be easy for a seller to forget to do something essential before an agent brings a potential buyer through your home. […]

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Smart Ways to Spend Your Income Tax Refund

Smart Ways to Spend Your Income Tax Refund

With tax season right around the corner, many Canadians are collecting their tax slips outlining your earnings and investments, gathering receipts and perhaps you’re even planning how to spend your income tax refund. However, if you’re getting an income tax refund, it means that you’ve overpaid in taxes and you’re simply getting some of that back. Stop treating this as “extra” cash and put these funds to work for you. […]

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Housing Affordability in Canada 75 Percent of Regions Undervalued

Housing Affordability in Canada 75 Percent of Regions Undervalued

Despite the commonly held notion that housing in Canada is unaffordable, a majority of Canada’s largest cities (75 per cent) are currently undervalued, according to the 2020 RE/MAX Housing Affordability Report. The latest RE/MAX report examines a variety of housing affordability factors and how they impact Canadians’ ability to buy, particularly first-time buyers. […]

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How Much Will It Cost to Buy a House

How Much Will It Cost to Buy a House

The price of the home and the services associated with the purchase are all relative to the type of property, its age/condition and location, so do your research to ensure it remains a good investment. A real estate agent can outline what you can expect to pay, and maybe some unexpected expenses as well. In the meantime, here’s a list to factor into your budget. […]

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How to Afford Real Estate in Canada

How to Afford Real Estate in Canada

Fifty-one per cent of Canadians are considering buying a home in the next five years, according to a recent RE/MAX survey. This number is up from 36 per cent one year ago. As the price of real estate in Canada rises in many major urban markets, this shift comes as homebuyers adapt to the mortgage stress test, and enjoy increased purchasing power as Millennials enter their peak earning years. Here are some creative ways people are buying real estate in Canada. […]

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What Are the Top Energy Conservation Solutions Buyers Look For in a Home

What Are the Top Energy Conservation Solutions Buyers Look For in a Home

With energy efficiency and awareness for our environment becoming more and more important and sought after in real estate, many people who are currently in the home-buying stage have energy conservation as a high priority on their house hunting checklist. When it comes to energy efficiency, there are several different things that can be done in homes now that make them energy efficient. […]

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5 Hidden Expenses Buyers Often Forget About When Purchasing a House

5 Hidden Expenses Buyers Often Forget About When Purchasing a House

Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your lifetime and a lot goes into the planning and finances of purchasing a home, especially if it is your first home. From a down-payment, to repairs & maintenance, to purchasing furniture and appliances, there are hidden expenses that one might not think of when in the home-buying process. […]

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Canadian Real Estate and the Global Market

Canadian Real Estate and the Global Market

The Canadian real estate market is confusing enough without having to look at it from a global standpoint. However, sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture to help put things in perspective. According to the Knight Frank Global House Price Index, Canada is sitting at the bottom of a global housing slowdown. […]

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Is Toronto Real Estate Insulated from Recession

Is Toronto Real Estate Insulated from Recession

After the American “Great Recession” a lot of people became worried about another financial crisis. However, north of the disaster, Canadians did not seem to be as affected by the recession. Instead, as we often do, we seemed to weather the storm, with less unemployment and a stable economy thanks to our natural resources. Although we tend to suffer when it comes to oil production compared to other oil-rich countries, other areas like lumber, fishing and minerals thrive. All of these things work together to help insulate us from recession. […]

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How to Flip a House

How to Flip a House

There is a lot more involved with flipping a house than what you see on TV. If you intend on taking the plunge and starting your own flip project, make sure you do your research and educate yourself on the do’s and don’ts of flipping a house. […]

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