Blog Post Archive for Category Real Estate Tips

  Cost avoidance when buying a house

There is a constant debate about whether it’s better to put 20% or more down on a home or if you have 5% down ready, that you should jump into home ownership. We don’t believe there is truly a right or wrong answer to that. The change in your monthly payments between the two options is typically minimal, especially with your first home, remember, these payments are spread out over 25 years!

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  What IS a Multiple Offer Situation?

 

When the market is hot--like Ottawa’s is right now--competition for properties is tight and multiple offer scenarios becomes more common.

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  What are the stages to listing?

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  Protecting the buyer: Tarion, new builds, and construction delays

Newly built homes have all the appeal of the most up-to-date styles and features along with details you have a chance to choose yourself, like countertops, cupboards, and window coverings. Because they are making the biggest purchase of their life, home buyers deserve protection that ensures they receive what they ...

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  Attention Condo Buyers!

No-one should have to spend time they could otherwise be enjoying their new home by making court appearances and paying legal fees. To help potential condo buyers, here are a few hints to help you spot a scammer.

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