Top Legal Mistakes to Avoid

Buying, Real Estate Tips, Selling | May 11, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

The process of buying or selling a house seems to involve a million details. It is important that you educate yourself on as many parts of this process as you can—this knowledge could mean the difference of thousands of dollars in the long-run. The legal issues involved in the process are often particularly intricate, ranging…

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Stop Paying Your Landlord! Own Your Own Home

Buying, Real Estate Tips | April 26, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

The thousands of dollars in rent you’ve already paid to your landlord may be a staggering figure—one you don’t even want to think about. Buying a house just isn’t possible for you right now. And it isn’t in your financial cards for the foreseeable future. Or is it? The situation is common and widespread: countless…

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Tips for the Moving Process

Buying, Real Estate Tips, Selling | April 11, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

It’s official: you’ve signed the papers, dotted all the i’s and crossed the t’s—you own a new home! You’ve almost reached the end of your journey. However, now, faced with the daunting task of moving, it may seem as though the journey has just begun. Moving can be a time-consuming and stressful experience if you…

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Second Time’s a Charm! Sell the House that Didn’t Sell

Selling | March 25, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Don’t get discouraged if your property hasn’t sold during its first appearance on the market. Your home may actually have been one of the most appealing listings of its kind—and the reasons it didn’t sell may have nothing to do with the property itself or the market. Rather, a number of separate factors may have…

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Showtime: Tips for Showing your Home

Selling | March 9, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

After putting in a huge amount of time and effort to get your home looking good and ready to sell, your hard work is finally going to pay off: your home is on the market—you’re ready to begin showing. Your house should always be at-the-ready for a tour, as agents may bring clients by with…

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7 Things to Look for in a New Neighbourhood

Buying | February 21, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Whether seeking solace, activity, schools, churches, or green space, every homebuyer looks for a different combination of attributes in a new community. Choosing a neighbourhood that suits your needs and wants is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the home-buying process; your choice of environment will affect the way you experience your…

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Know the Market before You Buy

Buying | January 14, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

The asking prices of most homes on the market indicate the current state of the market, and usually mirror the prices for which other similar homes in the area have recently sold. In deciding upon a selling price, a home-seller must establish a balance between the desire to draw the highest offer and finding a…

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How to Set an Offer Price

Buying | December 4, 2018 | written by Corbin Chivers

There is no set equation to determine how you’ll reach an offer price. Rather, the process involves a range of research and comparison that will vary with each situation. You’ll need to look at sales of comparable properties, and factor in additional data such as the condition of the property, the current market, and seller…

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Home Inspections: Top Ten Problems

Buying | November 20, 2018 | written by Corbin Chivers

Each homebuyer has different ideas of what will constitute the ideal home for them, these notions often based on particular aesthetic preferences. But one thing that unites all potential homebuyers is the desire to find a home that is fundamentally sound—in areas beyond the immediate sweep of the eye—and that will provide a safe, comfortable,…

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