closed and open moving boxes

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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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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Buying a Home: What Expenses to Expect

Buying | October 25, 2018 | written by Corbin Chivers

Budgeting for a new home can be tricky. Not only are there mortgage installments and the down payment to consider, there are a host of other—sometimes unexpected—expenses to add to the equation. The last thing you want is to be caught financially unprepared, blindsided by taxes and other hidden costs on closing day. These expenses…

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Hire the Right Agent, For the Right Reasons: 8 Questions to Ask

Buying, Selling | October 9, 2018 | written by Corbin Chivers

Finding a real estate agent who is right for you requires doing a little homework, and asking the right questions. Choosing an agent is a decision that could ultimately cost or save you thousands of dollars. Keep in mind the individual you choose will be handling almost every maneuver in the biggest financial investment of…

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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

Buying | July 18, 2018 | written by Corbin Chivers

  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? Here are a few home features to look out for when…

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