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Go Beyond Property Needs and Wants

When you shop for a new home, you’ll probably start by thinking about what you need in your next property. Your list might include a spacious kitchen; three bedrooms; and, a mature tree in the backyard. Those are property features and, of course, they’re important. But finding your next dream home ...

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The Vocabulary of Selling a Home

As in any industry, there are terms and buzzwords that are unique to residential real estate. When you put your home on the market, you should know what those terms mean. Here are definitions for the most common ones: Fair market value: This is an estimate of how much a specific ...

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What’s with all these new mortgage rules?

  Effective July 01, 2020, because of the uncertainty of the economy and consumer’s job situations, the government thought it best to further tighten the lending rules for CMHC insured mortgages. Here are the new rules in a nutshell: The minimum credit score that a homebuyer has to have in order to qualify ...

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Can You Afford the Home You Want?

Can you afford to purchase the home you really want? Here are some things to consider: What kind of home do you want? What kind of area do you want to live in? What features and characteristics do you need in a home? (Three bedrooms? A large living room for entertaining? A ...

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