Category Archives: Buying

Buying A House: Old Vs New

When you're in the market to purchase a home, you will inevitably be faced with the question, “do we go old or new?” While each structural type has its own unique pros and cons, ultimately the decision comes down to personal preference. That said, we still think it's prudent to peruse both types of dwelling before settling on a final bid. New Builds Most new homes today are read more

5 Questions Every Home Buyer Should Ask A Seller

Whether you're buying your first home or moving into something bigger, it's easy to assume that the home seller and real estate agent will be upfront and forthcoming with all the information you may need to make an informed decision.. But when it comes to a purchase of this size, you should never leave things up to chance. Buyers may be afraid to ask for more than the listing info, but you can sa read more

Mortgage Rates Are Low – Is Now The Right Time To Buy?

Since the Bank of Canada reduced their overnight lending rate to 0.5 in early July, the real estate world has been torn on what this might mean for home buyers and sellers. With the state of the Canadian economy in slight turmoil due to fluctuating oil prices, the Bank of Canada execs made the decision to slash their benchmark lending rate by a quarter of a percent point, for a second time this y read more

What To Look For When You’re Buying An Older Home

Older homes are coveted for their enviable character but when buying an older home, you're buying the history that comes long with it – good and bad. Though older homes were built to last, time is almost never kind and a (sometimes) solid foundation can mask issues that will make or break a sale. Should you stay or should you walk away? While most problems can be solved with some simple, or not read more

Why Buying A Home In The Durham Region Could Be What You’ve Been Searching For

Durham Region is located east of Toronto and makes up an area of about 2,500 square kilometres. It includes the Towns of Pickering and Ajax, as well as the Township of Uxbridge. Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington are also part of this region. Get More Bang for your Buck when Buying a Home Once you move out of Toronto, you’ll find that you can get more home for your money. Prices wi read more