March 2019

Found 16 blog entries for March 2019.

Did you recently purchase a home for sale? If so, you may be eligible for a rebate.

These rebates can significantly reduce your overall expenses by putting money back into your pocket. It’s not uncommon to receive cheques for hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Finding out about the rebates, though, is what keeps many homeowners from taking advantage. Real estate agents who understand the opportunity can alert their clients to the possibility. A real estate agent can also help you find a qualifying home.

Here is more information on how you can take advantage of this opportunity.

Getting a Rebate From Your Mortgage Insurer when Buying a Home for Sale with Energy Saving Features

Learning About the Rebates

If you bought a house for sale within the past few years, and paid a down payment of less than 20 percent, chances are your mortgage

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Houses and condos are two different types of living styles. They are similar in a number of ways but there are subtle differences that make the two completely different entities.

When you purchase a condominium unit, you will most likely pay for amenities even if you are not using them. Condo fees can also fluctuate up and down and as a result, you might be paying for things you don’t want or need. This can be a turn off for people who don’t want an extra payment on top of the mortgage and other homeownership expenses.

There are no condo fees with a house. You only pay for what you use. A large part of condo fees includes physical upkeep with snow removal and landscaping. When you are a homeowner, these duties will lie solely on you to take

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Possession day refers to the day the buyer and seller mutually agree to the transfer of funds, title and keys. This can be a stressful time for both parties based on the fact it may be the largest sale or purchase of their lifetime. There are a few essential preparations to make the transaction flow smoothly.

Buyer Preparations

The buyer must review and double-check all closing statements and calculations.  Buyers should also review the exact legal description of the property and any liens, encumbrances or other items that may concern the property.

Prior to possession, an arranged re-inspection of the property should take place. This can avoid any unpleasant surprises on moving day. On or after possession day, the buyer may overlook what

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If you wondering what is the right choice for you when it comes to mortgage insurance vs life insurance, I have put together a list of pros and cons to help make your decision.  Click here to check it out!

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Let me tell you a quick story. A few years back my friends (and clients) bought a smaller starter home that had these magical things called walls that broke up the main floor into separate areas. When they grew out of it, the wife explained she felt like when they got home from work, they were living in separate worlds, as she would spend time in the kitchen or her room and he generally took living room. Felt fractured, even divisive at times so she decided it made sense for their next property, open concept is the way to go.

What my clients want, my clients get so we got them a beautiful open concept home in Brighton. That was a couple years ago. Last weekend I was in the area doing an open house and I decided to pop in for a quick visit, see how

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If you're reading this, there is a good chance you have a pet. And if you do, you also are likely aware of yes just how much you love them, but also how much havoc thay can sometimes wreak in a house. I can vouch for this. I have two myself, and it's safe to say they have deappreciated my house. Now to what degree, I can't be certain (I don't really want to quantify it, as it's in my best interest to actually like my dogs). But I harbor no illusions in regard to the negative effects they've caused my property. Despite this, of course I still love them.

I think I do...I mean I have to, right?

Nevermind, I guess I do. But to be more specific, my carpets and my hardwood floor have taken a fair beating. I have no plans to sell currently but accept when

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Real estate market conditions are ever-changing. How to be in tune and buy a condominium with confidence

First, understand what drives the market and how to take advantage of it. Currently, there are plenty of condos for sale in Saskatoon and surrounding areas that may be yours, if you follow a few core tips.

Here are four tips to help you navigate today’s real estate market, search through condos for sale in Saskatoon and surrounding areas, and buy a condominium with confidence.

Four Tips to Buy a Condominium in Today’s Real Estate Market

Shop Around – Don’t Stick to Just One Condo Building

There are plenty of condos for sale in Saskatoon and surrounding areas. If you want to buy a condominium, keep in mind that you have plenty of options.

It is important not to focus on just one particular

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