When I hear the term “fixer-upper” I think about The Money Pit, the 1986 comedy starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as a yuppie couple who buy a beautiful-but-seriously-dilapidated old house that nearly ruins their relationship. It makes for a funny plot, but in real life there’s nothing funny about buying a home and discovering that the roof leaks, or the wiring hasn’t been upgraded in decades.

Buying a home is an exciting time. The more informed you are before you buy, the better things will be in the long run. It is important that you see past the design and decor and learn to look at the “bones” of the home. Understanding how well a home was built and maintained, can really reduce expensive repairs in the future.

 

At first glance, acronyms for organizations involved in real estate in Ontario may resemble a bowl of alphabet soup. It’s not necessarily easy to understand the roles these groups play, and the interests they represent.

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 2 common mistakes

Taking the time to learn about the home buying and selling process can save you time, stress and money. And certainly, one way to protect yourself is by learning from the mistakes of others.