condo

Downsizing may provide you and your partner with some added cash to help fund your retirement. However, you would be wise to speak with a financial adviser or estate planner to establish a plan that will support your needs and lifestyle preferences.

That you are thinking about amenities tells me that you are off to a good start in identifying the condominium lifestyle that will cater to you and your partner’s specific needs and preferences.

My sibling and I want to buy a home together

As real estate in certain regional markets heats up, more and more buyers are exploring the option of joint ownership. Doing so definitely has possible upsides – especially when it comes to funding the down payment and balancing carrying costs.

For the benefit of all readers, Joint Ownership is defined as a situation in which two or more persons (individuals or corporations) co-own a property.

Basement Rental Apartment

Many homes advertise “income potential” or “lower level unit” which can be a very attractive incentive for some buyers. Renting out a portion of a property is one approach property owners can enlist to help pay down mortgages and increase investment returns. It is important to plan carefully and become familiar with the relevant codes, laws, risks, obligations and requirements before diving into residential rental property ownership and management.

Alongside the potential to generate income, there are risks associated with renting out a basement apartment in a home that isn’t zoned for one, or that contravenes municipal or provincial codes.

sell home

This is an age-old question, and one that anyone considering buying or selling should give careful consideration. The good thing is, there is no right or wrong answer – just the one that is right for you.

flower gardens

Landscaping can be a powerful motivator when it comes to buying a home. A property’s “curb appeal” can make or break your impression of the home’s appeal. 

The question is, are the perennials considered part of the home that you have bought?

home cleaning

Congratulations on your home purchase.

There is currently no government or Public Health directive in place that requires homes be professionally cleaned and sanitized before new owners take possession of a property. That said, good for you for taking a safety-first approach in preparing for your move.

physical distancing

There are many reasons why someone may need to buy or sell a property in the weeks ahead. While real estate remains on the essential workplaces list, it is important to note that open houses are prohibited for the foreseeable future as we battle COVID-19.

Buying in a Seller's Market_ Here's 5 tips.

  • Best case scenario forecast shows Canada’s aggregate home price could grow a modest 1% by the end of 2020
  • If the pandemic continues to heavily restrict business activity through late summer, a national home price decrease of 3% is expected by the end of 2020
  • The aggregate price of a home in Canada climbed 4.4 per cent year-over-year in Q1 2020
  • High demand and low inventory in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa fueled rising home prices

home inspector

A broker or salesperson is a key guide as you embark on the buying or selling process, but it is likely that you’ll need help from other service providers as well.