Home buying tips & tricks
Everything you need to know about preparing to buy or sell a house.
Buying a home, whether it's your first time or as an existing homeowner, is a little overwhelming and it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement. We’ve turned to real estate agent Linda Turner from Royal Lepage Meadowtowne Realty in Mississauga, Ont. to provide you with a comprehensive real estate buying guide, including all you need to know about the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) that will set you on the right path to homeownership.
25 insider condo buying tips
As real estate prices soar, many Canadians are rediscovering the joys of urban living and buying condos. Before you take a leap, check out 25 tips for smart buying.
Condo sales are at an all-time high. In cities like Toronto and Vancouver, people are rediscovering the joys of living downtown again, along with the low-maintenance, easy lifestyle that goes with havng your very own castle in the clouds. And with housing real estate prices at truly stratospheric levels across the country, a condo is an affordable way into the market, especially for young people.
House hunting: A buyer's guide
Check out our guide on how to make all the right decisions when buying a home.
With all the doom and gloom we've been hearing lately about the softening real estate market, one important fact is being overlooked: it's a great time to buy. Housing prices in many Canadian cities are flat or actually lower than they were this time last year, houses are staying on the market longer, and the supply of available homes is increasing, making sellers more willing to negotiate. The heady days of the real estate boom -- characterized by multiple offers, bidding wars and having to move fast or risk losing out -- are, by most estimates, over.