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Is mortgage pre-approval important for the buyers.

Sunday Oct 3rd, 2021

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This topic is often brought up on various online forums and opinions vary, from don’t bother it’s not worth the paper it’s written on to it’s a must and everything in between. Most home buyers are not lucky enough to be purchasing a property without financing and will need a mortgage. Let’s start with the basics. What is mortgage pre-approval. A mortgage pre-approval means the financial institution has qualified you for a certain amount of mortgage based... [read more]

Buy first or sell first

Wednesday Sep 15th, 2021

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Many people during their lifetime move from one property to another and if you are an owner quite often buying and selling around the same time is a necessity. The questions arise about what to do first, buy or sell as well as what everyone should know when planning on buying and selling at the same time. There are many factors that will influence this decision. Market condition. Typically, in real estate the markets are classified as sellers, balanced and buyers market. Sellers... [read more]

Buyers Cash Back Explained

Thursday Aug 12th, 2021

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You may have heard of realtors offering a cash back, in this short blog we will explain what it is, and how it works. What is a cash back? Cash back for buyers is an incentive offered by the real estate agents for their buyers. In a typical real estate transaction the sellers signs a contract with the listing agent, in the contract one of the items outlined is a commission, part of the commission is received by the listing agent (agent representing the seller), and part of the commission... [read more]

What is a den, or let’s talk about +1.

Saturday May 22nd, 2021

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When looking for your next condo you often see numbers such us 1+1, 2+1, 1+2 where the first number represents the number of bedrooms, and the second number represents a den. We have already discussed what is a bedroom and the alternative solutions often used in condos, now let’s talk about the dens. A den, or the number that comes after “+” as it turns out, and unlike other spaces in your house or a condo is not regulated by the Ontario Building Code and that is why we... [read more]

RRSP Home Buyer's Plan - detailed explanation in simple terms.

Friday Jul 9th, 2021

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We have been asked on many occasions about the RRSP Home buyers plan and thought it would be a good idea to explain the details from the beginning to the end of how it works, and what to do. What is Home Buyers Plan. A home buyers plan allows you to withdraw up to $35,000 per person (if you are a couple you can withdraw up to $35,000 each, for a total of up to $70,000) for the purchase of the qualifying home for yourself or for a related person with a disability. You can only withdraw... [read more]

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