6 Best Reasons to Invest in Pre-Construction Condos

If you are looking to purchase new condos for sale in North York, then you will be happy to know that condo sales have grown exponentially in recent years, particularly in bigger Canadian markets. Many investors have shifted gears towards the purchase of pre-construction condos, as competition in the industry has grown substantially in the…

3 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home in Winter

There are plenty of benefits to buying a home during the cold winter months. Generally, there are fewer people shopping for homes in the winter, which means you might have less competition when bidding on a house. Additionally, you have a higher chance of closing a deal – according to Zillow.  However, you need to…

20 Down Payment Saving Tips for 2020

Buying your first home can seem like an insurmountable goal, especially if your expenses are already high. Pricey rent, not to mention car payments, insurance, utilities, groceries, and all the other realities of life, can make it hard to save. Many renters assume they’ll never be able to buy a house for this reason. They…

A Simple Guide for Buying Your First Home

After years of preparing for this moment in your life you are finally ready. No, not marriage, but buying your first home. It’s taken you a long time to get here and there was a lot of sacrifice along the way but it paid off in the end because you have enough money saved for…

Is This the Future of Rent-To-Buy?

In theory, the idea behind a rent-to-buy arrangement is a good one for those who want to purchase a home but aren’t quite ready yet. More than anything, it gives buyers hope, and often a solution to their credit woes, while locking in a home that will, presumably, belong to them one day. “One of…

The Beginner’s Guide to House Hacking

The internet loves the word “hack” because it usually means there’s a creative, inexpensive shortcut that solves a common problem. But it also often results in a solution that’s not quite up to par, which is why many investors may have turned a deaf ear to the concept of house hacking.  In reality, house hacking…

Should You Rent or Buy Your Home?

Everyone needs a place to lay their head at night. But while shelter might be a basic human need, it’s not something that comes cheap. To enjoy a beautiful home, you’ll have to pay. And when it comes to how to pay for your home, there’s plenty of debate as to how you might best…

Is It a Good Time to Buy a House?

Is it a good time to buy a house? The summer rush is over, mortgage rates are super low, and the job market is strong, leading the Federal Reserve to proclaim that the housing market is the economy’s “bright spot.”  So, in a word, Yes! “Housing activity indicators displayed further gradual improvement in August,” the…

5 Questions You Should Ask About Senior Apartments

Moving to a retirement residence could be the answer to senior housing thata you’re looking for. Older seniors who are considering the next stage of their retirement have a lot of reasons to downsize into a retirement residence. Today, housing options like these offer benefits such as: >> Active living & social lifestyles >> More…