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…

Scary Issues That Can Kill Your New Home Joy

Be afraid. Be very afraid. That new home you’re thinking of buying might not be as perfect as you think. Danger lurks behind every wall. Or maybe just one. Either way, it’s probably something you should know about.  Buying a home is full of challenges, and the one that might be the most frustrating of…

Home Builders: Do They “Get” Buyers?

It’s not you, it’s them. If you shop for a newly-built home and feel unappreciated, disoriented, or overwhelmed by the new-home buying process, it’s them—home builders—not you, who are off-track, according to home building industry experts in a recent webcast for home builders hosted by BUILDER and Meyers Research. “There is no mystery to what…

Tips to Buying a Home Out of State

It can be hard buying a home in a different state than where you live in. Not only is the area new, but the people are too. To help you buy your home out of state, follow our tips below, to get yourself started in the right direction. Buying a Home Out of State The…

Co-Living Projects “a Rising Trend in Canada”

Rental rates at new co-living developments will include roommate matching, utilities, high-speed wi-fi, shared kitchen and bathroom supplies, hospitality-grade amenities and weekly cleaning of shared spaces. Co-living is a rising trend in Canada, says the new Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2020 report by PwC and the Urban Land Institute. “Blending features of apartments, dorm…

Tips to Get Back Your Security Deposit in Full

Tired of having your security deposit deducted each time you move-out of your apartment home? You are not alone. Many renters just figure they will lose the entire amount after their lease expires. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could count out getting that money back. Our experts are here to put all of…