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…

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…

Finding an Apartment Without Going Broke

The cost of living is going up and continuing to rise. Unfortunately, that means the cost of apartment hunting is up, as well. If you’re going to have to pay more for rent, you’re also going to have to pay more for things like security deposits. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do certain things…

A Checklist for the New Homeowner

Congratulations on your new home! It’s been a long stressful journey getting to where you are now. You’ve had to give up your old home, decide whether you can afford a new one, and then move your entire life to a new state or a new neighborhood. It’s been stressful, but you’re almost through. Most…

Buy for Children Before You Have Them

Even if you currently have no children, but plan to in the future, you might benefit from buying as if you do. PJ Wade explains why a recent research report offers home buyers without children serious food for thought. If you don’t have children, but you and your partner share the solid conviction that your…