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…

Move-In: Will I Like What I Bought?

Will you avoid move-in surprises, like paying more for “must-haves” that you don’t love as much as you expected to? Home buyers–especially first-timers–who have not experienced the reality of the home-design features and household systems that are on their “must have” list, may be at a disadvantage while searching for their dream home. For instance:…

How to Calculate Your Average Moving Costs

According to a Dallas moving company, moving can be one of the most joyous and stressful things that you take part in. You are either one of those types of people who love being in a new place and redecorating spaces. Or, you utterly despise the moving process and avoid doing it as much as…

Why This Might Be the Time to Buy a Condo

Is a condo in the cards for you? Or have you crossed it off your list because it’s too hard to get a decent loan? We have some good news.  New guidelines from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) means more homebuyers may be eligible for a government-backed mortgage. That could mean a lower down payment…

Millennials Compete With Seniors for Prime Real Estate

The percentage of Toronto-area homes owned by seniors is rising, putting more pressure on an already tight real estate market. A recent report from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) says that rising homeownership rates among seniors in the Toronto area is making it tougher for younger generations to get into the market. Author Inna…