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By: Megan Scott

Down Payment Dilemma: How Do You Know How Much to Put Down On A Home?

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  For many prospective home buyers, the down payment is the most daunting hurdle in the race to buy a home. Even for people with decent credit and a healthy paycheck, the down payment can be the great homeownership killer. The big question for all prospective buyers is: how much should my down payment be? Most lenders will tell you that 20 percent is the standard, but is that really necessa...Read More

By: Megan Scott

How to Find the Perfect Neighborhood

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Location, location, location. Half of buying a home is finding where you want to live. You may have found your dream house, but it might not be in your dream location.  Here's how you can find the perfect neighborhood:  Check It Out Online Look up what people are saying about the neighborhood you're interested in. Do people actually enjoy living there? What do they like and d...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Worried You Won’t Find the Home You Want?

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If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may be concerned that you won’t be able to find the kind of property you’re looking to buy. After all, getting into a more desirable home is the main reason many people move in the first place. Should you be concerned? There are a couple of things to consider: First, think about the last time you purchased a car. You probably had a p...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Your Really, Really Great List

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When buyers shop for a new home, they typically start by viewing properties that meet a specific criteria… four bedrooms, a finished basement, a quiet neighbourhood, etc. But often there is something special about a home that catches a buyer’s eye that can very well tip the scales toward your home. Think about it. How many times have you heard someone who has just purchased a home s...Read More

By: Megan Scott

What You Need to Know When Thinking About Moving to a New City

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Perhaps you recently accepted a job offer in a new city, or you just needed a change of scenery and decided now was the time to make that change. Uprooting your life isn't an easy feat—yet, it's exciting and new. You'll get to explore a whole new place and all that that new place has to offer! There'll be new activities, new restaurants, new friends, new parks, and more. Wha...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Selecting the Right Mover

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The last thing you want on moving day is a problem with the moving company. Ideally, you want them to show up on time, handle your possessions with care, and act professionally. Here are some tips that will help you choose the best mover for your needs.     Get a recommendation from someone you trust. That could be a friend, family member or colleague. As your real estate agent, I ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Does the Property Meet the “Lifestyle Test”

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Lifestyle is a very important criterion when shopping for a new home. After all, a home and its surrounding neighbourhood are the places where much of your lifestyle is going to be experienced. So when considering a new home, think about the lifestyle to which the property is going to lend itself. Ask yourself: How much entertaining do we do? How important is it to have good schools located ne...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Shopping for the Right Neighbourhood

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When most people shop for a new home, they think about the kind of house they want: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, trees in the backyard. But it also makes sense to shop for the right neighbourhood. Think about it. In what type of area would you most like to live? What neighbourhood features do you want most? For example, you may want your next neighbourhood to have a good high school, a nearby ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Don’t Forget To Get What You Want

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Shopping for a new home can be a dizzying experience. There are so many things to think about, it’s all too easy to lose focus on the most important consideration of all: getting the home you really want. Here are five questions to keep front-of-mind: Is it located in the neighbourhood I want? Where a property is located can have a dramatic impact on how much you enjoy it. Make sure the nei...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Will Your Furniture Fit?

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When you’re viewing a property that’s on the market, you’ll probably try to imagine how your furniture will fit and look in that space. Where will your desk go in the home office? How will you position the sofa and chairs in the living room? First, it’s often larger furniture that creates the most concern. Make sure you have those measurements on hand when viewing a proper...Read More