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By: Megan Scott

Home Buying: Thinking of Buying an Older Home? Here Are Some Things to Keep in Mind

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When searching for the next house to call home, there's a lot to consider. Opening your home search to older constructions can increase your options, however, older homes may be harboring issues beneath the surface. Here are some things to consider (and have inspected) when purchasing an older home.  Foundation and Structural Issues Due to their age, older homes should be inspected thoro...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home buying: Top Tips to Make Your Offer Stick

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It's that time again when the real estate market is as hot as the summer sun. Low inventory, multiple offers, and offers that soar over asking price are great for sellers, not so much for buyers. If you're looking for an edge to ensure you get the home you want, here are a few tips.  Up your budget If you're a first-time buyer looking in a lower price range, you're in the mos...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Buying Tips: Buying With Friends Isn't Like Renting

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You’ve been living with your best friend since freshman year of college, and it’s been a blast. So why not pool your money and go in on a house together? After all, it’s easier to buy when you have two incomes.  It’s true that co-buying a home with friends or family can make it easier to own a home. And it can reduce your upfront costs.  But there are a few uniq...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Gen Xers Driving Multi-Generational Housing Trend

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This Is Us. Jane the Virgin. Black-ish. What do they have in common? They are all family television programs that have members of multiple generations living under one roof. But the reality of multi-generational living is more than sitcom fodder.  According to the 2019 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), mul...Read More

By: Megan Scott

4 Steps to Prepare for Homeownership

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Buying a home is a big undertaking. From finding the right property and negotiating to sorting out the legal details and moving in, there are dozens of important steps along the way. And for many first-time buyers, it can seem overwhelming.  Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier, even if you’re still in the planning phase. If you know buying a home i...Read More

By: Megan Scott

My Loan Was Sold. What Gives?

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You've just moved in to your new home. You've unpacked, and you're starting to settle in when you receive a letter informing you that your mortgage has been sold and is being serviced by a new institution. Is this allowed? Have the terms of your mortgage changed? Why would your lender sell your mortgage? ? Among the many documents you signed when you first applied for a loan was a Mo...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Should You Buy the “Less Than Perfect” Home?

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When you’re shopping for a new home, you want to find a property that has all the features and characteristics you want. Perhaps you’re looking for a large deck surrounded by picturesque landscaping, a beautiful kitchen with gleaming marble countertops, or a cozy living room with a fireplace. You should be looking for the ideal home. You deserve it! But some home buyers become fixated...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Have you checked out the neighbourhood?

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You wouldn’t pick out shoes before choosing an outfit, right? Or buy car accessories without first deciding if you want a truck or a sedan?   Well, looking for the perfect home should be treated the same way. You shouldn’t search for a dream home without screening neighbourhoods or experiencing the new area for yourself. If the area doesn’t meet your prerequisites, the prope...Read More

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 necessary? The...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