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By: Megan Scott

When Should You Stop Renting in Mississauga?

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When is it time to stop renting a home and seriously consider buying your own place? That’s a personal question and a very personal decision — it really depends on your lifestyle, your finances, your employment plans, and many other factors that could make buying a house a really good idea, or an absolutely terrible one.   To figure out where you are on the homeownership spectrum ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Buying Tip: New Job? How It'll Affect Your Loan

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The first-time homebuyer often faces challenges that don’t affect experienced home buyers. They tend to have less money saved for a down payment. First-timers often carry a collection of student loans and other debt, which makes budgeting for a household difficult. These buyers tend to skew younger and also face hurdles with their employment history (or, lack of). B...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Buying Tip: Will the Neighbourhood Go Up in Value?

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When you purchase a home, you hope it will continually go up in value - just like a good investment. However, there’s something else that you also want to see an increase in value: the neighborhood. In fact, the neighbourhood plays a key role in what the home will be worth in the years to come. If the neighbourhood goes down in terms of desirability, so will the market value of the home. So...Read More

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Home Buying Tips: Don't Pay More Than What It's Worth

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It’s finally happened — after months of searching, you’ve found your dream home. It’s the perfect size for your growing family, the kitchen was just remodeled and there’s a huge deck for entertaining. And best of all, the seller accepted your offer!  As we near your closing date, your lender will want to verify the home’s value with an appraisal. This migh...Read More

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