’Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home

By: Natalie Moodley

’Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home

Tags: Winter, Home, Buy, Sell

It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months.  This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking over the holidays. Unfortunately, many real estate professionals perpetuate this myth by advising...Read More

How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

By: Natalie Moodley

How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

Tags: House care, Tips & tricks, Help, Advice, Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying. When you hire a home inspector, you get a professional, in-depth examination of the property’s stru...Read More

HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

By: Natalie Moodley

HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

Tags: House care, maintenance, cleaning, plumbing, inspection, gardening, tips & tricks, help, advice

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk.   In no time at all, small problems can lead to extensive and expensive repairs. And even if you avoid a...Read More

Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighbourhood  Into a Hometown Haven

By: Natalie Moodley

Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighbourhood Into a Hometown Haven

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Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighbourhood  Into a Hometown Haven     "Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbours know one another better. Knowing your neighbour on a first-name basis...is a surprisingly effective first step."   - Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Prof...Read More

Top 12 Apps for Buyers and Renters

By: Natalie Moodley August 2017.

Top 12 Apps for Buyers and Renters

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  Top 12 Apps for Homeowners and Renters   More than 77 percent of people own a smartphone.1 The average person checks their smartphone 46 times a day, with people under the age of 24 checking it an average of 74 times a day.1 We check it while we’re waiting in line and during our leisure time, whether we’re scrolling through social media, reading emails or getting up-to-da...Read More

What’s Your Home Buying Power?

By: Natalie Moodley June 2017

What’s Your Home Buying Power?

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    What’s Your Home Buying Power? Buying Power Defined Your buying power is comprised of the total amount of money you have available each month for a mortgage payment. This means the money you have each month after fixed bills and expenses. Any money you’ve saved for a down payment, the proceeds from the sale of your current home, if applicable, and the amount of money ...Read More