If you live in the country’s hottest housing markets and are on the fence about whether to buy a home or to rent, we’re here to help you make your decision! Read on to find out the benefits of each and what lifestyle factors you need to consider for each option.
The challenges continue for prospective homebuyers in Toronto and Vancouver, with skyrocketing prices, a dwindling supply in detached homes and no overnight rate hike in sight. Read on for the latest messages and advice from experts to find out what’s best for you.
With the Canadian dollar currently hovering around 77 cents US, American buyers are flocking north to get a good deal on a cottage. But is it only our low loonie that’s drawing attention to our pristine lakes and cozy cabins?
You’ve accepted an offer and sold your home. Now what? Here’s a list of all the closing costs to keep in mind prior to leaving your current property.
Have home sales peaked? The Canadian Real Estate Association seems to think so. But despite limited numbers of homes available for purchase in the country’s two hottest real estate markets, Canadians can expect to see steady gains in price of homes and demand in most markets over the coming months.
Sell and leaseback programs, which allow a homeowner to sell their house but continue living in it under the new owner, give Boomers the chance to tap into equity and stay in the family home. Sounds like a win-win situation – but is it a good idea?
Using sale-by-owner methods to sell your own home can be an effective way to save thousands on commission, but it’s not for the faint of heart. Here, Amanda shares how her mother successfully marketed and sold her house – and how you can, too.
In markets like Vancouver, steep prices and limited real estate mean competition among buyers can be cut-throat. Now, that’s gone to a whole new level with contract assignments, a practice where successful bidding war buyers put their homes immediately back on the market to command even higher prices.
Is it really worth taking out debt for home renos? Lured by reality TV and low interest rates, Canadians are taking on more reno projects than ever.
Phantom real estate bids are a common pressure tactic used in hot markets – but the Real Estate Council of Ontario is taking measures to fight the practice as of July 1. Here’s what you need to know.