The province of Ontario has announced it will introduce new home inspector regulations to better protect home buyers. Here’s what you need to know about hiring an inspector – and spot a few problem areas on your own.
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.
As Canadian housing prices continue their rising trend, it’s no surprise that homeowners want the most out of their investment. And, while house flipping shows make value-adding renos seem a breeze, such projects aren’t always necessary – and some can even hurt the value of your home. Here, our friends from The Housing Block share tips on whether you really need those renos.
New homeowners beware – there’s nothing like unexpected renovations to disrupt your budget and break your bank account. This is just what happened to rookie homeowner Sean Cooper this winter – read on to see how he paid for over $20,000 in surprise repairs.
Wondering how to flip a house? It might seem like a lucrative venture, but there are costly pitfalls to be avoided. Read on for our top flipping dos and don’ts.
Thinking of giving your home a face lift? Check out these tips for the top home renovations that add value and help improve return on investment.
Thinking of added some home renovations to increase your property value? A new study from CIBC founds that Canadians plan to spend $15,300 on home improvements this year.