When it comes to selling your home, you have to spend money to make money. Land transfer taxes. Lawyer fees. Mortgage discharge costs. But your biggest cost? Likely your real estate agent’s commission. It’s been said that Canadian sellers typically pay between three and seven per cent of their home’s selling price to their real estate agent, …
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.
Thinking of selling your home this fall? Now’s the perfect time to make a few improvements, and put your best open-house face forward. Read on for our tips , and check out our Return on Renos infographic,
In Canada’s hottest markets, engaging in a bidding war when house hunting is the norm. But your bank may not agree with your new home’s value – and may not cough up the funds you need for a mortgage. Here’s what you need to know about bidding wars, and when to walk away from one.
Did you know: 2 thirds of Canadians don’t understand their mortgage agreement. Here’s what you need to pay attention to when signing the dotted line.
You can expect to work with a number of mortgage professionals during the home buying process. Here’s what each pro does, how they can help you, and top questions you should ask.