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.
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.
From house hunting to post-purchase paperwork, home buyers can expect to encounter a small army of pros during the home buying process. They’re all there to help – but it’s important to know where their motives lie – and who is paying who. Here, we break down what you need to know about home buying pros.
Looking to buy a home in the off season? While there may be less choice, buyers often enjoy more flexibility and less competition.
The private sale of homes is becoming fairly common with advances in technology and an increase in For Sale By Owner (FSBO) companies. How does it work and is it worth it? We have the answers.
While the key criteria for selling a house may be “location, location, location,” there are two very distinct strategies for setting the selling price for your home: ask for more-or-less what you want, or lowball and hope for a bidding war.
There’s a renewed sense that the real estate agent is out and buying a home on your own, or with limited help, is the way to go. Is it really? Is it enough to rely on an internet-based do-it-yourself company or just a lawyer to buy a home?