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, …
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.
Planning some home improvement projects… but don’t know where to start? Check out RateSupermarket.ca’s Renovation Rookie’s Cheat Sheet for value-adding renovation tips.
With home prices steadily rising in Canada, many existing home owners are choosing to stay put and improve their homes with renos – two new reports find home renos will be a big contributor to the economy next year.
Could you survive the housing market food chain? This week on MoneyWise, learn how to be a leaner, meaner home buyer.
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.
Buying a condo? Better brush on your condo rules – most developments have strict requirements when it comes to renovations, noise and even what you can keep on your balcony. Here’s what prospective buyers should know.
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,
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.