It may seem like the wrong time to hit the housing market – but holiday house hunting has some great advantages. Here’s why it’s worth trudging through the snow to that open house.
It’s a Canadian fee crackdown as new measures for income splitting and credit card interchange fees take hold this week.
Considering buying a vacation home south of the border? Snowbird destinations like Florida and Arizona may offer relief from the cold and snow – but Canadian buyers can get frozen out by American mortgage rates. Here are 3 options for financing that U.S. home, from our friends at The Housing Block.
As real estate values skyrocket in Canada, many homeowners find themselves with more home equity than they could have ever imagined. Yet, while a lot of Canadians are house rich, they’re struggling to earn a decent return in the low interest rate environment. Instead of relaying on savings, many Canadians are turning south of the border to invest in American real estate. Thinking of buying a U.S. property? Here’s what you need to know.
Back-to-school season is upon us, and families everywhere are likely feeling the post-shopping pinch. Some good news then, for those who’ve racked up the credit card or taken out a student loan – borrowing costs in Canada won’t be going anywhere in the short term, according to this week’s Bank of Canada announcement.
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.
Looking to put your home on the market? Don’t sell yourself short by failing to upgrade it before hand. Our friends from The Housing Block share their top 10 ways to amp up your home’s market appeal.
Offer conditions such as upon inspection or approved financing are important buyer safeguards – but can put home bidders at a disadvantage. Our friends at TheHousingBlock.com share what conditions you can – and shouldn’t – negotiate on.
An advantage to condo living is all maintenance and repairs are handled by the board, and included in your condo fees… right? Turns out, owners could be on the hook for certain fixes – meaning it’s just as important to invest in a home inspection when making your condo purchase.