buying a home

May 23, 2021

A Prenuptial For Homes

Focusing on resale potential before you buy a property is a little like considering the terms of the divorce settlement before consummating a marriage. Yet, this is precisely what savvy real estate investors do. They plan out their exit strategy […]
May 28, 2019

How Can I Pay Down My Mortgage Faster?

Kathryn Martin of Origins Mortgages has some good advice: Mortgages come in all shapes and sizes – but there are a lot of similarities between most mortgages. One element you should be aware of is the difference between ‘open’ and […]
September 20, 2018

Canadians Can’t Afford NOT To Buy

My friend & mortgage broker, Katherine Martin, sent me an interesting piece on the old debate between renting & buying: Rising rents are making homeownership the affordable alternative according to a new report. In a comparison of expected costs by […]
August 17, 2018

Insured, Insurable & Uninsurable Mortgages

Are you looking at mortgage options before you buy your first or next home? From mortgage broker, Katherine Martin comes help. Before I explain the difference between insured, insurable and uninsurable mortgages it’s important to know how these mortgages came […]
July 19, 2017

No Homes for Sale in the Area You Like? Here’s What to Do…

Imagine there’s a neighbourhood you’d love to live in someday, but, every time you drive through, you rarely, if ever, see a For Sale sign. It’s as if homes get gobbled up by buyers the moment they get listed.   […]
June 17, 2017

Handling a New Home Problem on Moving Day

Imagine buying a product from a store, taking it home, and then discovering there’s a problem with it. Disappointing, yes, but not a catastrophe. You can simply take it back for repair or exchange. But, what if it’s moving day, […]
May 16, 2017

Buying Your Dream Home in a Hot Market

Imagine finding the perfect home, only to discover there is serious interest from at least a dozen other buyers. It’s like scrambling for the last piece of cake at a buffet! Fortunately, there are things you can do to help […]
February 22, 2017

Making an Offer in a Competitive Real Estate Market

Imagine finding a home you love, making an offer, and then finding out there are other competing offers on the table. Ouch. If you’re looking for a property in a competitive market, it is likely that there will be multiple […]
December 20, 2016

Are You Ready To Buy Up?

No matter how much you love your current property, you may be dreaming of the day you can buy up into a better home in a better neighbourhood. Is that day today, or, is it a few years down the […]