Will Your Home Improvement Project Pay Off? Here's The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget

By: Eric Eaton

Will Your Home Improvement Project Pay Off? Here's The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget

Tags: Home Improvement, Renovations, Remodelling,

Most new homeowners have something about their property that they want to change. And as family needs and design trends shift over time, many will eventually choose to remodel. Some homeowners make updates to their property before listing it to maximize their potential sales revenue.   Whatever your reasons are for taking on a home improvement project, it’s wise to consider how the mone...Read More

What’s Your Home Actually Worth?  Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market

By: Eric Eaton

What’s Your Home Actually Worth? Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market

Tags: What’s Your Home Worth, Home Value, Home Value Calculator, Free Home Evaluation, Appraised Value, Assessed Value, true market value, 

It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier.   As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale. If you price it too high, it may sit on the market. But price it too low and you may be losing out on a good ...Read More

What's Ahead For Real Estate, Housing Prices, And Interest Rates In 2019

By: Eric Eaton

What's Ahead For Real Estate, Housing Prices, And Interest Rates In 2019

Tags: Real Estate, Real Estate Agent, Realtor, Home Buyer, Home Seller, Home Search, Real Estate Market, 2019, Toronto Real Estate, Toronto Homes, Scarborough Real Estate, Scarborough Homes, Pickering Real Estate, Pickering Homes, Ajax Real Estate, Ajax Homes, Whitby Real Estate, Whitby Homes, Durham Real Estate, Durham Homes

What’s Ahead For Real Estate, Housing Prices, And Interest Rates in 2019?   As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?”   The Canadian real estate market experienced a cooldown in 2018 following years of rapid growth. This left many homeowners and potential buyers feeling skittish. Fortunately, economists expect the m...Read More

‘Tis The Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home

By: Eric Eaton

‘Tis The Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home

Tags: home, buyers, sellers, Buy a Home, Sell a Home, offseason, fall, winter, spring, summer, 

It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months.   This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking over the holidays. Unfortunately, many real estate professionals perpetuate this myth by advising...Read More

How Much Is Your Home Worth?

By: Eric Eaton

How Much Is Your Home Worth?

Tags: Home Worth, Home Value

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Credit Score Determines Your Mortgage Amount

By: Eric Eaton

Credit Score Determines Your Mortgage Amount

Tags: Mortgage, Credit Score, Home Buying, cmhc, genworth,

  If you’re a homebuyer with a down payment less than 20%, you’re now subject to Canada’s new mortgage rules. As a prospective purchaser, you probably want to know where you stand. Here’s a quick rundown… The biggest change you’ll face is the government’s new “stress test.” It forces insured borrowers to prove they can afford a pay...Read More

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Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?

By: Eric Eaton

Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?

Tags: new construction vs older homes, advantages of buying a new home, new house vs old house pros and cons, buying a new home vs used home, buying old house vs new house,

  Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction - wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the front porch with a swing, an older tree shading the back yard, and the white picket fence.  Or maybe your dream home has all the conveniences of modern living - open floor plan in the living and dining spaces, large windows, connected, ...Read More

Home Inspectors Help More Than You May Think

By: Eric Eaton

Home Inspectors Help More Than You May Think

Tags: Home Inspector, Home Inspection

If you’re thinking of buying a particular home, you’re probably aware that you should get a qualified home inspector to examine it. In fact, most offers will include a condition that the property be inspected before the sale becomes final. A good home inspector will go over the property from top to bottom, inside and out. He or she will look for things like cracks in the foundation, o...Read More

7 Winning Home Buying Strategies and Secrets From Real Estate Insiders!

By: Eric Eaton

7 Winning Home Buying Strategies and Secrets From Real Estate Insiders!

Tags: buying a house in a hot market, should i buy in a seller's market

No matter if you’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market, there are a few critical steps you can take to make a smarter purchase. Since buying a home is likely the biggest single investment you will ever make, being prepared will help you make a better purchase. Here are our best tips to buying a home.   Know your buying power   What is your buying power? It is the combinati...Read More