How Much Is Your Home Worth?

By: Eric Eaton

How Much Is Your Home Worth?

Tags: Home Worth, Home Value

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.5px Arial; color: #424242} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Arial; color: #9a9a9a} p.p2 {margin: 5.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; font: 11.5px Arial; color: #424242} If you are like most homeowners, you have probably often wondered what your home is currently worth. You may want to know the value of your hom...Read More

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

Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a Home

By: Eric Eaton

Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a Home

Tags: How to buy your first home with bad credit, How to prepare to buy a house for the first time, Preparing to buy a house in a year, How to buy first home step by step, Preparing to buy a house checklist, How to prepare to buy a house in 6 months, how to buy first home with no down payment, Buying first home down payment

How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to open a credit card, apply for a loan, purchase a car, or rent an apartment.   It is especially important to have clean credit before you try to buy a home. With a less-than-great score, you may not get preapproved for a mortgage. ...Read More

How To Successfully Navigate The Real Estate Maze

By: Eric Eaton

How To Successfully Navigate The Real Estate Maze

Tags: Real Estate Maze, Roadblocks, Dead Ends,

Have you ever tried to make your way through a maze at an amusement park or farm field? If you don’t know the layout, it’s probably going to take you a long time to find your way through. You’ll hit a lot of dead ends, go around in circles a few times, and maybe even become frustrated before you finally find your way out.   The same can be said about buying or selling a ho...Read More

What You Need to Know About Cul de Sacs And Corner Lots

By: Eric Eaton

What You Need to Know About Cul de Sacs And Corner Lots

Tags: Pros And Cons of Cul de Sac, Advantages of Corner Lots, Backyard Ideas, Col de Sac Benefits

When shopping for a new home, one of the most important considerations – yet one most people don’t pay enough attention to – is the lot type. Selecting the right one can significantly increase your enjoyment of the home. Picking the wrong one can have the opposite effect.   There are three special types of lots that homeowners tend to find most desirable. Yet, even though ...Read More

Dealing With A Home Inspection Issue

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Dealing With A Home Inspection Issue

Tags: Home Inspectors, Home Inspection Report, , Common Repairs, Requesting To Fix Issues, Deal Breakers

As you may know, it’s common to include a home inspection as a condition of an offer you make. It protects you from issues that you might not otherwise see during a viewing.   What do you do if the home inspector finds something wrong? The inspector might find a leak in the foundation, or windows that are old, drafty and need replacing.   Must you pass on a property that you othe...Read More