The 196 foot deep lot features absolute privacy and no neighbours behind. This 3 bedroom backsplit has been freshly painted throughout and has brand new flooring on the lower level and 2 bathrooms. Parking enough for 6 cars! The open concept layout is perfect for entertaining and the kitchen has a walk-out to the patio. Large above grade windows in the basement. Close to great schools, shopping, and transit. Continue reading
This freehold townhome has a spacious layout with many updates and upgrades. New broadloom (2015). Newer windows. Furnace (2013). Bathroom tile (2010). Kitchen backsplash (2013). Shingles (2010). The large master bedroom has a 4 pc ensuite and large walk-in closet. Eat-in kitchen with walk-out to deck. Fully-fenced and secluded back yard with pond. Great neighbourhood close to schools, shopping, parks, and community centre. Continue reading
Isn’t it great when you find the perfect house and it fits within your budget as well? The only not great part is many other people who want it too, and you are going to have to beat the competition to make that house your home. The housing market in the Durham region is very active thanks to so many people moving here and every good house we have seen, more likely than not are being sold having multiple offers. So if you really have that house and are sure to be facing a bidding war, here are some tips to help you win the war. Continue reading
When buying a house, it is good to follow this general rule: be sure about staying in the area or location for a minimum of five years. If you are not sure about this aspect, you may suffer a financial hit. Continue reading
With 2016 well under way, thoughts to buying that dream home starts to heat up. Many people take this time of the year to do their research, examine finances, and start the decision process of whether or not it is the right year to buy. But there are a few things to keep in mind other than the purchase price. There are associated costs with buying a home that must be kept in mind, and more importantly, factored into budget. Continue reading
In this 12 Part series of “A Complete Look at Buying a Home“, Part 9 offers you a FREE downloadable Home Inspection Checklist.
Buying a home can seem a lot like being a contestant on ‘Let’s Make A Deal’. With all that goes in to making a home function (electrical, plumbing, structure), trying to look past the cleaned up and staged homes on the market is like trying to guess ‘what’s behind door #2?’ Most home buyers are not qualified to make that guess. That’s why a prudent real estate agent should insert an inspection clause into any agreement of purchase. The cost of hiring a professional home inspector far outweighs the potential for hidden problems that lurk in a freshly painted and decorated money pit. Continue reading
In this 12 Part series of “A Complete Look at Buying a Home“, Part 7 helps you with, Choosing the Perfect Location in 5 Steps.
Location, location, location. This real estate cliché is perhaps the most important factor when deciding on which property to purchase. In its simplistic form, a house is a combination of bricks, mortar, and other materials. These can be changed to suit your wants and needs. But add in location (neighbourhood, proximity to family and friends, schools) and suddenly that house suddenly becomes a home. Click below so you can choose the perfect location in 5 steps for you and your family. Continue reading
In this 12 Part series of “A Complete Look at Buying a Home“, Part 6 looks at the Agent Interview Checklist.
When making the biggest purchase and investment of your life, you are going to want an expert to guide you through the process. What are the schools like in an area? What have comparable homes sold for? How do I make an offer? These are just some of the questions that a real estate professional will help you answer. Knowledge is power and when buying a home, the knowledge and experience of your real estate agent can make all the difference in buying your dream home. Click below for our checklist that you may want to use when deciding on just how suitable your real estate agent really is. Continue reading
Buying a place of your own is an important and exciting phase of your life. It is one of the, if not the most important, major investments in your life. A home is a place to eat, play and sleep. It is the place where you raise your family. Continue reading
In this 12 Part series of “A Complete Look at Buying a Home“, Part 5 looks at Top Mortgage Application Tips.
For the majority of us, purchasing a home will require a mortgage. After various credit and employment checks, lenders will generally give you an idea of how much of a mortgage you qualify for so that you can confidently begin the exciting journey of house shopping. However, unforeseen financial or credit problems (an error on your credit report for instance) can make the road to home ownership a bumpy one. Here are some excellent tips every buyer should follow prior to securing a mortgage. Continue reading