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All you need to know about buying and selling a house can be found in our real estate section. We cover all aspects of locating, buying or selling a new or existing home.

What To Look Out For When Viewing a House

There’s no doubting that buying a house is one of the most important things that you’ll ever purchase. Whether it’s your first family home, a holiday property or an investment opportunity that you plan to rent out, buying a...

Negotiating Fees with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent’s job is to help you keep your money in your pocket. It is up to you to find a real estate agent who hears you, does not pressure you and, above all, one by whom...

What to Consider When Shopping for a New Home Online

More and more people every month are finding their new home or property online. There is tremendous convenience and ease with which you can surf through multiple listings, experience interactive virtual tours, and research communities from the comfort of...

Things to Consider When Purchasing a New House/Condo with the Intent to Sell it...

As many Builders know, newly built homes often will sell themselves; buyers love the quality of construction, earth-friendly materials, modern features, safety and health-related benefits & energy efficiency (and therefore, a new home’s ability to save its new owner...

Financing a Second Home

There are two reasons why people purchase a second home. The way that a second home is financed will often depend on the type of second home it is classified as. Second homes can either be vacation homes or...

Selecting a Home Builder – Who Should Build your House

If we learn anything from the story of the Three Little Pigs, it's that your home must be built on a solid foundation. Well, we all know that a house of straw or sticks is no good and comparatively...

Buying a Foreclosure – Getting a Good Deal on a House

Buying a foreclosure is one way of getting a really good real estate deal. When a piece of property is foreclosed, that means that the house owner has defaulted on mortgage payments and despite a notice of default, is...

Buying a Spec Home – Pros and Cons

While many of us are happy to buy a home that someone else has lived in, there are also many couples and families who are not so enamored with the idea, preferring to buy something brand new. There are...

Buying a Show Home – Is it a Good Idea?

Builders or building companies often construct a model or “show home” to use as a live advertisement for their work, especially when they’re building a new subdivision or exclusive communities. This means that the home is usually illustrative of...

Buying a Home in a Competitive Market

Many people found out in 2005 just how difficult buying a home could be. That year saw a record number of homes sold in the United States and Canada, and they sold at record prices. In fact, some of...

House Appraisals – Estimating the Value of a Home

Real estate appraisals are something which occurs in all segments of the market, from single family homes to commercial properties to condominiums. Appraisals are a useful tool for several aspects of real estate, and are important to the home owner in particular. The purposes of house appraisals Taxes. Every year, the...

Home Invasions – Facts and Statistics

Recent high-profile incidents of home invasions have received considerable exposure in the media. The impact of home invasions extends well beyond just the violence of the crime itself to a long-term loss of the victim’s sense of safety in their home. It is increasingly important that you know exactly...

Flipping a House – Buying and Selling Homes for Profit

The notion of flipping a house has become quite popular these days, and everyone wants in on the action if this is a viable method of making a good return on investments in a short period of time. Television shows, the real estate agent who lives across the street,...