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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.

5 Ways To Improve The Value Of Your Home

Making changes that increase the value of your home is a great idea - even if you aren’t planning to put it on the market yet. After all, many of the alterations will enhance your lifestyle; you’ll find yourself...

How to be Prepared for Your Real Estate Closing

With interest rates still low, now is a great time to buy a home. After finding your dream house, it’s time to begin preparing for the closing process. Sales of existing homes increased 2% in October, the largest increase...

9 Things You Should Know Before Selling Your House

Nowadays, selling your home has become quite difficult but hey for your relief it’s not impossible. The time that you dedicate preparing your home for sale will be invaluable once it hits the market. So, I have jotted down...

Is It Best To Buy Overseas?

We’re living in a global age where the economics of countries far beyond our borders have an effect on what happens in the UK. With that in mind, property investors should broaden their horizons. National boundaries should be no...

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...

Moving to a Small Town – Is it a Good Idea?

You’re going the full monty by moving to a small town! “Oh what a marvelous idea” some will say, while others will say, “you’ve gone bananas, old boy.” That’s because like most things in life, there are pros and cons about moving to the countryside – the boonies as some...

Preparing a House for Potential Buyers

Selling a house can be a stressful point in your life, especially if it has been on the market for a while and just does not seem to be moving. There are ways that an owner can help their agent speed the process along. Right from the start, you...

Pros and Cons of Buying a Home with a View

We all know how important location is when buying a house, and there are so many aspects of location to consider: proximity to shops and services, the best schools, public transit, recreation, highways… these are just a few of the things we may take into account, but what about...