Home Buying a House

Buying a House

Learn all you need to know about buying a new or used house. We offer helpful advice on everything from what to look for to where you should buy your next home.

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...

Do We Need a Bigger House?

Every time we hear that question – do we need a bigger house - we can’t help but smile. We remember the story of a couple who went house-hunting one day. The husband wasn’t really looking to own a...

Getting a Cosigner for a Mortgage

An important aspect of a mortgage is being able to ensure the lender that they are not taking a risk in losing money on the loan. In many cases, the guaranteed income or the credit history of the applicants...

Downside of Owning an Acreage – The Cost of Living in the Country

If you are like a lot of people, you probably have considered the possibility of buying an acreage. Acreages can be a tempting dream for many; a chance to take charge of your life and land, a chance to...

Buying a Condo – It can be as Cheap as Paying Rent

You might be considering buying a condo as a first dip into the real estate market. This might be due to the fact that you are just starting out as a family, or you are a student or other...

Buying a Condo – It can be as Cheap as Paying Rent

You might be considering buying a condo as a first dip into the real estate market. This might be due to the fact that you are just starting out as a family, or you are a student or other younger person who wants to own something, and not just...

How to Personalize Your Rented Accommodation

While being able to own your own place maybe sounds like the dream, sometimes it’s not a feasible option. But rather than completely accepting renting accommodation as the ‘lesser’ option and resigning to your rental fate with a grim expression, remind yourself that renting an apartment or home can...

4 Things You Can Do to Uplift Your Home’s Value

The real estate market is on the rise. It is a good time to buy property or sell what you already own as the profit margins are high. It is a growing industry with a lot of potential, which means it is still not too late to enter the market....

Featured Real Estate Articles