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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.

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...

What Information Can You Trust When Buying a Home?

It seems that everybody has an opinion when it comes to buying and selling homes. How many people have told you these common phrases when talking about real estate… “It’s a good time to buy”, “now’s a good time...

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...

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...

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...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Home’s Roof

Your home’s roof is the most important part of its structure – the whole point of a house is that there is a roof over your head! Therefore, it’s integral that it is properly cared for so that it stays in the best condition and continues to keep you...

6 Tips to Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior

If you are like many other homeowners, you may forget about the look of your home’s exterior. Instead, you focus on getting the interior “just right,” forgetting that the outside is just as important. Additionally, if you are trying to sell, ensuring your home’s exterior is in great condition...

Pack Your Kitchen: This Is What Professionals Do

Moving to a new place can be a very tough process. It requires a lot of time, attention, diligence, and skills. But do you know that packing like a pro is not so hard all? Everything that separates you from having professional packing skills is a few tips and...