Real Estate

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.

Common Real Estate Terms – Selling a House

Every profession has its own lingo and often when we are entering a world we are unfamiliar with we feel intimidated by that lingo. When entering the realm of home buying for the first time, it’s not uncommon to...

Selling a House – One of the Biggest Transactions of your Life

Selling a house can truly be one of life’s more crazy experiences. It is probably the biggest transaction that you will ever make in one sitting, where the money is going totally to you. There are several things to...

Bidding Wars – How to Win the House or When to Walk Away

Just when you thought it was over: Deciding on an agent, Learning areas and neighborhoods, Learning new terminology like functional obsolescence, The unexpected revisit of your five-year plan, Hugs and hate with your mate, Unfolding and folding maps, Burning untold gas and rubber, Walking around strange homes...

The Importance of a Rental Lease Agreement

The most important aspect of renting an apartment or home is signing a rental lease agreement, so it’s imperative that you know exactly what you’re signing. Despite its importance though, it’s ironic how often this binding legal document is...

Should I Renovate before Selling my House?

Considering selling? Planning to sell a house you own? If so it will probably have occurred to you – or even have hit you squarely in the gut with some urgency – that you should do whatever possible to...

Buying a House – All you Need to Know about Purchasing a Home

Buying a house is not like buying dish towels off a store rack. It requires putting on your thinking cap. Do you know that some people actually use an agenda planner to jot down monthly tasks along with dollar...

Buying a Smaller House – The Joy of Owning a Smaller Home

Do you share our opinion that buying a smaller house is like buying freedom to be able to engage in other activities more enjoyable than playing dust detective? Or does the prospect of buying a smaller house conjure up...

Vacation Properties – Buying a Cabin or Resort Property

Not very long ago, only a wealthy few found that they could afford to buy property strictly for the use of vacation purposes. As people all over the world have grown richer, however, those in North American especially have...

How Much did you Really Profit from Selling Your House?

$100,000 Profit? Your mother always told you, “You will need math someday!” Well, that “someday” has arrived! You’re thinking of selling your house for $400,000 and you paid $300,000 when you bought it, so you are tempted to spend that...

Choosing the Right Home Builder

If you’re about to start building a home, chances are it is something that you’ve been planning and dreaming about for quite some time. It can be a very long and stressful process, but it’s also an exciting time...

Renting versus Buying a House

Renting versus buying a house is the classic debate. It never goes out of fashion, and will always be the # 1 selling point of bankers, realtors, agents and anyone who thinks that home ownership is the be-all and end-all; that is, home ownership is THE North American dream....

Buying a House You Can Truly Afford

Home ownership is part of the American Dream. What most people don’t dream about however, is owning a home and that having it foreclosed upon years later because the house payment was unaffordable. Buying a home you can TRULY afford is an important aspect of homeownership. Otherwise, your dreams...

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 barrier when it comes to potential investments. There are, however, factors...

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