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When it comes to obtaining a mortgage, homebuyers have the option to work with a mortgage broker or go directly through a bank. Both routes have distinct advantages and drawbacks, so prospective homeowners must understand the differences to make an informed decision.

With their expertise and extensive network, mortgage brokers act as intermediaries between borrowers and lenders. They help to connect homebuyers with suitable mortgage products from various financial institutions. One key benefit of working with a mortgage broker is access to various loan options from different lenders. This can be particularly advantageous for individuals with unique financial situations or credit histories, as brokers often find lenders willing to accommodate…

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If you're a homebuyer in today's real estate market, you know how challenging it can be to find and secure the perfect home. With low inventory and high demand, many buyers are finding themselves in bidding wars and struggling to make competitive offers. However, with a few strategic tips and tricks, you can increase your chances of securing the home of your dreams in a seller's market. In this post, we'll share our top tips for making an attractive offer and standing out from the competition.

Work with a trusted real estate agent

In a seller's market, having a knowledgeable and experienced real estate agent on your side can make all the difference. They can help you navigate the buying process, identify homes that fit your criteria, and…

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Are you searching for a new home? When deciding where to live, there are many factors to consider, such as the location, nearby amenities, and transportation options. One of the growing trends among new homeowners and young adults buying their first homes is choosing to live in a walkable neighborhood. In this blog post, we'll explore five benefits of living in a walkable neighborhood.

Improved Physical Health

Walking is a great form of exercise that can improve your physical health. When you live in a walkable neighborhood, you have access to sidewalks, bike paths, and trails that make it easy to walk or bike to nearby amenities, such as grocery stores, restaurants, and parks. By incorporating walking or biking into your daily routine, you can…

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Is buying a home all about the money? You may be led to believe this, but what about factors like conditions, personal offer letters, and the closing date? Sellers often need to consider things past finances when making the decision about which offer to accept.

The reality is, navigating the offer process for buyers can be stressful and putting in the highest offer doesn’t always guarantee the home will be yours. Under seller’s market conditions, when there’s more demand than inventory supply, it’s likely buyers will need to consider more than a full-price offer to increase its desirability.. With this in mind, let’s examine what else sellers look for when weighing the value of an offer.

“There have been several cases where our clients have…

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selling in a balanced market

Here is something you may not have heard in a while: the Canadian real estate market is inching closer to balanced market conditions.

That’s right. After the buying frenzy in 2020 and 2021, Canada’s housing sector significantly cooled off in 2022, driven by the Bank of Canada (BoC) raising interest rates, which resulted in market uncertainty and many prospective buyers sitting on the sidelines. This allowed for overheating real estate market to get doused by eliminating the easy money era of the last few years.

Of course, one of the primary developments in all of this has been the shift away from the red-hot seller’s market.

According to the RE/MAX Canadian Real Estate Outlook 2023 report, 60 per cent of regions in the…

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If you're planning to buy a home, getting pre-approved for a mortgage is an important step to take. Not only will it give you a clear idea of how much house you can afford, but it can also help you make a stronger offer when you find the perfect property. Here are some things to consider in order to get pre-approved for a mortgage.

Check your credit score

Before you apply for a mortgage, it's important to know your credit score. This will help you determine if you're likely to be approved for a mortgage and what interest rate you can expect. You can check your credit score for free through websites like Equifax® Canada or TransUnion®.

Gather your documents

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, you'll need to provide documentation that…

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Renters across Canada have been struggling with rising rent costs and wondering how they will be able to save for a down payment while renting. However, with some money management tricks and adjustments to your daily living, you can save for a down payment. It might go slowly, but every little bit helps. Here are some tips to save for a down payment while renting.

1. Make a Budget and Stick to It

Making a budget is the easiest way to make your financial goals happen. When you have a plan for where your money is going, it puts the power back in your hands and gives you an idea of how long it will take to save for a down payment.

To make a budget, write down your monthly income. Then, list your monthly expenses, including your savings goal.…

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Real estate negotiations can be a tricky process, but with the right approach and mindset, you can come out on top. The key to successful negotiations is to be prepared, confident, and flexible.

Do your research

Understand the market and the comparable sales in the area to determine a fair price for the property. Set a budget, and determine your must-have features. It's also essential to have a good understanding of the market conditions in the area where you're looking to buy or sell.

Be prepared

Have all necessary documents and information ready, such as your pre-approval letter and proof of funds. It's also important to consider all aspects of the deal, including closing costs, contingencies, and other terms. The necessary documentation…

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Over the last few years, home sellers have had the upper hand. But with Canadian housing market conditions expected to shift this year, you may be wondering, what is a balanced market? Let’s explore recent history, and what this recent change means for you.

At the height of the market during the pandemic, many Canadian cities experienced skyrocketing home prices, from single-family residential properties in major urban centres to townhomes in rural communities. In the process, prospective homeowners also had to endure intense bidding wars, causing some buyers to ditch conventional homebuying best practices, including home inspections. During this time, the Canadian real estate market transformed into a seller’s paradise…

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Real estate is one of the most profitable investments you can make. With a steady stream of income and long-term capital appreciation, investing in real estate can be an excellent way to diversify your portfolio and build wealth. In this article, we'll explore some of the key benefits of investing in real estate and why now may be the perfect time to get started.

Investing in real estate can be daunting, but with careful preparation and research, it can yield a significant income. Real estate is an asset class that has shown tremendous potential for generating significant returns. Before investing, it's important to figure out your goal and determine how much risk you're able to take. Researching the local market conditions is also essential in…

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