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How to Handle a Bidding War

(December 06, 2012, posted in Buying A House)


So you have found thehome of your dreams, it has all the features you want, and it is in the right neighborhood. Even the price is right, but suddenly you find yourself in a bidding war with one or more people who also think this is the perfect home. This can be a stressful and sometimes even heartbreaking experience, but what knowledge should you arm yourself with before entering a bidding war wi... read more.

 Know the Neighbourhood...Before Buying

(December 03, 2012, posted in Buying A House)


Getting To Know The Neighborhood Before Buying A Home

There is a reason the term “location, location, location” is used so commonly within the real estate industry.  The location of a property is one of the most important considerations when selecting a home, as it will affect the value of your home, your day-to-day life, and even your own and your family's safety. So what can you do to find out a l... read more.

Finding the Best Schools

(December 03, 2012, posted in Buying A House)

Finding A Neighborhood With Great Schools

 If you have children, or even if you don't yet but plan to in the future, schools are something you will need to take into consideration when you search for a new home.  In most areas, certain boundaries define which schools your children will go to, and switching to a different school can be complicated and expensive in many cases. Fortunately, finding a... read more.

House or Neighbourhood

(December 02, 2012, posted in Buying A House)

A Nice Home Or A Nice Neighborhood: Which Matters More?

When you start shopping for a home, you probably have a very specific image of what you would like that home to look like.  You probably also see the perfect neighborhood surrounding that perfect home. Every buyer sets out with an image of the house they want to own, but in reality compromises are often necessary in order to stay within your b... read more.

Buying a Fixer Upper 

(November 22, 2012, posted in Buying A House)

Always dreamed of renovating a home exactly to your specifications, or have you found an older house that is structurally sound but needs a lot of work inside? Perhaps the price is right and you can't resist all that house you can get for your money. Whatever the reason, buying a fixer-upper can be both an exciting and rewarding purchase or a financial and time consuming disaster, depending on whe... read more.