Buying A House

How to Handle a Bidding War

Posted on Dec 06, 2012 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...

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 Know the Neighbourhood...Before Buying

Posted on Dec 03, 2012 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 f...

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Finding the Best Schools

Posted on Dec 03, 2012 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 an...

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House or Neighbourhood

Posted on Dec 02, 2012 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...

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Buying a Fixer Upper 

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 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 finan...

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