Real Estate

Top 4 Tips as You Prepare for Your Real Estate Closing

Most buyers and sellers can’t wait to race to their real estate closing day. It’s the day where everything becomes official and the home buying process comes to its end. It’s a big day for everyone involved and it’s important to be prepared. There are a lot of factors... Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Real Estate Appraisals

Whether you’re purchasing a home for the first time or it’s your second or third time around the block, staying informed about the details of real estate appraisals is crucial to ensuring you and your home are protected! Real estate appraisers play a key role in most home sales... Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Second Home in Mexico

There are many different reasons why people consider Mexico to be an ideal place to buy a second home. In addition to being a cheaper alternative to Canada and the United States, Mexico has much lower property taxes. Furthermore, Mexico offers a much lower cost of living than Canada... Continue reading

The Ugly Truth About Buying A Fixer-Upper

There’s no denying that we live in the age of fixer-upper projects and happy homeowners with high ambitions. It makes sense—after all, we’re just trying to save wherever we can and ensure our decisions are cost effective. TV remodeling shows often make home improvements seem like a snap. However,... Continue reading

Unexpected Home Buying Costs

Purchasing your own home is incredibly different from renting and it’s important to realize there’s a slew of out of pocket costs that you’ll want to be prepared for! You may see a house listed at a particular price, but with so many extraneous costs these days it’s difficult... Continue reading

Staging Your Home to Sell

Two months ago, I was faced with having to put my house on the market. With a downturned economy and a tight timeline to sell, the odds were stacked against me. Adding to the challenge of selling my home was the time of year I entered the market. Summer... Continue reading

Real estate: Spring market analysis–your guide to buying and selling

Historically, the spring real estate market starts in April. However, the times are changing! The housing market is so hot right now, that the official “spring” market actually started in January! According to Realtor.com, in 2019, January was the busiest month on the site in 20 of the largest... Continue reading