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Single Women Buy Homes, Too!

July 22, 2019

Record numbers of single women are buying homes. If you're a single woman who wants to buy a house, the good news is the market is wide open for you. The stats from the Joint Center for Housing Studies say:

•More than one in five home buyers is a single woman.
•Twice as many unmarried women are buying homes than single men.
•Single women make up more than one-third of the growth in real estate ownership since 1994.

Top Three Reasons Unmarried / Single Women Buy a Home

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Home Buyers and Renovators Willing to Spend on Green Upgrades, Says TD Canada Trust Poll

July 29, 2019

Not only is the environment a top-of mind issue for many Canadian homeowners, but the majority are also willing to ante up a higher purchase price in support of their beliefs. The TD Canada Trust Green Building Poll, conducted by Ipsos Reid to examine Canadians' views on environmentally friendly housing, found that 73% of Canadian homeowners or ...

Becoming a Homeowner is a Great Move!

July 28, 2019

Are you currently renting and thinking about joining the ranks of homeowners? You should know that in addition to providing numerous financial benefits, buying a home will help improve your quality of life. Not only do homeowners enjoy more freedom, they also have a strong feeling of pride, as well as peace of mind. It’s definitely a worthwhile ...

Home buyers looking for green element, survey says

July 25, 2019

Environmentally friendly home improvements have become a huge factor in home buyer shopping lists, a new survey suggests, and will likely yield a solid return on investment come selling time. Almost three quarters (72 per cent) of the 1,266 Canadians asked in the latest Eco Home Survey by real estate company Royal LePage said they will look for ...

Making an attractive home-purchase offer

July 18, 2019

It's easy to assume that negotiating is adversarial. You, the buyer, are on one side -- the side that wants to buy a property for the lowest price possible. The opposition on the other side is the seller who wants to sell for the highest price possible. You're locked in a tug of war to see which side will win. It's more productive to look at a ...

Preparing for Homeownership - Buyer's Guide

July 16, 2019

Before you begin your home search at REALTOR.com, prepare yourself by reading Ten Steps to Homeownership. Homebuying Guides Even before you begin looking for a home, the homebuying process requires diligent preparation. Buyers who have been preapproved for a home loan often have their offers taken more seriously by sellers. With advance ...

Real Estate Investing Tips & Techniques

July 13, 2019

A number of things likely come to mind when you think of virtual real estate investing. You may think of real estate investing as real estate portfolios and real estate retirement plans and hard money lenders, or you might focus on short sales, bulk reo investing and virtual real estate investing. You may also wonder what type of role these things ...

One part welcome, one part go away

July 10, 2019

We've all had the experience. You're visiting friends or family. You walk up to the door and somehow don't feel welcome. It's not anything anyone said. It's just a feeling. Then you look around. Maybe it's stuff left on the sidewalk or broken steps. Maybe you had to push back the overgrown trees or shrubs in order to reach the entrance. Maybe ...

Location - Location - Location

July 8, 2019

Why do agents always say, 'Location, location, location?' Well it may seem like tired advice, but it's still the best when looking for a new home. Why? There are many things you can change about your home. You can upgrade landscaping, add onto, remodel and redecorate. But you're stuck with where it sits. Your home may be beautiful and have ...

Secrets to Making a Lowball Offer

July 5, 2019

As the property market cools down, it becomes a good time for property buyers. If you don’t have that much money to spend on a house, but you’re absolutely convinced that it’s the right time for you to move (or if you’ve found an intriguing investment property) then you need to learn how to make a lowball offer — and get it accepted. Generally, a ...
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