How to Make Your Move to a New Home as Easy as Possible

April 8, 2019

Congratulations on your new home! The inspection is complete, the papers are signed, and the keys to your new home are in your hands. Here are some helpful tips from Olivex to make your transition as smooth as possible. Get Your Move On Figure out how much help you need with your move Depending on how much you have and how far you’re ...

6 homebuying mistakes and how to avoid them

April 5, 2019

If you've been thinking about buying a home, especially if you're a first-time buyer, folks in the real estate industry want to send you a message: Come on in, the water's fine. This may indeed be a great time for you to buy. But learn about common buying errors before you jump in. 1. Not getting mortgage pre-approval Real estate pros tend ...

How to become a landlord

July 19, 2018

If you ever asked yourself how to become a landlord, you are in the right place! Investing in real estate, and trying to profit out of it is a great idea, and if you have a chance to do it – you shouldn’t hesitate. Many people are planning or already renting or leasing their property, and if you ask them for their opinion – you should ...


February 7, 2011

The market for a buyer these days is excellent. There are plenty of homes to choose from and mortgage rates are low. All you need to do is make a selection, have the seller's agent take care of the contract and call the movers. Who needs the services of a second real estate agent? You do, that's who! The seller's agent is bound to an ethical ...

5 first-time buyer mistakes to avoid

October 6, 2010

If you're a first-time home buyer in this market, how could you go wrong? Nationally, sales prices of existing single-family homes are down nearly 24 percent since their July 2006 peak. Interest rates, recently 4.9 percent for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, are hovering near historic lows. And if that isn't incentive enough, Uncle Sam is offering ...

TOP HOME TRENDS 7 Most Likely Features that home builders will include in 2010:

May 11, 2010

National Association of Home Builders surveyed builders earlier this year and learned of their top priorities when building homes in 2010: 7 Most Likely Features that home builders will include in 2010: 1. Walk-in Closet in master bedroom 2. Great Room 3. Low-e Windows 4. Programmable thermostat 5. Energy Efficient appliances & ...


May 7, 2010

Banish the onions and tempt the eyes, nose and tastebuds when selling your home Dale Carnegie, North America's original motivational speaker, made a fortune extolling the virtues of first impressions and getting it right from the get-go. This philosophy applies to our human interactions and it's also key in our homes, especially when ...

Don't Make These Real Estate Investing Mistakes

May 1, 2010

Thinking about investing in real estate? You're not alone. According to the latest figures from the National Association of Realtors, more than 40 percent of homes purchased in 2009 were bought by investors and second homeowners. But real estate investing isn't a "get rich quick" scheme. In fact, the same mistakes investors make when ...

Is a green home right for me?

March 31, 2010

If you would like a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle for you and for your family, a green home is right for you. Green homes have lower utility bills, use less water, are associated with fewer asthma attacks, and are at lower risk for mold and mildew. Green homes are better for the environment, and they are affordable. How are green ...

10 tips for new home buyers

January 6, 2010

While Ontario's new home market continues to ring up healthy sales, as a new home buyer you want to make sure you've made the right decision. Buying a home is the single biggest purchase most of us will ever make and, as with most important purchases, it is vital to do your homework to ensure your new home fits your lifestyle and meets your ...
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