March 2023

Realtor Misconceptions

Posted on Mar 31, 2023


We are paid commission only, no salary!

As Realtors, we are paid once the deal is closed, that’s it. When you are with us, that is only 1/10th of the value we bring to you. It’s what you don’t see that really makes using a realtor valuable. It’s not just opening doors. It’s the continuing education, the market knowledge, our network and so much more...

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4 Step Quick Buyers Guide

Posted on Mar 31, 2023


1) Save for the down payment!


I say this all the time, but I am aware this isn’t easy. I always give the advice to move home, live with your family for as long as possible and save every penny. I joke about this because I do love my family, however I couldn’t last one weekend moving back home! What I want to make clear here is you do not need 20% of...

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10-Step Guide to Selling Your Home

Posted on Mar 31, 2023


Step 1: Decide When to Sell.


In real estate, timing is not everything but it does influence your home’s selling price. Let’s see if we can make timing work for you.

Status report. Is it a buyer’s or a seller’s market?


When there are lots of people looking for homes but not many for sale, this is called a ‘seller’s market’, because the seller has somet...

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How to choose a realtor

Posted on Mar 31, 2023


Do a google search


Once you have a realtor in mind, google them! Check out their website! Read their bio, see what life/work/accomplishments they have and see if you think this is the type of person you want to work with

Do a Social Media Check


The number of followers is not always the most important thing. However, you do want the most amount of eyes...

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Impact of Stress test on the Canadian first time home buyers

Posted on Mar 31, 2023



The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has proposed a hike in the qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages - the stress test to be faced by homebuyers.

The increasing qualifying rate is the step to ensure that borrowers can pay mortgages at a higher rate of interest if it still rises further.

This step will make it harder fo...

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12 Step Guide to Buying Your Home

Posted on Mar 31, 2023



Step 1: Make Sure You’re Ready to Buy.


If you’re thinking of buying a home, this 12-step plan will help to guide you in the right direction. But before we jump right in, you have to make sure three things are ready: you, your bank account, and the real estate market.

Are you ready? Be sure.



Owning the roof over your head will bring you great pride, bu...

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