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Buying Land To Build A Home in Ontario

Buying Land To Build A Home in Ontario

June 16, 2021 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Buying Land To Build A Home If you've been dreaming of escaping your unruly neighbors, the hubbub of the city, or the restrictions of your homeowners' association, then buying land to build a home is ... [read more]

Your House-Closing Timeline: A Step-By-Step Guide | Ontario

Your House-Closing Timeline: A Step-By-Step Guide | Ontario

June 7, 2021 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

The process of buying a house can be quite exciting. However, the process is laborious, and it can also be nerve-wracking, especially if you do not know what to expect at what stage. The process is lo ... [read more]

What Are the Next Steps After Your Offer Was Rejected? In Ontario

What Are the Next Steps After Your Offer Was Rejected? In Ontario

May 19, 2021 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

What are the next steps after your offer was rejected? Finding an ideal home can be a daunting process. It involves talking to a wide range of realtors and having a myriad of meetings with your mortg ... [read more]

Investing In An Apartment Complex

Investing In An Apartment Complex

May 5, 2021 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Investing In An Apartment Complex Investing in an apartment complex is one of the most effective ways of building wealth in the real estate industry. Some of the benefits that are associated with inv ... [read more]

Things To Look Out For When Viewing A Property

Things To Look Out For When Viewing A Property

April 21, 2021 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Becoming a homeowner can be quite an exciting experience; however, house hunting is not a process without challenges. Depending on your personal preferences, needs, and budget, you need to carefully ... [read more]

Buying A Home As A Senior Citizen | ON

Buying A Home As A Senior Citizen | ON

April 7, 2021 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Buying a home is for everyone — or those who can afford to pay for their mortgage. Albeit you're 60 or 70 years old, it's possible and beneficial to own a home so long as you have the financial mean ... [read more]

Benefits of Investing in Multi-Family Real Estate

Benefits of Investing in Multi-Family Real Estate

January 13, 2021 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

What is Multi-Family Real Estate? Any residential property that contains more than one housing unit is classed as multi-family real estate. Some of the most prevalent examples of multi-family real ... [read more]

Top 3 Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

Top 3 Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

December 23, 2020 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Selling a home can be a daunting process; finding a real estate professional may help ease a lot of the stress. They will not only help find a buyer and undertake the complex process of closing the de ... [read more]

Renting VS Buying a Home

Renting VS Buying a Home

November 23, 2020 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Your colleagues, friends, and family may be enjoying the comfort of their homes, but you're still living in a rental property. Such situations may compel someone to think about purchasing a property. ... [read more]

Five Tips for Buying a Condo

Five Tips for Buying a Condo

November 9, 2020 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Yaaay! You finally got enough to facilitate the down payment of your first condo, or perhaps this is your investment property. Here is a simplified guide that includes some tips for buying a condo.& ... [read more]

Cons of For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Cons of For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

October 21, 2020 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

You finally place your ad on the for sale by owner site! You are looking forward to answering tons of inquiries about your beautiful home but heard nothing yet. Selling your home shouldn't be this har ... [read more]

Real Estate 101: Getting Your Home Ready To Show

Real Estate 101: Getting Your Home Ready To Show

October 7, 2020 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

So...you decided to sell your home? This was not a decision that was taken lightly. This is a home you've grown fond of and grown in love with deeply. Countless memories were created, maybe your child ... [read more]

Tips for Real Estate Investors

Tips for Real Estate Investors

September 23, 2020 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

In today's business world, investing has gone beyond traditional assets, such as stocks and mutual funds. The real estate industry presents excellent investment options and a chance to expand your por ... [read more]

Advice for First-Time Home Sellers

Advice for First-Time Home Sellers

August 26, 2020 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

When buying your home, you probably dreamt of passing it down to future generations. Now, things turned out different and you are looking to sell. You fell in love with your home and made a ton of ... [read more]

5 Things NOT To Do When Selling Your House

5 Things NOT To Do When Selling Your House

July 29, 2020 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

The process of selling a residential property can be time-consuming and emotionally involving, especially if it is your first sale. While your home's curb appeal influences a prospective buyer's poten ... [read more]

Useful Tips for Buying and Selling A Home During Covid-19

Useful Tips for Buying and Selling A Home During Covid-19

June 24, 2020 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

The coronavirus pandemic has derailed buying and selling activities in the property market. Albeit fewer homes have been listed for sale, the industry is gradually recovering. Prospective buyers can m ... [read more]

6 Signs a Home Will Likely Increase In Value

6 Signs a Home Will Likely Increase In Value

March 25, 2020 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

A home is a massive investment. Any new homeowner will naturally hope their investment will gain value. While nothing in life is guaranteed, there are some excellent indicators that a home is likely t ... [read more]

6 Persistent Real Estate Myths You Really Need to Ignore

6 Persistent Real Estate Myths You Really Need to Ignore

March 11, 2020 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Whether you're a home-buyer or a seller, it pays to understand the real estate market if you want to get a good deal. Unfortunately, a series of damaging ideas has grown up around real estate which ca ... [read more]

4 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home

4 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home

December 11, 2019 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Selling your home is a big decision, and it's often a long and complex undertaking. Hiring a real estate agent can make every step of the home-selling process easier, from setting an asking price to c ... [read more]

How To Stage A House For Sale

How To Stage A House For Sale

September 25, 2019 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

It's time to sell your house, and you know you need to stage it for sale, but you're not sure how. This step-by-step guide will help you successfully prepare your house for the market, from fixing nec ... [read more]

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage

September 11, 2019 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

For the vast majority of home buyers, obtaining a mortgage will be a vital part of the purchasing process. Of course, in order to be approved for that mortgage, you will need to ensure that your cre ... [read more]

Four Tips to Sell Your Home in a Hurry

Four Tips to Sell Your Home in a Hurry

April 24, 2019 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

  Selling your home can be a time-consuming process - a situation which is less than ideal if you want to move sooner rather than later. Luckily, though, there are a few things that you can do ... [read more]

What to Look for in an Investment Property

What to Look for in an Investment Property

March 27, 2019 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Investing in real estate can be a great way to grow your wealth. However, in order to be a successful investor, you will need to identify the right properties to invest in. In particular, you will w ... [read more]

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