Archives for Buying a home

How to Buy the Right Home, Quickly

How to Buy the Right House, Quickly You’re in a rush. You have just three weeks to find and buy the right home. Whoa! How are you going to make that happen? Don’t stress. Here are some tips that will help you find the right home in a limited amount of time: Get a pre-approved mortgage. With this document you’ll know exactly what you can afford. A seller will take your offer-to-purchase more seriously, too. Find a good real estate agent. Look for recommendations from friends, family, co-workers and online. A good REALTOR® can help you find and view the best opportunities on the
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Be a Savvy Home Viewer

  The last thing you want to experience after purchasing a home is “buyer’s regret”. That’s the sinking feeling you get when you realize, days or weeks later, that you may have made the wrong decision. Say, for example, you bought a home based on your first impressions. When you viewed it, you thought it was just perfect. Then, a few weeks after you moved in, you discovered that the bedrooms are smaller than you had originally thought and the street is loud and busy. That wouldn’t be a very good feeling! That’s why it’s important to become a savvy
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New Bill Regulating Home Inspectors

  Home inspectors in Ontario are lauding new legislation that would require them to be licensed, have insurance, and abide by a code of ethics — and potentially face discipline if they don’t. The Putting Consumers First Act, which was passed this spring at Queen’s Park, will impose new rules upon one of the few professionals involved in real-estate transactions that have not been historically subject to provincial regulation. “It’s terrific news,” said Michael Levitan, a home inspector who also teaches home inspection skills at Algonquin College in Ottawa. “Right now home inspection is not a regulated industry. So if
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