Getting your name on the title deeds of a new home is an exciting prospect for any Canadian. The mortgage process can seem daunting, however, with so many things to consider and issues to overcome. From setting a budget and checking your credit score through to organizing a down payment and researching your finance options, it’s important to tackle these issues in a clear and logical manner.Read More
Making the choice between renting or buying property is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. While both choices have their benefits and every situation is unique, it's always important to educate yourself on the pros and cons before diving into the property market.Read More
Short for condominium, a condo is a privately owned residence in a larger building or community. Contrary to popular opinion, a condominium is a form of ownership rather than a type of building. While most condos around the world are apartments, townhouses, duplexes and even detached houses can also fall under the same ownership structure.Read More
Living in a condo has a ton of perks. But, in many instances, you pay for those amenities by sacrificing space. A shortage of storage space yields to creativity. By getting crafty, you can free up space in your condo.
Follow along with with our list of unique storage ideas to put your belongings in their place and make your apartment feel more spacious.Read More
Any type of renovation brings certain design challenges and difficulties. However, when renovating a condo, you need to be even more organized and efficient because you need to make the most of your limited space and find a functional layout. Therefore, it’s important that you take different aspects into consideration and develop a detailed plan when remodelling your condo.Read More
First time home buyers often struggle to get their first foot onto the property ladder. Whether it's high house prices, lack of budgeting experience, or poor credit history, there are lots of hurdles to overcome when you're starting out in the world of real estate. While things might seem difficult during the early days, it's important to remember that everyone has to start somewhere. Let's take a look at the practical steps you need to take to increase your chances of mortgage approval and allow your dreams of home ownership to come true.Read More
You've worked hard, saved some money, and now it's time to enjoy your retirement. If you're looking for a new place to live during your senior years, there are lots of issues to consider. From healthcare and infrastructure through to cost of living and freedom, it's important to do your research and compare locations carefully. Whether you already live in Canada or want to make the jump across the border, the Great White North offers fantastic opportunities for people during their retirement years.Read More
Condos (condominiums) are individually-owned properties located in a shared building or community. Typically, tenants share certain areas, such as gyms, rec rooms, garages, yards, etc. while being sole owners of their residence.
One of the biggest disadvantages of condos is their size – on average, a small condo may be around 550 square feet. However, even a 1000-square-foot condo can be small for big families or individuals who’ve moved out from a house.Read More
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, so it’s important to get it right. While so many people muddle their way through this process, you can save time, money, and stress if you do your homework first. From the early stages of setting a budget and researching your mortgage options through to house hunting and negotiation - let’s take a look at all of the steps you’ll need to take when buying a home in Canada.Read More