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3 Closing Costs That Most Buyers Forget to Factor in – and What You Can Expect to Pay
By Peta-Gay
September 2, 2015

If you’re in the process of buying a home, you probably have your deposit and monthly mortgage charges in a spreadsheet, along with a chart of your other expenses and your monthly income. But when it comes to buying a home, there are lots of different costs that will come into play – and it’s easy to forget something. When you’re preparing to close on your new home, make sure you consider these three closing ...

3 Handy Tips That Will Prevent Serious Stress when Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time
By Peta-Gay
September 3, 2015

If you’re in the process of simultaneously buying and selling a home, you may be in for the most stressful experience of your life. One UK-based real estate survey of over two thousand people found that buying and selling a house is more stressful than divorce, bankruptcy, a death in the family, becoming a parent for the first time, and even planning a wedding!

It’s not easy, but staying calm will help you to plan for ...

Buying an Investment Property? 3 Key Home Features That Will Help Ensure You Turn a Profit
By Peta-Gay
September 4, 2015

If you’re entering the real estate investment market for the first time, you’re embarking on a great adventure – and with a solid plan, you can turn a tidy profit on your investment.

The key to a successful real estate investment is choosing the right property. A great property will reap dividends for years to come. Look for these three features in your next investment property and you’ll have no trouble finding one ...

From Big to Small: How to Downsize from a Large House to a Smaller, More Efficient Home
By Peta-Gay
September 8, 2015

If you’re moving from a large home into a smaller house or condo, you’re probably looking forward to enjoying a lower heating bill and not having to do as much cleaning. But before you move, you’ll want to take certain precautions to ensure that you’re not overwhelmed.

A smaller home won’t have as much room for your belongings, which means you may need to get creative. Here’s how ...

Going Low: How to Submit an Offer Below the Asking Price Without Spooking the Seller
By Peta-Gay
September 9, 2015

You’ve found it: A large new home for your family. It’s in the area of the city that you love, with the perfect architectural style and lots of room for entertaining guests. It would have been perfect for you, but there’s only one problem – you’re not quite ready to pay the price the seller is asking for.  You’ll have to put in an offer below the seller’s asking ...