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Category: Home Ownership (33 posts)

  • October 23, 2019 @ 5:37 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

How Many Homes Should You Tour Before Buying?

If you are beginning the home-buying process, you may begin to wonder how long it will take until you find the perfect home for you and your family. The answer to that varies due to different factor

  • October 9, 2019 @ 11:37 AM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home?

Spring may be the most popular time of the year to buy a new home, but is it the best time of year to go home shopping? While the best time to browse real estate is when you need a new home, there are

  • August 28, 2019 @ 1:03 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Condo

When you decide to take your first step on the property ladder, you will have plenty of property-types to choose from. Many buyers prefer to buy an existing single-family home, some want to buy a plot

  • August 14, 2019 @ 3:01 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House

There are two options available when seeking a new home for your family. You can purchase a resale (meaning an older home that has already been lived in) or a new construction. While each choice pro

  • February 13, 2019 @ 12:56 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

7 Reasons to Start House-Hunting in the Winter

In most parts of the country, spring and summer are the peak periods for the property market. If you're planning to buy a home, it's traditional to start looking for property in April or May, with the

  • January 23, 2019 @ 1:07 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your First House

Buying a first home is a big step, both financially and personally. In the long run, home ownership can lead to many other investment and and financial opportunities. Of course, owning a home also g

  • January 9, 2019 @ 4:33 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Buying Your First Home: When Are You REALLY Ready?

Purchasing your first home is the dream of a lifetime and a massive investment toward your future. The process is full of hopes and aspirations but is also a huge commitment to take on. For those who

  • October 24, 2018 @ 4:20 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Real Estate: Four Features of Profitable Rental Property

Investing in real estate can be a frightening task for a first-time buyer. While the rewards can be huge, there are also a number of risks that you will need to consider. However, if you know what to

  • October 10, 2018 @ 4:32 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Five Surefire Ways to Ensure You are ready to Buy a Home as a Recent College Graduate

If you are a recent college graduate, you might think that buying a home is still many years off, but that's not necessarily the case. If you dream of homeownership, even as a young adult, there may b

  • August 22, 2018 @ 1:49 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling

You've put your house on the market, and you're ready to start spending all the money you know you'll make from the sale. There's only one problem. Your house isn't selling. After trying to figure

  • June 27, 2018 @ 2:37 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

6 Home Renovations That Will Increase Your Home's Value

Home renovations can be an expensive and time-consuming commitment, and whether you plan on staying put for the long haul or flipping the house right away, it's worth knowing which renovation projects

  • June 13, 2018 @ 1:04 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction is moving to one of the over-55 communities that ar

  • May 9, 2018 @ 12:47 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Great Buy on a Home? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

Buying a home can be fun and exciting, especially when you drive a hard bargain and get that seller over a barrel.  You did your research, caught a home with higher than average days on the marke

  • March 28, 2018 @ 12:47 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Five Things to Consider Before Flipping a House

House flipping can be a tempting way to make fast money, but not every fixer-upper has the potential to be profitable. Here's five things to consider before buying a property to flip. 1. Time Tele

  • March 14, 2018 @ 2:20 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions First

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circumstances, just as renting is a smart move in othe

  • January 10, 2018 @ 2:07 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a New Home vs an Existing Home

If you're planning on investing in real estate, then you're going to have two main options: to buy an existing home or buy a new home. An existing home is a house that has been lived in before, wherea

  • September 27, 2017 @ 1:08 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Preparing to Sell? Do This First

So you've made the decision to sell your home. What you do to prepare - from the outside in - will make all the difference in whether prospective buyers choose to take a look.  First impr

  • June 28, 2017 @ 2:23 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

4 Things You Need To Know When Buying A Vacation Home

Everyone looks forward to a vacation, and many people return to their favorite spot each year. If you really enjoy your annual destination, you might be ready to invest in a vacation home. There are m

  • May 24, 2017 @ 2:49 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Three Simple Updates to Help Sell Your Home Fast

If you're getting ready to sell your home, you may be wondering what you can do to help it sell quickly. How can you make your home more appealing without investing a lot of time or money? The answer

  • April 26, 2017 @ 1:27 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Getting Your Whole Family on Board When Selling Your Home

If you are selling your home, this can be a challenge when you are in charge of getting your family on board as well. Selling a home with kids has its own challenges, but it isn't impossible. Here are

  • February 28, 2017 @ 3:37 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Price Your Home Realistically If You Want It To Sell

Setting a price for the home you are selling requires serious thought and research. Homebuyers have choices in today's market, and that means you should not list your home at an unreasonably high pric

  • December 14, 2016 @ 11:36 AM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Going Away for the Holidays? Protect Your Home against Burglars!

Burglars look for opportune moments to enter homes in search of valuables, and they don't take breaks for the holidays. In fact, many burglaries take place during the holidays, especially when people

  • November 9, 2016 @ 11:57 AM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Curb Appeal on a Budget

If you're like most people looking to sell your home quickly, you already know the importance of curb appeal. While more and more homebuyers are looking online for homes for sale, a majority still do

  • August 24, 2016 @ 3:38 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

5 Simple Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

If you are working up to selling your home, there are a few quick updates that you can do to get it in better shape for the market. Minimal time upfront getting your property ready to sell can make al

  • July 27, 2016 @ 11:36 AM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Rent or Buy? 3 Tips to Help You Decide

The decision to buy or rent a home in is one that should not be taken lightly. After all, the choice you make is going to affect you for at least a year and probably much longer than that. While this

  • June 22, 2016 @ 10:54 AM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Staging Your Home for a Quick Sale

When it comes to staging your home for a quick sale, the right accessories can make all the difference. You want your home to look spacious and uncluttered, but that does not mean leaving your rooms e

  • May 25, 2016 @ 9:40 AM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Before You Hire a Realtor Ask These 5 Questions

Selling a home is a big decision. An equally big decision is choosing a Realtor. On a basic level, your Realtor is responsible for finding the best buyer for your home at the price you're asking. Howe

  • December 22, 2015 @ 11:53 AM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Five Sure Signs it's Time To Downsize

As you grow older, your needs will start to change.  One of the main things that you may want to consider altering is your accommodation or property.  But how do you know when it is time to

  • December 9, 2015 @ 10:34 AM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

4 Hidden Problems That Could Be Hurting Your Home Sale

One of the biggest fears that home sellers have is that their property will end up on the real estate market for months on end. This is a nightmare for a number of reasons. First of all, having your h

  • November 24, 2015 @ 1:34 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Buying a New Home Instead of an Existing Home? Things to Consider...

If you're planning on investing in real estate, then you're going to have two main options: to buy an existing home or buy a new home. An existing home is a house that has been lived in before, wherea

  • September 23, 2015 @ 12:14 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Holding an Open House - Can These Tempting Tips Boost Your Chances of a Sale?

Is your home currently on the market? Are you hoping for a quick sale and want to stack the odds in your favour? One powerful option to consider is to maximize the potential of the open house showings

  • August 12, 2015 @ 12:32 PM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

Ten Cheap Home Upgrades That Pay Off

If you're thinking of renovating your home, you're in good company. According to Toronto-based real estate consultants Altus Group, Canadians spent a record $67.8 billion in home renovation in 2014 -

  • June 29, 2015 @ 9:19 AM
  • Posted by Sherry Jenkins

4 Ways To Make Your Backyard A Summer Haven

Enjoying your backyard in the summer months is a treat if you have been cooped up indoors during the cold and wet months. Here are four ways you can spruce up your yard and make it a summer haven. 1.