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More Single Women Are Purchasing Homes

In Canada, more single women are purchasing homes, and their numbers are rising. They are now the second-largest group of buyers, behind married couples. When it comes to single women vs. single men, single women account for 25% of buyers, whereas single men account for 10% of buyers. Why? Well, to find out, you’ll have to continue reading. Hopefully, those single ladies will inspire you to get in touch with experienced real estate brokers and start looking for your first Montreal home. Increasing Financial Independence and Decision-Making Power of Women One of the undiscussed aspects of the upward trend in single women buying homes is the increasing financial independence and decision-making power of women. Over [...]

2023-10-25T14:19:52-04:00October 25th, 2023|

What You Need to Know Before Applying for a Home Loan

Nowadays, everyone knows one thing: if you want to finish up the bidding on the house quickly and secure ownership of it, you need to pre-apply for a mortgage. However, the details of what sort of mortgage you should get and what you can do to maximize your chances of being approved for one are murky. So, let’s take a closer look at what you need to know before applying for a home loan!   Try to maintain a good credit score Your credit score is one of the most important things you need to understand before applying for a home loan. You see, your credit will be played on a ‘score’ from three to [...]

2023-01-19T09:03:57-05:00January 18th, 2023|

Eco-Friendly Upgrades to add to Your Home

  Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to live an eco-friendly, sustainable life. Creating a home with eco-friendly features is one big step towards that. When we change our everyday habits and our surroundings, we make the biggest difference. This is due to the fact that all of our everyday choices, which might seem irrelevant at first, add up. Once you calculate the impact difference between a home with eco-friendly features and one that doesn’t, you can see these changes pay off. Not only do eco-friendly upgrades make your home more sustainable, but they can have other benefits, too. Let’s see what the best eco-friendly home upgrades are and how they can [...]

2022-12-09T15:35:03-05:00December 9th, 2022|

6 Things You Should Do to Your Home Before Fall

Fall is already here and just about to reveal its true colors. It’s not too late to prepare your living space for upcoming rainy days and low temperatures. This article brings 6 essential changes you should do to your home before fall takes off. As a result, you’ll enjoy refreshed home and a cozier fall season ahead of you. So, take time to read the tips and put them to good use! 1 - Make more space in your new home this fall Professional real estate experts agree that fall is a perfect time to eliminate junk and make more space in your home (and life). So, use your days off to declutter every part of your [...]

2022-10-22T13:06:05-04:00October 22nd, 2022|

Six Tips to Save Money When Buying a Property in Montreal

Buying a Montreal home is an experience that comes with various emotions attached, especially if it's your first time. From feeling joyful and excited to feeling scared and apprehensive, you'll feel like you're riding an emotional rollercoaster. Since purchasing a house is probably one of (if not the) most significant investments you'll make in your life, feeling this way is entirely understandable. That's what inspired us to try to help and write this article. We've consulted Montreal real estate experts and asked for tips to help you go through this experience as stress-free as possible. And, since finances are the number one concern and worry for most buyers, in this article, we'll focus on [...]

2022-08-20T15:19:41-04:00August 20th, 2022|

6 Ways to Tell If a Home Is Overpriced

While searching for a home on the real estate market, you have all the chances to find overpriced properties. In that case, you need a bit of expertise to know how to spot and avoid them better. However, when you are a first-time homebuyer, you may lack that knowledge. As a result, we would like to help you in your quest by showing you six ways to tell if a home is overpriced. They will help you learn how to analyze a listing correctly and spot the specific signs of overpriced properties. After reading this article, you will know exactly how to stay away from deceptive homes. So, without further ado, here are the things [...]

2022-07-26T13:34:17-04:00July 26th, 2022|

Things to Do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

If you plan to sell your home, there are some things you should do before putting up a for sale sign. They are just some simple steps that you can take to ensure you will receive offers on your property. Also, they can help you boost the appearance of your home and its value. As a result, in this article, we will go through the things you should do before putting your home on the market. And we will go over every step of the process, from repairs to staging and advertising. So, without further ado, here is what you need to do to sell your home fast and for more money.  Make the necessary [...]

2022-07-09T11:52:03-04:00July 9th, 2022|

How to Know You’ve Found the Right Home

It all starts in our neocortex and thalamus; that's where imagination is conceived. We go from there. We see the outlines and envision the floor plan with great precision; the brain can go as far as evoking the smell of fresh paint in our new home. We write down our guidelines and our must-haves and crunch the budget numbers. We pick up the phone and contact our trusted real estate broker. Then we wait. For magic. After a few house tours, our inner indecisiveness kicks in as we find ourselves overwhelmed with the real estate buffet in front of us. "The one from Tuesday had the best backyard, but the one I saw yesterday had [...]

2022-06-11T16:45:26-04:00June 11th, 2022|

Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers

Oh, it's a journey. Whether you're a first-time home buyer or made a hobby out of property investment, finding that perfect piece of land that checks all the boxes is laborious. The real estate market may be our oyster, but finding that one pearl is rare (1 in 10,000 if we're talking real oyster pearls; scientific fact). Luckily for us, the real estate market reality is not that bleak. "Seek, and you shall find" - it's all it takes. A little time and a keen eye for detail. Plus a checklist. Easy does it. Let's walk through our home inspection checklist for buyers and get you closer to saying, "I do." Home inspection 101 You're [...]

2022-05-21T15:25:47-04:00May 21st, 2022|

Buying Old vs. New Properties

Buying a home is a challenging and demanding task. There are so many things to consider. Everything requires your time and effort, from budget and location to all the paperwork. Not to mention you're probably juggling buying and selling a home at the same time! However, there is one question you should know the answer to before you start scrolling down the listings, buying old vs. new properties - which is better? Different brokers will give you different answers. Some are certain that old, established properties are a better investment. On the other hand, some say that you can't go wrong with a new one. But most will agree that it depends on your needs, [...]

2022-04-30T11:39:14-04:00April 28th, 2022|
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