Blog

What Happens when you Make an Offer?

If you want to buy a new washing machine, you simply go into a retail store and pay the listed price. Pretty simple. However, it doesn’t work quite that way when it comes to real estate. Although a home will usually have a “listed price”, you must make an “offer” for ...

Continue Reading

SASKATCHEWAN ISN’T TORONTO: Why the New Proposed Mortgage Stress Test Rules are Bad Policy for Smaller Markets

SASKATCHEWAN ISN’T TORONTO: Why the New Proposed Mortgage Stress Test Rules are Bad Policy for Smaller Markets May 5th, 2021 Often ignoring the fact that real estate is highly local, recent headlines have prompted fears that the Canadian real estate market is overheated. Much of this fear, however, comes from large markets ...

Continue Reading

Is Your Home in “Move-In” Condition?

When buyers view your home, they ask themselves whether they like it. Assuming that the answer is “yes”, they try to determine how much work would be required before they could move in. It’s not uncommon for a buyer to be interested in a property but be turned off by the ...

Continue Reading

How Much Can you Afford?

Why is it so important to know how much you can afford to spend on a home? Two reasons. First, you don’t want to buy a property and then find out, after you’ve moved in, that you can’t financially maintain it. That would mean having to resell it under stressful conditions. Second, you ...

Continue Reading

Consider the Possibilities

You’re shopping for a new home. You visit a property that looks great from the outside, but when you go inside to explore the rooms, you’re disappointed. The kitchen is cluttered and “feels” small. The living room seems too wide. The master bedroom doesn’t look comfortable at all. Should you strike ...

Continue Reading

How Much is Your Home Worth?

If you are like most homeowners, you have probably often wondered what your home is currently worth. You may want to know the value of your home just because you’re curious, or because you need to know the financial value of this important investment, or even because you’re thinking of making ...

Continue Reading