We knew it couldn't last forever. If you're thinking about buying or refinancing, you certainly want to get the best rate, so start shopping now before another rate increase.
I have said it many times - unless you have the full purchase price of your new home sitting in your chequing account, DO NOT WAIVE your finance condition until the bank has done ALL their due diligence and you have final approval, including their appraisal of your new property, in writing!
There is more than just location, features, and amenities influencing buyers. Find out how the numbers associated with your current property (or your next purchase) can effect your bottom line.
Some of the common mistakes people make when putting their home up for sale.
This is a great program that assists with the downpayment toward the purchase of a home for qualified buyers in Grey County.
Find out more and take advantage or tell a friend.
I have clients who have successfully navigated this process and now own their own home for the first time.
Inquire today before the money runs out!
Just like the Grey County program, with different qualification amounts, these programs are only offered until the funding runs out, so let me know if you want more detail or assistance in navigating the process and you too could be a home owner soon!
TORONTO, April 4, 2013 –The Royal LePage House Price Survey released today showed that house prices remained relatively flat in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012, recording that the average price of a home in Canada increased between 1.2 per cent and 2.4 per cent. An unprecedented combination of flat or in some regions decreasing house prices, inexpensive mortgages and the confidence brought on by an improving economy has resulted in a unique residential real estate environment.
Here is a recent article which appeared in the Toronto Star by Real Estate lawyer Bob Aaron on why property sellers should NOT sign an SPIS.
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Brief, Mild Correction Forecast for Canada's Housing Market in First Half of 2013, According to Royal LePage
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For latest updates on lending rates visit the Bank of Canada site
For Toronto and area real estate market news, visit the Toronto Real Estate Board website.
Realtors Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound provides market statistics and other useful consumer information about Realtor services
Here is a great video on current market conditions across the Toronto Real Estate Board. For more TREB info, visit the website.
Your choice of Realtor can make all the difference.
I have often encouraged clients NOT to buy property. Why? Because my duty is to advise clients in THEIR BEST INTEREST. If you don't have a Realtor representing your best interest exclusively, call me to learn more.
Most people are unaware of the pitfalls to avoid until it's too late. Protect yourself with a professional.
There's more to this topic but this article covers most of it pretty well.
Finding the right property often takes more than 3 viewings but being prepared and realistic also helps.