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Purchasing a home.

Purchasing a home is one of the most stressful processes to go through as there are many moving parts. Today we want to look at an overview of the entire home buying process. There are many individuals that make up the home-buying process. We are going to start with your mortgage broker. A mortgage broker will work with you to get pre-approved as well as guide you through incentives like the first-time...

HOW COVID-19 HAS CHANGED REAL ESTATE

A NEW NORMAL: HOW COVID-19 HAS CHANGED REAL ESTATE.

The phrase “new normal” is being applied to anything and everything right now, including to define what daily life in 2020 looks like amid COVID-19. From wearing face masks in public to socializing from six feet away, society is adapting to the rather unusual circumstances. And like with all industries, there’s also a new normal when it comes to real estate. What can homebuyers and sellers...

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RE/MAX Supports a Socially Distanced, Accessible Halloween.

Treat Accessibly joins forces with RE/MAX and Home Depot Canada for third year, to encourage Canadians to adopt accessible and safe trick-or-treating practices Recent survey says close to 80 per cent of parents with kids ages three to nine years are seeking a safer trick-or-treating option this HalloweenIn a COVID-19 recovery-focused Canada, the accessible trick-or-treating movement...

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First Time Home Buyer’s Program.

The First Time Home Buyers' Program reduces or eliminates the amount of property transfer tax you pay when you purchase your first home. If you qualify for the program, you may be eligible for either a full or partial exemption from the tax. If one or more of the purchasers don’t qualify, only the percentage of interest that the first time home buyer(s) have in the property is...

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RE/MAX Canada releases insights in key global markets amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

Canadian Real Estate Market Sentiment 56 per cent of Canadians who are planning to engage in the real estate market say they expect to do so within less than a yearAlmost half (44 per cent) of Canadians believe that the real estate market will bounce back to the strength it was before COVID-19 by 202129 per cent of Canadians believe that before the end of 2020, the Canadian housing market will return...

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Canadian Real Estate and the New Mortgage Rules.

Canadian real estate has been a tough nut to crack for some homebuyers, and those with less than 20 per cent as a down payment now face another challenge, with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s (CMHC) tighter qualification rules for borrowers of high-ratio mortgages. This move is in response to the global pandemic that has left many Canadians vulnerable. The changes, which include lower debt...

7 QUESTIONS TO ASK A REAL ESTATE AGENT BEFORE YOU COMMIT.

According to research by the National Association of Realtors, there are huge benefits to working with a real estate agent, including higher sale prices. However, every homebuyer and seller would be wise to do some “home work” to find a real estate agent who knows his or her market and who has a proven track record. Treat your vetting process like you would a job interview: ask lots of...

Savvy in the Kitchen

Savvy in the Kitchen.

Being “kitchen savvy” means knowing what foods to buy, when to buy them, how to store them, and how to prepare them. In this issue, we offer some suggestions to help save money and eat better.Bon appétit! Meal Planning Meal planning can not only save money, but you’ll be putting more thought into your cooking and be more likely to try new things. And meal planning makes it much easier...

Childproofing

The truth about childproofing your home.

Years ago, you would most likely be laughed at if you asked for a toilet lock at the hardware store, or if you wanted to hire a professional babyproofer for your home. These days there is every contraption available that you can think of to help keep your toddler safe. Of course we still need to watch them with our super human hawk-eye abilities, but to make our lives a bit easier, and to keep our...

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