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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...

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RE/MAX TOPS ALL REAL ESTATE FRANCHISE BRANDS IN FRANCHISE TIMES TOP 200.

For the 12th straight year, RE/MAX ranks as the No. 1 real estate franchise brand in the annual Franchise Times Top 200 list, based on global sales. The honor reinforces the enduring quality behind the RE/MAX brand name. Coming in at No. 16, RE/MAX joins household names such as McDonald’s, 7-Eleven and Taco Bell at the top of the widely respected list. “This recognition reflects...

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Keeping Your Plants Alive In The Winter.

Scientists say that the air inside our homes can be several times more polluted than the air outdoors. Through their natural process of respiration, houseplants filter out toxins while increasing oxygen levels and moisture, leaving the air cleaner and healthier to breathe. In the summer,  you can tend to your urban jungle with 12+ hours of sunlight  and warm air. You have watched them grow,...

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RECORD-SHATTERING HOME SALES CONTINUE INTO FALL.

Delayed by pandemic-related lockdowns, summer's peak homebuying season pushed into fall. In fact, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report for September, closings rose 21.1% from a year ago and on average, homes sold in a mere 39 days. Meanwhile, the inventory of homes for sale plummeted to an all-time low in September 2020. Sinking below the previous report low set in August 2020,...

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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Halloween ideas for kids to have fun during COVID times.

Halloween may be canceled this year but you can still celebrate and your kids can still have fun with these fantastic ideas that are safe during COVID times. 1. Have a Halloween candy hunt. Hide candy throughout your home and get your kids rushing and hunting to get their reward of a candy haul! The best part? It can be a great exercise, too! 2. Turn your house into a haunted...

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Will Canadian Real Estate Prices Decline? Not Likely.

The strength of the Canadian real estate market has continued to prove itself time and time again during the pandemic. While we’re not out of the woods yet, we are expecting continued growth for the duration of 2020, with an active market for the foreseeable future and balanced conditions at the national level into 2021. This is great news for Canadians. So why all the fear mongering by the...

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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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Selling Your Home: The 11 Most Important Spots to Declutter Before the Open House.

Make no mistake about it: when you’re selling your house, potential buyers want to see everything. That means no area of your home (not even your utility closet) is safe from the gaze of a serious house hunter. That’s why it’s crucial to maximize every square inch of your place—backyard shed included—by minimizing your overall clutter. Before you can successfully show off your house to anyone...

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