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10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House

10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House

August 14, 2019 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

There are two options available when seeking a new home for your family. You can purchase a resale (meaning an older home that has already been lived in) or a new construction. While each choice pro ... [read more]

How Much House Can You Afford? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

How Much House Can You Afford? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

July 24, 2019 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

It is the perennial question for every first-time homeowner. How much house can I afford? As with so many life-changing decisions, there is no one right answer to this common query, and the size of th ... [read more]

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit

July 10, 2019 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

For many Canadians looking to purchase a home, bad credit scores stand in the way of getting a mortgage. Most lenders prefer your score to be 650 or higher. If they do allow for lower credit scores, i ... [read more]

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

June 26, 2019 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

After sending the offer to purchase to the seller, there's nothing left to do but cross some fingers and hope for the best. Or is there? What happens now and when will the keys finally change hands? T ... [read more]

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

June 12, 2019 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Securing pre-qualification, pre-approval, and mortgage commitment letters can simplify the mortgage application process. These steps can also help home buyers avoid disaster. They don't need all three ... [read more]

Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

May 22, 2019 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Purchasing your first home is always an exciting life milestone. However, if you want to make a smooth and easy transition into home ownership, there are a few mistakes you should try to avoid along ... [read more]

Mortgage Mistakes - How to Avoid Getting in Over Your Head When Buying Your First Home

Mortgage Mistakes - How to Avoid Getting in Over Your Head When Buying Your First Home

May 8, 2019 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

If you are tired of renting and ready to buy the home of your dreams, you need to plan carefully. The dream of home ownership is a wonderful thing, but without careful planning and a proactive approac ... [read more]

Four Tips to Sell Your Home in a Hurry

Four Tips to Sell Your Home in a Hurry

April 24, 2019 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

  Selling your home can be a time-consuming process - a situation which is less than ideal if you want to move sooner rather than later. Luckily, though, there are a few things that you can do ... [read more]

6 Home Renovations That Will Increase Your Home's Value

6 Home Renovations That Will Increase Your Home's Value

June 27, 2018 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Home renovations can be an expensive and time-consuming commitment, and whether you plan on staying put for the long haul or flipping the house right away, it's worth knowing which renovation projects ... [read more]

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community

June 13, 2018 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction is moving to one of the over-55 communities that ar ... [read more]

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