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2019 Canada Liveability Report

2019 Canada Liveability Report

Canadians love where they live; RE/MAX Report explores some of the best places to live in Canada 89 per cent of Canadians would recommend their neighbourhoods to others Major Canadian cities are a beacon for liveability Canadians genuinely celebrate the liveability factors — the qualities that give each homeowner the true satisfaction of his/her home […]

April 2019 CREB Stats

April 2019 CREB Stats

April brings a slight inventory decline There have been no significant changes occurring in sales activity, but the number of new listings coming onto the market continues to ease relative to 2018 levels. The decline in new listings was enough to start chipping away at overall inventory levels, which have eased slightly compared to last […]

What to Look for in Your “Forever” Home

What to Look for in Your “Forever” Home

Finding the perfect “forever” home can take, well, forever. Not only will it likely involve several moves, but you’ll have an ever-evolving vision of what “perfect” means to you as you change and grow. Your ideal home today can quickly become a far-from-ideal situation when life throws you a curveball. Changing jobs, getting a new […]

Sold Data on REALTOR.ca?

Sold Data on REALTOR.ca?

Select active listings displayed on Canada’s No. 1 real estate website, REALTOR.ca, now show how much a property sold for in the past. On April 2, the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR) became the first board or association allowing the option to show historical sold data on listings. The new feature will be rolling out […]

Getting an Early Start on Selling your Home

Getting an Early Start on Selling your Home

You’ve probably heard the expression, “The early-bird gets the worm.” It refers, of course, to those who get in early and reap the rewards. For example, if you arrive early to a retail store for a big blowout sale, you’re likely to get the deals before the inventory runs out. The stragglers who come later […]

Buying a Home in a Competitive Neighbourhood

Buying a Home in a Competitive Neighbourhood

Imagine you’ve dreamed of living in a particular neighbourhood, perhaps for years, and then, when you’re finally ready to make a move, finding out that the area is competitive and buying there is definitely a challenge. A disappointment? Not necessarily. There is a lot you can do to buy into a popular neighbourhood, even in […]

March 2019 CREB Stats

March 2019 CREB Stats

Oversupply persists despite improved sales activity for affordable product March saw a modest decline in city wide sales activity compared to last year. However, sales have been rising for more affordable product in the detached and attached sectors. Shifts in the lower end of the market have not outweighed easing across the higher priced product. […]

FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER INCENTIVE

FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER INCENTIVE

A major item from this week’s federal budget is the first-time home buyer incentive. Under the plan, the government will advance up to 10 per cent of the purchase price of a home so first-time buyers can take out a smaller mortgage and keep monthly payments lower. Here are the five main things you need […]

Staging Your Home in a Hurry

Staging Your Home in a Hurry

Ideally you should have a week or two available before you list your property in order to stage your home and make it look its best for buyers. But, what if you listed quickly and within hours of the For Sale sign going up a buyer wants to view your property? In that scenario, you […]

March – Fraud Prevention Month

March – Fraud Prevention Month

March 1st marks Fraud Prevention Month across Canada. The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is taking action to raise awareness about common fraud scenarios in the real estate and mortgage sectors. “During Alberta’s economic downturn we’ve seen an increase in certain types of fraud schemes and misleading behaviour,” said Bob Myroniuk, RECA Executive Director. […]