A Checklist for Finding Your Next Family Home

Searching for a new family home can be an exciting yet overwhelming task. With so many factors to consider, it’s important to have a clear plan and checklist to assist in navigating you through the process. Here, we’ll provide you with an introductory guide to help you find your next family home with ease and…

The Hidden Costs of Buying Your First Home

Are you buying your first home? If so, congratulations! This is a significant milestone for any family willing to begin the journey to homeownership. Many Canadians understand the benefits of owning a house, townhome, or condominium as you build equity and plant roots. As mortgage rates start to ease as the Bank of Canada (BoC)…

Demystifying Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive

As Canadian real estate prices continue to climb and interest rates remain at their highest levels in more than two decades, it seems the down payment required to buy a house gets dragged along for the ride, skyrocketing to heights that are difficult or impossible to save. This is a huge challenge for first-time homebuyers…

Canadian Real Estate: 10 Most Affordable Places to Buy (2024)

After last year’s cooldown in the Canadian real estate market, prices have been edging higher on solid demand, tight supply, and expectations regarding lower interest rates. Today, the average price for a home in one of the world’s hottest housing industries is a little bit more than $700,000. Despite widespread attention the issue has been…

How Taylor Swift is Impacting the Housing Market

Taylor Swift is not only a powerhouse in the music industry but also a significant cultural influencer whose impact resonates far beyond the stage. Her Eras Tour, which has grossed a record-breaking $1 billion to date, has delighted fans worldwide and significantly impacted the economies of the cities that hosted her performances, including the housing…

Top 5 Benefits of Downsizing Your Home After the Kids Move Out

As your kids grow up and start their own lives, you might find yourself at a crossroads. If you’re a Canadian Baby Boomer, born between 1946 and 1964, now could be the perfect time to think about whether to stay in your current home or move to a smaller place that’s easier to manage. The…

Boosting Your Home’s Curb Appeal for a Summer Sale

The way your home looks from the street—including the landscaping, paintwork, and overall vibe—signals to potential buyers what they might find inside. If the exterior looks neglected or outdated, buyers might not bother to check out the inside, even if it’s beautifully updated. A well-maintained exterior not only invites buyers to look further but also…

Want to Buy a Cottage? Here’s What to Keep in Mind

When you’re admiring a marshmallow roasted to gooey perfection in front of a crackling campfire or sitting on a dock in the thralls of yet another firey orange sunset, it’s easy to wonder why you shouldn’t buy a cottage of your own, so you can fill up your memory with more of the joyous moments…

The Top 5 Features to Look for In Your Next Home

Diving into the hunt for a new home can be a bit daunting. Buying a house is a big deal—not only does it come with a hefty price tag, but it’s also a decision you’ll live with for a long time. You definitely want to end up feeling happy with your choice. Picking out a…

The Pros and Cons of Keeping Your First Home as a Rental Property

Whether you are increasing your family size or desiring to flee the city, there are many reasons why households typically uproot their households. But this also leads to another interesting question: What should you do with your current home? For some, the answer is simple: sell it and move on. For others, households might want…