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How Can You Choose the Best Real Estate Agent for Yourself?

It's no easy feat to purchase or sell a house, and it's one of the biggest investments. It is also important to find a real estate agent who has expertise in leading you through the procedure. There is no lack of real estate competing for the job through online advertisements, greeting cards, and bumper stickers. However, with so many experts, you can feel overwhelmed in choosing the right real estate...

5 things you must know about condo fees

What determines a condo’s fees?   Condo fees are similar costs you would incur if you owned a home, but they’re shared by the entire condominium building.   The condo does all of the landscaping, and then all the owners pay a portion of the cost. It’s a small fraction of what you’d pay for a house. This covers the salaries of anybody employed by the condo.   The cost...

Six Tips to Save Money When Buying A Home in Montreal

Save Money Go to your bank and open a savings account if you don't already have one. Then begin to put 10-15% of your paycheck on your account. Saving money enables you to begin a rainy-day fund, not because you have to clean your tapestries or don't have enough money to pay the bills that month but in case anything fails at home. Improve your Credit Score The lower your credit value, the higher the...

The condo vs. house debate: which is the better option for you?

Here are some key factors to help buyers decide what is best for them. The advantages and disadvantages of buying a condo Condo developments are more popular than ever before, specifically in Toronto and Vancouver. Every year, more and more people are flocking to highrises and new developments whether it be for investment purposes (last year it was reported that 40 per cent of condos in Toronto and...

What You Need To Know About Mortgage Down Payments

How much you pay upfront could expand your options and save you money. One of the most important parts of your home purchase is your down payment. Whether you diligently save for a few years, borrow money from family, or use your RRSP, maximizing your down payment will save you money on your mortgage and give you more choice. Here’s everything you need to know about mortgage down payments in...

Prices of luxury homes continue to skyrocket during pandemic in cities across Canada

While the pandemic has affected many areas of Canada's real estate market, the price of luxury homes is certainly not one of them. On Tuesday, Royal LePage released its Luxury Property Report which shows that the price of a luxury house and condominium has risen in many regions across the country since the spread of COVID-19. Nationally, a entry-level luxury house as $2 million and recent...

Where to buy real estate : Montreal

  While rising prices may pose a challenge for some first-time buyers, this city’s real estate will see sustained growth. While the rest of Canada’s urban housing markets were deflating under the pressure of the mortgage stress test and portents of potentially higher interest rates, Montreal was one of two cities to report price growth in 2019. (The other city was Halifax.) In fact,...

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