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Eco Gardens Attract More Than Butterflies

Eco Gardens Attract More Than Butterflies

Part of a Realtor’s job is to stay up to date on what helps make a house attractive to potential buyers. On the list of hot trends Realtors are spying these days is the eco-friendly garden. Many homebuyers are keen ...

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Tackle Your Attic For Energy Savings

Tackle Your Attic For Energy Savings

NC – Start at the top, if you’re looking to reduce your heating and cooling costs—and the top is in your attic. “If your home is more than 30 years old, chances are your attic insulation could use some bolstering,” ...

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What To Do When Your Offer Is Met With Competition

What To Do When Your Offer Is Met With Competition

Frustrations can fly when eager homebuyers run into competition during the offer phase of the home buying process. “Bidding war,” while commonly used to describe offer situations in some parts of the Greater Toronto Area, is simply another phrase for ...

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Property Planning Advice For The Retirement Boom

Property Planning Advice For The Retirement Boom

NC – Things are looking up for Canadian boomers. Compared to the generation that precedes them, they are healthier, living longer and many will work past the age of 65. This changes how retirees need to should look at their ...

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Buying Versus Renting A Home

Buying Versus Renting A Home

By Jon McKay Pride Mortgage Columnist At some point in their lives, most Canadians have probably asked themselves whether it is better to buy or rent a home. And purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions most people ...

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How To Determine What Your Home Is Worth

How To Determine What Your Home Is Worth

Homeowners are always curious about the market value of their home, especially those who are seriously thinking about selling their home. “Real estate is hyper local – prices can vary hugely between neighbourhoods, and even between blocks in the same ...

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Can You Afford Your Dream Home?

Can You Afford Your Dream Home?

Whether your dream home is a Victorian character home in the city, a sleek condo with 360-degree views, or a sprawling rancher in the suburbs, figuring out how much house you can afford is critical before making any decisions. “A ...

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Choosing Your Mortgage Amortization

Choosing Your Mortgage Amortization

By Jon McKay Pride Mortgage Columnist Selecting the length of your mortgage amortization period – the number of years it will take you to become mortgage free – is an important decision that will affect how much interest you pay ...

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