By: Tania Nelson

How Much Should I Expect to Pay on Closing Costs?

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Whether you're looking to buy your first home, or trading up to a larger one, there are many costs – on top of the purchase price – that you must figure into your calculation of affordability. These extra fees, such as taxes and other additional costs, could surprise you with an unwanted financial nightmare on closing day if you're not informed and prepared.    Some o...Read More

By: Tania Nelson

Stop Paying Rent – A guide to becoming a homeowner rather than a home-renter

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From basement suites to full houses, renting is a huge business in this country. If you currently rent, you know that paying out those hundreds of dollars every month to line the pockets of your landlord is not a pleasant task. However, like most renters you probably feel stuck in a home that isn't even yours simply because you can't save up that down payment for your own home.   This...Read More

By: Tania Nelson

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Up to a Larger Home

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Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you're looking to move-up, and already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It's very important for you to consider these issues before you list your home for sale.   Not only is there the issue of financing to consider, but you also have to sell your present home at exactly the right time in order ...Read More