When Does a Resale Home Have a Warranty?

By: LYNN

When Does a Resale Home Have a Warranty?

Tags: Home, Warranty, Tarion

(NC) If you’ve got your eye on a resale house or condominium unit that was built recently, here’s a tip: Find out when the first owners took occupancy. Why? Because almost every newly built home in Ontario comes with a mandatory builder’s warranty that begins on the original closing date and stays with the home no matter how many times it changes hands. Knowing that your next hom...Read More

Tips To Help You Ease Into Your Brand-New Home

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Tips To Help You Ease Into Your Brand-New Home

Tags: Homes, Pre-Delivery Inspection, inspection, Warranty, Home Maintenance

(NC) All homes come with responsibilities. Older homes often require more significant repairs and inspection before you move in and throughout your time there. But new-build homes come with a unique set of duties associated with your builder’s warranty. To make sure you’re ready for it and to get the most out of your coverage, here are a few tips: 1. Take your pre-delivery inspection ...Read More

What Higher Interest Means When Buying A Home

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What Higher Interest Means When Buying A Home

Tags: interest, interest rates, mortgage, inflation

(NC) As inflation rises, many of us are adjusting our expectations of what we can afford in all areas of life. With rising interest rates accompanying this rise in inflation, you might be wondering what these changes mean for the housing market, and your current or future mortgage.  Here’s what you need to know:   Mortgage choices matter Rising interest rates have a different eff...Read More

Determining the Future of a Neighbourhood

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Determining the Future of a Neighbourhood

Tags: Neighbourhood, Future

Imagine you have a crystal ball that enables you to see what a neighbourhood will be like in five years. Wouldn’t that be handy? You’d be able to get a glimpse of the area’s future before deciding to move there.  Unfortunately, that crystal ball hasn’t been invented yet. But, you can still predict the future of a neighbourhood with a fairly high degree of accuracy. On...Read More

Planning a home improvement project? A kitchen renovation can increase your home’s value by 20%

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Planning a home improvement project? A kitchen renovation can increase your home’s value by 20%

Tags: Home improvements, kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, sellers

According to a recent Royal LePage survey of 340 real estate professionals across the country, a kitchen renovation is the most worthwhile home improvement project. Respondents say that, on average, a kitchen renovation has the potential to increase a property’s value by 20 per cent. A bathroom renovation ranked second, with the potential to increase a home’s value by an average of 16 ...Read More

Places Buyers Look When Viewing Your Home

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Places Buyers Look When Viewing Your Home

Tags: Buyers,view, home

You might be surprised to know which spaces in a home most buyers look at when viewing a property. If you’re preparing your home for sale, make sure to consider the following places that are likely to be checked out:   Inside closets. Buyers want to get a sense of the size and capacity of all your closets. Make sure they’re clean and well organized. Avoid the “overstuffed&...Read More

Seniors Want To Remain In Their Homes Longer

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Seniors Want To Remain In Their Homes Longer

Tags: Seniors,Homes,Canadians,Royal LePage

  The home that Canadians expect to spend their golden years in is often purchased well before retirement. But, with those days so far in the future, it can be difficult to imagine which features would be essential at that time.  Royal LePage recently surveyed its network of senior housing experts and found that while not all Canadian seniors are looking for the same features in a prop...Read More

How to Get the Buyer's Perspective on your Property

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How to Get the Buyer's Perspective on your Property

Tags: Buyer,walk through,home

When you walk through the front door of your home, you have a very different experience than a buyer would. You see the familiar. You see the memories. You see your life. In fact, you might even wonder why anyone would hesitate to fall instantly in love with your home. Buyers, however, don’t have that same perspective. When they walk through your front door, they see a place they’ve ...Read More

Getting An Early Start on Selling Your Home

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Getting An Early Start on Selling Your Home

Tags: Selling Your Home,Less Stress, Sell More Quickly

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 will miss out. Well, this same wisdom can be appl...Read More

Canada’s national aggregate home price forecast to rise 10.5% by the end of 2022

By: Lynn

Canada’s national aggregate home price forecast to rise 10.5% by the end of 2022

Tags: Home prices, Canada's home values, housing supply, Royal LePage

TORONTO, ON, December 15, 2021 – Following more than a year of record price appreciation across the country, Canadian home values are expected to rise strongly again in 2022, however at a slower pace compared to 2021. Pent-up demand from buyers who were unable to transact in 2021, coupled with the growing need for shelter from new household formation and newcomers to Canada, will contin...Read More

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