The Pros and Cons of Buying a Fixer-Upper Home
Welcome, everyone! Are you dreaming of buying a fixer-upper home? You're not alone. In this post, we'll peel back the layers, revealing the true appeal of these potential-packed properties. Initially, we'll delve into why many homebuyers are drawn ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on August 3, 2023 in Buying a Home
Home Inspections: 5 Benefits When Buying a Home
If you're thinking about buying a home this year, it's time to learn what buying a home entails. It's not as simple as tracking down a property that seems to check all of your boxes, from price to location. It's about verifying that the ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 16, 2022 in Buying a Home
Making the Purchase: How to Make an Offer on a Home
In some ways, the Canadian housing market is going through a difficult time. Research has found that the number of housing transactions occurring is almost 25% lower than it was a year ago. In that kind of situation, it is more important ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on August 29, 2022 in Buying a Home
Purchasing Your First Home Using a Home Buyers’ Plan
Nothing is more satisfying than having your very own home. And despite the economic trouble caused by the pandemic, the real estate market continues to power through. In fact, the Canadian Real Estate Association reports that national home sales ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on February 2, 2021 in Buying a Home
Buying a New Home? 7 Ways to Tell You’ve Found the “One”
With so many great homes available on the Edmonton market, how do you know you’ve found the right one for you and your family?
Here are seven ways to tell:
1. Your Needs Are Covered
First things first - think of your current wants and ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on January 28, 2021 in Buying a Home
6 Tips For Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time
Buying a new home before selling your current one isn’t always easy but, with the right information and approach, it can be done (even enjoyably!).
Here are our top tips:
1. Buy With a Contingency to Sell
One of the easiest ways to ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 19, 2020 in Buying a Home
Hunting For a New Home: Our Top Do’s and Don’ts
Enjoy a seamless house-hunting experience and avoid (costly) mistakes by observing these key Do’s and Don’ts.
DO: Determine How Much Home You Can Afford In Advance
It’s important to get a handle on what you can reasonably afford ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 5, 2020 in Buying a Home
5 Benefits of Buying a Home With a Secondary Suite
Whether you’re looking to minimize your mortgage payments, boost your monthly income, or break into the world of real estate investing, there are numerous advantages to buying a home with a secondary suite.
What is a Secondary ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on September 24, 2020 in Buying a Home
7 Things to Negotiate When Buying a Home (Beyond Price)
When it comes to buying a home, did you know there are several things you can negotiate with a seller other than price? And that many of these negotiable items can save you time and money (potentially hundreds or thousands of dollars) on your ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on July 23, 2020 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 8811 152B Ave
8811 152B Ave is a bright and beautiful four-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow located in the quiet community of Evansdale. Offering over 1,000 square feet of living space (not including the professionally finished basement), a double detached ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on July 16, 2020 in Buying a Home
New CMHC Mortgage Rules: What Do They Mean For Home Buyers?
The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has announced tighter rules for mortgage applicants, effective July 1st, 2020. How will these changes affect your ability to buy a home? Here’s what you need to know:
New Limits on Debt ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on June 25, 2020 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 2718 Kirkland Way
Luxury living in one of Edmonton’s newest river valley communities! Located in the up and coming southwest neighbourhood of Keswick, 2718 Kirkland Way represents nothing short of high-end family living at it’s finest. Modern, spacious ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on June 9, 2020 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 3260 130A Avenue
A one-of-a-kind find in Edmonton’s northeast Clareview District, 3260 130A Avenue is a recently-renovated, two-storey townhome featuring three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. Generously sized at over 1,200 square feet, this ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on March 5, 2020 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 25 Norwood Close
Welcome to 25 Norwood Close - a must-see for anyone looking for an affordable, single-family home in the welcoming City of St. Albert. Located in the amenity-friendly North Ridge neighbourhood, 25 Norwood Close is a double ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on February 27, 2020 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 4779 Crabapple Run
Are you looking for affordable, amenity-friendly living in a great new neighbourhood? Look no further than 4779 Crabapple Run. Located in The Orchards at Ellerslie, this 1,356 square foot half-duplex features three bedrooms, three bathrooms and ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on January 20, 2020 in Buying a Home
6 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR® When Buying a New Construction Home
Are you considering purchasing a new construction home? Here are six great reasons why you’ll want to partner with an expert REALTOR®® beforehand:
1. They Know the Best Builders
A good REALTOR®® will be able to refer you to a variety ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on December 20, 2019 in Buying a Home
Condo Fees In Edmonton: What You Need to Know
Affordable and low-maintenance, Edmonton condos make a great home choice for first-time buyers, working professionals, downsizers and everything in between. They’re also extremely amenity-friendly, with entertainment venues, recreation areas, ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 12, 2019 in Buying a Home
Alberta’s New Home Warranty Explained
Are you thinking about buying a new construction home? Did you know that under Alberta’s New Home Buyer Protection Act, all new builds are required to have a minimum 10-year warranty?
While coverage terms may vary from builder to ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on November 18, 2019 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 1401 Twp Rd 540, Rural Parkland County
If you’ve been dreaming of a quiet, lakeside lifestyle that ISN’T far removed from big-city amenities, 1401 Twp Rd 540 is the perfect home for you. Situated just 10 mins from Stony Plain, this 1,300+ sq. ft., double-wide modular boasts ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 19, 2019 in Buying a Home
Top Tips for Saving Your Down Payment
Trying to save for your dream home but finding yourself a little strapped for cash? These top tips will make saving for your down payment a whole lot easier.
Determine Your New Home Wants vs. Needs
First things first, you’ll need ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 12, 2019 in Buying a Home