Exploring the Hidden Costs of Homeownership
Owning a home is a dream many of us aspire to achieve. It's a place where we create lasting memories, build our lives, and find comfort. However, beneath the surface of this dream lies a reality we often overlook—the hidden costs of ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 11, 2023 in Home Buying Tips
The Pros and Cons of Living in a Condo vs. a House
The urban landscape is rapidly changing. With the surge in urbanization, many are pondering the age-old question of living in a condo vs. a house and finding out which is better. Dive into this comprehensive guide to discover the pros and cons of ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 7, 2023 in Home Buying Tips
Pros and Cons of Buying a Fixer-Upper in Edmonton
As a real estate investment strategy, buying a home needing repair and fixing it up to sell or rent it out may pay dividends. They provide the chance to buy a house that requires considerable work. They put money into the renovations, hoping to get ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on March 1, 2023 in Home Buying Tips
Real Estate Tips: How to Buy an Edmonton Home for the First Time
The average single-family home in Edmonton costs nearly $400,000. So, if you're planning to buy your first home, it's important to get it right.
But, what do you need to know to find the home of your dreams and actually get it? Keep reading to ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on July 1, 2022 in Home Buying Tips
Edmonton Real Estate: 5 Thing To Consider When Buying a Home
Do you know buyers spend an average of 30-60 days looking for a home?
Buying a home is a significant financial decision that must be well thought out. Whether you plan on buying a modernized urban loft or a dream sprawling suburban ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on June 13, 2022 in Home Buying Tips
How to Prepare for a Competitive Home Buying Season
Last year has been more than unusual - and for more than one reason. Among other things, this has also affected the real estate market. However, as things slowly get back to the usual, we need to prepare for a competitive home-buying season. There ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on March 2, 2022 in Home Buying Tips
Guide to Avoiding Home Buyer's Remorse
Buying a home is one of the most significant and most stressful events a person can experience in their lifetime. As you're making such a large investment, it's only natural you'll feel overwhelmed and scared. Even after you made a purchase, all ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 29, 2021 in Home Buying Tips
The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Your First Home
Are you thinking of buying your first home in Edmonton? Here are a few crucial do’s and don’ts to keep in mind as you navigate the first-time home buying process.
Do: Figure Out Home Much You Can Afford
The first thing you’ll ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on March 4, 2021 in Home Buying Tips
Essential Tips For Saving Money on Your Next Home Purchase
There’s no denying that a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make during your lifetime. Why not save on this large financial investment with these easy-to-follow simple tips?
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Posted by Paul Paiva on February 18, 2021 in Home Buying Tips
3 Affordable Homes in Edmonton for First Time Home Buyers
Despite ongoing problems associated with the pandemic worldwide, Canada's housing market remains strong.
House prices have risen by 9% compared to last year, leaving the prospect of a new home out of reach for many first-time buyers. ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 28, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
12 Helpful Tips for First-Time Home Buyers
Follow these top 12 tips to make buying your first home as easy and stress-free as possible.
1. Clean Up Your Finances
Your financial health will determine your eligibility for a mortgage loan. It will also impact your interest rate and monthly ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on December 10, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Programs Explained
For first-time buyers especially, scraping together even the minimum down payment required to purchase a home in Canada can be difficult. But the good news is, there are several programs and incentives available to help ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 3, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
All In the Family: 5 Tips For Multi-Generational Living
Multi-generational homes are a popular choice among homeowners looking to maintain a close relationship with their loved ones while saving money on rent, daycare, senior care and mortgage payments. In fact, roughly 2.2 million people (or 6% of the ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on October 8, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
7 Things No One Tells You About Buying a Home
From the importance of teaming up with a REALTOR®® to preparing for hidden costs, there are several things you should know before heading out to purchase a home (even if you already have experience).
We’re here to help!
Posted by Robert Hasek on August 13, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Open For Business: What You Need to Know About YEG Real Estate
With the gradual reopening of shops and services in and around the province, Edmonton’s real estate market has experienced a strong surge in buying and selling activity. This slow return to normal, paired with low home prices and interest ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on May 28, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Home Insurance: Your Questions Answered
Learn more about home insurance, what it covers and how much it costs, while gaining insight into Alberta’s top home insurance providers.
What is Home Insurance, Exactly?
Home insurance protects your home, and its contents, in the event ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on April 23, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Home?
There’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty for those looking to buy a home in the capital region. With so many homeowners facing financial hardship, the very idea of entering the real estate market has prospective ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on April 9, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
The Pros and Cons of Attached and Detached Garages
One garage is as good as another, right? Well, not exactly. When it comes to attached vs. detached garages, there are some significant differences - and knowing the pros and cons of each will help you make the right decision when buying or building ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on January 7, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
5 Critical Facts Every Home Buyer Should Know
Regardless of whether it’s your first or hundredth time hitting the Edmonton market, the decision to purchase a home is always a big one. Ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible by keeping these 5 critical facts in mind.
Posted by Robert Hasek on November 29, 2019 in Home Buying Tips
Home Styles 101: 6 Great Things About Single-Family Homes
Single-family homes are hands down the most popular home style in Edmonton – and with all the amazing advantages that come along single-family living, it’s easy to see why!
Here are just a few of the many fantastic benefits ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 12, 2019 in Home Buying Tips