Real Estate Blog for Buyers & Sellers

  • August 14, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House

There are two options available when seeking a new home for your family. You can purchase a resale (meaning an older home that has already been live...

  • July 24, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

How Much House Can You Afford? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

It is the perennial question for every first-time homeowner. How much house can I afford? As with so many life-changing decisions, there is no one rig...

  • July 10, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit

For many Canadians looking to purchase a home, bad credit scores stand in the way of getting a mortgage. Most lenders prefer your score to be 650 or h...

  • June 27, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

After sending the offer to purchase to the seller, there's nothing left to do but cross some fingers and hope for the best. Or is there? What happens ...

  • June 12, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

Securing pre-qualification, pre-approval, and mortgage commitment letters can simplify the mortgage application process. These steps can also help hom...

  • May 22, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

Purchasing your first home is always an exciting life milestone. However, if you want to make a smooth and easy transition into home ownership, ther...

  • May 8, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

Mortgage Mistakes - How to Avoid Getting in Over Your Head When Buying Your First Home

If you are tired of renting and ready to buy the home of your dreams, you need to plan carefully. The dream of home ownership is a wonderful thing, bu...

  • April 24, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

Four Tips to Sell Your Home in a Hurry

Selling your home can be a time-consuming process - a situation which is less than ideal if you want to move sooner rather than later. Luckily, thou...

  • April 10, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

Mortgage Questions for First-Time Buyers

While purchasing a home qualifies as the largest acquisition in many peoples' lives, it doesn't have to invoke anxiety. As long as you know what to ...

  • March 27, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

What to Look for in an Investment Property

Investing in real estate can be a great way to grow your wealth. However, in order to be a successful investor, you will need to identify the right ...