Real Estate Blog for Buyers & Sellers

  • November 13, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

What is the Difference Between a Home Equity Loan and Refinancing?

Though most people believe that their home is a great place to live, others see the value in owning a home. It can be a great investment. However, i...

  • October 23, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

How Many Homes Should You Tour Before Buying?

If you are beginning the home-buying process, you may begin to wonder how long it will take until you find the perfect home for you and your family....

  • October 9, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home?

Spring may be the most popular time of the year to buy a new home, but is it the best time of year to go home shopping? While the best time to browse ...

  • September 25, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

How To Stage A House For Sale

It's time to sell your house, and you know you need to stage it for sale, but you're not sure how. This step-by-step guide will help you successfully ...

  • September 11, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage

For the vast majority of home buyers, obtaining a mortgage will be a vital part of the purchasing process. Of course, in order to be approved for th...

  • August 28, 2019
  • Karen Stanko

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Condo

When you decide to take your first step on the property ladder, you will have plenty of property-types to choose from. Many buyers prefer to buy an ex...

  • 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 ...