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How Many Homes Should You Tour Before Buying in Mississauga and Barrie, ON?

How Many Homes Should You Tour Before Buying in Mississauga and Barrie, ON?

October 16, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

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. The answer to that varies due to different factor ... [read more]

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home in Mississauga and Barrie, ON?

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home in Mississauga and Barrie, ON?

October 2, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

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 real estate is when you need a new home, there are ... [read more]

How To Stage A House For Sale in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

How To Stage A House For Sale in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

September 18, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

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 prepare your house for the market, from fixing nec ... [read more]

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

September 4, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

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 that mortgage, you will need to ensure that your cre ... [read more]

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Condo

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Condo

August 21, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

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 existing single-family home, some want to buy a plot ... [read more]

10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

August 7, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

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 lived in) or a new construction. While each choice pro ... [read more]

How Much House Can You Afford in Mississauga and Barrie, ON? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

How Much House Can You Afford in Mississauga and Barrie, ON? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

July 17, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

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 right answer to this common query, and the size of th ... [read more]

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

July 3, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

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 higher. If they do allow for lower credit scores, i ... [read more]

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

June 19, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

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 now and when will the keys finally change hands? T ... [read more]

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

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

June 5, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Securing pre-qualification, pre-approval, and mortgage commitment letters can simplify the mortgage application process. These steps can also help home buyers avoid disaster. They don't need all three ... [read more]

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