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Useful Tips for Buying and Selling A Home During Covid-19 in Mississauga and Barrie, Ontario

Useful Tips for Buying and Selling A Home During Covid-19 in Mississauga and Barrie, Ontario

June 17, 2020 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

The coronavirus pandemic has derailed buying and selling activities in the property market. Albeit fewer homes have been listed for sale, the industry is gradually recovering. Prospective buyers can m ... [read more]

When Is Mortgage Refinancing a Bad Idea in Mississauga and Barrie, Ontario?

When Is Mortgage Refinancing a Bad Idea in Mississauga and Barrie, Ontario?

June 3, 2020 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Property owners refinance their homes and commercial properties all the time. As your credit improves and you have built more equity into the property, it may make fiscal sense to refinance when int ... [read more]

Is it a Good Time to Become a First-Time Home Buyer in Mississauga & Barrie, Ontario?

Is it a Good Time to Become a First-Time Home Buyer in Mississauga & Barrie, Ontario?

May 20, 2020 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

We are facing a challenging time as we work together to combat COVID-19 in our country and even our own neighborhoods. With so much uncertainty in the air, is it a good time to think about buying a ho ... [read more]

5 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid

5 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid

May 6, 2020 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Buying your first home is a scary and exciting process because it’s a HUGE commitment. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of home shopping and mistakes can leave you with buyer&rs ... [read more]

5 Smart Ways to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit

5 Smart Ways to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit

April 15, 2020 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

For homeowners across the globe, home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) have become a handy way of tapping into the value of their homes. However, when borrowing money against your home, it is always a ... [read more]

What should you consider when refinancing your mortgage in Barrie & Mississauga?

What should you consider when refinancing your mortgage in Barrie & Mississauga?

April 1, 2020 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Mortgage rates are at a historic low. If you're thinking about refinancing your mortgage, you could possibly save significant amounts of money over the years. Especially in the first years of owning y ... [read more]

Home Selling Season is Around the Corner: Tips to Get Ready in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

Home Selling Season is Around the Corner: Tips to Get Ready in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

March 18, 2020 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Home selling season is rapidly approaching. In most cases, spring is the top time to sell a home. One reason spring is the top-selling season is that home buyers align their moving schedule with their ... [read more]

6 Persistent Real Estate Myths You Really Need to Ignore in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

6 Persistent Real Estate Myths You Really Need to Ignore in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

March 4, 2020 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Whether you're a home-buyer or a seller, it pays to understand the real estate market if you want to get a good deal. Unfortunately, a series of damaging ideas has grown up around real estate which ca ... [read more]

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early in Mississauga and Barrie, ON?

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early in Mississauga and Barrie, ON?

February 18, 2020 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

It's a dream to be able to pay off your mortgage early, but is there a downside?  While it sounds like a great idea, there are some factors to consider before doing so.  This article will ex ... [read more]

Real Estate 101: Essential Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

Real Estate 101: Essential Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

February 5, 2020 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Buying a home is always a big decision, but when you're a first-time buyer it's even more important to get it right. Without home-buying experience to draw on, it's easy to make mistakes you could reg ... [read more]

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