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Judgements Buyers Make in the First 30 Seconds You’ve probably heard the expression, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” When it comes to selling your home, that is definitely true. In fact, a buyer will come to several conclusions about your property within the first few minutes of seeing it. That’s why it’s so important to make a good first impression. How do you do that? One of the best techniques is to pretend you’re a buyer. Drive up to your home. Open the door. Step into the foyer. Take a quick look around. Then...Read More
The April 2018 Housing Market Statistics for Caledon, Ontario have been published. The statistics are compiled from data posted on the Toronto Real Estate Board. Here are a few highlights from the analysis: – The average sale price (year to date) is $948,884, that has increased by 0.06%. – There were 271 sales in the month of April which is a 19.35% dow over the year to-date number of sales. – The average days on the market (year to date) is 32 days. – The total active number of residential listings went up (by 42%) in April 2018 to 264...Read More
Divorce: What You Need to Know About Your House, Your Home Loan and Taxes How to Avoid Costly Housing Mistakes During and After a Divorce Get FREE Instant Access by completing the form on this page. Divorce is rarely easy and often means a lot of difficult decisions. One of the most important decisions is what to do about the house. In the midst of the heavy emotional and financial turmoil, what you need most is some non-emotional, straightforward, specific information and answers. Once you know how a divorce affects your home, your mortgage and taxes, critical decisions are easier. Neutral,...Read More
“If you’re like most renters, you feel trapped within the walls of a house or apartment that doesn’t feel like yours. It’s a dream we all have – to own our own home and stop paying rent. But if you’re like most renters, you feel trapped within the walls of a house or apartment that doesn’t feel like yours. How could it when you’re not even permitted to bang in a nail or two without a hassle. You feel like you’re stuck in the renter’s rut with no way of rising up out of it and owning your own home....Read More
Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) This federal government program allows you to borrow up to $25,000 from your RRSP tax free to fund your purchase. If both you and your spouse qualify, you can each borrow up to $25,000 from your RRSPs, for a total of $50,000. The money must have been in your RRSP for at least 90 days. Here’s how it works: Qualifying for the HBP – You must not have lived in a home owned by you or your spouse in the last 5 years. You must have entered into a written agreement to buy or build a home that you intend to occupy as...Read More