Condo Buying Basics

As part of my VIP service for buyers considering purchasing a condo, I encourage them to get to know their rights and responsibilities in order to make an informed decision when buying a condo. Check out the following sites: Topics include Condo Basics, Buying a Condo, Is a Condo Right for You, Living in a…

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How to Buy A New Condominium

If you as a buyer decide that a new condominium is your best choice, let an experienced real estate broker assist you with your decisions on size, location in the building, upgrades, exposure, floor height, rental rates if you decide to rent your condo, neighbourhood, building amenities, parking and lockers. There are so many decisions…

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The New Carbon Monoxide Law

Thanks to Brantford’s John Gignac, a retired firefighter who has worked tirelessly to get the Hawkins-Gignac Act passed. This act mandates Carbon Monoxide alarms in all residences in Ontario at risk of the deadly gas. The only way to detect if the deadly gas is leaking into your home is with a CO alarm. Residential…

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The Best Time To Sell

Clients often ask when is the best time to sell? Realtors have a saying in real estate “timing is everything”. I was recently asked this question by one of my repeat clients about the sale of a condo that he owned. I analyzed the activity in the condo building and found out that there was…

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Beware of Vines

I have recently assisted two buyers purchasing homes covered with vines. In the first case, the seller had removed all the vines and as a result, all the damage was visible during the home inspection process. Buyers may be surprised to learn that the vines can grow through the soffits, in between windows and screens,…

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Buying a home of your own

Buying a home of your own

So you’ve decided you want to stop paying rent and buy your first home. You’re not alone. With interest rates at their lowest in decades, many people have discovered that mortgage payments can be significantly lower or at least comparable to the rent they are currently paying. Making the decision to become a homeowner is…

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