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Category: Real Estate (27 posts)

Decorating Your New Home on a Budget

Decorating Your New Home on a Budget

February 28, 2024 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

If you're considering purchasing a new home, you may encounter an unexpected problem. Your old decor doesn't suit your new space. This mismatch between old and new is especially likely when downsi ...

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The Facts About Real Estate Fees

The Facts About Real Estate Fees

January 10, 2024 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Understanding the various fees in the Canadian real estate market may seem complicated, but with a little knowledge, you can navigate the process easily. Whether you are buying your first home ...

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Unlocking the Door to Your Dream Home: Exploring First-Time Homebuyer Options

Unlocking the Door to Your Dream Home: Exploring First-Time Homebuyer Options

September 27, 2023 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Unlocking the Door to Your Dream Home: Exploring First-Time Homebuyer Options Home Sweet Home: these three words hold a special place in our hearts. Owning a home is a dream many of us aspire to ...

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Home Valuation and Appraisals: Unveiling the Mechanics, Influencing Factors, and Value-Boosting Tips

Home Valuation and Appraisals: Unveiling the Mechanics, Influencing Factors, and Value-Boosting Tips

August 9, 2023 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Home Valuation and Appraisals: Unveiling the Mechanics, Influencing Factors, and Value-Boosting Tips The process of buying, selling, or refinancing a home involves a critical component that can gre ...

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Catching Up on Retirement with an Income Property: A Wise Investment Strategy

Catching Up on Retirement with an Income Property: A Wise Investment Strategy

June 21, 2023 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

As the retirement landscape continues to evolve, many individuals find themselves concerned about the adequacy of their savings and the possibility of outliving their nest egg. However, there is a sol ...

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Benefits of Buying a New Home in the Summer

Benefits of Buying a New Home in the Summer

May 17, 2023 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Summertime brings sunny days, warm weather, and an ideal opportunity for house hunting. If you're considering buying a new home, the summer months offer several advantages worth considering. In this ...

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5 Things NOT to do When Selling Your Home

5 Things NOT to do When Selling Your Home

March 16, 2023 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

The process of selling a residential property can be time-consuming and emotionally involving, especially if it is your first sale. While your home's curb appeal influences a prospective buyer's poten ...

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Title insurance and home insurance–protect what matters most

Title insurance and home insurance–protect what matters most

February 27, 2023 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

When something goes wrong with your home and you suffer a loss, you need to be able to rely on your insurance coverage. Knowing which of your insurance policies to turn to isn't always easy. Tit ...

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10 Things to Know About the Offer Process

10 Things to Know About the Offer Process

November 30, 2022 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

10 Things to Know About the Offer Process Before making an offer on your dream house, here are the ten things you need to know about buying real estate to ensure your offer is solid. Buying real e ...

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10 Important Questions to Ask Your Contractor

10 Important Questions to Ask Your Contractor

November 9, 2022 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

10 Important Questions to Ask Your Contractor Are you thinking about hiring a contractor before selling real estate? Here are ten important questions you should ask the contractor before signing a co ...

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Common Mistakes That House Flippers Make & How to Avoid Them

Common Mistakes That House Flippers Make & How to Avoid Them

October 12, 2022 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Mistakes That Can Make House Flipping a Flop Common Mistakes That House Flippers Make & How to Avoid Them Making it in the world of house flipping means making sound and prudent decisions. Read on t ...

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How Many Homes Should You View Before Buying?

How Many Homes Should You View Before Buying?

August 10, 2022 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

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 factors. ...

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Tips for Buying Rental Investment Properties

Tips for Buying Rental Investment Properties

July 6, 2022 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Most people float the idea of investment property around at some point in their life, and the growing popularity of real estate buy-and-flip shows only makes the prospect more enticing. However, befor ...

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5 Negotiation Secrets Smart Buyers Use to Get Better Deals

5 Negotiation Secrets Smart Buyers Use to Get Better Deals

June 22, 2022 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Being a buyer in today's real estate market can be challenging. The market is very competitive right now, making the average buyer feel like it is impossible to secure a good deal. Luckily, some trick ...

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Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home

Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home

April 20, 2022 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home Buying a home involves a lot of complex steps, but by doing your homework ahead of time, you can boost your know-how and have more confidence in ...

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5 Benefits of an Investment Property

5 Benefits of an Investment Property

April 6, 2022 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

5 Benefits of an Investment Property Building a strong real estate portfolio is a great way to create passive income now and a strong investment portfolio for later. If you are looking at buildin ...

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Tips for Picking the Right Home to Flip

Tips for Picking the Right Home to Flip

March 16, 2022 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Guide to Choosing a House to Flip for Maximum Profit Not every property will make a promising flip. Here is everything you need to know to maximize your profits from the very start while minimizing ...

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Can Housing Upgrades Affect Your Insurance?

Can Housing Upgrades Affect Your Insurance?

February 23, 2022 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Housing upgrades have the potential to leave you underinsured so it is important to always contact your home insurance before starting a home renovation. Home renovations are trendy right now due to ...

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Rent to Own Homes vs. Mortgage: How Do They Work?

Rent to Own Homes vs. Mortgage: How Do They Work?

February 9, 2022 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Rent to Own Homes vs. Mortgage: How Do They Work? If you're hoping to achieve your dreams of homeownership, rent-to-own and mortgage are two options to consider. Here is everything you need to know a ...

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Five Great Benefits of Owning an Investment Property

Five Great Benefits of Owning an Investment Property

October 20, 2021 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Five Great Benefits of an Investment Property Maybe you have considered investing in real estate but aren't sure if it's the right move for you. There are several benefits to an investment property, ...

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How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate | Home Selling Advice

How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate | Home Selling Advice

September 15, 2021 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate - Home Selling Advice How to negotiate and handle low-ball offers on your real estate property in a buyer's market without compromising the value or wort ...

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Buying Land To Build A Home in Toronto, Ontario

Buying Land To Build A Home in Toronto, Ontario

June 16, 2021 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Buying Land To Build A Home If you've been dreaming of escaping your unruly neighbors, the hubbub of the city, or the restrictions of your homeowners' association, then buying land to build a home is ...

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Your House-Closing Timeline: A Step-By-Step Guide | Toronto, Ontario

Your House-Closing Timeline: A Step-By-Step Guide | Toronto, Ontario

June 7, 2021 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

The process of buying a house can be quite exciting. However, the process is laborious, and it can also be nerve-wracking, especially if you do not know what to expect at what stage. The process is lo ...

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What Are the Next Steps After Your Offer Was Rejected? In Toronto, Ontario

What Are the Next Steps After Your Offer Was Rejected? In Toronto, Ontario

May 19, 2021 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

What are the next steps after your offer was rejected? Finding an ideal home can be a daunting process. It involves talking to a wide range of realtors and having a myriad of meetings with your mortg ...

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Investing In An Apartment Complex

Investing In An Apartment Complex

May 5, 2021 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Investing In An Apartment Complex Investing in an apartment complex is one of the most effective ways of building wealth in the real estate industry. Some of the benefits that are associated with inv ...

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Things To Look Out For When Viewing A Property

Things To Look Out For When Viewing A Property

April 21, 2021 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Becoming a homeowner can be quite an exciting experience; however, house hunting is not a process without challenges. Depending on your personal preferences, needs, and budget, you need to carefully ...

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Buying A Home As A Senior Citizen | Toronto, Ontario

Buying A Home As A Senior Citizen | Toronto, Ontario

April 7, 2021 | Posted by: Chris Pappas

Buying a home is for everyone — or those who can afford to pay for their mortgage. Albeit you're 60 or 70 years old, it's possible and beneficial to own a home so long as you have the financial mean ...

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