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Category: Home Ownership (31 posts)

  • October 23, 2019 @ 4:41 PM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

How Many Homes Should You Tour Before Buying?

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

  • October 9, 2019 @ 11:24 AM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home?

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

  • August 28, 2019 @ 12:56 PM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Condo

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

  • August 14, 2019 @ 2:06 PM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House

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

  • February 13, 2019 @ 12:42 PM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

7 Reasons to Start House-Hunting in the Winter

In most parts of the country, spring and summer are the peak periods for the property market. If you're planning to buy a home, it's traditional to start looking for property in April or May, with the

  • January 9, 2019 @ 4:14 PM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

Buying Your First Home: When Are You REALLY Ready?

Purchasing your first home is the dream of a lifetime and a massive investment toward your future. The process is full of hopes and aspirations but is also a huge commitment to take on. For those who

  • October 24, 2018 @ 2:52 PM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

Real Estate: Four Features of Profitable Rental Property

Investing in real estate can be a frightening task for a first-time buyer. While the rewards can be huge, there are also a number of risks that you will need to consider. However, if you know what to

  • August 22, 2018 @ 1:22 PM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling

You've put your house on the market, and you're ready to start spending all the money you know you'll make from the sale. There's only one problem. Your house isn't selling. After trying to figure

  • June 13, 2018 @ 11:47 AM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction is moving to one of the over-55 communities that ar

  • May 9, 2018 @ 12:31 PM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

Great Buy on a Home? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

Buying a home can be fun and exciting, especially when you drive a hard bargain and get that seller over a barrel.  You did your research, caught a home with higher than average days on the marke

  • March 28, 2018 @ 12:39 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

Five Things to Consider Before Flipping a House

House flipping can be a tempting way to make fast money, but not every fixer-upper has the potential to be profitable. Here's five things to consider before buying a property to flip. 1. Time Tele

  • September 27, 2017 @ 1:02 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

Preparing to Sell? Do This First

So you've made the decision to sell your home. What you do to prepare - from the outside in - will make all the difference in whether prospective buyers choose to take a look.  First impr

  • June 28, 2017 @ 2:13 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

4 Things You Need To Know When Buying A Vacation Home

Everyone looks forward to a vacation, and many people return to their favorite spot each year. If you really enjoy your annual destination, you might be ready to invest in a vacation home. There are m

  • May 24, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

3 Simple Updates to Help Sell Your Home Fast

If you're getting ready to sell your home, you may be wondering what you can do to help it sell quickly. How can you make your home more appealing without investing a lot of time or money? The answer

  • April 26, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

Getting Your Whole Family on Board When Selling Your Home

If you are selling your home, this can be a challenge when you are in charge of getting your family on board as well. Selling a home with kids has its own challenges, but it isn't impossible. Here are

  • February 28, 2017 @ 3:27 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

Price Your Home Realistically If You Want It To Sell

Setting a price for the home you are selling requires serious thought and research. Homebuyers have choices in today's market, and that means you should not list your home at an unreasonably high pric

  • December 14, 2016 @ 11:32 AM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

Going Away for the Holidays? Protect Your Home against Burglars!

Burglars look for opportune moments to enter homes in search of valuables, and they don't take breaks for the holidays. In fact, many burglaries take place during the holidays, especially when people

  • November 9, 2016 @ 11:59 AM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

Curb Appeal on a Budget

If you're like most people looking to sell your home quickly, you already know the importance of curb appeal. While more and more homebuyers are looking online for homes for sale, a majority still do

  • August 24, 2016 @ 3:37 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

5 Simple Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

If you are working up to selling your home, there are a few quick updates that you can do to get it in better shape for the market. Minimal time upfront getting your property ready to sell can make al

  • June 22, 2016 @ 10:57 AM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

Staging Your Home for a Quick Sale

When it comes to staging your home for a quick sale, the right accessories can make all the difference. You want your home to look spacious and uncluttered, but that does not mean leaving your rooms e

  • June 8, 2016 @ 9:27 AM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

Why is Saving Money so Hard?

Saving money is a lot like dieting -- easy to understand but difficult to execute and follow through. Intellectually, you know that having that extra piece of pie or second helping of French fries is

  • April 27, 2016 @ 10:07 AM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circumstances, just as renting is a smart move in othe

  • March 23, 2016 @ 1:06 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

Location, Condition, Price: The Top Three Features Of A Good Rental House

When you are shopping for an investment property you should make some of the same assessment criteria important that you would use if you were buying the property for yourself. A nice home in a good l

  • December 22, 2015 @ 11:56 AM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

Five Sure Signs it's Time To Downsize

As you grow older, your needs will start to change.  One of the main things that you may want to consider altering is your accommodation or property.  But how do you know when it is time to

  • November 24, 2015 @ 1:34 PM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

Buying a New Home Instead of an Existing Home? Things to Consider...

If you're planning on investing in real estate, then you're going to have two main options: to buy an existing home or buy a new home. An existing home is a house that has been lived in before, wherea

  • August 12, 2015 @ 12:22 PM
  • Posted by Money Solutions Inc.

Ten Cheap Home Upgrades That Pay Off

If you're thinking of renovating your home, you're in good company. According to Toronto-based real estate consultants Altus Group, Canadians spent a record $67.8 billion in home renovation in 2014 -

  • June 25, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

4 Ways To Make Your Backyard A Summer Haven

Enjoying your backyard in the summer months is a treat if you have been cooped up indoors during the cold and wet months. Here are four ways you can spruce up your yard and make it a summer haven. 1.

  • May 27, 2015 @ 6:50 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

7 Easy Tips for Preventing Clutter

Whether you are preparing your home for sale or just trying to gain a little sanity it's great to declutter your home. From saving space to sparing time and reducing stress, decluttering can make ever

  • May 13, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

7 Hidden Costs of Homeownership

You've made that momentous decision to buy a home. Your credit score is good, your employment is steady, you're debt-free and you've even saved up enough money to cover a down payment as well as some

  • April 8, 2015 @ 6:48 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

5 Things That May Not Be Included In Your Home Purchase

When you find the house you love and want to purchase, if there is something you want included in the purchase, tell your agent. Be prepared to pay an additional amount for anything the seller did not

  • March 20, 2015 @ 2:36 PM
  • Posted by Paul Soni

Inexpensive Changes to Sell Your Home Fast

Selling your home can be intimidating, especially if your property is more than a decade old. Tastes are always changing, and many homeowners think they will need to make major changes to attract a bu