Tag Archives: real estate

CMHC CHANGES ITS MORTGAGE INSURANCE PRODUCT OFFERING

Source: Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation As part of the review of its mortgage loan insurance business, CMHC is discontinuing its Second Home and Self-Employed Without 3rd Party Income Validation mortgage insurance products effective May 30, 2014. Self-employed Canadians can … Continue reading

Posted in home search, homes, homes for sale, house hunting, MLS, new home, REALTOR, realty, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HOME INSPECTORS SHOULD BE REGULATED

Although I have worked with many excellent, well qualified home inspectors over the years, I have also worked with a few who would make you question just what exactly made them think they were qualified to do this job. Below … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HOW TO HELP PREVENT A LOWBALL OFFER ON YOUR PROPERTY

Selling a home can be an emotional process. The strain of constant showings and uncertainty about if or when offers will come in can put any homeowner under a certain amount of stress. The last thing you want is to … Continue reading

Posted in home search, homes, homes for sale, house hunting, MLS, new home, REALTOR, realty, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UNDERSTANDING HOW TERM AND AMORTIZATION WORKS CAN SAVE YOU THOUSANDS!

Source: Home Ownership Editor & OCNA Special to Money Management Newsletter If there is one thing that confuses the public it is the difference between the Mortgage Term and the Mortgage Amortization Rate. The Mortgage Term is that period of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

LOCAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE VS. BIG NAME COMPANIES

I came across this blog post from a Realtor in the States, which is a big eye opener when comparing real estate brokerages. Many people have the old school belief that you need a big name to help with your … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

COMPETING OFFERS

Source: RECO In certain market conditions, consumers may find that more than one buyer is interested in a property. This is a competing offer situation (also known as multiple offers) and creates unique conditions in a real estate transaction. Both … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’M JUST LOOKING SO I DON’T WANT TO BOTHER MY AGENT

I had an interesting call from a woman a couple of weeks ago who was interested in having me show her a property. I did not know this woman at all, which is not unusual. As part of my process … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment