3 Strategies for the Move-up Buyer

By: Lizeta Rasanu

3 Strategies for the Move-up Buyer

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Moving up to your “forever home” is exciting. When you bought your first place, chances are you were young, strapped for cash and prepared – if not warned – to make some concessions. The move-up buyer typically has some savings and home equity to work with, making this next move feel less like a compromise and more a thoughtful selection. But move-up buyers face their own ...Read More

By: Lizeta Rasanu

Retirees Drive Canada's Recreational Property Market

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RETIREES AND BABY BOOMERS CAPITALIZE ON HIGH-VALUE PRINCIPAL RESIDENCES TO ENTER ACTIVE RETIREMENT AT RECREATIONAL PROPERTIES, BLURRING THE LINE BETWEEN RECREATIONAL AND RESIDENTIAL. A recent survey of RE/MAX brokers and agents found that in 91 per cent of popular Canadian recreational property markets examined, retirees were the key factor driving activity. This inclu...Read More

By: Lizeta Rasanu

Common Concerns of Luxury Home Buyers and Sellers

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Every day, RE/MAX Sales Associates across Canada work with luxury buyers who are searching for their dream home, and luxury sellers who are looking to transition into the next chapter of their lives. We reached our to our RE/MAX Influencers—a panel consisting of RE/MAX Sales Associates from throughout Canada—to find out the top concerns of luxury buyers and sellers. Buyers’ Top...Read More

By: Lizeta Rasanu

How to buy a home without stress – despite the mortgage stress test

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We’re officially a month into 2018, and one full month into the latest mortgage stress test. Are you feeling the pinch? With the Bank of Canada’s latest interest rate hike, and more increases rumoured for 2018, if you’re looking to buy a home and sweating a bit about budget, you’re not alone. But let’s take a step back and look at the st...Read More

By: Lizeta Rasanu

5 New Year's Resolutions to Sell your Home in 2018

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  Are you planning to sell your home in 2018? Regardless of season or market conditions, remember that you only have one chance to make a good first impression. Make it memorable for all the right reasons. Before listing your home, commit to these five New Year’s Resolutions to help ensure the quickest sale for the highest price.   Mark your calendar Set your listing date well...Read More

9 Features to Look for in a House When Starting a Family

By: Lizeta Rasanu

9 Features to Look for in a House When Starting a Family

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  Deciding to start a family is an exciting time— and so is searching for a new family home. Looking for these family-friendly features will make your house-hunt that much smoother. If you have a baby on the way, now’s the time to find the perfect family home. Each one of these housing features will reduce some stress that comes with a new addition to the family. Cho...Read More

By: Lizeta Rasanu

What’s More Important: Style or Location

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What’s more important when it comes to buying a home? The style and size of the house? Or the neighbourhood that the home is in? We posed this question to our RE/MAX Influencers—a panel consisting of RE/MAX Sales Associates throughout Canada—to get their thoughts on what’s more important: style or location? 91% said “Location” is most important Of course the ...Read More

Buying Commercial Property

By: Lizeta Rasanu

Buying Commercial Property

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You just walked through a brand new listing, and are now a firm believer in love at first sight. From the moment you walked through the front door, you knew it had to be yours. The walk-in closet, open concept plan, and luxurious backyard were exactly what you’ve been dreaming of and may have been enough to make you overlook the leaking faucet in the bathroom and strange smell coming from th...Read More

7 Things to Look Out For When Buying a Home in Spring

By: Lizeta Rasanu

7 Things to Look Out For When Buying a Home in Spring

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  Spring is house-hunting season. It’s the time when we Canadians awaken from our wintery slumber and decide it’s time to get moving — the sun is shining, the ice begins to melt and everything looks shiny. But if you’re looking at buying a home in springtime, know what problems tend to present themselves after a long winter (and how to spot them) before making a...Read More

7 Simple Ways to Invest in Your Yard for Big Returns

By: Lizeta Rasanu

7 Simple Ways to Invest in Your Yard for Big Returns

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To potential buyers, what’s out in the front yard and in behind a house can be just as important as what’s inside it. Spending a little time (and money) elevating the outdoor areas can have a significant payoff when the offers start rolling in this selling season.     Colour Blocking Take a page from a popular fashion trend — colour blocking ...Read More