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STEPS NEEDED BEFORE ACQUIRING A MORTGAGE

STEPS NEEDED BEFORE ACQUIRING A MORTGAGE

Unless you’re independently wealthy, buying a home will require the use of a mortgage - a financial instrument used by banks that is defined as: "A legal agreement by which a bank or other creditor lends money at interest in exchange for taking title of the debtor's...

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FINDING THE RIGHT NEIGHBOURHOOD IS IMPORTANT

FINDING THE RIGHT NEIGHBOURHOOD IS IMPORTANT

When looking for a new home you should always consider the neighbourhood it’s located in; after all you’re going to be living there a long time. The thing to remember is that your home does not exist in isolation, and neither do you. What style of home do you like?...

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DOUGLAS FIR IS A TRUE MULTI-USE BUILDING MATERIAL

DOUGLAS FIR IS A TRUE MULTI-USE BUILDING MATERIAL

Like some multi-talented actor or athlete, someone who can do just about anything and do it well, Douglas fir is considered one of the finest, most adaptive building materials on the market today. With two known species, coastal and interior, Douglas fir is a type of...

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UNDERSTANDING BASIC REAL ESTATE TERMINOLOGY

UNDERSTANDING BASIC REAL ESTATE TERMINOLOGY

Purchasing a home, whether for the first time or the tenth, is a complex and often intimidating experience. There is the large financial commitment of course, but there is also interaction with various professionals including (but not limited to) REALTORS®, lawyers,...

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DECKS ENHANCE A HOME’S ENJOYMENT AND VALUE

DECKS ENHANCE A HOME’S ENJOYMENT AND VALUE

Big or small, complex or basic, a deck is one addition to a home that can pay true dividends — both in terms of personal enjoyment, and as a means of adding to a home’s potential resale value. Depending on the size of the home and the shape of the yard, a deck offers...

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YOU CAN HAVE GREAT GARDENS IN SMALL SPACES

YOU CAN HAVE GREAT GARDENS IN SMALL SPACES

There’s something therapeutic about working in the garden. You can feel like a pioneer toiling in the soil, an artisan adding natural beauty to your property or a provider creating a bounty for the table with your own hands. The benefits of a garden are as myriad as...

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TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR A SHOWING

TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR A SHOWING

You’ve decided to sell your home. You’ve contacted your favourite REALTOR®, and you’ve begun the process of putting your property on the market. Those are important first steps. But to attract the right sort of buyers, and to ultimately receive the sort of return on...

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Buying a home: Newlywed Edition

Buying a home: Newlywed Edition

While many couples buy a home before getting married, it’s still common for the home buying process to take place after the big day. Either way, there are several things you can do before beginning to make the process go more smoothly. Starting with ensuring you both...

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