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In short, it was a good year for volume of sales, while prices remained relatively steady. In the single family home category, we saw 1171 units listed down from 1319 in 2012 and the total value of real estate sold increasing from $195 million to $228 million. The sales to listing ratio was 52% whereas…

Whether your estate is of large or modest value, an estate plan should be part of your total financial strategy. In its essence, estate planning addresses the establishment or the continuation of a tradition, one that involves the building, preserving and transferring of assets in a tax-efficient manner. The following are some of the key considerations that…

Many homebuyers looking at older properties find themselves in a common predicament: they’ve found a property that suits them, but it needs some costly and immediate upgrades. Many buyers add the costs of those immediate renovations into their mortgage, instead of racking up credit card bills or selling investments to pay for the upgrades.  Known…

  If you are contemplating the purchase of a home which involves the strata or cooperative type of ownership, there are some relevant points to consider: What are the monthly charges for common area maintenance (strata fees)? What services or utilities are included? Does the building have a good reputation for honesty and successful operations? Are…

  Buying or selling a home, whether for the first time or the fifth time, can be a little confusing. This glossary of some of the most common real estate terms that you’re likely to encounter will help you better understand the language of real estate.  Contact your realtor for further explanation of these terms. Adjustment Date:…

  While there are a variety of housing ownership interests, the most common include the following: Freehold – A freehold interest (also known as a fee simple) is the more precise term for what we ordinarily refer to as “ownership” of a home. The owner of the freehold interest has full use and control of the…

  When you have a property on which you want to make an offer you may consider engaging the services of experts to provide inspections and reports on important components of a property.  These services may be engaged prior to you making an offer or, more commonly, you may make your offer subject to you…

  Before you start looking for a new home, it is important that you become aware of how much you can afford to pay. This knowledge will allow you to spend your valuable time looking productively at homes which are within your predetermined price range. You can calculate a relatively accurate figure for yourself if…

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