By: Adam Bendig

STEP 2: Pre-approval

Tags: Pre Approval, Home Buyer, Mortgage, Step 2

Getting pre-approved really should actually come before step 1. Why? Because before your realtor can start sending you customized listings based on your needs, we need to know your price range.     Pre-qualifying vs pre-approval   Getting pre-qualified is similar to getting pre-approved, but pre-qualification simply means that a lender has looked at your credit report and employ...Read More

By: Adam Bendig

10 Tips for Cutting Energy Costs at Home

Tags: Home Tips, Energy Saving, Save Money

We all want to save money, and one of the best ways to do so is by reducing the amount of energy we use and waste. Here are 10 Tips for Cutting Energy Costs at Home.     1. Change your light bulbs.   First, Change your light bulbs. Swap out your traditional light bulbs for LED or CFL bulbs. They may be a bit more expensive to buy upfront, but they will use much less energy and l...Read More

By: Adam Bendig

First step: Research and Reach out to a Realtor

Tags: Research, Home Buyer, Sellers, Realtor, Search

Step One: Researching and Reaching Out to a Realtor. Here you are at the starting point. You recognize your need to purchase a home and want to know what action to take next.     Think & Discuss Short & Long Term Goals The first action I'd recommend is thinking about what you want and need. Chat with your partner about plans for the future, and the life you want to have....Read More

By: Adam Bendig

6 New Year Resolutions for Home Buyers

Tags: New Years, Resolutions, 2022, Home, Buying, Purchase, Budget, Debt, Spend, Save

Are you thinking about buying a new home in 2022?   Check out some New Year's resolutions that will help you stay on the right path and improve your home buying luck.     1. Avoid Big Purchases Your first new years' resolution is to avoid big purchases.   Taking on large amounts of debt from vacations or vehicles is a great way to sabotage your ability to buy a ho...Read More

By: Adam Bendig

Decorating your home after Christmas

Tags: Decoration, Decor, Home, New Year, Christmas

Now that the Christmas decorations are ready to be retired, it's time to think about what kind of decorations you'll have for the rest of the winter. If your home is looking a little bare without your Christmas tree or trimmings then our team has put together some great tips on post-holiday wintry décor and style.   Today, we're looking at Decorating Your Home After Christ...Read More

By: Adam Bendig

The Best Tools for DIY Projects

Tags: DIY, Projects, Tools, Home, Do it Yourself

Every home project - even the small ones - requires some tools to accomplish the task. Tools come in a variety of shapes and sizes which can make it a challenge to figure out which ones you need.   Thankfully, we have found the thirteen best tools for do-it-yourself projects around the house to help you get started on your next project!     Basically, every project you work on i...Read More

By: Adam Bendig

Protecting your Elderly Loved Ones

Tags: Elderly Family Loved Ones Protect

As Canada's population continues to age, there is an increasing chance that your parents or elderly loved ones may become frailer, suffer an illness, require medical attention, and fall prey to financial predators. Unfortunately, when it comes to protecting your loved one's interests, many people don't think about it until they need it. So, what can you do to protect your elderly loved...Read More

By: Adam Bendig

Buy a Home When You're Young to Build Wealth

Tags: HomeBuying Homes Buyers Young Wealth

Building wealth through homeownership is one of the most tried ways to meet your financial goals in life. Anyone capable of earning a paycheck can start building wealth through homeownership. But when it comes to age groups, the young have a distinct advantage if and when they can break into the housing market early, which we would like to touch on today. Today, we're investigating the benefi...Read More

By: Adam Bendig

Stop Renting and Start Building Wealth with a Home

Tags: renting buying home property investment

Are you renting and feel it's time for a change? Do you want to take the first steps of the wealth-building journey? Is it time for you to stop renting and start building the future of your dreams by investing in a home?   Today, we would like to present a case in favour of why you should Stop Renting and Start Building Wealth with a Home.     OK so first of all, we don&rsqu...Read More

By: Adam Bendig

Open Bidding vs Blind Bidding

Tags: Bidding, Open Bidding, Blind Bidding, Real Estate, Buy, Sell

You may have heard about the Liberal government's plan to ban blind bidding. But is it a good thing, or a bad thing? Today we're looking at Blind Bidding vs Open Bidding.     Let's imagine a scenario. You are in the market to buy a house. You have made an offer on one home that you absolutely love. Then, another buyer makes an offer on the same property. You're excited...Read More