How Much of a Home Can I Afford?

Owning a home is a huge responsibility. When purchasing a home, we tend to initially think of the starting costs, the initial investment. But what about the long-term investment? And not only that, what about being able to continue to invest in your property without selling off your soul? Okay, I may be over exaggerating…

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Don’t Hesitate, Just Make that Offer

So many times I have seen eager buyers find a home that they love but instead of making an offer right away, they want to see if they can find something better. After they are satisfied with their search efforts and decide to go back to the previous home that they fell in love with…

5 Maintenance Tips for Protecting your Real Estate Investments

Owning a home isn’t just about paying the mortgage, taxes, and insurance or doing renovations. It’s also about keeping up with maintenance. Just as with keeping your car in tip-top shape to maintain longevity and value (yes, vehicles naturally depreciate over time but a well taken cared of vehicle is worth more than a neglected…

Why I Stopped Using Brick and Mortar Banks

Saving money is important, we all know that. By saving, we can purchase a home or investment property, by saving we can go on amazing vacations overseas without worrying that we don’t have enough money, and by saving we don’t have to worry about emergencies which may cause us to use credit cards or forgo…

16 Tips for the Really Green Real Estate Investor

It’s not rocket science, it’s not something that is unheard of, and it’s not some illuminati top secret that is withheld from the masses. We all know, that many of the wealthiest people in the world became wealthy through real estate investing. Many of these real estate tycoons started with just one property that grew…

The Battleground: The Rent vs Buy Debate

If you were to ask different professionals in the real estate world, it will end up being a heated debate, that’s why! There are so many pro buying and pro renters out there who will stick..

6 Quick Tips for Passing a Board Interview

Buying a cooperative share isn’t as simple as buying a condo unit due to the fact that you will have to go through an application and board interview as well as your financing priorities. If you..

Home Inspections: Why do You Need it?

Home buying or purchasing an investment property can be the most expensive type of investment you will make in your lifetime. One important thing you need to be aware of when you submit your offer is that the contract is…