The Best U.S. Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

November 3, 2017 RealEstate.Com 0

It’s no secret that buying a home in America’s biggest cities poses challenges for first-time home buyers. Lack of inventory, coupled with demand, means bidders with large down payments or all-cash offers win out. Prospects look brighter in urban pockets, primarily in the Southeast and Midwest, according to new research from Zillow®. The company’s list of the 10 best markets […]

5 Major Housing Types: What You Need to Know

September 7, 2017 Jelani Smith 0

During the homebuying process, questions such as “what’s the difference between condo and freehold townhomes” are extremely common, especially among first time homebuyers. This post will share the 5 major housing types (in order from most expensive to least expensive), and should serve as a useful guide for your home buying process: Detached Homes Detached homes are typically include more […]

How to Get Your Finances Back on Track After Buying a Home

July 25, 2017 Gordon Powers 0

By Gordon Powers, Zoocasa Home ownership rates in Canada are among the highest in the world, with the most recent census from Statistics Canada showing the trend to own continuing to climb and now hovering around 69 per cent – including, it seems, you. Looking forward to relaxing a bit after closing the deal on that Toronto townhouse or high-rise? Think again: […]

What to Do Before You Move into a New House

July 15, 2017 Lana Hawkins 0

The joy and excitement of moving into a new home easily dwindle in the presence of practical issues and problems. For better or worse, getting the keys of your new home is not the end of hard work. In fact, it is just the beginning of the stage where some new problems could arise. Naturally, you want not only to […]

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

June 30, 2017 Valerie Kriss 0

This guest post was contributed by Real Estate Experts, a realty agency serving clients in Hillborough and surrounding neighborhoods. Are you thinking about making the move into homeownership, but not sure how to make your first home search a success? In this post, we share some tips for first time homebuyers based on our years of experience in the residential […]

First Time Home Buyer at the Age of 22: How I Did It

May 23, 2017 Jelani Smith 9

During August 2015, I was driving through West Hill, a community in Toronto’s east end. I came across the former Toronto District School Board (TDSB) site of Heron Park Jr. Public School – which had been closed down and went up for sale. Amid Toronto’s rising real estate prices, TDSB has sold some of their properties, turning schools into residential […]