Prevent Big Losses with Home Inspectors

By: Patrice Gale

Prevent Big Losses with Home Inspectors

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The process of buying a home has lots of steps, most of which involve hiring experts to help with the areas you don’t possess any knowledge on. Most families don’t know much about the mechanics of a house and need to hire a home inspector as a result. Some possible issues that require the help of a home inspector are carpenter ants, Kitec plumbing (which generally experience premature...Read More

Helping Your Kids Get Started in Real Estate

By: Patrice Gale

Helping Your Kids Get Started in Real Estate

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For many parents, buying a home was a real rite of passage for them as they started building a life. These same parents are now watching their kids grow up in a world where real estate in big cities like Toronto isn’t nearly as affordable as it used to be, and generally want to help out. There are lots of ways to do this, but some ways are smarter than others. The first thing to think about...Read More

Living in a Condo Has Its Advantages

By: Patrice Gale

Living in a Condo Has Its Advantages

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If you’ve hit a point where you are questioning your need for a big house and are considering downsizing, then a condominium might be the right play for you. Many people are hesitant to move into a condominium because they are used to thinking of freehold ownership as the holy grail of real estate. But they are missing out on a lot of the benefits in cost and convenience that come with livin...Read More

Prevent Big Losses with Home Inspectors

By: Patrice Gale

Prevent Big Losses with Home Inspectors

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The process of buying a home has lots of steps, most of which involve hiring experts to help with the areas you don’t possess any knowledge on. Most families don’t know much about the mechanics of a house and need to hire a home inspector as a result. Some possible issues that require the help of a home inspector are carpenter ants, Kitec plumbing (which can experience premature pipe ...Read More

Downsizing or Rightsizing?

By: Patrice Gale

Downsizing or Rightsizing?

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    Rightsizing is the process of finding a home that fits your lifestyle. What people often forget is there is no perfect setup. What was great for them when they had kids wouldn’t have worked in their 20’s and probably isn’t the best thing for them right now. Recognizing this need for change is the first step in evolving their lifestyle. When you compare downsizing...Read More

5 Reasons that Living in a Condo is Great!

By: Patrice Gale

5 Reasons that Living in a Condo is Great!

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  If you’ve hit a point where you are questioning your need for a big house and are considering downsizing, then a condominium might be the right play for you. Many people are hesitant to move into a condominium because they are used to thinking of freehold ownership as the holy grail of real estate. But they are missing out on a lot of the benefits in cost and convenience that come wi...Read More

Rightsizing is an Emerging Trend

By: Patrice Gale

Rightsizing is an Emerging Trend

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As we watch millennials move towards a trend of minimalism and living in homes that fit their needs better, the rest of the economy has a chance to make some major changes. For a long time, it has been the dream of everyone to own their own home, and usually go as big as possible. What some people have come to realize is this doesn’t necessarily mean they are granted more happiness, or even...Read More

Top 3 Reasons to “Rightsize” Your Home

By: Patrice Gale

Top 3 Reasons to “Rightsize” Your Home

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The term rightsizing is all the rage right now, and for very good reason. Baby Boomers are all nearing retirement and have gone through a lot of life changes that are going to be reflected in how and where they live. Below are three of the top reasons for “rightsizing” and moving into a home that fits you better. Reason #1: Save Money Baby Boomers are experiencing lower costs for a f...Read More

MLS Blunders to Watch Out For

By: Patrice Gale

MLS Blunders to Watch Out For

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    When you work with a realtor, you are depending on their skill at properly presenting and selling your property. You need to trust them, and you need to know they are selling your property at the highest possible price. This is why it is so alarming when you see MLS postings that have so many obvious mistakes in them. Below are a few of the most obvious ones around.  Having N...Read More

Sale Leasebacks as a Solution for Seniors

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Sale Leasebacks as a Solution for Seniors

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One of the most difficult things about retirement is being cash-poor but rich in terms of net worth. To anyone who has been paying down a mortgage for years, this is often the result. As your primary source of income dries up, it becomes necessary to look for another way to sustain your lifestyle.  One such method is performing a sale and leaseback on your home. This arrangement is already qu...Read More