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Finding an Honest Home Improvement Contractor

You can’t call yourself a dentist unless you have specific hard-earned credentials. Just about anyone, however, can hang a shingle and call himself a home improvement contractor. That’s why choosing a reputable one is so difficult. Here are some tips: Find out if he or she is truly in business full-time. ...

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How Much Time Should You Spend Viewing Homes?

Figuring out how much time you should spend viewing properties for sale is a little like asking, “How long should I spend trying on shoes?” The answer seems obvious: As long as it takes to make a decision! Buying a home is significantly more complex than purchasing shoes – and the stakes ...

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The Informed Home Buyer/Seller Issue #8

Informed Home Buyer August 16 ...

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Helping Buyers Feel Less Like Intruders

When potential buyers visit your home, they often feel like intruders. After all, in most cases, they don’t know you personally. Yet, there they are, walking through your hallways, looking in your bedroom closets, and even checking out the cabinet space in your washrooms. Obviously, you want buyers to feel comfortable ...

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Mortgage Payments Can Be Deceiving

You see a great home. You pull out your mortgage calculator and start punching in the numbers. The estimated monthly payment is displayed on the screen. You think, “Yep, we can afford that!” Can you? It’s easy to be seduced by a mortgage payment calculation. However, mortgage payments aren’t the only costs ...

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