Home Ownership

Buying a home: What Can You Afford?

Posted on Feb 11, 2021 in Home Ownership

Buying A home What Can you AffordIf you're thinking of purchasing your first home, you probably have a lot of great ideas about what you'd like - such as several thousand square feet of living space, a two-car garage, large fenced-in lot, one or two fireplaces and a panoramic view. But it may be time for a reality check. 

Most first-time buyers want their dream home right away. Howe...

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Are you doing the little things homebuyers love?

Posted on Mar 13, 2019 in Home Ownership

There’s never been a better time to sell a home.

Millennials are ready for homeownership and renters are seeing consistent rent increases. This means more buyers than ever are on the market for a home like yours. 

Considering listing your home? Let’s start with the proven ways to maximize your returns: 

1. Clear the clutter. Crammed closets and overfil...

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Sold a Home? Know your Tax Obligations

Posted on Feb 06, 2019 in Home Ownership

If you’ve recently sold a home, there are some things you need to know at this time of year.When you sell your own home (or principal residence) you usually don’t have to pay tax on any profit from the sale. But what you might not know is that even if you are entitled to the principal residence exemption, you need to report the sale on your income...

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Is the Crack in your Basement Floor covered by your New Home Warranty?

Posted on Feb 06, 2019 in Home Ownership

Cracks in your Basement - Should you be worried?

Like the first scratch on a new car, a crack in the concrete floor of your newly built home is not a question of if, but when. But while not pretty, most concrete floors crack because it’s the normal result of a home settling and is not a cause for concern. 

What happens to new concrete floors

Concrete naturally shrinks and cracks as it dries. In fac...

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Don’t Let Ice Damming Damage Your Home

Posted on Feb 06, 2019 in Home Ownership

Ice Damming on a House

As winter winds down and the warmer weather starts melting the snow on your roof, be aware of the potential threat of ice damming, which can cause damage to both the exterior and interior of your home.

What causes ice damming?

An ice dam is created when rooftop snow melts during the day and then freezes again at night around the edges or eavestroughs...

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Start Preparing Financially to Buy a Home

Posted on Nov 18, 2018 in Home Ownership

Carol Ireland Re/Max of Wasaga Beach can help you with your home purchase

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home.

If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage. Follow these three steps to begin la...

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