Happy Holidays in Real Estate

However your life has changed over the past 2 years, I know that the real estate roller coaster of the past 21 months has brought a lot of uncertainty into everyone’s mind. The biggest investment of your life for some has been a huge hurdle to achieve in this time, but for those already holding real estate investments you have seen incredible increases in your net worth, or if you have sold holdings you are now experiencing fabulous gains! … More Happy Holidays in Real Estate

Home Ownership – Rent vs. Buy – That is the Question!

Home ownership is an individual decision. For one person it may be the right thing, for another it just not make sense. A lot of factors and situations will make up your decision on whether home ownership is the right thing for you. However, whenever I am contemplating a large dollar purchase I like to do my homework and research before making that decision. The fact whether you should rent or buy at the end of the day, may come down to a financial decision and for that I like to ensure I get information from the experts. … More Home Ownership – Rent vs. Buy – That is the Question!

Home Buyer – Buying your first home

For most of us, the purchase of a home is the most important financial commitment we will make in our lifetime.  Casually mention that you’re thinking about buying your first home and get ready for a plethora of “expert” advice from friends & family.  You will hear an abundance of conflicting information and views on the subject.  One person will caution you to wait for prices to “adjust”, another person will tell you move quickly before it’s too late.  The most important thing for you to do is ensure that you are getting relevant and up to date information in order for you to make educated decisions during this exciting time.  Here are 5 tips to get you started as a first time home buyer. … More Home Buyer – Buying your first home

This is not a Real Estate Bubble

One of the most common questions I am asked lately – “Is the bubble going to burst?” Or I hear, “We are in a Real estate bubble and it’s getting close to popping”. While prices have had a steady increase across the nation over the last 14 months, I don’t believe we are in a Real estate bubble. Here are a few factors that make this market unique. … More This is not a Real Estate Bubble

What should you consider when you’re purchasing a home?

You’ve met with a Realtor to establish your criteria, budget and timeframe. Now it’s time to shop – you spend incredible amounts of time and energy browsing properties online and in person. Maybe you make offers on a few different properties and finally, you successfully purchase a home.  What’s missing in this scenario? What else should you consider when you are purchasing a home?  A meeting with your Certified Financial Planner. … More What should you consider when you’re purchasing a home?

Feature Friday – Listing of the Week is 2216 Gordon Street, Guelph

Located in the sought after south end of Guelph, this lovely detached home provides space for everyone. From the moment you enter through the front foyer you will be pleased by the updates and finishes in this bright and move-in ready home. The home boasts large traditional principal rooms on the main floor adorned with oak hardwood floors, and ceramic throughout this level.   The layout is also unique for a side split with a Main floor bedroom and ensuite, and provides for 3 spacious bedrooms, and 2.5 baths.  The home layout was ahead of its’ time with set-up for work at home spaces with bright additional office or den space on the upper level which could easily be transitioned to a smaller bedroom … More Feature Friday – Listing of the Week is 2216 Gordon Street, Guelph