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10 Things to Know About the Offer Process

10 Things to Know About the Offer Process

November 30, 2022 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

10 Things to Know About the Offer Process Before making an offer on your dream house, here are the ten things you need to know about buying real estate to ensure your offer is solid. Buying real e ... [read more]

10 Important Questions to Ask Your Contractor

10 Important Questions to Ask Your Contractor

November 9, 2022 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

10 Important Questions to Ask Your Contractor Are you thinking about hiring a contractor before selling real estate? Here are ten important questions you should ask the contractor before signing a co ... [read more]

Common Mistakes That House Flippers Make & How to Avoid Them

Common Mistakes That House Flippers Make & How to Avoid Them

October 12, 2022 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Mistakes That Can Make House Flipping a Flop Common Mistakes That House Flippers Make & How to Avoid Them Making it in the world of house flipping means making sound and prudent decisions. Read on t ... [read more]

How Many Homes Should You View Before Buying?

How Many Homes Should You View Before Buying?

August 10, 2022 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

If you are beginning the home-buying process, you may begin to wonder how long it will take until you find the perfect home for you and your family. The answer to that varies due to different factors. ... [read more]

Tips for Buying Rental Investment Properties

Tips for Buying Rental Investment Properties

July 6, 2022 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Most people float the idea of investment property around at some point in their life, and the growing popularity of real estate buy-and-flip shows only makes the prospect more enticing. However, befor ... [read more]

5 Negotiation Secrets Smart Buyers Use to Get Better Deals

5 Negotiation Secrets Smart Buyers Use to Get Better Deals

June 22, 2022 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Being a buyer in today's real estate market can be challenging. The market is very competitive right now, making the average buyer feel like it is impossible to secure a good deal. Luckily, some trick ... [read more]

Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home

Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home

April 20, 2022 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home Buying a home involves a lot of complex steps, but by doing your homework ahead of time, you can boost your know-how and have more confidence in ... [read more]

5 Benefits of an Investment Property

5 Benefits of an Investment Property

April 6, 2022 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

5 Benefits of an Investment Property Building a strong real estate portfolio is a great way to create passive income now and a strong investment portfolio for later. If you are looking at buildin ... [read more]

Tips for Picking the Right Home to Flip

Tips for Picking the Right Home to Flip

March 16, 2022 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Guide to Choosing a House to Flip for Maximum Profit Not every property will make a promising flip. Here is everything you need to know to maximize your profits from the very start while minimizing ... [read more]

Can Housing Upgrades Affect Your Insurance?

Can Housing Upgrades Affect Your Insurance?

February 23, 2022 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Housing upgrades have the potential to leave you underinsured so it is important to always contact your home insurance before starting a home renovation. Home renovations are trendy right now due to ... [read more]

Rent to Own Homes vs. Mortgage: How Do They Work?

Rent to Own Homes vs. Mortgage: How Do They Work?

February 9, 2022 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Rent to Own Homes vs. Mortgage: How Do They Work? If you're hoping to achieve your dreams of homeownership, rent-to-own and mortgage are two options to consider. Here is everything you need to know a ... [read more]

Five Great Benefits of Owning an Investment Property

Five Great Benefits of Owning an Investment Property

October 20, 2021 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Five Great Benefits of an Investment Property Maybe you have considered investing in real estate but aren't sure if it's the right move for you. There are several benefits to an investment property, ... [read more]

How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate | Home Selling Advice

How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate | Home Selling Advice

September 15, 2021 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate - Home Selling Advice How to negotiate and handle low-ball offers on your real estate property in a buyer's market without compromising the value or wort ... [read more]

Hidden Costs of Homeownership

Hidden Costs of Homeownership

August 26, 2021 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

You've made that momentous decision to buy a home. Your credit score is good, your employment is steady, you're debt-free and you've even saved up enough money to cover a down payment as well as some ... [read more]

Buying Land To Build A Home in Ontario

Buying Land To Build A Home in Ontario

June 16, 2021 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Buying Land To Build A Home If you've been dreaming of escaping your unruly neighbors, the hubbub of the city, or the restrictions of your homeowners' association, then buying land to build a home is ... [read more]

What Are the Next Steps After Your Offer Was Rejected? In Ontario

What Are the Next Steps After Your Offer Was Rejected? In Ontario

May 19, 2021 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

What are the next steps after your offer was rejected? Finding an ideal home can be a daunting process. It involves talking to a wide range of realtors and having a myriad of meetings with your mortg ... [read more]

Things To Look Out For When Viewing A Property

Things To Look Out For When Viewing A Property

April 21, 2021 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Becoming a homeowner can be quite an exciting experience; however, house hunting is not a process without challenges. Depending on your personal preferences, needs, and budget, you need to carefully ... [read more]

Buying A Home As A Senior Citizen | ON

Buying A Home As A Senior Citizen | ON

April 7, 2021 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Buying a home is for everyone — or those who can afford to pay for their mortgage. Albeit you're 60 or 70 years old, it's possible and beneficial to own a home so long as you have the financial mean ... [read more]

Benefits of Investing in Multi-Family Real Estate

Benefits of Investing in Multi-Family Real Estate

January 13, 2021 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

What is Multi-Family Real Estate? Any residential property that contains more than one housing unit is classed as multi-family real estate. Some of the most prevalent examples of multi-family real ... [read more]

Top 3 Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

Top 3 Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

December 23, 2020 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Selling a home can be a daunting process; finding a real estate professional may help ease a lot of the stress. They will not only help find a buyer and undertake the complex process of closing the de ... [read more]

Renting VS Buying a Home

Renting VS Buying a Home

November 23, 2020 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Your colleagues, friends, and family may be enjoying the comfort of their homes, but you're still living in a rental property. Such situations may compel someone to think about purchasing a property. ... [read more]

Five Tips for Buying a Condo

Five Tips for Buying a Condo

November 9, 2020 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Yaaay! You finally got enough to facilitate the down payment of your first condo, or perhaps this is your investment property. Here is a simplified guide that includes some tips for buying a condo.& ... [read more]

Advice for First-Time Home Sellers

Advice for First-Time Home Sellers

August 26, 2020 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

When buying your home, you probably dreamt of passing it down to future generations. Now, things turned out different and you are looking to sell. You fell in love with your home and made a ton of ... [read more]

5 Things NOT To Do When Selling Your House

5 Things NOT To Do When Selling Your House

July 29, 2020 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

The process of selling a residential property can be time-consuming and emotionally involving, especially if it is your first sale. While your home's curb appeal influences a prospective buyer's poten ... [read more]

Useful Tips for Buying and Selling A Home During Covid-19

Useful Tips for Buying and Selling A Home During Covid-19

June 25, 2020 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

The coronavirus pandemic has derailed buying and selling activities in the property market. Albeit fewer homes have been listed for sale, the industry is gradually recovering. Prospective buyers can m ... [read more]

6 Signs a Home Will Likely Increase In Value

6 Signs a Home Will Likely Increase In Value

March 25, 2020 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

A home is a massive investment. Any new homeowner will naturally hope their investment will gain value. While nothing in life is guaranteed, there are some excellent indicators that a home is likely t ... [read more]

6 Persistent Real Estate Myths You Really Need to Ignore

6 Persistent Real Estate Myths You Really Need to Ignore

March 11, 2020 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Whether you're a home-buyer or a seller, it pays to understand the real estate market if you want to get a good deal. Unfortunately, a series of damaging ideas has grown up around real estate which ca ... [read more]

Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?

Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?

January 15, 2020 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

There are a multitude of reasons why a homeowner may be considering refinancing their mortgage. However, before any final decisions are made it is always a good idea to consider carefully whether refi ... [read more]

4 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home

4 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home

December 11, 2019 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Selling your home is a big decision, and it's often a long and complex undertaking. Hiring a real estate agent can make every step of the home-selling process easier, from setting an asking price to c ... [read more]

How To Stage A House For Sale

How To Stage A House For Sale

September 25, 2019 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

It's time to sell your house, and you know you need to stage it for sale, but you're not sure how. This step-by-step guide will help you successfully prepare your house for the market, from fixing nec ... [read more]

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage

September 11, 2019 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

For the vast majority of home buyers, obtaining a mortgage will be a vital part of the purchasing process. Of course, in order to be approved for that mortgage, you will need to ensure that your cre ... [read more]

Four Tips to Sell Your Home in a Hurry

Four Tips to Sell Your Home in a Hurry

April 24, 2019 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

  Selling your home can be a time-consuming process - a situation which is less than ideal if you want to move sooner rather than later. Luckily, though, there are a few things that you can do ... [read more]

Five Things to Consider Before Flipping a House

Five Things to Consider Before Flipping a House

April 3, 2019 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

House flipping can be a tempting way to make fast money, but not every fixer-upper has the potential to be profitable. Here's five things to consider before buying a property to flip. 1. Time Tele ... [read more]

Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions First

Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions First

March 20, 2019 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circumstances, just as renting is a smart move in othe ... [read more]

4 Hidden Problems That Could Be Hurting Your Home Sale

4 Hidden Problems That Could Be Hurting Your Home Sale

March 6, 2019 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

One of the biggest fears that home sellers have is that their property will end up on the real estate market for months on end. This is a nightmare for a number of reasons. First of all, having your h ... [read more]

The Benefits of Investing in Income Producing Properties

The Benefits of Investing in Income Producing Properties

February 13, 2019 | Posted by: Gregory Johnston

Making money in any real estate venture is a difficult task, and many people don't have the skills (or the stomach) for flipping houses. An alternative to this intrinsically risky activity is to purch ... [read more]

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