Has the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive Been a Success?

The new First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) has been around since September 2, 2019. Its goal is to provide first-time home buyers with a helping hand getting into the real estate market. When buying a home under the FTHBI, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) takes a five or 10 percent ownership stake in […]

How to Save Money While Updating an Old House

If you’re looking to sell your home, studies show it will cost an average of $15,200 to do it! What if you’re working with a tight budget? What if your home is old, and you’re worried that may drive costs up even more? The good news is that amount isn’t set in stone. It is […]

Investment Mistakes: 4 Signs You Shouldn’t Buy That House

Real estate is one of the best ways to build wealth. But owning real estate can be a pain if you’re dealing with never-ending maintenance problems. Even a property that’s new construction will have its own fair share of problems within a few years. Homeowners will spend between 1% to 4% of a home’s value […]

Beware These Hidden Costs Of Buying A Home

When you’re shopping for a house, you’re likely already prepared for some of the higher costs involved. However, you might want to brace yourself – the listing price you’re seeing for the home is likely far less than what you’ll end up paying. What makes buying a home so expensive, even after you’ve already paid […]

Buying a Second Home Part II

Good news since my first article on buying the cabin. Everything is a go. The appraisal came back favorable on my primary residence, and there will be plenty of cash at closing to buy the cabin outright. The official closing is later this week, but I wanted to give an update of what has transpired […]

Buying a Second Home? Make Sure You Are Prepared

So, I’m in the middle of buying a second home. This will be a vacation home — basically, a place for a weekend getaway. It’s a nice little 2-bedroom cottage that was recently remodeled, located in the mountains of PA, approximately two hours away from home. We threw out a low-ball offer, and the owner […]

How to Finance Your First Home Renovation

People looking to finance a home renovation can be both short-term or long-term investors. Short-term investors are known as “fix-and-flippers” and typically purchase, renovate, and sell a property within 12 months. Long-term investors usually purchase and renovate a property before acting as a landlord. Below we discuss the best financing options for fix and flippers […]

Can You Afford Luxury Properties?

Prices of luxury properties are hot and it keeps on soaring in the real estate market and the market potential for luxury properties is also getting larger than ever. An average buyer shouldn’t be shut out of high-end real estate market. These type of properties can be within reach if you make smart choices before […]

Four Questions to Ask Before Investing in Real Estate

Investing in real estate is a smart way to make some extra money. When you buy homes and properties, you have the option of renting those properties and making some money every month or selling those homes for more than you originally paid. Making the right decisions is the best way to ensure that you […]

Considering Investing In Real Estate? Arizona Is Your Ticket to Success

Initially, Arizona seemed immune to the housing slump that began plaguing the United States at the end of 2007. But Arizona resident’s rising confidence in their local economy stemming from their state’s apparent economic immunity was quickly snuffed out; as Arizona soon became one of the hardest hit states in the nation. As a result, […]