Stories Tagged - Home Buyer
Dec. 15, 2015 | Rose Ugoalah
Canadian renovation activity is on the rise as the economic lull in the real estate market has left some homeowners reluctant to move, instead opting to update.
In a recent report, Scotiabank senior economist Adrienne Warren found spending on home additions, new installations and replacement of equipment rose six per cent year-over-year through the first half of 2015, with renovation spending up in most provinces and outlays on track to total $53 billion this year.
Warren said current homeowners looking to upgrade are seeing renovations as an attractive option, as industrial price inflation for many renovation-related construction materials, equipment and household goods – such as kitchen cabinets, appliances and furniture – remain consistent.
Sept. 06, 2013 | Cody Stuart
Following a month that saw MLS® sales in the city increase by 17 per cent from the previous year, August saw 2,196 sales in the city, an increase of 27.5 per cent in comparison to the same month in 2012.
May 08, 2013 | Cody Stuart
An overwhelming majority of Canadian homebuyers knew their home was right for them the moment they stepped inside according to a report from BMO.
That's what the experience was like for Amy Gregson and Brian Ball.
Feb. 14, 2013 | Cody Stuart
By following that exact recipe, with a sizable dash of quality craftsmanship, the folks at Cardel seem to have cooked up yet another winning development in Elgin Village.
Jan. 16, 2013 | Cody Stuart
Amy Gregson found the rental market too tight, and decided when she graduated from university in 2009 to buy a home along with her boyfriend Brian Ball.
"We would rather put our money towards something we own than towards something someone else owns," said Gregson, who lived at home after graduating to save money to put towards a home. The couple recently purchased a newly built home in New Brighton.
Dec. 17, 2012 | CREBNow
Buying a new home is one of the biggest investments a person can make. Before you make that leap, here's a few simple steps to make your home purchasing experience a smooth one.
Nov. 01, 2012 | Cody Stuart
According to CMHC's third quarter 2012 Housing Market Outlook, sales, prices and starts are in the province are all predicted to increase over the next year.
July 17, 2012 | CREBNow
Home stager Mickey Foulds of Metamorphosis Design explained the intention of home staging is to maximize appeal.
July 12, 2012 | CREBNow
The average apartment vacancy rate in Alberta's urban centres decreased from 4.7 per cent to three per cent between April 2011 and April 2012, according to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).