Stories Tagged - Home Buying
April 28, 2022 | CREB
For most of us, buying a home will be the biggest purchasing decision we make in our lifetime. Adding to the weight of that decision is going through it the first time.
March 07, 2017 | Kathleen Renne
Buying directly from a builder has many advantages and a few potential drawbacks
Myron Hildebrand is no stranger to working with builders. His current home is proof of that experience, having hired Sunset Homes to execute the build on his semi detached space, which he intends to turn into two investment properties.
"Buying from a builder, you have so much more control over the final product," said Hildebrand. "It's a fun process to go through."
Aug. 28, 2015 | Cody Stuart
When Stephanie and Robert Morgan decided to make a step up from their Evanston home, their biggest concern was space for them and their growing family.
After looking at several "lateral" options that would have seen them gain little in the way of square footage, the Morgans decided to make the jump to something significantly bigger
"We really wanted a place that would feel like a home for each member of our family – somewhere where we could each have our own space but also enjoy the common areas without tripping over each other," said Elizabeth, who, along with husband Robert, shares the home with their four-year old daughter.
Feb. 26, 2015 | Nolan Matthias
Last week was a busy one for Mortgage360. The long weekend and positive housing reports from several sources, including CMHC, seems to have thrust buyers back into the real estate market, with many of our clients writing offers.
While some buyers are sensing the market is calmer than many of the over-hyped media reports would have you believe, there are still a large number of Calgarians sitting on the sidelines waiting to see how the recent blip in our economy plays out.
What many of these fence-sitters fail to realize, however, is that waiting and seeing could end up costing them more money in the long run, even if prices were to drop 10 to 15 per cent.
Nov. 05, 2012 | CREBNow
Everyone would agree that growops are not a good thing for any neighbourhood. But from a REALTOR® perspective, it's even more of a conundrum. As a REALTOR®, we represent the buyer or the seller to the best of our ability using all of the resources to sell or buy that home. When it comes to grow-ops, we want to work with the seller to ensure the property is safe, but how do we really know?
Oct. 26, 2012 | Cody Stuart
The intentions signal a high level of confidence in the Canadian housing market. An increase in process how-ever, could change the minds of potential buyers.
Sept. 18, 2012 | CREBNow
We want our homes to be comfortable, safe, clean, healthy and to have the smallest environmental footprint possible. That's why consumers, homebuilders, homeowners, property managers, REALTORS®, local governments and schools are all focusing on building homes and buildings that serve people better.
Aug. 02, 2012 | CREBNow
"Recent mortgage rule changes prompted much discussion of a national housing correction," said Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB® economist.