Category: Buying

SOLD!! 4588 Deborah Lane, $189,973

All the conveniences of a detached home, with the perks of condo living – at a fraction of the price! On a rare corner lot, this fully renovated mobile home in a highly desirable community offers almost 1000 sq ft of living space. Plenty of natural light flows into the open concept living room and sunroom.  Enjoy your morning coffee outside this summer on the private patio. Numerous updates include new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new flooring throughout, windows, insulation and siding.  Roof shingles were done in 2010, and the property includes 2 private parking spaces and a...

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SOLD!! 10 Dalkeith Ave $319,973

Open House Sunday February 25th from 3:30-5:30pm! This 2.5 storey Crown Point home offers the best of modern comforts while maintaining some of the charm of traditional Hamilton architecture.  Hardwood floors on the main level anchor a bright, open concept living/dining room, accented by pot lights.  A custom kitchen and convenient main floor powder room complete the first level. There are 2 generous bedrooms and a tastefully updated bathroom on the 2nd floor and a stunning finished loft space in the attic. The attic is separated into a sleeping area and private den – would make a great master! In...

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The Return of the Home Inspection – What to Expect When You’re Inspecting

With buyers finally breathing a little easier, thanks to a gentle shift in the Ontario real estate market in their favour, we are seeing a (very welcome) return of the practice of including a home inspection clause in offers to purchase. In case you’ve been out of the loop for the last two or three years, it was beginning to look like the Professional Home Inspector was doomed to taking his place in the Museum of Natural History alongside the woolly mammoth – so rare was it to ask for an inspection.  With buyers climbing over each other to...

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First Time Buyers: Is It a Good Idea to Cash out RSP’s?

Buying their first house is a roller coaster ride of emotions for most people.  Young or older, single or coupled, conservative or high-risk speculator – the first time buyer will experience highs and lows throughout the process.  Any time large sums of cash are involved in a decision, the experience intensifies. One of the first decisions that must be made is where the initial outlay of cash (aka downpayment) will come from. Using Retirement Savings The Canadian Government has developed a Home Buyers’ Plan to provide an option for those who have savings in RRSP accounts.  Individuals can withdraw up...

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FIGHT, Flight, or….

  Fight or flight.  Most of us are familiar with the term that perfectly describes our human response to acute stress.  Less familiar is the third “F,” and it’s not what you’re thinking.  The full spectrum of possible stress responses is actually: fight, flight, or freeze. There is no denying that investing in real estate, whether for personal use or for income purposes, can be a source of anxiety. Inventory is at historic lows, and it seems that any property that is priced appropriately is in high demand.  Potential buyers for these properties will, in all likelihood, have one...

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