Factors to Consider When Buying a Home With Solar Panels
With the cost of home ownership higher than it has been in years, finding opportunities to save money or offset these costs is a high
Buying Out Your Spouse in Today’s Market
A couple of years ago I wrote a series of posts on DivorceHaven.ca about what to do with the marital home in a divorce. In
The Bank of Grandma and Grandpa
As grandparents to nine, my husband and I have been enjoying the company of several of our youngest grandchildren lately. From newborn to age 14,
Home Appraisal vs. Opinion of Value
Last year, I wrote an article about the difference between a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) – commonly promoted as “free home evaluations” – and the
Thinking of Selling? Read this First.
Or Mistakes to Avoid if You are Thinking of Selling In today’s seller’s market with multiple offers and “sold over asking” seemingly the norm, homeowners
Why It’s Best to Use a Local Agent
You have an agent you like and trust, but what happens if you decide to move to a new city or locale outside of that
Paying It Forward
Years ago, when I was going through my first divorce, I was lost. I had just left my husband of 17 years, and a Stepford
What is Rent-to-Own and is it Right for Me?
With bidding wars and skyrocketing house prices, home ownership can feel like a distant dream for many. And for those with little or no credit
Opinion of Value – What is it?
What is your home worth? Do a search online and you will be flooded with real estate sites that offer “free home evaluations”, “Opinions of
Will Real Estate Become a Playground Only for the Rich?
Housing affordability is at crisis proportions across the country I had a conversation with my father recently about the real estate market. He firmly believes
“The person who helps others simply because it should or must be done and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without
How to Improve your Chances in a Multiple Offer Situation
LET THE HOUSE HUNTING BEGIN! Whether buying your first home or your last, navigating a strong seller’s market like the current one can be challenging.
The Start of a New Decade – The Impact of 2020 on Family and Home
The year 2020 – once a futuristic time in movies – has initiated us into a new decade in a way none of us could
10 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Applying for a Mortgage
Buying a house is an exciting time. When you find that perfect home, the adrenaline rush of starting a new adventure, creating new memories, starting
When the Student is Ready, a Teacher Emerges
“Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of
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