Archives for Buyers

How a Home Office Can Increase Appeal for Homebuyers

With housing inventory remaining tight in recent years, RE/MAX agents are diligent about keeping up with the trends to help clients buy and sell properties in this competitive market. “Remote-friendly” workplaces are one of those rising trends. In fact, according to 2018 data, nearly 8 million people worked at home in 2017. “In my experience, the home office is an integral part of the millennial homebuying criteria,” says Chris Krzemien with RE/MAX Experience. If you think it might be time to get to work (pun intended) on sprucing up – or creating – that home-office space, here are some tips to
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Property Ownership 101: Investment Property Ownership

While investing in real estate is very lucrative, any novice investor is destined to face some pitfalls along the way. Rental properties can provide investors with the constant cash flow that they need to succeed as a distinguished investor. However, without the proper guidance and know-how, aspiring investors can make several mistakes that may cause some serious headaches. You might be experienced in purchasing homes but becoming an investor in rental property involves different nuances compared to becoming an experienced home buyer. When starting out as a novice property investor, any advice can help you make a well-informed decision for
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How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

or many Canadians, the dream of building a home is more appealing than just buying one. Building a home comes with many benefits, and if we’re being perfectly honest, some headaches. If you’re considering a custom-built home, here’s everything you need to know. Is It Cheaper to Buy or Build a House? When it comes to the average cost to build a home in Canada, according to Home Builder Canada, the price per square foot for a detached home in major Canadian cities is as follows: Vancouver: $130 – $230 Calgary: $115 – $150 Toronto: $110 – $210 Montreal: $95 –
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Smart Ways to Spend Your Income Tax Refund

You’ve filed your taxes (or you’re planning to very soon) and you’re expecting an income tax refund. To some, this perceived windfall can be a sign to go on a spending binge. According to Canada Revenue Agency, the average income tax refund for the 2018 tax year to date is $1,735 – about the cost of an all-inclusive vacation for one in the sunny south, a few nice dinners out, or a very decent shopping spree. If you’re getting an income tax return, that means you’ve overpaid taxes and you’re simply getting some of that back. Stop treating your tax refund as “extra” cash. Here
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Benefits of Listing Your Home in the Spring

Just as vernal warm weather blankets Canadian communities, home buyers and sellers gear up for the busiest real estate season of the year. But what are the benefits of listing your home in the spring? We reached out to our RE/MAX Influencers — a panel consisting of RE/MAX Sales Associates from throughout Canada — to find out the benefits of listing your home in the spring. Getting settled in time for summer After a long and cold winter, buyers are motivated to find the right home for them so they can be settled in for the warmer months. “Many people
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Lucky In Love and House Hunting

If you and your partner are house hunting this Valentine’s Day — don’t let the stress of shopping for a new home dampen your romance. With two different opinions driving the purchase process, it can create disagreements. RE/MAX offers advice and tips for finding your perfect home — together.
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8 Ways to Extend Your Patio Season This Fall

By Emily Higgins Cooling temperatures and the arrival of pumpkin spice everything doesn’t mean that you need to head indoors just yet. Using your outdoor living space is a great way to enjoy the changing of the season and enjoy some outside time. Consider these 8 ways to extend your patio season into the fall. Add Some Warmth Making sure that your outdoor living space is still enjoyable and comfortable will encourage you to use the space more often. Consider adding a patio heater that can easily radiate heat in a large of area for you and your guests. Choose from a
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