January 2019

Found 3 blog entries for January 2019.

All About Closing CostsMany people who have never bought a home go into the home buying process knowing little about closing costs. Without a good grasp of what closing costs are and how much they cost, it's hard to prepare to buy a home. Closing costs are a big expense that many home buyers must budget for specifically. If you're thinking about buying a home in the coming year or two, here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Are Closing Costs

During the purchase of a home, home buyers interact with a variety of organizations and businesses, including government agencies, lawyers, real estate professionals, appraisers and insurance

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Are Young Canadians Locked Out of Home Ownership?The truth is that Millennials are almost as eager to buy into the dream of home ownership as previous generations, despite widely-held myths about disinterest, staggering debt load and unwillingness to commit to either a career or ownership responsibilities.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Plight of Canadian Millennials

The generation born between about 1980 and the turn of the century, it turns out, is not so unlike their parents after all. According to Nerd Wallet, the median age of homebuyers in the United States has held steady for the past 40 years, at between 30.6 and 31. Two-thirds of Millennials today have not yet

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The True Cost and Savings of Solar PanelsIn a country like Canada, it may seem as though there's not enough sun to justify the cost of installing solar panels. However, homeowners may be surprised to learn that the technology behind solar panels has improved enough to benefit more areas than just the sunnier Southern climates. Understanding the benefits of solar panels begins with assessing both the financial and environmental impact of investing in green energy.

Initial Costs

The amount a homeowner spends on their solar panels depends on the square footage of the roof, the architectural layout of the home, and the vendor they choose. All in all, it can cost anywhere from $15,000 – $30,000 to install. And while this may seem steep, Canada has been proactive about their commitment to

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