8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

By: Harv Sohi

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

Tags: Real Estate, Housing Market, Mortgage, Tips

Interest rates have risen rapidly this year, triggered by the Bank of Canada’s efforts to curb inflation. And the July MNP Consumer Debt Index found that 59% of Canadians “are already feeling the effects of interest rate increases.”1   Why has the impact been so widespread? In part, due to the rising popularity of variable rate mortgages. According to the Canada Mortga...Read More

10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

By: Harv Sohi

10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

Tags: Real Estate, Home Move, Tips

The process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before you can begin the process of settling into your new place.  Fortunately, you don’t have to do everything in a day. You don’t have to do it all alone, either. When you work with us to ...Read More

7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

By: Harv Sohi

7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Tags: Real Estate, Market Updates, Selling Tips, Seller's Information, Home

No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to skip ahead to the fun of decorating and settling in a new place. Almost all sellers want to make the most money possible.  Whatever your circumstances, the road to the closing table can be riddled...Read More

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

By: Harv Sohi

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

Tags: Real Estate

Canada's housing market hit a boiling point last year as homebuyers clambered for real estate in regions with significantly more demand than supply. But now that homeowners and buyers alike are feeling the pinch of rising interest rates and record inflation, the market appears to finally be simmering down. That, in turn, could create a welcome opening for shoppers to be more selective with th...Read More

5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

By: Harv Sohi

5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

Tags: Real Estate, Tips and Advice, Buying Tips, Winning Ideas, House Market

Our nation is in the midst of a shifting real estate market. But even as the buying frenzy begins to slow, many properties are still receiving multiple offers.1 So what’s the best way to compete as a buyer–especially if you’re wary about overpaying? While a high offer price gets attention, most sellers consider a variety of factors when evaluating an offer. With that in mind, h...Read More

Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

By: Harv Sohi

Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

Tags:

Selling your Property, Home Prices

We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your home before putting it on the market.   Start by connecting with your real estate agent as soon as possible. Having the eyes and ears of an insightful real estate professional on your side can hel...Read More

New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

By: Harv Sohi

New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

Tags: NET WORTH, HOME PRICES, FAMILY, REAL ESTATE

Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1   Nationwide, the number of newly listed homes dipped slightly in September, down 1.6% from August. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, that’s only about 2.1 months of inventory, which is far less than the five to six months that is generally needed to strike a healthy balance be...Read More

Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

By: Harv Sohi

Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

Tags: AFFORDABILITY, LIFESTYLE, FAMILY, REAL ESTATE

A break and enter occurs every 90 seconds in Canada.1 Fortunately, there are some proven tactics you can use to decrease your likelihood of a home invasion.   Most burglars won’t go to extreme lengths to enter your home. They are looking for easy access with minimal risk. A monitored security system can be an effective deterrent—homes without one are 300% more likely to be burglar...Read More

9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

By: Harv Sohi

9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

Tags: NET WORTH, HOME PRICES, FAMILY, REAL ESTATE

Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it's dwindling.¹ You're not alone either if you're already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home all at once.   Searching for a ne...Read More

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

By: Harv Sohi

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Tags: NET WORTH, HOME PRICES, FAMILY, REAL ESTATE

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?     Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.   Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial boo...Read More