What are you hoping to achieve by moving? Are you looking for more space, or a better location? Do you want to be closer to work and cut down on your commute? Figure out what your goals are and put down on paper. This can help you mentally succeed in your home search. What else do you need to do? Find out.
Different apartments and condos come with different heating systems. We explain the most popular ones: baseboard, forced air heating and cooling, geothermal and hot water heating.
A mortgage broker can help you determine how much you can afford based on your income, debts and employment history. Getting pre-approved will jump-start your home search and put you in a position where you can act quickly when you see something great.
There's no substitute for actually getting into properties and getting a feel for different neighbourhoods and buildings. Finding a real estate agent is one of the first steps in your home search.
Strata, condo or HOA fees. We've all got to pay them, but what's reasonable? And where does the money go?
As a buyer, there is no charge for using the services of a real estate agent. The cost of commission is always borne by the seller. It's true that the internet has made it much easier to find properties and for search for a new home. But a good real estate agent can get you into new listings first, so you can get a jump on the competition. Here's why a good agent is so important.
How important is parking and storage with your first apartment or condo? What is the value and is it worth paying extra for?
Condos and apartments come in many different types of buildings and construction. Concrete tends to be the preferred option, as it offers superior protection from noise transfer and tends to last longer. However, there are advantages to wood frame as well.
There are many different flooring types in today's apartments and condos. Find out the pros and cons between carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile and new materials like vinyl.
You know the old real estate saying, location, location, location? It has stuck around because it's true. Location can make or break your purchase. Here's what to look for.