Alicia Cox Thomson
Friday, September 23, 2011 3:10 PM EDT
Are you looking for a home? Trying to sell a home? If you need real estate advice, you've come to the right place -- HGTV Canada's hosts are expert sources of information. We have lots of host tips available, but for this week's Top 5 Friday, I've gathered six (because everyone likes a bonus) of the very best pieces of professional advice from Sandra Rinomato of Property Virgins, Tatiana Londono of The Property Shop and Sarah Daniels of Urban Suburban
Condo Buying Tips
Sandra explains how the bank deals with your financing requirements and the practice of legally protecting your view.
Real Talk About Renovation Financing
Sandra explains mortgage loan insurance and renovation financing programs available through the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
Avoid a For Sale By Owner Disaster
Tatiana shares five must-know tips about selling your own home (just an fyi, the acronym FSBO = for sale by owner).
Choosing the Right Agent For You
Tatiana's top 5 tips on how to choose a real estate agent that will get you the best results.
Choosing a Mortgage Broker vs. a Bank Loan Officer
Sarah explains the key differences between working with an independant broker or going with your bank.
The Other Costs Associated with Buying a Home
Sarah breaks down all the expenses that come with buying a home in the suburbs and in the city.
What real estate questions do you have? Leave them below and we'll see if we can get them answered!