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The Pros and Cons of Using a Realtor

The Pros and Cons of Using a Realtor

By HGTV.ca Editorial Team

  If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, there are many factors to consider: Location, price, size, and perhaps above all else the biggest question of all: To use a realtor, or not.   Pro: The "Extras" Commissioning a realtor can come with many "extras" that can help drive... Read More »

Real Estate Lingo Made Easy: 13 Terms You Should Know

Real Estate Lingo Made Easy: 13 Terms You Should Know

By HGTV.ca Editorial Team

  Familiarizing yourself with common lingo used by realtors is a great move when getting into the housing market. It'll make the process smoother when you know what everyone is talking about, and ensure you're not taken advantage of by seeming too green. "As Is" Condition: If a house is... Read More »

6 Basic Mortgage Rules to Follow

6 Basic Mortgage Rules to Follow

By HGTV.ca Editorial Team

  Whether this is your first home or fourth, really understanding your mortgage and how it works is crucial. After all, it'll probably be the biggest loan of your life!   What IS A Mortgage? In the most basic sense a mortgage is a loan to buy a property. The process of securing a... Read More »

9 Steps to Staging Your Home

9 Steps to Staging Your Home

By HGTV.ca Editorial Team

  You don't have to break the bank to have your house looking as though it was professionally staged. These tips and tricks will have your house sell-ready and gorgeous before you can say "why hasn't it always looked this way?!"   1) De-Clutter The first step in getting ready to sell is... Read More »

How to Maximize Your Selling Potential During Winter

How to Maximize Your Selling Potential During Winter

By Gavin Chen

  Some say winter is the worst time to sell a home. Given the cold and stormy weather we have been experiencing, there are definitely challenges, but don't be discouraged. First impressions and lasting impressions are key to progress potential buyers into active buyers. Be very wary as the... Read More »

What Type of Landlord Will You Be? Scott McGillivray’s Advice

What Type of Landlord Will You Be? Scott McGillivray’s Advice

By Scott McGillivray

With 15 years of real estate investing and eight seasons of Income Property under my belt, I've leaned a thing or two about investment properties. I encourage just about everyone I meet to jump into the game and become a landlord (and almost everyone I work with already has), but rentals aren't... Read More »

The Inside Scoop on the Best Season to Sell Your Home

The Inside Scoop on the Best Season to Sell Your Home

By Gavin Chen

Common belief has held that the best time to sell a home is in the spring, and the best time to buy is in the fall. Although there is merit to this argument, not everything can be so definitive and concrete. There are so many variables at play that all must be weighed before jumping into the real... Read More »

Scott’s Top Real Estate Tips

Scott’s Top Real Estate Tips

By HGTV.ca Editorial Team

Over the years we've had the good fortune of turning to industry expert Scott McGillivray to answer all of our real estate conundrums, from the best time to buy to budgeting for renovations, and boy, has he delivered. Scott's offered up a treasure trove of real estate tips over eight seasons of... Read More »

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