blog

  • Use The Appraisal To Your Benefit When Seeking A House

    You should only pay for the value of a house; paying more than that and you are getting ripped off. That's why an appraisal is such an important step in the home buying process. Dipping into the housing market After you have been pre-qualified for a loan from a bank or other lender, you take to the housing market with an agent to see the available homes. Canada's economy is such that buying a house in the near future is a good idea. [Read More]

  • Tips For Protecting Furniture During A Move

    Moving can be a stressful event and protecting your belongings in always a top priority. Even if you hire a moving company to do most of the work, knowing how to protect your furniture should be of utmost importance. There are several things you can do to ensure that your furniture is protected during a move. If you hire a moving company (such as Wiebe'S Moving & Storage), these are also you should expect the moving company to help you with. [Read More]

  • Learn How To Choose The Right Leasing Location For Your First Business

    Opening a new business can be very exciting, but choosing the right property to lease is important. If you plan to open a new business in the near future, you need to take the time to consider certain factors to ensure that you find the right business to support your needs. Use the guide that follows to learn how to choose the right commercial property to lease for your business. [Read More]

  • Moving Floor Vents During Renovations

    An unforeseen issue that may turn up when doing large-scale renovations in an older home is the placement of air return and heater vents. In many older homes, vents may be covered with very large grates that come out from the wall several inches, or they may be flat on the floor but take up several square feet of space, rendering large portions of the room unusable for furniture placement. If your vents are presenting a problem during renovations, in many cases the best choice is to create new vents and hook them into your existing system. [Read More]

  • Understanding A Reverse Mortgage: Is It Right For You?

    Not everyone is set financially for retirement, so money can be tight. Reverse mortgages are an option for seniors who need financial help. To apply for this type of mortgage, you must be at least 55 years old or older. These loans tap into your home's equity to give you money, and the money is not paid back until you move or die. While this sounds good, is it right for you? [Read More]

  • The Dos And Don'ts Of Buying Your First Home

    Is it time for you to make your first real estate purchase? Too many times, people fail to recognize the deep responsibility of purchasing a home. It is certainly no walk in the park. Consider these dos and don'ts as you go through the process of buying your first home. Don't buy a home if you plan to sell soon. Buying a home is most beneficial to those who intend to stay put for at least a few years at a time. [Read More]

  • Understanding Your Rights When Interacting With A Security Guard

    Very few people understand the legal powers and responsibilities held by a security guard. Since a guard isn't technically a sworn police officer, some people assume that guards have no right to detain people or make arrests. However, this isn't always the case. By understanding the legal powers held by a security guard and knowing your rights when interacting with a guard, you can avoid legal troubles down the road. [Read More]

  • 3 Common Safety Mistakes All Realtors Need To Avoid

    When most people think of dangerous jobs, they tend to think of that of a police officer or fire fighter--not a real estate agent, right? However, if you work as a real estate agent, you probably know that this particular line of work comes with its inherent risks and dangers. This is especially true when it comes to showing homes, as this often involves meeting up with strangers and taking them through vacant properties alone. [Read More]

  • Dos And Don'ts Of Buying A Foreclosed Home

    If you're looking to buy a home and want to get the most bang for your buck, you may want to consider looking at foreclosures as an option. After all, foreclosed (bank-owned) homes can cost just a fraction of a traditional home. Still, you should be aware that the process of purchasing a foreclosure can be a bit more complex and time consuming, which is why having an experienced real estate agency, like Mac's Realty Ltd, on your side is a must. [Read More]

  • 3 Tips For Cleaning Your Outdoor Windows

    Outdoor windows can get very dirty. Over time they can become damaged with all the exposure to hard water and elements. Luckily, there are a couple things that you can do to make sure that you keep your windows in the best condition possible, and as clean as possible. Here are 3 tips for keeping your windows looking nice. 1. Use Vinegar One of the best ways to remove hard water stains is to use vinegar. [Read More]