Archive for 'Buying'
Posted on 07. Jul, 2011 by Manu Sharma.
Choosing a New Home Builder
When looking at new home builders, it is important to note that the builder does not complete all of the work themselves. A quick trip to any new home construction site and you will see trucks with any number of company logos, and many of them at competing home builder’s job [...]
Posted on 27. Jun, 2011 by Manu Sharma.
A good lawyer is a key part of any residential real estate transaction. You will want to meet with your lawyer as early as possible to go over details around the proposed contract, costs, title related matters, title insurance and financing among other things. I spoke with a few Ottawa real estate lawyers to put [...]
Posted on 13. Jun, 2011 by Manu Sharma.
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Posted on 31. May, 2011 by Manu Sharma.
Commercial real estate has a strong grip on the value of location; however this is isn’t as common in residential real estate. Location is arguably the largest factor on a home’s value, and had far larger impacts than the number of sq. ft. and bathroom count. Buying the right house in the wrong place can [...]
Posted on 30. May, 2011 by Manu Sharma.
The CMHC Housing Market Outlook released today highlighted a slight decrease in sales activity (5.7%), although indicated that average prices were expected to continue to grow, particularly with the expected strength in the economy for 2012. Expectations are that housing sales activity will continue to slow with the moderate increases in interest rates coming. CMHC [...]
Posted on 22. Feb, 2011 by Manu Sharma.
annual rate (SAAR)
of total housing starts
for the Toronto
Area increased to
25,400 units in
January from a
revised 18,600 units
Good news out of Toronto, the seasonally-adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of total housing starts for the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) increased to 25,400 units in January from a revised 18,600 units in December as released by [...]