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The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Canada JFor those of you who like to look at the most expensive homes on the market (and who doesn’t?!) The Huffington Post Canada has published a slideshow of the most expensive homes currently for sale in each province. Enjoy. Best Regards, Gretchen
Coffee should be hot. Beer should be cold. Mexican food should be spicy. However, if these things are less than the standard that you expect, there are not any lasting consequences. As the value of the object in question rises, either in price or gravity, the expectations usually increase and dec...
Trulia released their Rent vs. Buy Report last week. The report explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting in all of the 100 largest metro areas by an average of 38%! The other interesting findings in the report include: Even though prices increased sharply in many markets over the...
We have often talked about the difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first time or repeat buyer, you must not be concerned about price but instead about the ‘long ter...
With interest rates lower than they’ve been in over 40 years, it may be difficult to think of a “window of opportunity” closing. However, it isn’t difficult to understand that it may very probably cost more to live in a home in the near future due to rising interest rates and prices. Zillow recen...
The housing market is recovering nicely. Prices have increased nationally by double digits over the last twelve months. Competition from the shadow inventory of lower priced distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales) is diminishing rapidly. Now may be the perfect time to sell your home ...
There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with our parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage – either your mortgage or your landlord’s. As a recent paper from t...
You are here: Home / Buyers / A Lower Payment is Your Choice A Lower Payment is Your Choice May 15, 2014 by Gretchen (Edit) 94% of purchasers last year opted for a fixed-rate mortgage at some of the lowest rates in home buying history. Yet, some of them will pay more in interest than necessary ba...
Here’s a terrific breakdown of the opportunity that exists right now for people who are willing and able to purchase a home NOW — And a couple of ways to look at the cost of waiting. Let’s say you’re 30 and your dream house costs $250,000 today, at 4.41% your monthly Mortgage Payment with Interes...