The following is a compilation of Zoocasa’s Best of 2012: A list of our favourite blog posts from this past year. We hope that these articles were useful to you in each of the months that they were featured as well as going forward into 2013.
January: How to Get your Dream Home – 10 Tips
February: Best money-saving mortgage tips
Moving day is here and you are beginning a new chapter in your life and putting roots down in a new home. You’ve been dreaming about the new space, envisioning what furniture will go where and what colour to paint the living room. Click here to read more.
By Heather Rovet
All around my neighbourhood there are flyers which show a beautifully designed room and simply say “The Condo Quickie”. Intrigued I looked this up online and have to say, “The Condo Quickie” is pretty genius. Click here to read more.
1. How long has the agent worked in residential real estate sales and does he/she sell full time? Click here to read more.
You’re ready to take the next big life step and want to buy a home. But how much money do you really need for a down payment? 5 per cent is the minimum down payment one can make – however, mortgage insurance is required if you make less than a 20 per cent payment. Click here to read more.
Whenever I’m on vacation in a different city – or country for that matter, I love checking out other peoples’ homes for inspiration. Home beautification can be considered a hobby as well as a great way to increase your property value. Click here to read more.
by Farhaneh Haque
In my August 9th Blog, Fixer Upper or Move In Ready, we weighed the pro and cons of each: buying a property which requires work or finding your dream home with all the fits and finishes you like and can see! As a follow up, this week’s blog will dive deeper into the Fixer upper and explore financing options for a home renovation. Click here to read more.
To paraphrase the Wealthy Barber, “A dollar saved is two dollars earned” – every dollar counts when upping your mortgage contributions, even when it may not seem like much at the time. The earlier you can start, the bigger the difference your hard-earned money makes in shortening the amortization period and saving on the interest that is owed. Click here to read more.
by RBC Insurance
Buying a new home is not only exciting, it results in one of the most significant debt obligations most Canadians ever take on. It is also a key life event that requires a thorough review of your personal financial plan, including your insurance needs. Click here to read more.