buying a house

A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

Circumstances like a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic and historic inventory shortages might have made you assume that the housing market would lose steam, but there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. As Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) senior economist, Shaun Cathcart noted, “records [are continually] being broken” in the residential property market.1   Indeed, rather than a slowdown, we are continuing to experience a surprisingly robust real estate market across the country. And experts estimate that these conditions are likely to last into the new year. TD Bank Group Economist Rishi Sondhi predicts that high home prices will persist for the…

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Great house, but does it have a backyard for my dog?

Pets Influence Buying Decisions If you are among the 35% of Canadians who have a dog, or the 38%* who have a cat, then I am sure you can appreciate the influence they have in buying and selling your home. (Canada Wellness Report*) When I was looking for my home in Huntsville, a backyard was a must have for Harley (my pup), along with a friendly neighbourhood for walks. If a house did not have either of these things, then I wasn’t interested.  Next!     Buying a Pet-Friendly Home Several "must-haves" come up during the buying process for a…

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