The Cost of Selling Your Home Image

The Cost of Selling Your Home

First-time home sellers might be excited at the prospect of selling their home to make a profit, as they should be, but don’t forget about the costs attributed with selling your home!Property costsBefore closing the sale, the home seller will be held

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What Time of the Year Should I List My Home?

As all industry experts know, selling a home is influenced by many different factors that can be manipulated in order to maximize profits in the shortest time period possible. Finding the right realtor to sell your home is the first step, but choosing

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TARION: Radon and Your New Home Warranty

Radon is a tasteless, odourless, invisible, radioactive gas that is completely natural and some is present in almost every home. Radon can enter your home through gaps between your house and the soil, and is typically more concentrated in

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CMHC Predicts Soft Landing for Housing Market

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released its second quarter 2014 Housing Market Outlook, Canada Edition, highlighting their forecasts for 2014 and 2015 housing starts, and MLS average prices and sales figures.The CMHC expects Canadian

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First-Time Homebuyers: Beware Prepayment Penalties!

We’ve all heard the term ‘mortgage,’ some might even know that as a standard, you’re allowed to pay a lump sum of 15 percent per term on the original amount outstanding. But what if you manage to penny-pinch a little extra this year and decide to pay

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VIDEO: Major Structural Defects in Your Home Image

VIDEO: Major Structural Defects in Your Home

Tarion Warranty Corporation provides new homeowners with protection against major structural defects, but what qualifies? This informative video will help you understand Tarion’s Major Structural Defect policy, covering where to find details, how to gain

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TARION: Understanding the Condominium Unit Warranty

By TarionThe warranty for your individual condo unit is separate from that of shared common elements. As the homeowner, it is your responsibility to understand and manage the warranty that comes with your individual condo unit. Here’s what you need to

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Tarion: How to Protect Your Home From the Elements this Spring Image

Tarion: How to Protect Your Home From the Elements this Spring

By TarionEven though your home braved the cold this winter, you should still be protecting it against the elements as the weather warms up. The ice storm in December has opened our eyes to the need to prepare our homes, and ourselves, for extreme weather

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Tarion: Getting to Know Your New Home

By TarionIf you’re like many new home buyers, you’ll likely drive or walk by your new home many times while it’s under construction, sharing photos of its progress along the way.The home building process is an exciting time and we know you can’t wait to

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VIDEO: Controlling Moisture in Your Home Image

VIDEO: Controlling Moisture in Your Home

Although it’s now officially spring, it’s still pretty cold out. Hopefully the warm weather will be here soon. With this winter being one of the coldest in recent history, a common issue for homeowners is related to excess moisture.Tarion Warranty

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