Condo, Strata, HOA & Co-op – What’s the Difference?

For a lot of urban dwellers, buying a property in a common interest development (CID) is an affordable option. Not only are the prices typically a lot cheaper than your average freehold home, the location and amenities of such properties …

Turn Your Property Into a Dreamy Airbnb Destination

Just as Uber has revolutionized the transportation market, sites like HomeAway and Airbnb have dramatically changed the way travelers search for accommodations. Vacationers are no longer forced to rely on hotels when they need a place to stay while on …

Why Your House Plants Keep Dying, and What to Do About it

While some people are really good at keeping plants healthy and happy, others are unfortunately just as good at killing them. We all have good intentions when we bring a plant home, but without learning a little about them, their …

US States With the Highest & Lowest Property Taxes (Infographic)

Ways to Customize Your Rental Unit Without Taking Out the Paint Brush

Just because you don’t own the place you’re currently living in doesn’t mean you have to put up with boring neutral forever. While rentals can pose a number of challenges – from the ugly floors to the outdated light fixtures …

Buyers Are Now Armed With More Detailed Information Thanks to New Mortgage Disclosure Rule

As of October 1st, home buyers will be armed with more information about their mortgages, and will be given more time to review their mortgage rate and fee quote documents.

Right now, the law requires borrowers to fill out two …

Is Fall a Good Season to Sell? Yes, and Here’s Why

Rumors are always swirling about when it comes to the best time of year to sell a property. While plenty of people have traditionally believed that the spring and early summer are the bests weeks of the year to sell, …

Get Your Mortgage Process Moving Full Steam Ahead!

You’ve found the home of your dreams, and put in an offer that was accepted by the seller. Congratulations! But now comes another challenge – getting approved for a mortgage to finance your new place. The process doesn’t have to …

5 Problems Your Home Inspector Might Not Catch

You’ve found your dream home, put in an offer that the seller couldn’t refuse, and sealed the deal. But before you head out to buy new furniture, there’s still one little task that needs to be completed: the home inspection.…

Up the Odds of Having Your Remodeling Job Approved by the Review Board

Thinking of doing a little remodeling or renovating on your home? Before you pick up that hammer, you’ll need to run your plans by your local architectural review board (ARB) first.

You might think of an ARB as nothing more …