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Canadian real estate prices were the fastest rising in the world just a few months ago. Now we're claiming the opposite title, as the market explores where prices should be. Newly released Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Dallas Fed) numbers show a decline in home prices for the third quarter of 2017. This is the first time in over five years that Canadian real estate prices have declined for a quarter. Despite the quarterly decline, prices still remain significantly higher than the year before.



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Original news retrieved from Huffpost

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Just when you think you’ve found out everything you need to know about how to hire the right real estate agent, someone or something will give you their “two cents” worth of info and have u guessing all over again! Here are 8 common misconceptions to remember when deciding on whether to use an agent or not.

 1) Real Estate Agents are Always Late for Appointments.

There is no excuse for habitual tardiness among professionals. ZERO!!!  Every person deserves respect, and respect is earned by providing what is promised and being on time. If your agent has a god-like, self-deluded impression of her or his own importance, find another. Although I do know and hear of some agents being tardy, myself and the agents I know have no use for it. Don’t let a

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Features that Pet owners should look for when house hunting

It’s no surprise that home designers and builders often plan homes with pet friendly amenities in mind.  The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association reports that approximately 38% of Canadian households have a car or dog. It’s not just a matter of being pet friendly, but rather a question of giving your pets environmental enrichment.

Here are some pet environmental enrichment features to look out for:

  • Private spaces and play areas
As you walk through the home, take note of private areas that can be used to house a cat litter box. Rooms or nooks that are accessible to your cat but still isolated enough that odor won’t be an issue are ideal. And look for other areas around the…
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Do rising interest rates mean you have to jump head-first into a home search if you’ve been on the fence? Interest rates are only one component to consider when making the decision to buy your first home, so maybe slow your roll a tad. But since we’re on the subject and rates do impact the monthly cost of home ownership, let’s examine what you’ll face if you decide to wait a few years.

Are Interest Rates Rising?

The simple answer is “yes.” The more complicated answer is “Yes, but not in a straight line.” Short-term movement doesn’t really matter to you if you are trying to decide whether to buy now or buy next year; it’s only the long-term trends than count.

Given that the Feds are committed to seeing both short-term and long-term interest rates

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Buying a condo, which is short for condominium, is not the same as buying a single-family home.  There are different considerations that need to be taken into account prior to purchasing!  In many real estate markets, purchasing a condo can come at a much lower price than purchasing a single family residence.

A condo is typically a shared piece of property with individual owners of each “unit” or condo.  In most cases, condominiums offer services such as, but not limited to, fitness centers, tennis courts, and swimming pools.  Many people purchase condos due to less maintenance and also the lifestyle of living in a condominium community.

When buying a condo, it’s important you know that every condominium community is different.  It’s crucial to

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