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    8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

    By Owen Lennox | September 2, 2022

    8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate Interest rates have risen rapidly this year, triggered by the Bank of Canada’s efforts to curb inflation. And the July MNP Consumer Debt Index found that 59% of Canadians “are already feeling the effects of interest rate increases.”1  Why has the impact been so widespread? In part,... Read More

    10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

    By Owen Lennox | August 10, 2022

    10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move The process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before you can begin the process of settling into your new place.... Read More

    The State of Real Estate in 2022

    By Owen Lennox | June 6, 2022

    The State of Real Estate in 2022 Canada’s housing market hit a boiling point last year as homebuyers clambered for real estate in regions with significantly more demand than supply. But now that homeowners and buyers alike are feeling the pinch of rising interest rates and record inflation, the market appears to finally be simmering... Read More

    5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

    By Owen Lennox | May 3, 2022

    5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market Our nation is in the midst of a shifting real estate market. But even as the buying frenzy begins to slow, many properties are still receiving multiple offers.1 So what’s the best way to compete as a buyer–especially if you’re wary about overpaying?... Read More

    Is it Smart to Refinance?

    By Owen Lennox | April 12, 2022

    Considering Refinancing? Some things you may want to think about… Your home mortgage is an important investment in your future, and a mortgage refinance can be a smart move to help you manage your investments when used under the right circumstances. Here are some things to consider about refinancing your mortgage.   Simply put, when... Read More

    A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

    By Owen Lennox | April 4, 2022

    A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022 Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that led to a record number of home sales and a historically high rate of appreciation, as prices soared by a national average of 19.9% year... Read More

    My Home Didn’t Sell! Now What?

    By Owen Lennox | March 20, 2023

    When it comes to listing your home, most home sellers want three things: 1) to make a lot of money, 2) to put in minimal time and effort, and 3) to sell quickly. But the reality is, selling a home is rarely that simple. And homeowners who try to do it themselves—or receive bad advice—can end up stuck (months later) with a property that hasn’t sold. If that’s you, don’t panic! We’ve outlined the top five reasons a home doesn’t sell—and action steps you can take to overcome each of these issues.  Not sure why your property didn’t sell? If you’re not already working with an agent or your listing has expired or been withdrawn, give us a call! We’d be happy to offer a free, no-obligation assessment and create an action plan to get your home SOLD. Read More

    2023 Real Estate Market Outlook

    By Owen Lennox | March 20, 2023

    2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You) Last year, one factor drove the real estate market more than any other: rising mortgage rates.  In March 2022, the Bank of Canada began a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to pump the brakes on inflation.1 And while some market sectors... Read More

    House hunting checklist

    By Owen Lennox | April 18, 2022

    House hunting checklist The first step towards homeownership is saying with confidence, to yourself and others, “Let’s do this!” After that, it’s just a matter of doing the next thing one step at a time. ⁣⁣Use this house hunting checklist to guide you and let me know how I can help along the way —... Read More

    Day-Of-Showing Checklist

    By Owen Lennox | April 5, 2022

    DAY OF SHOWING Now you’re all set to go and there are just a few small things you need to handle on the day of showings or open houses. Do a final walk-through and take care of these finishing touches to give potential buyers the best possible impression. Pre-Showing Prep Happy and comfortable buyers are... Read More