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  • What's the Difference Between a Seller's Market & Buyer's Market?
    Jun-06-14 03:19 PM

    Most people have heard the terms “buyer’s market” and “seller’s  market”, but do you ...

  • Barrie Home Inspections: Roger Frost
    May-30-14 02:38 PM

    Most Agreements of Purchase & Sale today contain a condition that makes the offer conditional on the Buyer carrying out a home inspection ...

  • New Home Buyers: PDI
    May-20-14 11:30 AM

    Before you take possession of your new home, your builder is required to ...

  • Development Charges When Building a New Home in Essa Twp
    May-16-14 02:46 PM

    In order to receive a building permit in the Township of Essa there are considerable "development charges" that a person or builder has ...

  • Agent Bio: Bill Forsyth - Sales Representative/Owner
    Apr-29-14 03:20 PM

    Bill was raised ...

  • Beware of Unregistered New Home Builders
    Apr-25-14 01:15 PM

    There was recently a great article done in the Metro News about Tarion and how some unscrupulous builders who are not registered with ...

  • Selling Your Home: Importance of the First Impression
    Apr-22-14 02:50 PM

    When selling your home one of the most important things is the first impression that the potential Buyer's get upon arriving at your ...

  • Essa Township "Where Town & Country Meet"
    Apr-15-14 02:47 PM

    Essa Township is a mixed rural and urban area, located in the heart of Simcoe County. It lies directly southwest of the City ...

  • Buy Local...Shop Angus
    Apr-11-14 01:33 PM

    Here is a list of local business within the Angus Area (a complete list of local businesses can be found on the Angus &...

  • Building Permits
    Apr-08-14 12:30 PM

    Building Permits

    A Building Permit is your formal permission to start construction, demolition or renovation on your property.  ...

  • Competing Offers
    Apr-05-14 12:45 PM

    In certain market conditions, consumers may ...

  • Renting a Home
    Apr-01-14 06:13 PM

    Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

    Whether you’re a first-time renter or an experienced tenant, when it comes to renting ...

  • Mortgage Fraud
    Mar-28-14 12:44 PM

    Mortgage Fraud

    How to Protect Yourself When Purchasing or Refinancing a Home

    Beware of promises of "easy money" in ...

  • Stigmatized Properties
    Mar-25-14 01:57 PM

    The value of real estate can be negatively influenced by both physical and psychological defects.

    Traditional Physical Defects <...

  • Carbon Monoxide
    Mar-21-14 03:28 PM

    Carbon monoxide gas, also known as the silent killer, is a colourless, odourless, tasteless and extremely toxic gas. It can poison the body ...

  • Furnace Maintenance
    Mar-18-14 10:54 AM

    The quality of the air we breathe influences our general health and well-being. Dust and other airborne particles can cause a variety of ...

  • HomeLife 1-Year Home Warranty: List/Buy With Peace of Mind
    Mar-14-14 04:52 PM

    When you List or Buy through a HomeLife Agent you have the option of putting  a 1-Year Home Warranty on the home.&...

  • Posted?
    Mar-11-14 06:05 PM

    If you are in the Military and have been posted to any of the Bases across Canada checkout our website dedicated to Military ...

  • Finding Out How Much You Can Afford
    Mar-07-14 04:31 PM

    One of the most important steps, before going out to look at homes, is to find out home much you can afford to ...

  • Glossary: Part 2
    Mar-04-14 04:06 PM

    Ammoritization: The period of time required to reduce a debt to zero when payments are made regularly. Amortization periods are ...

  • First-Time Home Buyers
    Feb-28-14 04:54 PM

    Buying your first home will be a time filled with mixed emotions; you will be excited to be taking such a big step ...

  • FINTRAC
    Feb-25-14 03:09 PM

    What does FINTRAC mean?

    The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) is an agency of the ...

  • Choosing a Realtor vs For Sale By Owner
    Feb-21-14 01:31 PM

    There are some people who think that selling or buying a house is easy and they figure that they could easily do it ...

  • Tarion New Home Warranty
    Feb-18-14 11:13 AM

    At HomeLife Emerald Realty Ltd. Brokerage we deal with two different New Home Builders and when you buy a home from them you ...

  • Rent-To-Own
    Feb-14-14 06:57 PM

    Many people have probably seen real estate listings or ads in the newspaper that advertise a “Rent-to-Own” option available to qualified ...

  • Glossary: Part 1
    Feb-11-14 02:51 PM

    There are lots of “terms” and “words” used in the Real Estate Industry that may not be heard by ...

  • Common Law vs. Married: Property Rights
    Feb-07-14 02:39 PM

    Many people are under the assumption that if they live with an individual in a common law relationship for a certain amount of ...

  • The Difference Between Being Pre-Qualified & Pre-Approved for a Mortgage
    Feb-04-14 01:36 PM

    One of the most important steps, before going out to look at homes, is to find out how much you can afford to ...

  • CMHC: Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Jan-31-14 06:22 PM

    When buying a home majority of banks and financial institutions only require 5% down as the down payment.  The down payment minimum over ...

  • The Importance of Choosing a Full-Time Realtor WITH Experience
    Jan-28-14 05:06 PM

    Buying or selling a home will be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, financial transaction you will be involved with throughout ...

  • Is Spring the Time to Sell in the Angus Area?
    Jan-24-14 01:57 PM

    One of the main questions we as Realtors® get is “when is the right time to sell?”

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  • TIPS BEFORE YOU LIST
    Dec-10-13 02:08 PM

    Today's market presents some very unique opportunities for buyers. With affordability near record highs and interest rates near record lows, many homeowners are ...

  • A BRIDGE ACROSS THE RIVER NOTTAWASAGA
    Dec-10-13 02:07 PM

    This is the story of a much needed access across the Nottawasaga River. The people of Angus were in need of a new ...