Higher borrowing costs, continued uncertainty about the economy and Bank of Canada's decision-making, and the constrained supply of listings resulted in fewer home sales in August 2023 compared to August 2022. The average selling price remained virtually unchanged over the same period. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, sales and average price edged lower.
For most people, a home is the largest purchase they’ll ever make, so choosing the wrong property can have disastrous implications on your wallet and well-being. Buying a home is not an impulse buy. In most cases, you will have a few months’ notice before you actually go through with the sale. Planning ahead is critical particularly if you don't have extensive financial resources. Whether you’re a seasoned or first-time buyer, here are a few home-buying mistakes to avoid.
Curb appeal is a term used to describe how your home looks from the exterior and how appealing it looks when viewed from the curb. This includes areas such as the lawn, patio, front door, exterior paint, trees, shrubs, and more. In a simpler sense, curb appeal is what the buyers initially see the moment they step out of their car.
Buying your first home is a big decision that should be based on your current financial position and the impact a home loan will have on your finances and lifestyle.
Home health risks come in many shapes and forms. They can be found in the air, like smoke, radon, and carbon monoxide. They can also be found in household products, like water and dust, household chemicals, and lead.
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