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12 Dec 2013

Decide what you want to buy

When buying a house the first thing is to make up your mind regarding what you really want to buy. There is no point in going out and searching for a house if you are not sure
12 Dec 2013

How to Become a Real Estate Investor

To become a real estate investor you first need to understand the fundamentals of real estate investing. It is important to know here that real estate investing covers many areas. Before you begin, you need your first
12 Dec 2013

How to Start a Real Estate Company

Starting your own real estate company can be a very lucrative venture; however, before you start reaping the advantages from this business, you need to have a solid understanding about everything related to real estate. You cannot
12 Dec 2013

How to Calculate Real Estate Commissions

When selling your house or any other property, you need to understand that you will be paying a considerable amount of commission to the real estate agent or broker as well, which to some people is more
12 Dec 2013

How to Value Commercial Real Estate

Before purchasing a property it is highly recommended that you conduct a comprehensive research on similar properties in the locality so that you are sure that you are not being overcharged when you buy the property. Many
2 Jul 2013

Converting a Shed into a Home

 Due to the increasing cost of living every year, people – in an effort to save money – are now turning to smaller houses. A small family can easily adjust in a small facility the size of
2 Jul 2013

How to Build a Porch Swing

Having swings in porches is an old concept which is still pretty much alive all over the world. If you have a small garden just near the porch then what better way to enjoy the scenery than
2 Jul 2013

How to Renovate Your Basement

Living in Canada, a warm basement is just the place you need to avoid the breezy winter outside. Renovating your basement is an excellent way to add more space to your house. If proper planning is done,
28 Jun 2013

How to Buy a Duplex in Canada

Duplexes in Canada are considerably more popular as compared to the United States, and are available on affordable prices throughout the country. You just need to know what your requirements are and how much cash you have
28 Jun 2013

Real Estate Investment Strategies

Here are some real estate investment strategies which can actually help you avoid losses and maximize profits when investing in real estate. For millions of Canadians, investing their life earnings in real estate is a matter of
28 Jun 2013

How to Pack Your Kitchen for a Move

When moving to a new location, the kitchen is last on the packing list and the first to be unpacked upon reaching your new home. This is because not only moving itself is expensive, eating out during
26 Jun 2013

Top 10 Real Estate Buying Tips

Buying a real state is something which requires deep thought, appropriate planning and flawless execution, keeping in mind all the case specific details. There are however some golden rules which apply to almost every case. These tips
26 Jun 2013

How to Sketch Floor Plans

Sketching floor plans for a house begins with dreams, fun ideas and a lot of imagination. The more you experiment, the better it is, but there comes a time when reality sets in and you have to
26 Jun 2013

How to Frame a House

The life of a house depends on the durability of the construction, which in-turn is linked with the framing process. You might be surprise to know this but there are different techniques used to frame a house.
21 Jun 2013

How to Determine Fair Market Value of a House

If you are looking to buy or sell a house in Canada, then it is advised that you check its fair market value before anything else. Remember, you do not want to make the mistake of paying
21 Jun 2013

How to Write a Tenant Complaint Letter

When planning to rent an apartment, one needs to be very thorough before moving in and make sure that everything is in order; however, it is possible that you might face issues later on, related to repair
21 Jun 2013

Buying Land to Build a House

In Canada the costs between building and an existing home are fairly close. However, building your own house gives you the advantage of choosing your own floor plan, and all the furnishing. The land on which you want to build the house holds the most
21 Jun 2013

How to Find Apartments for Rent

You can easily find a wide variety of apartments for rent in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, North York, East York, Etobicoke, York, High Park, Parkdale, etc. You just need to know where to look and in a
21 Jun 2013

How to Avoid Inheritance Tax

First of all, you should know that Canada does not have any inheritance tax. Instead, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) handles the estate as a sale, except for when the estate is inherited by the spouse or
21 Jun 2013

Real Estate Investment in Canada

If you are planning to invest in Canadian real estate, you are in luck, as Canadian laws are considerably liberal regarding real estate investment. The first positive is that you don’t need to be a Canadian citizen