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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
5 Jul 2013

What Is a Home Abstract?

A home abstract is a document that traces the ownership of a real estate, as far back as necessary, to clearly establish title of the property. Abstract, also called an ‘Abstract of Title’, summarizes information gathered from
5 Jul 2013

How Does a Land Auction Work?

Land auction is a process of selling property through bidding. Selling a property at an auction is not as simple as it sounds, there are several steps involved in it. Continue reading to know how a land
5 Jul 2013

How to Profit From Short Sales

A short sale is a sale of real estate in which the earnings from selling a property are less than the full mortgage amount it owes. The owner of the real estate (the borrower) cannot afford to
2 Jul 2013

How to Pay Your House Off Sooner

After the 2010 foreclosure-gate that hit the home owners all over the United States, the homeowners in Canada also want the security and psychological advantage of having their homes free and clear. The dream of every Canadian
2 Jul 2013

How to Hire a House Painter

If the paint of your house is chipping and peeling, it’s probably the time to apply a new coat of paint. You can easily paint your house yourself, but if you don’t have enough time or the
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

Converting a Garage into a Studio

The garage of your home offers a ready-made enclosed space which you can renovate according to your needs. Follow the steps below to convert your garage into an artistic studio. Plan the project Start by planning the
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,
2 Jul 2013

How to Build a Dance Studio at Home

Do you want to have your very own dance studio where you can practice your moves or have fun with friends? Here are a few simple and economical tips that can help you build a dance studio
28 Jun 2013

What Is a Home Construction Loan?

A construction loan, as the name suggests, is a short term loan that people usually take to finance the construction of their new home. Such a loan is usually offered by the lending companies for a set
28 Jun 2013

How to Calculate Real Estate ROI

Return on investment (ROI), as defined by Investopedia, is “an accounting term that indicates the percentage of invested money returned to an investor after the deduction of associated costs”. The definition may sound a bit confusing to
28 Jun 2013

How to Get out of a Lease Early

Lease is a legal agreement between a tenant and a landlord, calling for the former to pay the latter for using his/her asset for a specified period of time. The term of lease is determined when signing
28 Jun 2013

Ways to Break an Apartment Lease

Apartment leases are always set for a fixed period of time and neither the landlord nor the tenant is allowed to break the lease under normal circumstances. If you terminate the lease prematurely, you may be subject
28 Jun 2013

Home Insurance for Rental Property

Renting out your property is no doubt a profitable endeavor, but just like any other business venture, becoming a landlord  also carries some risks. There are serious risks associated with renting out a residential or commercial building. You
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