Thinking about buying a home? You've come to the right place. My goal is to help you make informed real estate choices. Buying a new home is a big decision, and there’s a lot you need to know before signing on the dotted line. In this section you’ll find information and advice about every step of the home buying process, from determining how much house you can afford to presenting an offer you can live with.
Needs vs. Wants Learn how your agent can help you assess your needs and wants so you can purchase the right home at the right price.
Types of Ownership Freehold, condo or co-op? Here’s a quick guide to help you determine your type. As you embark on your hunt for housing and begin perusing real estate listings, you will no doubt encounter a strange new lexicon. You’ll encounter words and acronyms like “chattel”, “estoppel” and “MLS”. And when it comes to types of home ownership, the words look a bit more familiar, but the meaning is not so clear.
Land Transfer Tax “In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” - Ben Franklin
Understanding Market Conditions Think back to high school economics. Remember those lessons on the laws of supply and demand, and how you swore you’d never need to know that stuff in the real world? Well, if you’re looking to buy a house, it could come in handy.