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What’s Happening in the Atlantic Canada Housing Market?

The Atlantic Canada real estate market has continued to hold steady, enjoying robust demand and pricing gains over the last few years amid limited inventories and growing populations. But what differentiates the real estate markets in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador is perhaps the sales price of the [...] The post What’s Happening in the Atlantic Canada Housing Market? appeared first on RE/MAX Canada.

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10 Expert Tips for Staging Your Home

You're about to move up into a home that better suits your lifestyle. Congratulations, it’s an exciting time! But before you can do that, you need to sell your current home. The goal of any seller is to get the highest sale price in the shortest amount of time. If that's your objective, too, [...] The post 10 Expert Tips for Staging Your Home appeared first on RE/MAX Canada.

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The Pros and Cons of Owning Commercial Real Estate

If you are interested in real estate as an investment, or you want to diversify your real estate holdings, commercial real estate might be for you! With commercial real estate, you can earn a steady income and still have the potential to earn a great return when you sell. The idea of buying a [...] The post The Pros and Cons of Owning Commercial Real Estate appeared first on RE/MAX Canada.

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Navigating Home Inspections: A Guide for First-Time Buyers

Are home inspections back in style again? During the pandemic-era buying frenzy in many Canadian real estate markets, bidding wars were commonplace. This not only involved submitting a bid higher than the asking price, but it also involved desperate homebuyers choosing to waive home inspections to close the deal as quickly as possible. Now [...] The post Navigating Home Inspections: A Guide for First-Time Buyers appeared first on RE/MAX Canada.

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Farmland Investment: Growing More Scarce and Valuable Every Year

As inflation eats into profits, investors continue to seek out alternatives to typical commercial real estate offerings in the office, retail, multifamily and industrial sectors. Farmland investment, which has historically provided stable annual income, attractive risk-adjusted returns and a solid hedge against inflation, is one of the fastest-growing options on the table today. Size [...] The post Farmland Investment: Growing More Scarce and Valuable Every Year appeared first on RE/MAX Canada.

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Is Investing in Canadian Real Estate Still a Good Idea?

Over the last few years, investors have been said to have played a significant role in the housing boom that took place in the Canadian real estate market – especially in major markets like Toronto and Vancouver. In March 2024, statutory registry services firm Teranet released the latest Market Insight Report. It revealed that investors [...] The post Is Investing in Canadian Real Estate Still a Good Idea? appeared first on RE/MAX Canada.

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Why Selling a Cottage Now To Save on Capital Gains Tax Could Cost You More

Those who were planning to sell their cottage this summer are up against the clock, if they want get ahead of the June 24th deadline in an effort to keep more of their money. The announcement of the 2024 budget revealed that as of June 25th, the capital gains tax inclusion rate will rise [...] The post Why Selling a Cottage Now To Save on Capital Gains Tax Could Cost You More appeared first on RE/MAX Canada.

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The Financial Upside of Downsizing

For years, downsizing has been common throughout the Canadian housing landscape. When homeowners see their children all grown up and leave the nest, they have little need to own a larger residential property. In addition, the amount of work and cost to maintain a single-family home can be quite challenging for older households. Of [...] The post The Financial Upside of Downsizing appeared first on RE/MAX Canada.

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Important Things to Consider When Selling Your Home

Selling your home is a big deal, and it often signals the start of a new adventure. Whether you’re upsizing to welcome new family members, downsizing for a simpler life in retirement, or moving for that dream job, the process is filled with decisions that go beyond just slapping a “For Sale” sign in [...] The post Important Things to Consider When Selling Your Home appeared first on RE/MAX Canada.

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From Offer to Ownership: A First-Time Buyer’s Timeline to Closing on a House

Surveys suggest that most Canadians agree that home ownership is one of the best investments you can make for long-term prosperity. Indeed, despite a couple of hiccups along the way, housing appreciation has generally been a one-way direction: up. This is true whether you are talking about the Toronto real estate market or the [...] The post From Offer to Ownership: A First-Time Buyer’s Timeline to Closing on a House appeared first on RE/MAX Canada.

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Negotiation Tips for Buyers: Getting the Best Deal

This year, about one-fifth of Canadian real estate markets are expected to favour buyers. Despite this, buying a new home can still feel like a daunting task for first-timers. However, these negotiation tips can help bolster your purchasing power and get the best bang for your buck in today’s market – despite high mortgage [...] The post Negotiation Tips for Buyers: Getting the Best Deal appeared first on RE/MAX Canada.

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How Downsizing Can Benefit Your Retirement

Downsizing for retirement is all about cutting back and simplifying your life. Think less house to clean, fewer bills to pay, and more cash in your pocket from selling your bigger place. Downsizing offers significant financial benefits and lifestyle advantages so that you can focus on what will make you happy in your golden [...] The post How Downsizing Can Benefit Your Retirement appeared first on RE/MAX Canada.

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