Have you been asking yourself lately, is downsizing for me? The kids have grown up, moved out and visit once a year. It’s just you and your partner living in a 4-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot home in the suburbs. But why? Do you enjoy spending your days dusting those knick knacks and cleaning rooms no one ever uses, or wasting your weekends doing yardwork? Maybe you enjoy spending all your money on home repairs and maintenance instead of going on vacation? If so, hey, that’s great, have at it! Who are we to judge? Downsizing can certainly involve some lifestyle adjustments and isn’t necessarily for everyone. But what downsizing can be is a very powerful way of simplifying life so that you have more time (and money) to do the things you truly enjoy.
Building a new home can be both exciting and daunting. While it’s easy to imagine magazine-worthy images of your perfect dream home, you have probably heard more than one negative story from well-meaning friends and family about the time, work, and cost involved.
Are you using a Realtor® to buy a new home or sell your current home? Probably. Using the services of a real estate agent can definitely make the selling process easier. It's important, however, to choose the right one for you. With over 100,000 agents in Canada alone, you might think finding one wouldn’t be a problem, right? Not necessarily.