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Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

Canada’s housing market hit a boiling point last year as homebuyers clambered for real estate in regions with significantly more demand than supply. But now that homeowners and buyers alike are feeling the pinch of rising interest rates and record inflation, the market appears to finally be simmering down.   ...

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5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

Our nation is in the midst of a shifting real estate market. But even as the buying frenzy begins to slow, many properties are still receiving multiple offers.1 So what’s the best way to compete as a buyer–especially if you’re wary about overpaying? While a high offer price gets attention, ...

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Seller’s Checklist

Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale     We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your home before putting it on the market. ...

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Hedge Against Inflation with These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types     The annual inflation rate in Canada is currently around 5.1%—the highest it’s been in 30 years.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or retiree; if you spend Canadian dollars, inflation impacts you.   Economists expect ...

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8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

  There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from market conditions and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, the importance of design. It’s often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it’s also a detail that you, as ...

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A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that led to a record number of home sales and a historically-high rate of appreciation, as prices soared by a national average of 19.9% year over year, according to the Canadian Real ...

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