Who Should Buy ‘Rent To Own’

Over the years, the rent-to-own industry has grown to include fine art, bicycles, storage sheds, riding lawn mowers, and even wheels and tires. Here, we take a brief look at how rent to own works...

To Buy or Not To Buy

Owning your own home is a huge commitment, not just to the building you buy and the area you choose to live in, but also to your life (and to another person if you are buying with a loved one or...

The Perfect Apartment

It’s so easy these days to find listings and visit apartments. But don’t let your eagerness get the better of you. Be prepared by taking a moment to determine exactly what you’re...

Building Your Wish-list

There’s a difference between what you need and what you want. We all need a place to eat, sleep and call home, but when the time comes to buy that place, there’s a lot to consider. In...

What’s a Housing Code?

A a housing code, or a building code, or building control, is a set of rules that specify the minimum standards for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. The main...

Buying a Home: The Basics

As a first-time buyer, there is much to consider. Here we have a look at some of the factors that may influence your decision, including: good school systems, tax breaks, reasonable housing...

Are You Ready to Rent?

Although you may feel ready to get out on your own, make sure your finances are in order before you take the leap. Take a look at some rental listings in the areas in which you are interested in...

Questions For Your Realtor

If you are like most home buyers and sellers, chances are you’ll want a qualified real estate agent to help you through the process. Agents act as liaisons between buyers and sellers, and...