Found 498 blog entries tagged as house hunting.

Ambleside Homes For Sale Statistics

Current Home Prices Size (sq ft) Listing Price Listing Price/sq feet
High  3103 $835,000 $480.00
Low  571 $189,900 $230.18
Average 1665 $479,936 $298.03
Median 1697 $488,250 $283.54

Ambleside Houses & Condos Listings Statistics (7- Listings Sold)

Sold Home Prices Size (sq ft) Listing Price Listing Price/ sq feet Sold  Price Listing Price/sq feet Days on Market 
High  2263 $597,900 $299.52 $592,500 $292.90 41
Low  878 $259,900 $264.13 $249,500 $254.79 14
Average 1525 $417,173 $275.38 $410,290 $269.97 25

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Now you know you have your little wish list in your head, memorized and mentally waiting to be checked off as you sail from home to home, trying to find the right fit. People buy certain homes for vastly different reasons, whether it’s for sheer space, or features like garages and renovated kitchens. The one thing people often forget is to actually test a home if they are interested in it.

Test the home

Sure! Do what you’d do if you lived there. This will help you determine if you may be facing some cosmetic fixes if you buy or it, or if some more expensive problems are on the horizon. Here are a few things to do when you are walking through a home that you want to put an off on:

Open and close all the cupboards and drawers. This will tell you if…

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Being a first time home buyer is no easy thing. Scrimping and saving, on top of tightening the purse strings – not to mention the time you’ll spend house hunting and the possible bidding wars that may ensue. Isn’t it nice to know that you don’t have to do it all alone?Using Your RRSPs to Buy a Home - The Home Buyers' Plan (HBP)

The Home Buyers' Plan is a program that was established by the federal government that allows an individual (qualified as a first-time home buyer) to withdraw up to $20,000 tax-free from their RRSPs (that's $40,000 per couple) to buy or build a home, as long as it will be your primary residence. You can only use this program one time, and you must be a resident of Canada to benefit from it.

Participation in this…

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You’d be right to think that the current state of oil pricing is going to effect the housing market, especially in Edmonton. Edmonton home sales are expected to level out in 2015, but realtors and financial analysts are fairly certain it won’t be a prolonged issue.

Edmonton has enjoyed a healthy real estate market for the better part of 6 years now, and it had to come to an end sometime – or at least it had to slow down. Since the price of oil is effecting job availability in the energy sector, with many facing layoffs, the frequency of buying is expected to taper off in 2015. At the same time, the reduction in employee demand means fewer people migrating to Alberta from Eastern Canada, which means a decrease in the housing demand. Luckily, Edmonton…

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Allendale Homes For Sale Statistics 

Allendale Real Estate

Current Home Prices Size (sq ft) Listing Price Listing Price/sq feet
High  2016 $689,900 $557.50
Low  642 $299,000 $240.05
Average 1332 $478,052 $369.05
Median 1297 $472,400 $344.72

Allendale Houses & Condos Listings Statistics (2- Listings Sold)

Sold Home Prices Size (sq ft) Listing Price Listing Price/ sq feet Sold  Price Listing Price/sq feet Days on Market 
High  1216 $479,500 $394.33 $466,000 $383.22 33
Low  985 $329,900 $334.92 $300,000 $304.57 24
Average 1100 $404,700 $364.62 $383,000 $343.90 28

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What’s the worst part of being a first time home buyer? After tightening your belt to save up  for a mortgage, you go through the song and dance of all the procedures, and then pay a down payment. That’s okay, you were prepared for that, you did those calculations…but then your lawyer’s fees come out, moving expenses and all of sudden you are looking at a property tax bill. Talk about financial stress and strain!

Lucky, banks such as CIBC, offer something called a cashback mortgage, which is geared toward first-time buyers, and yes, it means exactly what you think it does. You get cash in hand from you mortgage – just in time to cover all those last minute expenses.

CIBC says that “The amount of money you receive is based on the size and term of…

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The Low season

Canada has four distinct seasons, with certain parts of the country experiencing either shorter seasons or milder ones than the rest of the country. In Edmonton the low season for house hunting and home sales is the winter. Winter in Edmonton can be brutally cold and not at all conducive to activities like moving. Unfortunately, winter constitutes a large amount of time in Alberta, making the prime selling and buying season quite short.

Keeping this is mind, you can still find some great properties during the low season, and on the bright side you may actually find that there is far less competition in the market at this time. House hunting in the winter may not be ideal, but if you want to take your time searching and not…

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Whether you are buying your first home or seventh home, house hunting can be the most eye-opening and exhilarating part of the homeownership adventure. With that in mind, no matter how experienced of a buyer you are or are not, there are a few things you should always remember when on the hunt for real estate.
1. Never overlook the home inspection
Getting a potential new home inspected is very important. When you find a place you love, it’s easy to get carried away, even if you can tell it’s not in perfect condition. A home inspector will give you a realistic view of the home, and how much it may cost you in the long run if you decide to purchase it. Although house hunting can be a thrill, be sure to keep your wits about you.
2. Consider the neighbourhood

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Listing information last updated on March 31st, 2023 at 2:16am CDT.