It’s been a challenging time for many Canadians, as we work together to beat the coronavirus pandemic in our communities. Remember: we’re all in this together! While health and safety parameters such as social distancing have affected the economy, real estate continues to be an essential service.

Depending on your financial situation and the government’s interventions to bolster the economy, first-time homebuyers may be encouraged to set their sights on ownership. While there has been a dip in activity, with fewer home sale transactions in March across major Canadian markets, there are opportunities to explore.

In response to the pandemic, real estate agents are leveraging technology such as 360 or 3D virtual tours and e-signatures, and…

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  Thinking About an Income Property? Why Your Tenants Need Insurance

Whether you’re buying a stand-alone income property or you want a home with a basement apartment, there are a few things you need to know to reduce your risks. Of course, researching rental prices in the area and understanding what goes into a lease agreement are essential, but don’t forget home insurance.

How Home Insurance Protects You

A comprehensive home insurance policy includes coverage for the primary dwelling, a detached private structure (like a shed or pool house), personal property (your belongings like your TV, couch, and jewellery), and additional living expenses pay for the cost to live elsewhere, while your home is being repaired from an insured loss.

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With social distancing and other protective measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, people and businesses have had to creatively adjust to a new normal of functioning under these circumstances. Deemed an essential service across Canada, the real estate industry has continued to operate, though buyers and sellers are transacting very differently, to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Wondering how to navigate the real estate market during this unprecedented public health crisis? Below we share how your real estate journey will look as a buyer or seller in the COVID-19 pandemic landscape.

Is your Real Estate Sale or Purchase Essential?

With so much uncertainty surrounding activity within the real estate market, and with…

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Millions of people around the world are currently finding themselves in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. While it can seem claustrophobic, it’s also possible to see this as a rare opportunity. It’s the perfect time to take a break from everything and take a vacation!

Well, a staycation at least. With the following 7 ideas, you’ll be surprised at just how much a staycation can feel like a real, well deserved holiday, even during the current circumstances.

Make a Plan

A successful staycation is all about breaking routine and behaving as you would while on vacation. Like with any vacation, proper planning is required to make the most out of it. Set yourself a budget and work with it.

Do your shopping in advance, and buy all the…

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