It might seem counter-intuitive, but buying a home in winter – from house-hunting, to getting all your worldly belongings from point A to point B – can actually be easier, cheaper and more convenient than any other time of the year. Here’s why the colder, darker months of the year could actually be a bright spot for homebuyers.

5 Benefits of Buying a Home in Winter

It’s a buyer’s market (sometimes)

Spring has always been considered the best time to put a house on the market. Warmer weather inspires buyers to get out and hit the open house circuit, while gardens and outdoor areas tend to show better when they’re not covered in three feet of snow. However, there will always be…

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Purchasing a home is both exciting and a major milestone in your life, so you’ll want to be prepared for what to expect to avoid a stressful process. Having an in-depth look at the buyer’s journey can help you make informed and confident decisions.

From finding a real estate agent, negotiating offers to getting your keys on closing day, we’ve outlined all the steps of a home buyer’s journey in our free Buyer’s Guide, which you can download here.

The Buyer’s Guide will cover the buyer’s timeline from meeting an agent to preparing for closing day. We’ve outlined the 8 steps in a home buyer’s journey below.

1. Working With An Agent

Every city is filled with thousands of agents, but not all are…

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Buying a home is one  the most important financial decisions you’ll make in your life, so choosing the right real estate agent can make or break your home buying experience. An experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent is your guide and your representative for any kind of home transaction. Whether you’re dipping your toes into the real estate market for the first time or you’re interested in investment opportunities, a realtor is your go-to person for real estate expertise. 

The majority of homebuyers opt to use a real estate agent to represent them during the home search process when it comes to the complexities finding homes that are a good fit, assessing the value of a home, putting in an offer or negotiating Other activities that your…

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Canadians on the move: Not an exodus, but the re-location trend across Canadian housing market is real

RE/MAX Canada expects average residential prices to rise 4% to 6% in 2021

  • 35% of RE/MAX brokers indicate that “move-over” buyers from other cities and provinces will continue to spark market activity in 2021
  • 45% of RE/MAX brokers indicate that move-up buyers will likely be a primary driver of the housing market demand in 2021
  • Half of Canadians (53%) are confident that Canada’s housing markets will remain steady in 2021
  • 52% of Canadians believe real estate will remain one of the best investment options in 2021

RE/MAX Canada is anticipating healthy housing price growth in 2021, with move-up and move-over buyers continuing to drive…

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