How to Spot an Up-and-Coming Neighbourhood

You’ve probably heard the saying that you shouldn’t buy the best house on the block. But everyone’s always looking for a deal, and in a fast-moving housing market, buyers especially are looking for a ‘diamond in the rough’: a good home in a not-so-good neighbourhood that they can buy for a steal and then sit […]

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What to Look for When Buying a House

In this article: What are the top features buyers look for in a home? 1. Search for the right price 2. Prioritize the location 3. Think long term 4. Assess property condition 5. Don’t focus on minor cosmetic details 6. Stick with your must-haves Starting a home search can feel a little like wandering into […]

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My home buying story: How VA loans helped this service member buy a home

    Name: Chris V. Year: 2004 City: Kapolei Occupation: Army Age: 21 Salary: $20,000 + $1,300 a month housing allowance Home Price: $160,000 Chris and his wife, Nichole, had only been married for a couple of years when they bought their first home in 2004. Like most young couples, they didn’t have enough income for a giant mortgage or […]

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