Housing

Housing is a HUGE topic. When we say housing what comes to mind?
Buying a home, selling a home, decluttering a home, buying or selling a second home like a cottage or trailer. Maybe modifying your home to stay home longer, or deciding to move  to an assisted facility or long term care facility. Many housing things to read about.

Many of us remember growing up and visiting our grandparents. There would be special food, a homey atmosphere and a comfortableness that was different to our own homes. We loved to spend time there. As our grandparents or our...
No one wants work to do when they buy a home these days. They all want stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, neutral paint, beautiful, clean rooms, and NO WORK. No clutter, painting, major repairs, cleaning, yard work, or barriers to...
A relocation from one home to another can make your pets feel insecure.  Here are some tips to ease the transition for your pets.             When we move our clients into independent living homes there is no question that bringing their pet along when...
Most seniors are living on a fixed income. Their incomes rarely come with a raise and therefore these seniors are left unable to handle higher rent increases. In Canada we usually pay more attention to younger adults who are...
Retirement is a phase of life that can be both exciting and intimidating. These years may include taking up new hobbies, traveling, spending time with family or even moving into a new and more comfortable home. In 2017, 38%...
If the provocative nature of the above headline causes readers some concern, then my job is done! I just want to bring to homebuyers’ and homeowners’ attention just a few of the possible ramifications of the impending Marijuana laws...
Sadly, the most common reason to liquidate a home is the passing of a loved one. There are no words to describe the pain of loss, or the overwhelming stress caused by dealing with the final affairs. The responsibility...
Last month Mortgage Trends received an email from a distraught client who had just received a letter from his mortgage lender letting him know his mortgage maturing in just five months would NOT BE RENEWED!             Another family complained that their mortgage...
Staying safe in your home is very important. It is easy to become complacent in an environment that you are used to and familiar with, but the reality is around one in three adults over 65 who live at...
New Survey From The Hartford And MIT AgeLab Finds Homeowners Age 50+ Delay Home Maintenance              The Hartford commits $1 million to AARP Foundation to develop tools to help homeowners prioritize and plan for home maintenance needs. Survey results can be found...
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