Check out Brighter Life’s Home smarts section for tips and tools on topics such as:
- What you need to know before making an offer on a home
When you think you’ve found your dream home, you might be tempted to make an offer and sign on the dotted line as soon as possible — but buyer beware.
- Should you move or renovate?
If your existing home is cramping your style, there are a number of options to consider before you decide whether to move out or build up.
- Do you need mortgage insurance?
Your home is likely the biggest asset you’ll ever own. So how should you ensure your home is protected should something happen to you?
- How much does it cost to sell your home?
Whether it’s a bungalow, a condo or a duplex, owning a home is a huge accomplishment. But it’s also a significant financial responsibility.
- Which is better in retirement: Owning or renting?
Thinking of selling your home as retirement nears? Do you buy again, or more than the money, say these experts.
By Brenda Spiering, BrighterLife.ca
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