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How Are Niagara Property Values Determined?

Posted by Terence Davids on Nov 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM

We've talked before about how property taxes are determined in Niagara. Property taxes are based on the assessed value of the home that you are purchasing. You may be wondering how that value is determined. The value of homes for sale in Niagara is determined by MPAC.

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Topics: Buying A Home

Benefits of Moving To Welland

Posted by Terence Davids on Oct 12, 2017 9:17:37 AM

Having just recently celebrated it's 159th Anniversary, the City of Welland is rich in history, multiculturalism, and community spirit. This is why many people consider moving to Welland, and why in recent years the city has seen a significant amount of growth in their residential population. Considering moving to Niagara? Here are some reasons why you should look towards the Rose City.

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Topics: Buying A Home

What Is The Land Transfer Tax And Who Pays It?

Posted by Terence Davids on Sep 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There is a lot of intimidating real estate jargon that gets thrown around during the home buying process, and it can be hard to make sense of it all. What can be the most difficult to understand are the tax payments when buying or selling a home. We've talked about property taxes before, and today we're going to talk about the Land Transfer Tax.

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Topics: Insider, Buying A Home

Understanding Niagara Property Tax

Posted by Terence Davids on Sep 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When you're budgeting to purchase your first home, factoring in only what you'll be paying for your mortgage isn't the only expense you need to think about. Property taxes are often not talked about, largely because a lot of first time home buyers don't understand them. To help you understand we put together a crash course on what property taxes are.

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Topics: Insider, Buying A Home, First Time Home Buyer

Buying a Home By Yourself? No Problem

Posted by Terence Davids on Sep 5, 2017 3:52:16 PM

The market is full of single home buyers (predominantly women, although there are many single male buyers) who are looking to buy a home on their own. The home buying process can be intimidating even when it isn't a single person buying, so to begin the process of purchasing a home on your own can be very overwhelming.

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Topics: Buying A Home, First Time Home Buyer

Should I Become A First Time Condo Buyer?

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 25, 2017 8:55:16 AM

In large areas of Canada like Toronto the housing market may have cooled, but the condo market is heating up considerably. The demand for condos in Canada is booming as many people opt to purchase a condo instead of a home when looking for a starter home, and the market is also seeing an influx of retirees looking to downsize.

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Topics: Buying A Home

Purchase a Niagara home in Old Glenridge

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 18, 2017 2:29:45 PM

If you're looking to purchase a Niagara home, consider looking for a home in the historic Old Glenridge neighbourhood. The Old Glenridge community features beautiful homes, a close proximity to lush areas, and a tight knit community.

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Topics: Buying A Home

Looking To Purchase A Niagara Home? Try Looking in Thorold

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 16, 2017 8:47:09 AM

If you're looking to purchase a Niagara home, there's one community you may have overlooked: Thorold. There's been a growing interest in Thorold as an up and coming area to live in recent years. Thorold is located centrally within the Niagara region, only a short drive to other cities. The city is closest to St. Catharines, and residents are able to travel between the cities using the St. Catharines public transit system.

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Topics: Niagara Region, Buying A Home

A Guide To Upsizing Your Home

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 4, 2017 10:13:12 AM

If you find yourself running out of room in your house and the spaces you have are too crowded, it may be time to start thinking about upsizing your home. Even if the home you are currently in offers just enough space for everyone to fit, not having any extra space to grow can be stressful.

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Topics: Buying A Home

Buying A Home? Here's How To Keep Moving Day Easy

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Moving is a hassle; there's no way around that. Packing, organizing, coordinating times, hiring movers, and that's all before you actually move into your new home. Then comes the unpacking.

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Topics: Buying A Home

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