Saint-Henri Condos

Saint-Henri Condos

By Jennifer Lynn Walker Real Estate Investing in Saint-Henri I started to really take notice of Saint-Henri in 2003. In every real estate boom, there is always that one location in a particular neighbourhood that starts it all. From there, the market grows...

Is it a Good Idea to Work with a Real Estate Broker When You Buy?

Is it a Good Idea to Work with a Real Estate Broker When You Buy?

By Jennifer Lynn Walker A lot of people think that they will save money if they buy a property without the help of a real estate broker. They think they’ll negotiate a better deal because they are saving the cost of fees. In fact, it doesn’t cost you anything extra to...

The 8 Biggest Mistakes Real Estate Buyers Make

The 8 Biggest Mistakes Real Estate Buyers Make

By Jennifer Lynn Walker Buying a new property can be an emotionally charged process. It’s important to do some preparation before you start looking. After all, don’t you want to make a good decision that will bring you happiness rather than heartache for years to...

It’s a Sellers Market So Prepare For Multiple Offers

It’s a Sellers Market So Prepare For Multiple Offers

By Jennifer Lynn Walker Since last April, listings have been down by 13 to 25 percent and sale volume and prices are up across the board. This means that in the Greater Montreal real estate area, we are in a seller’s market with a real lack of choice for buyers. For...

Eight Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Broker

Eight Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Broker

By Jennifer Lynn Walker Having the right mortgage broker can be the difference between buying that dream house or missing out. It’s particularly important here in Quebec. A broker who doesn’t know our laws and doesn’t speak the language can cause serious delays that...

Protect Yourself from High Insurance Assessments

Protect Yourself from High Insurance Assessments

By Jennifer Lynn WalkerAt a recent weekly real estate broker meeting, a manager brought up a situation that was affecting a buyer and the purchase of a home. The deal was accepted but when it came time for the buyer to find insurance for the house, he couldn't find a...

How To Be a First-Time Home Buyer

How To Be a First-Time Home Buyer

By Jennifer Lynn Walker When most of us think of buying our first home, we have a picture of it in our minds. It may have a traditional white picket fence or a modern black door. As much as visualization can be a great place to start, there's much more to consider....

Financial Secrets – How Much Do You Disclose To Your Broker?

Financial Secrets – How Much Do You Disclose To Your Broker?

When you make that first visit to a real estate broker, you will be asked: “Have you been to the bank?” or “Have you talked to a mortgage broker?” It’s surprising how many people reply defensively: “Why are you asking? I have the money!” Perhaps these prospective...

Be Extremely Cautious Buying Repossessions

Be Extremely Cautious Buying Repossessions

By Jennifer Lynn WalkerMy Fools Mistake of Buying Without a BrokerThis is a funny story, in the sense that it's ironic. This is my story, my learning lesson and the jokes on me.I bought a house this spring... yah! It was a fixer-upper in the well sought after...

Repossessions: What The Banks Don’t Tell You

Repossessions: What The Banks Don’t Tell You

By Jennifer Lynn WalkerNew real estate investors often think of repossessions as a way to get started in the business. A repossession happens when property owners can’t pay their mortgage. The bank takes over the property and sells it to recoup its money.The idea that...

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