RE/MAX balloon logo

Living

Most Recent Living Articles

Showing: 157 - 168 of 172
SHOULD YOU FIX YOUR HOME BEFORE YOU SELL?

SHOULD YOU FIX YOUR HOME BEFORE YOU SELL?

Often homeowners may find themselves in a situation where they have decided to place their home on the market – but the home is in need of repairs. In this instance, the homeowner will have to make the tough decision of whether it is best to delay putting the property up for sale and making the necessary repairs, or taking the knock on the asking price and selling the home as it stands. I...

Read more
START WITH YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

START WITH YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

Every year graduating students will be thinking about their lives going forward and what the future may hold for them. After studying many will be entering the job market, starting on their career path and entering a new life stage. The financial decisions that these young consumers make early on will largely dictate their financial well-being in the future. Starting out in the right manner from t...

Read more
STEPS TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM

STEPS TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM

There have been many high-fliers who have lost everything because they did not understand the fundamentals of finance.  Irrespective of the individual’s earning potential, the same principles can be used and applied to ensure that the person has a solid financial foundation. Much like building a home, it is vital to start with a foundation and build upwards from there through a process...

Read more
SUBMITTING AN OFFER

SUBMITTING AN OFFER

Finding the right home is only one step in the process to becoming a homeowner. Once you have narrowed down the search and found the home that meets your criteria, the next step is to put pen to paper and make an offer to purchase. While some may find this a rather overwhelming undertaking, following a few simple guidelines will make it a far less daunting experience. An offer to purchase (OTP)...

Read more
THE TOP BENEFITS OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

THE TOP BENEFITS OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

When it comes to a long-term investment, there are few asset classes that have the same benefits as property, especially when it comes to building a foundation to grow personal wealth. Many astute property buyers who have followed the key principles of property investment have been able to reap the rewards of their actions and see good returns on their investment. Even with the correction in th...

Read more
THE TRANSFER PROCESS

THE TRANSFER PROCESS

Transferring the ownership of a home from the seller to the buyer can be a complicated and misunderstood process as it involves a number of parties, many of who have conflicting interests. However, regardless of each party’s interest, all have to work together and coordinate their efforts to ensure that the documentation arrives at the Deeds Office simultaneously. Understanding the sequen...

Read more
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUILDING A HOME

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUILDING A HOME

Instead of purchasing an existing property some buyers like the idea of buying a stand and building a home to their specifications. While this can be a very fulfilling experience with many benefits, there are a few things that need consideration before undertaking a project like this. The stand A major factor to consider when wanting to build is the stand itself. Ideally, the stand should be...

Read more
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN USING MOVERS

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN USING MOVERS

Be it purchasing or renting a new home; everyone will experience moving at some stage of their lives. Packing up boxes and doing all the heavy lifting yourself can be a physically draining task, not to mention the stress of it all. Deciding to make use of a professional moving service can eliminate a lot of the hassle and make the process much smoother, provided you choose the right company. As...

Read more
TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE MOVE

TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE MOVE

It doesn’t matter whether it is across the road or the country, moving from one home to another can be a stressful experience. The fact is that most people will move at least once in their lives, and while it can be a relatively easy process for some, for the others the experience could be enough to scar them for life. So what’s the difference between a smooth moving experience and...

Read more
TIPS ON INVESTING IN YOUR FIRST PROPERTY

TIPS ON INVESTING IN YOUR FIRST PROPERTY

When deciding on investing in property for the first time, there a few key elements that investors should take into consideration, such as whether they are investment-ready and well informed on all the available options. Purchasing a property is a major commitment that should be carefully evaluated regarding your life plans and financial situation both currently and in the future. As a first-ti...

Read more
TIPS FOR PACKING AND MOVING QUICKLY

TIPS FOR PACKING AND MOVING QUICKLY

When it comes to moving, ideally you would want some lead time to be able to prepare and get everything in order. However, due to certain circumstances, time is not always a luxury that some people have. Here are a few tips to help maximise the time you have to move: Create a packing station A lot of time can be wasted by constantly trying to find items around the home, such as the scisso...

Read more
USING A BOND ORIGINATOR

USING A BOND ORIGINATOR

The process of applying for a home loan can be involved and often time-consuming, which is why so many would-be homeowners choose to make use of a bond origination company to assist them. Bond originators have several services that will help buyers navigate the bond application process more efficiently. As experts in their field, a bond originator will be able to assess the buyer’s financ...

Read more