Investment and Vacation Property 101

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Investment and Vacation Property 101

Tags: Investments, Vacation Property, Rent, Real Estate

So, you are looking to purchase a second property! Congratulations! This is a great opportunity for you to expand your financial portfolio and ensure stability for the future. However, before you launch into this purchase there are a few things you should know, depending on which type of second property you are looking to purchase. Second Property with Intention to Rent Buying a property for the ...Read More

Buyer's Guide

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Buyer's Guide

Tags: Buyers Guide

If you are planning on buying your first home or you haven’t bought a new home in several years, there may be a lot of questions you have regarding the home buying process. Some questions might be what can I afford to buy? Is this the right time to buy a home? Can I find the perfect home for my family? Buying a home can be stressful and overwhelming, but not to worry, because everyone in yo...Read More

Things to Buy for Your New Home

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Things to Buy for Your New Home

Tags: New Home, Buy, Purchase, Must have, Real Estate

Congratulations, you have found and bought a new home that is perfect for you and your family! This is such an exciting time for you as a fresh homebuyer  but here at the Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team, we know this can also be overwhelming at times. Whether this is your first home or your fifth , a well-organized list of things to buy for your new home is sure to come in handy.  &nb...Read More

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PRE-APPROVALS

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Credit History: Make sure your mortgage broker pulls your credit report to get a full understanding of your financial situation. If a lender is giving you a pre-approval that isn't underwritten, it doesn't hold much merit Down Payment: Make sure your mortgage broker is checking if you have the minimum required down payment for your purchase Employment Be upfront with your mortgage broker...Read More

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Why It’s So Important to Get Pre-Approved

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As you get ready to buy a new home, not only do you need to hire a realtor, put your current home on the market (if applicable) and go to open houses, but you’ll also have to figure out where you want to move to if you don’t already have a specific area in mind—as well as pick a few alternative neighborhoods just in case for-sale properties are scarce or the homes are out of your...Read More

Sellers Guide

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Sellers Guide

Tags: Sellers, Guide, Real Estate

Planning to sell? If you are, there are probably a few questions floating around your head and you do not know how to answer them. Questions such as "How much is my home worth?", "Do I need an agent or can I do it on my own?", "Is the market good right now?", "How do I get the most for my home" and many more. The best way to have your questions answered is ...Read More

Getting your home ready for the spring market

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Getting your home ready for the spring market

Tags: real estate, home for sale, spring, renovations, repairs, staging

The real estate market has picked up quite a bit. Homes are selling as fast as they are listed. Spring is one of the best and busiest times of the year to put your home on the market. With so many potential buyers looking around for their new home, it is important to start planning early for your sale and to ensure your home will stand-out amongst the many listings. Before you settle on a price, ...Read More

How to start your goals for 2021

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

How to start your goals for 2021

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  Before the year ends, you always hear people saying, so what are your goals for next year? have you started your goals yet or not? New years is only a few days away, do them now! How and when you start your goals or new year resolutions ultimately depends on you. It does not have to be at the start of the year it could happen in the middle of the year. Before you jump right into it, ref...Read More

Trends to keep an eye out for in 2021

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Trends to keep an eye out for in 2021

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  2020 left us with beautiful trends that took over the homes of many. We saw the return of vintage and patina, rattan and wicker, the use of colour and more. This year new styles have emerged, a mixture of old and new and a lot of colours! Here are a few of the trends that we will see in 2021. From now until the end of December, we are giving you the ultimate Christmas bucket list that w...Read More

Time to Check-In with your Mortgage!

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Time to Check-In with your Mortgage!

Tags: Mortgage

There has never been a better time for your annual mortgage health check-up! By organizing a quick mortgage review each year, it may yield you some fruitful financial savings.  Your home loan review this year will examine the most common potential monthly savings opportunities, including high-interest credit card debt or fixed loan payments. Reviewing your mortgage terms and options annually ...Read More