Home Buying Resources

How to find a good real estate agent

How to find a good real estate agent

Learn how to find a good agent, what questions to ask, and how to avoid common consumer traps within the real estate industry. Read more

What is a buyer's rebate

What is a buyer's rebate

While there are a lot of costs associated with your home purchase, did you know that there is a way to get some money returned to you? It is called a buyer's rebate (or buyer's refund), and it is paid back to you from your agents earned commission. Learn more about rebates and how to get one. Read more

How do buyer agents work

How do buyer agents work

If you choose to be represented by a buyer's agent, then there are some things you need to know before you sign a ciient agreement, Learn how they work, what you need to look for, and what you need to know to ensure you are getting the most of your agent (personally and financially). Read more

The billion dollar referral business

The billion dollar referral business

Did you know that a lot of "free" real estate platforms aren't technically free for sellers? Some help themselves to a nice percentage of the 6% commission you have to pay. Here is what you need to know about pay to play and referral networks. Read more

How to find a good home inspector

How to find a good home inspector

Jessie Tait, a home inspector, teaches us about home inspections, how to find a good one, and what items on your inspection report are actually quite common. Read more

Where does all of that commission money go?

Where does all of that commission money go?

Commissions should always be discussed before you sign a contract with an agent. But, how can you prepare yourself to negotiate on commissions if you don't know who is getting paid what? Here is a clear and transparent breakdown of who is getting a cut of that 6%. Read more

How do moving companies work?

How do moving companies work?

Bruce has spent the past 16 years helping clients move all over the world, and was recently interviewed by Lindy Chapman on relocation and how moving companies work. This article covers highlights from the interview including how moving companies price your move, how to save money, and how to plan Read more

How To Be A Prepared Homebuyer

How To Be A Prepared Homebuyer

Are you buying a home for the first time? There are free resources available to you that can help you understand the home buying process, as well as understand what you can afford to buy. Read more

Avoiding influence to make the right choice

Avoiding influence to make the right choice

A quick guide to making the right decision for you based on education, not influence and hype. Read more

Would you marry someone 37 days after you first met?

Would you marry someone 37 days after you first met?

Would you get married 37 days after your first date? When we spend time carefully vetting and understanding our long-term commitments, why does that same logic not apply to one of the most significant financial decisions of your life? Read more