Griffintown condo market

Should You Buy a Griffintown Condo?

In the last 5 years, Griffintown condos have been selling like hotcakes.  If you’re looking at buying your first condo, there’s perhaps no other area that sparks your curiosity as much as this neighborhood.   But is buying a condo in Griffintown the right move for you? In this article, we go over key points about the neighborhood and factors...

5 Bylaws Resale Condo Buyers Need to Look for

When placing an offer on a resale condo, you get a chance to review the rules and regulations that govern the condo development. There’s five you should look out for: Rental limitation. Short-term rental bans. Pet restrictions. Flooring types. Insurance...

real estate tips when buying a condo

9 Actionable Tips For Buying Your First Condo

If you’re been thinking of buying a condo, you may be looking for real estate tips.  Odds are, you found lots of information on how to buy a house. But the thing is, buying a condo is much different than...

Difference between condo and townhouse

What’s the Difference Between a Condo and a Townhouse?

If you’re a first-time home buyer, you may have asked yourself what the difference between a condo and townhouse is. In this article, we’ll go over what condos and townhouses are, the pros and cons of each and which option...

closing costs and what you should expect

10 Condo Closing Costs You Have to Plan For

Condo closing costs are a series of cash transactions the buyer needs to pay at the time possession is handed over. As we’ll see below, each closing cost isn’t outright expensive.  But because there’s so many of them, new condo...

why millennials prefer condos

7 Reasons Millennials Prefer Condos Over Other Property Types

As the largest living generation in North America, millennials are impacting the real estate market. Their values and approach to work-life balance is driving them towards buying condos.  This is a major shift from previous generations that saw house ownership...

Condo Fee Questions

14 Condo Fee Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask

When you buy a new or resale condo, you also commit to paying the condo fees that go towards maintaining and upgrading the common elements. Condo developments are co-ownership arrangements.  Every owner contributes towards ensuring the development stays in good...

Condo Home Inspections: Here’s Why You Need One

If you’re buying a resale condo and found the property you want to purchase, you’ll place a conditional offer to the seller.  The conditions of the offer are usually securing financing and reviewing the condo building’s financial statements.  However, did...

credit score mistakes can cost you

7 Credit Score Myths Debunked

If you’re thinking of buying a condo, you may be worried about your credit score. That magical number lenders will look at to determine if you’re worth lending money to.  If you read our advice for first-time condo-buyers, you may...

condo price per floor

Buying a condo on a high floor? Don’t overpay

According to Statistics Canada, one in eight dwellings in Canada was a condominium. Of these, over 3/4 are in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.  These cities are building upwards instead of sprawling.  The odds are, if you’re buying a condo in 2018, you’re...