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How early do I need mortgage pre-approval when buying pre-con?

When you're buying a traditional home or completed condo unit, the closing date can happen anytime between one and three months. When you’re purchasing a pre-construction condo, however, that closing date can stretch anywhere between one and three years.  So, when should you get pre-approved for a mortgage?

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What do condo fees pay for?

Condo living comes with a whole bunch of perks, from 24-hour security and concierge, to private parking and a gym just steps from your front door.

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How the down payment for a pre-construction condo works

For the most part, pre-construction condos are usually cheaper than their traditional counterparts, however, they’re still a huge investment. That’s why it’s vital to understand how the payment process works.

How to furnish an investment property

So, you’ve invested in a condo property and are looking for ways to make it seem more attractive to prospective buyers. In this post, we're going to look at some easy steps to take to ensure that unit gets sold. 

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5 tips for first time condo buyers

Buying your first home is a huge decision and monetary investment, so it's important to do research before diving in.

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How to choose between condo units you've never seen

When it comes to buying pre-construction, the idea of putting your money down for a unit you haven’t seen before can be a little daunting.

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Ground-floor vs the penthouse: the case for each

People often dream of the coveted penthouse. There’s a certain prestige associated with the word, giving the space a luxurious and exclusive feel.

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Be the first to move in: how to get into your pre-con unit quickly

Buying a home is exciting. Buying pre-construction requires some delayed gratification. But not all wait times are the same.

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Owners, renters and landlords: how to properly insure your condo unit

When it comes to condo insurance, it can be a little difficult to figure out what kind of policy you should have.