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Navigating the Nova Scotia Downpayment Assistance Program

Navigating the Nova Scotia Downpayment Assistance ProgramHave you ever felt like buying a home was as daunting as climbing Mount Everest? You're not alone. The monetary challenges may seem to be too

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Using a Realtor to Buy Your Next Home - Making Smart Decisions

Buying a home can be one of the biggest decisions you'll make in your life. From finding the right property to negotiating a fair price, there are many factors to consider when making such a

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Quickly Find the Perfect Home with Access to Tools & Private Listings

Are you currently looking to buy a new home? If so, then you know how daunting the search can be. With so many listings and options out there, it can be hard to find the perfect home that fits your

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Are you in the market for a new home in the Halifax Regional Municipality? Consider Fall River Waverly:

A picturesque community surrounded by lakes and forests. With a variety of single-family homes and well-planned subdivisions to choose from, Fall River Waverly is an excellent choice for those

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Buying a Home in Bedford, HRM: Vibrant Suburban Living

If you're looking to buy a home in Bedford, you'll be happy to know that it's one of the fastest-growing areas in HRM. This vibrant suburban community offers a wide array of housing options,

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Affordable Housing in Sackville: A Home Buyer's Guide to Sackville, HRM

Are you looking for an affordable home in Halifax? Consider Sackville, one of HRM's fastest-growing communities. While the popularity of the area has increased housing prices, it still remains one

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Welcome to Stats Tuesday! Today, we'll be taking a closer look at the Halifax real estate market for the period between January 24th and January 30th.

During this period, there were 73 sales, with 18 of them being sold for over the list price. This means that 25% of the deals sold were over the list price, indicating strong demand from buyers.;

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Navigating the Halifax Real Estate Market for First-Time Buyers

Are you a first-time buyer in Halifax? The real estate market can be overwhelming, but with the right tips and tricks, you can make your experience a successful one. Here are some tips on how you

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Dartmouth Residential Real Estate Market Snapshot: 81.52% Sold, 109.81% Price Ratio YTD LT12

If you're looking to buy or sell a home in Dartmouth, it's important to understand the local real estate market. According to recent data, the list to sell unit ratio in Dartmouth is 81.52%, meaning

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Are you considering a move to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia?

If so, there are many things to consider when it comes to choosing the perfect home and community. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the key factors to keep in mind when looking for a home in

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Are you considering buying a home in Halifax, Nova Scotia?

If so, you're in good company! Halifax is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, with nearly half a million residents, and it's no wonder why. From its vibrant downtown core to its easy access

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Real Estate Market Recap for 2022: 5,518 sales, 77 pending deals, average sale price at $535k+

 As we reflect on the real estate market in 2022, it's clear that it was a strong year for sellers. We sold a total of 5,518 homes and currently have 77 pending deals leading into the new year.

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How to Protect Your Offer by Spotting Damage with a Home Viewing Checklist

When viewing a home, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and overlook potential issues that may affect the value of the property. To ensure that you don't miss anything important, it's

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The Benefits of Fixed-Rate Mortgages: Budget-Friendly Predictability

Are you considering purchasing a new home or refinancing your current mortgage? One of the most important decisions you'll make is choosing the right mortgage product. Fixed-rate mortgages are one

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Why Location Matters When Buying a Home

Location is an essential factor to consider when purchasing a home. The location of your home ensures access to local amenities that cater to your lifestyle, whether it's for a growing family, an

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REMAX NOVA: 20% of Deals Sold Above List Price in December-January Stats 2022-23

At RE/MAX NOVA, we keep track of the latest market stats. According to our December 27th to January 3rd report, we had 15 sales, and three of them sold above list price, comprising 20% of the deals

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Understanding Variable Interest Rates on Mortgages

When it comes to getting a mortgage, one of the important decisions you will need to make is choosing between a fixed or variable interest rate. In this blog post, we will be discussing the variable

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Canadian Home Buyers: An Update on the Foreign buyer Ban

As we approach the new year, Canadian homebuyers are getting an update on the foreign buyer ban. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recently released an article titled "Ensuring the

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Secure Your Dream Home Now: Get Your Free Pre-Approval!

Spring is the perfect time to start searching for your dream home. But before you start your search, it's important to get a pre-approval from a mortgage specialist or broker. A pre-approval is a

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Short-Term Airbnb Rental Situation in Halifax: Is the Government's Heart in the Right Place?

Short-term rentals have become a popular option for travelers around the world, and Halifax is no exception. Airbnb has become the go-to platform for short-term rentals, with over 2,000 listings in

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Halifax Market Recap (Dec 6-12 2022)

Welcome to another edition of Stats Tuesday! Today, we'll be taking a look at the Halifax real estate market and the statistics from the week of December 6th to December 12th, 2022. During that

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Airbnb in Halifax: By-Law Changes Coming in 2023

As we approach 2023, it's no surprise that Airbnb is still a hot topic of conversation. With new by-law changes coming to Halifax, it's important to stay informed about how these changes could

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Foreign Buyer Ban to Take Effect on January 1st: Stay Tuned for Updates

As of January 1st, 2023, the foreign buyer ban will be fully enforced. This means that foreign investors will no longer be able to purchase residential real estate as an investment in our country.

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Get Out There and Buy Something: The Bank of Canada Has Increased Interest Rates

The Bank of Canada's announcement of a 0.5% increase in interest rates has led to some concerns in the real estate market. However, it is important to keep in mind that just a few months ago,

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Rates Increasing, But Hopeful for the Future

The Bank of Canada recently announced a 0.5% increase in interest rates. This news has led many people to worry about the state of the real estate market, and there has been some speculation about

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The Halifax Real Estate Market Post-COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the global economy and real estate markets around the world. Halifax is no exception, and the real estate market in the area has undergone several

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