Kingston and Area home sales pop up in August

Home sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Kingston and Area Real Estate Association posted a double digit year-over-year increase in August 2015. Residential property sales numbered 297 units in August, up 13.4 per cent from the same month a year earlier. On a year-to-date basis home sales are currently running almost seven per

broken appliances

When you buy a home, do you include the appliances?

Have you ever planned a long needed vacation just to have something more urgent interrupt your plans before you even get a chance to relax? How about the times when just as you “touch wood” for making a casual declaration like “I never have issues with my car. It’s always reliable” just to have something go wrong? Well Karma works in funny ways and house purchases are no exception.

Say No to another home owner tax

Have you heard about the Municipal Land Transfer Tax?

Currently, as a home buyer you will pay a Provincial Land Transfer Tax.  This adds thousands to the home purchase.  This may change in the future if the province grants Municipalities the authority to collect additional tax revenues by way of a Municipal Land Transfer Tax.  Toronto buyers currently pay a Provincial and a Municipal

Kingston October Sales 2014

Kingston and Area home sales, new listings rise in October

Home sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Kingston and Area Real Estate Association were up on a year-over-year basis in October 2014. Residential property sales numbered 250 units in October, rising 16.3 per cent from the same month last year. “The 250 homes that changed hands in October 2014 made for the strongest

Kingston Residential Sales Activity for September

Kingston and Area home sales edge up year-over-year in September

Home sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Kingston and Area Real Estate Association was little changed on a year-over-year basis in September 2014. Residential property sales numbered 251 units in September, edging p 1.6 per cent from the same month last year. “September turned in another solid performance, with home sales running roughly

Longer or shorter? Your amortization affects how much your mortgage really costs.

    Choosing the length of your amortization period, which means the number of years you will need to pay the full balance of your mortgage, is an important decision that can  affect how much interest you pay over the life of your mortgage. Historically, the banking industry’s standard amortization period has been 25 years,