Buying A Home

May 3, 2023

The Ultimate Guide To Finding The Right House In Ottawa

Finding the Perfect Home for You: A Guide

Buying a home is a massive investment for most people and the process can be very daunting and lengthy. The Ottawa real estate market is quite large and finding the perfect home for you and your family can be a bit challenging ...

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Feb. 1, 2022

What Is A Sellers Market? | Real Estate & Coffee w/Miguel Vidal Episode


A sellers market is when there is not enough homes on the market for the amount of buyers looking for homes. Ottawa is typically a Sellers Market more so than most other cities due to the fact it’s a growing city, a government city and an appealing city to ...

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Jan. 18, 2022

What are the costs involved with buying a home? | Real Estate & Coffee w/Miguel Vidal

What are the costs involved with buying a home?

You will need your deposit which is at least 1% of the asking price.  

Any inspections required such as home inspection and possibly a septic and well  inspections. Home inspection these could run you anywhere between 400 and $700.   ...

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Jan. 4, 2022

Should I use equity in my home to purchase real estate as an investment? | Real Estate & Coffee w/Miguel Vidal


Real estate investment as a whole is an excellent way to get ahead financially. You must be prepared to hold on to the property for at least five years, in order to see a significant return on your investment. Make sure you have a good team behind you including ...

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Dec. 21, 2021

Should you be pre-approved or pre-qualified? | Real Estate & Coffee w/Miguel Vidal


Should you be pre-approved or pre-qualified?


There's a big difference between the two. Pre-approvals are general calculations done by the bank that give you a general understanding of the price of a house you can purchase. It is only a general number and does not include all ...

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Nov. 23, 2021

Should I Buy or Sell First? | Real Estate & Coffee w/Miguel Vidal


You should sell your home first. there are too many repercussions with buying something before selling. Having already sold your home gives you the money and thus more leverage to negotiate with if you find yourself in competition for your next home.


However there are steps to be ...

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Nov. 9, 2021

How Many Homes Should I Visit Before Deciding? | Real Estate & Coffee w/Miguel Vidal


How many homes should you see before buying a house?


Once you have had a chance to assess your needs and wants with your realtor you should then have an idea of what you're looking for within seeing five to seven properties.


Anything more than 10 ...

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Oct. 12, 2021

First Steps of the Home Buying Process | Real Estate & Coffee w/Miguel Vidal



Episode 1
What are the first steps of the home buying process?


Your very first step is to speak to a bank or a mortgage broker. This isn't something that you should guess or assume. And it makes the rest of the process much smoother.  ...

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March 19, 2021

Thinking about buying a home during a sellers market in Ottawa

Sellers Market in Ottawa


4 Tips to creating a successful buying strategy with The Home Guyz Team at Solid Rock Realty


2020 was a busy year for Real Estate and home sellers found themselves with the upper-hand. 2021 is shaping up to be no different and is ...

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March 6, 2021

Meet Shaunna McIntosh, Realtor® - International Women's Day


The Home Guyz & Celebrate International Women’s Day & Chat with Team Member Shaunna McIntosh


On this International Women’s Day, March 8th - The Home Guyz Team wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments, dedication and hard work of the women on our team who ...

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