You are about to embark on one of the largest purchases of your life. Where do you start? Well, the first thing you want to do is hook up with a reputable, professional and licensed realtor. Awesome, so where do you start?
House prices are on the rise, and according to a recent report from RBC, it's becoming increasingly difficult for Canadian families to own a home. Does this mean those in the market for a new house will have to settle for less than they hoped for, giving up on dreams of spacious kitchens and lusciously landscaped backyards? You decide. CTVNews.ca's Shannon Maguire takes a look at 15 homes currently on the market throughout major Canadian cities to see what's available in the $500K price range.
Would you be willing to get into a bidding war for the perfect home? If so, a new report by the Bank of Montreal shows you're not alone. Competition among home buyers is expected to heat up in 2014, with 34 per cent of Canadians surveyed saying they are willing to enter a bidding war. So, with a budget of $500,000, what kind of home could you find in today's market? From a custom-built riverfront retreat to a recently renovated contemporary home, CTVNews.ca's Shannon Maguire takes a look at 15 $500K homes on the market across Canada.
Is winter over yet? As an extra severe arctic season freezes Canadians from coast to coast, housing prices seem like the only thing that is still red-hot these days. A new report showed that despite the number of sales dropping in January, the average price of a home in Canada jumped a whopping 9.5 per cent to $388,555 compared to January 2013. So does this mean less house for your budget? CTVNews.ca’s Kristen Stais takes a virtual tour of $500,000 homes currently on the market in 15 major Canadian cities to find out what half a million will get you in different area codes.
Most of Canada began 2014 in the midst of a deep freeze, but will icy conditions be seen in the housing markets as well? Find out what's hot in the housing market this January throughout Canada's major cities.
Every year thousands of Canadians exchange their downtown postal code for a roomier and more affordable home in the suburbs. But do you really get more bang for your buck if you’re willing to commute to work? From rural retreats to wonderful waterside oasis, CTVNews.ca takes a coast-to-coast tour of $500K homes on the market in a commutable distance from 15 of Canada’s largest cities.