Seller Must Disclose Offer To Waive Commission: Ask Joe

Seller must disclose offer to waive commission: Ask Joe A buyer can make their offer more appealing by reducing commission, but brokerages have obligations in these situations.

Want To Buy A Home? Have Kids? Four Money Tips For Surviving Adult Life

Want to buy a home? Have kids? Four money tips for surviving adult life.

Mortgage Rates Expected To Remain Steady Despite Recent Spree Of Hikes

Bank of Canada's holds key rate steady - but change likely wouldn't have impacted prime rate much anyway.

Cornwall Home Sales Down On A Year-Over-Year Basis In December

Residential sales activity in the area served by the Cornwall and District Real Estate Board came in below year-ago levels in December 2015. Click here for graphs and charts

House Works: Smart Thermostat Controls

House Works: Smart thermostat control stabilizes room temperatures www.ottawacitizen.com/life/homes/house-works-smart-thermostat-control-stabilizes-room-temperatures

Home Ventilation Is More Important In The Winter

Mike Holmes: Your home's ventilation is more important in the winter months than you may think www.news.nationalpost.com/homes/mike-holmes-your-homes-ventilation-is-more-important-in-winter-months-than-you-may-think

New Home Owners Need These Protections

New home owners need these protections:  One of the greatest shortfalls in Tarion's consumer protection is in the area of marketing pre-construction houses and condominiums, Bob Aaron says. www.thestar.com/life/homes/2015/12/04/new-home-owners-need-these-protections.html

Home Selling Tips - Make Sure That First Impression Counts

Home Selling Tips From Scott McGillivray:  Make Sure That First Impression Counts www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/12/02/home-selling-tips-scott-mcgillivray_n_8693304.html

Inspect Your Home Inspector!

Shopping for a house?  Inspect your home inspector. Regulation, more training required in home inspection business, experts say. www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/home-inspector-tips-1.3347920

Always check with Municipality ...

When it comes to building permits, codes, licenses, etc. always check with your Municipality. Use solarium sense: This room must meet building code National Post – Sept 8