Jun 182012
10 closing costs to be aware of when buying a home

Know your closing costs. Knowing your closing costs, or a very good estimate, is of great importance when budgeting for your home purchase.  Here are 10 to consider; Home inspection. An inspection can help make you aware of issues related to a house’s structure and systems, such as plumbing and electrical, and recommended or necessary … Continue Reading

Jun 062012
Did your home get a six percent raise

Average London home price rises in May. The London St. Thomas Association of Realtors  (LSTAR) released their market report for May 2012. Here is a snippet of the release; The average price for a home in LSTAR’s jurisdiction Year to Date stands at $240,485, an increase of $15,458 since January 2012 — an increase of … Continue Reading

May 312012
Only Three Tree Sales Left

Reforest London has three more tree sales. These sales offer beautiful native trees grown from local seed source and sold at excellent prices. Gathering on the Green (with Old South Community Organization) Saturday, June 2, 10am-4pm 165 Elmwood Ave (map) ReForest London Office Saturday, June 16, 9am-noon 944 Western Counties Road (behind Parkwood Hospital) (map) … Continue Reading

May 242012
Are you a Mortgagor or Mortgagee

Do you give a mortage or take a mortgage? Most people have a mortgage on their home. Most people assume that they are the mortgagee and they “took out a mortgage” on their home. I have yet to hear someone say ” I gave a mortgage on my home”, but in fact, that is what … Continue Reading