Here’s a baker’s dozen of standard costs to consider before you make your first offer.
Spring fever! Ahhhh — that hint of warmth in the air, bursting buds, the caress of sunshine. Oh yes, and a new home.
Nothing compares to the excitement of abode shopping except, perhaps, love. And spring is definitely the season for both.
House and condo sales are in the doldrums after the new year then leap forward in April and May. “On average, the peak in sales has been about 2.25 times higher than January,” says Jason Mercer, senior manager of market analysis for the Toronto Real Estate Board. “In 2010, the highest monthly sales were reported in April (10,898), which were 2.18 times higher than January.”
By Alison Griffiths, Personal Finance Columnist
Published On Sat Mar 19 2011
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