Raquel Blackwell's Blog Posts

Are Rising Construction Costs Taking a Toll on Home Builders and Buyers?

Just as the pandemic has impacted businesses and lifestyles across the country, it has alsoimpacted the rebuilding of those lifestyles as we trade cities for rural living and look for housesthat we

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When is the Right Time to Purchase Real Estate?

As with anything, supply and demand play a large role in getting the best deal on your home. Finding the balance between having a variety of options, but decreased competition is a key goal. This is

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House Hunting - Should I Hire My Own Agent?

House-Hunting Should I Hire My Own Agent?Buying a house is one of the most significant investments you will make during your lifetime. Whether house shopping or preparing for your mortgage, a buyer

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How to Finance Your Home Purchase

How to Finance Your Home PurchaseAlthough covid and the booming home market have added challenges to purchasing a house this year, it is still a goal many families are striving for. This major

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Buying a Home with a Friend

The boom in the housing market and the changes in rules around purchasing a home have created a situation where it may be more difficult for some potential home buyers to buy their first home. It

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How is COVID Changing the Culture of Real Estate

With all the instability brought on by Covid in the last 18 months, one thing that seems to be inescapable is that the pandemic has caused real estate market changes on an extraordinary scale. A

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Buying your first home in Canada - What you Need to Know

Canada is an incredible country. The indigenous people of this country welcomed immigrants with open arms and built a solid foundation of welcoming spirit for all who choose to live here. We are

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Tips for Buying a Home When Single

In the last five years, the number of people living alone in Canada has exceeded all other household sizes and this number continues to grow. This means that as Canada has changed and adapted around

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What First Time Home Buyers Need to Know About Insurance

As a first-time homebuyer, there is a steep learning curve of new components to consider including finding a trusted realtor, mortgage pre-approval, and connecting with a real estate lawyer. One of

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