Leon   Schaumer

Leon Schaumer

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HomeLife/Cimerman Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*

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What is Rent-to-Own?


Becoming a popular way for selling a property, especially in areas where the market is slow. We are seeing more and more companies advertising that they have a house or condo for sale and offer to do Rent-to-Own. But not a lot is known about exactly how it works and to whose benefit.

Market Watch - The Resale Market Settles Back to a Typical August

August’s unit sales followed a trajectory typical of the resale market’s summer months with a considerable decline in transactions compared to the spring. 

While the market has taken its regular summer breather, it is clear that the demand for ownership housing remains strong. At the same time, the supply of listings is down.

Garage Makeover Ideas


Garages are the most hardworking spaces in your home. Investing a few hundred dollars in garage organization tools during one weekend will pay off in savings of both time and money.

A clean and organized garage saves you time by keeping essentials in clear view, so you can find what you need without tripping over items or causing an avalanche whenever you pull something from the bottom of a pile.

Should You Buy That Fixer-Upper?

With housing inventory tight and fewer houses to choose from, some buyers are starting to consider homes that they previously would have dismissed as problems.

Stunning Photography Sells Homes

Since many buyers are turning to the internet to shop before they take a drive around neighbourhoods, photography can make the difference in selling your home quickly.

Market Watch - Strong Demand for Home Ownership Continues Despite the Lockdown

Although the country was in a lockdown in both May 2020 and May 2021, the impact they had on the resale market was quite different – with this year’s number of transactions being well over the five-year average. Undoubtedly, enhanced safety measures and vaccine adoption rates have enabled potential Buyers and Sellers to feel more protected and comfortable in their home buying and selling process.

When will the real estate bubble burst? It won't, says veteran real estate appraiser

Influx of people, short supply and strict rules on new housing driving unprecedented demand

Colin Butler · CBC News · 

Title Insurance Explained

Title insurance is growing in popularity in Canada. But what is it exactly? Should you get it? Do you need it? Whether title insurance is right for you is something you should discuss with your lawyer, as it depends on the circumstances of your transaction. This article will provide you with some background information about title insurance to help you make an informed decision.

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