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Tax credits and incentives for home owners and buyers
A surprisingly high percentage of home owners and homebuyers are unaware of the tax credits and incentives available on the purchase and renovation of homes in Canada. With that in mind, here are four of the most widely available opportunities:
Five ways to boost your home appeal before putting it on the market
Are you wondering if your home is ready to be put on the market? Likelihood is you are going to have to spruce up a few things before your home is market ready.
Celebrating 60 Years of Organized Real Estate in Nova Scotia
Every year in Nova Scotia, more than two billion dollars in real estate trades hands through the efforts of REALTORS®. These transactions are possible because of the public’s trust in REALTORS®, developed over sixty years of organized real estate in
Talk to your Nova Scotia REALTOR® about the new mortgage stress test rules
In October 2017, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) released new rules and regulations regarding the Residential Mortgage Underwriting Practices and Procedures.
Understanding your residential property assessment
It’s January, and that means homeowners in Nova Scotia will soon be receiving their residential property assessments for 2018.
NS REALTORS® celebrate Canada 150!
Happy birthday Canada! REALTORS® in Nova Scotia are celebrating Canada’s birthday by sharing 150 reasons why they love living in Nova Scotia.
It’s closing day on your new home, now what?
Buying a home is one of life’s milestone moments. Once you have chosen your new home and are in the process of buying, you should know that there are other costs over and above the cost of your home that you should be prepared for. A REALTOR® can wal
Five things to know when buying your first home
Buying your first home can be a daunting experience. That’s why your REALTOR® is a great resource and can help ensure it goes as smoothly as possible. Follow these five steps for an unforgettable experience at buying one of the biggest purchases you
The Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® - lobbying for homeowners
The federal government is currently undergoing public consultations on a National Housing Strategy with the vision of improving access to housing that meets the needs of all Canadians and that they can afford.
Ten tips for hosting a stress-free potluck
NSAR is proud to support Nova Scotia’s Biggest Potluck in support of FEED NOVA SCOTIA on October 22, 2016! Members are invited to register their potluck under the NSAR Brand at www.nspotluck.ca
Looking to sell? Here are a few ways your REALTOR® can help you
Selling your home can be a tough process, but with the help of a REALTOR® it can be made easy. Your REALTOR® is your Trusted Guide, and will help you through the process.
Experience Nova Scotia’s history
Nova Scotia is proud of its heritage. With many historical sites the province is home to five UNESCO sites. There are many historic churches, fortresses, and museums worth seeing throughout the province, they are all open to the public.
Keep the grass greener on your side
There is nothing better than spending your summer outdoors, enjoying the warm sun and much needed fresh air. Whether you’re playing a little backyard football, barbequing, or gardening there is nothing better than having your grass looking full
Community Profile – Bridgewater, NS
Known as the Main Street of the South Shore, the town of Bridgewater is set along the south coast of Nova Scotia just an hour outside of Halifax. This growing town boasts events and organizations for people of all ages that rival cities double the si
Community Profile – Amherst, NS
The town of Amherst, located on the Cumberland Basin, is just a short drive from the Nova Scotia – New Brunswick border and an hour from the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island. This historic town, founded in 1764, is the largest town in...
Community Profile – Wallace, NS
In 2013, Wallace, Nova Scotia, a coastal community on the Northumberland Strait in the province’s mainland, was one of three communities to be awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award.
Community Profile – Sackville, NS
Located about 20 kilometres inland of Halifax is the small but mighty town of Sackville. It was founded in 1749 and once known by the Mi’kmaq as a prime fishing and hunting location as well as a stopover place for passing settlers.
Community Profile – Spryfield, NS
A historic farming community, and well-kept nature-lovers secret, Spryfield sits on the top of a hill overlooking the Armdale Rotary and the Mainland of Halifax. Spryfield, named after Captain William Spry who held the first cleared farmland in the a
Events you won’t want to miss in Nova Scotia
There are a number of great events around the province in July. With the warm weather there is no better way to kick-start your summer than to check out some festivals, music, and cultural events with your family and friends.
Looking to sell? Have your REALTOR® help with the process.
Selling your home can be made easy with the help of a REALTOR®; your REALTOR® is your Trusted Guide. Your REALTOR® will help advance your selling process, protect your interests, share their experience and knowledge, and is committed to helping you
Area of interest for out of town home buyers
Loving your neighbourhood is equally as important as loving your home. Nova Scotia has many great communities.
Are you moving this summer?
Moving is an exciting time and with a few quick tips it can be made easy. The key is to make a moving to do list. Here are a few tricks to keep you on schedule and organized during the process:
Getting ready to buy or sell? Talk to a REALTOR® first.
There are many tools out there to help you with home buying and selling transactions, so it may not be apparent how working with a Realtor can make a big difference.
Keeping entrepreneurial spirits up after resolutions fade away
There are different groups of people who make New Year’s resolutions: those who do, those who don’t, or those who do and resolutions fade away and are forgotten.
Christmas traditions from around the world
More than two billion people celebrate Christmas globally. However, the way that we all mark the occasion varies.
Have you heard someone say, “You can’t teach an old dog, new tricks?” HOGWASH! Learning at any stage of life, no matter what the subject matter, is important.
Getting Your Home Ready for the Holidays
Where to start? A question many of us are asking right about now as we think about the holiday season and getting our homes ready for entertaining friends and family.
Fall Out from Fall Leaves
The fall is the best time in Nova Scotia in my opinion. With vibrant coloured leaves and cooling breezes, it is prime time to enjoy the outdoors. In late fall as those leaves start to pile up, they can make your property untidy if left on the ground.