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Let's face it: buying a home can be complicated. Challenges are bound to arise during the process, and how you deal with them could mean the difference between a highly-successful purchase and one that leads to regret. Luckily, there are steps you can take to pave the way towards a great outcome. Some of the most crucial involve knowing what not to do.

If you're ready to buy a home, here are five major missteps you should avoid...

1) Forgoing pre-approval

In an attractive housing market like Vaughan, sellers often receive multiple offers. To make an impression, you need to ensure your bid stand out. While offering a sizeable chunk of change is usually the key to success, steps that highlight your dependability can also work in your favour.

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October is here, and we all know what that means—Halloween is right around the corner! This is the time of year for spooky costumes, special treats, and plenty of family-friendly fun. Of course, every kid loves carving pumpkins and collecting candy. But along with these annual favourites, why not mix things up by taking part in some of the festivities planned across the city? 

If you're looking to celebrate Halloween with your little ones, here are five Vaughan events you simply have to check out...

1) Kreepy Kortright 

On October 18th, head down to Kortright Conservation Centre for an evening of outdoor Halloween fun! These gorgeous woodlands are the place to be on one of the spookiest nights of the year. Check out the haunted house, or

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If you're ready to sell your home, you may be excited to move on to the next chapter in your life. But before you do, you'll need to navigate the selling process. Unfortunately, doing so can be tricky. The steps involved are complicated, and sellers frequently make blunders that wind up costing them big. The good news? By knowing what not to do, you can set the stage for a smooth and successful sale!

If you're putting your home on the market, here are five common mistakes to avoid...

1) Pricing incorrectly

When it comes to selling your home quickly and profitably, setting the right price is key. List too high, and you may find yourself in a no-offer situation. Too low, and you'll get less than your property is worth. But who decides what the

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Summer may be behind us, but that doesn't mean it's time to hibernate. Fall is a wonderful time to explore Vaughan, from our gorgeous parks and trails to our lively seasonal celebrations. So grab a friend or family member and pull those wooly sweaters out of storage, because it's time to get out and enjoy the season!

Here are our top five family-friendly activities to enjoy this fall in and around Vaughan...

1) Watch the leaves change at Kortright Centre

What better way to kick off the season than with a stroll through the great outdoors? One of the best places to see fall foliage—and get plenty of fresh air in the process—is at Kortright Centre for Conservation in Woodbridge. Here you'll find 325 hectares of gorgeous woodlands,

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It happens every year. The weather warms up, vacations begin, and it starts to seem like summer will last forever. When fall rolls around, it's easy to feel like your family isn't ready. Did the kids get outside to play often enough? Have you spent plenty of quality time together? And when will you find the time to buy all of those back-to-school items?

While September can be a stressful time for families, there are a few steps you can take to get back into the swing of things. Here are five things you should to do to mark the end of summer and prepare the kids (and yourself) for fall....

1) Go school supply shopping (again)

It's a moment most parents have to deal with at some point. The first day of school is fast approaching—or maybe it's

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Preparing a thorough budget is one of the keys to a successful home purchase. Of course, it's not just a property's sticker price that buyers need to consider. If you're getting ready to buy your dream home, there are several other costs you'll have to cover before you can take ownership. 

By knowing what to expect financially, you can avoid being caught off guard on closing day. Here are the major costs you'll be responsible for before you can call your new living space home...

Deposit 

A deposit is required when you make an offer on a home. This money will count towards your down payment, and you ultimately get to decide on the amount (though higher sums are more attractive to sellers). While it's true that your deposit is due early on

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Are you gearing up to purchase a home? If you're like most buyers, you'll need to obtain a mortgage first. Unfortunately, this step can be stressful, time-confusing, and a little bit confusing. Many buyers find themselves wondering what lenders are looking for—and how they can secure a loan that will truly meet their needs.

The good news is, there are a few things you can do to help ensure that the path to homeownership is smooth. If you're preparing to apply for a mortgage, here are five tips for increasing your chances of success...

1) Whip your credit into shape

Credit is one of the first things lenders look at, so it's important to get yours looking as good as possible. Start by getting a copy of your credit report. If it contains any

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Summer is well underway, but it’s also far from over. For those of us lucky enough to live in Vaughan, there’s no shortage of fun, family-friendly attractions and events to check out before fall begins. Explore the natural world, hop on an amusement-park ride, or enjoy some incredible cuisine—just don’t forget the sunscreen!

If you’re ready to help your kids make the most of summer in Vaughan, here are five things to do before the school year begins...

1) Visit Canada's Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland is one of the top destinations for families not only here in Vaughan, but across the country. The incredible rides and games at this massive theme park are a huge draw for fun-seekers of all ages. If you have little ones, you’ll want to visit

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Are you thinking of selling your home? If so, you may be wondering about the best time of year to do it. While conventional wisdom says that spring is ideal, that’s not always the case. There are actually some major advantages to putting your home on the market during the summer. With a bit of planning, selling during the hottest months can make for a quick, profitable, and low-stress experience.

If you’re trying to decide when to sell your home, here are five reasons to consider the summer...

1) It’s a great time for curb appeal

No doubt about it: homes tend to show well in the summer. The grass is green, the sky is blue, and the sun is lighting up every inch of your property. It all makes for fantastic curb appeal—which is important, since

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Are you ready to buy a home for the first time? If so, there are a few things you should know. While finding the perfect place to live is a rewarding experience, it can also be complicated. From obtaining a mortgage to setting a price range to hammering out your agreement with a seller, getting the process right is the key to success. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to help ensure a great outcome.

If you're a first-time home buyer, here are five ways you can prepare for one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make...

1) Obtain pre-approval

First things first: if you're going to need financing, you should get pre-approved for a mortgage. During this process, a lender will look closely at your financial history and current

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