New vs. Old


What’s Right for You?

By: Dino Di Saverio

Depending on how far you are in your wedding plans, you and your soon-to-be husband have made or will soon make a ton of decisions on important matters such as reception venue, colour of flowers, guest list, menu, invitations, budget, and so on and so forth…It’s no wonder, planning a wedding takes so much of your precious time together, not to mention a substantial amount of money. Amidst the stress and insanity of planning a wedding, many couples are also looking for their first home. If you and your better half have already begun this process, then you’ll know that it entails a whole new list of decisions that need to be made. With the added stresses that come with shopping for and purchasing your first home, your relationship with your significant other can really be put to the test. As a Bride embarking on her first time journey of purchasing a home with her Groom, one of the biggest decisions the two of you will encounter is the type of home you’re looking to buy. Most couples often find themselves torn between one person liking older, more mature properties; while the other favours newer, move-in ready type properties that will require minimal work. Finding a reasonable compromise can prove to be very challenging. Nonetheless, knowing the pros & cons of old homes and new homes will help the two of you make that decision more easily and confidently. (more…)

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Brides: The Law Behind Buying Your First Home


Dino Di Saverio

What You Should Know Before Signing the Dotted Line…

Some time ago, I had the privilege of speaking to a well renowned, Oakville Real Estate Lawyer, Robert Rose.  With over 30 years in the business he has worked with countless clients, closing an estimated 1000 deals per year.  Mr. Rose has a solid grasp of the real estate market and can provide clients with an abundance of useful information and legal advice, especially to young couples searching for their first home. (more…)

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Brides: Hiring A Realtor

Should We Hire a Professional Realtor?

 Real Estate Agent Dino Di Saverio gives us his tips on why hiring a Realtor helps you shop for a home and why it is a valuable asset…

Whenever you and your significant other decide it’s time to begin the house hunting process, you’ll have to decide whether or not you are going to tackle this BIG endeavor alone or with the services of a professional Realtor.  I guess it’s the same dilemma couples have of whether or not they’re going to hire a professional wedding planner to advise and look after every detail of their special day.  The only difference is enlisting the services of a professional Realtor isn’t going to put a dent in your cheque book.  Now, I bet I even got your fiancé’s attention with that one. Humour aside, working with a Realtor is quite simply a win-win situation. Here’s why: (more…)

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Dino Di Saverio gives GTA brides some advice on another important step for a bride and groom…buying their first house!

Now that you’ve made the commitment to get married and start a life together, the next biggest decision you’ll make is finding that perfect place to call home. The one mistake that most young couples make is thinking that they can’t afford a home, and convince themselves that their only option to becoming first time homeowners is to rent or lease. With the high cost of weddings these days, many couples find themselves struggling to put money aside for a home as they watch their savings deplete. For some, the financial burden of saving money is compounded by having to repay school and/or car loans. Needless to say, the idea of even thinking about buying a home is a daunting one, especially for those who think that in order to buy, they must have at least $80,000 lying around for a sizeable down payment. (more…)

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