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Shop 'til you drop -- Shopping for a new house is by far the most fun part of the home-buying adventure. But you still have to be serious about it. Here's our experts' advice on focusing your search on the right house in the right neighbourhood at the right price. We'll share with you what to look for and what to watch out for, what to do and what not to do.

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How to assess the value of a home -- Putting a price on a home, whether you're buying or selling, can be tough. Here are some tools to help figure out fair market value.

Choose your home sweet home by lifestyle and price -- Before you start looking for a new home, examine your own lifestyle to help decide what form of ownership fits it best.

What to look for in a house, inside and out -- Everybody knows about location, location, location. But there's a whole lot more to look at before you make your offer.

20 things that can alter the value of a home -- Getting ready to sell your home? Here are 10 things that will raise the value and 10 that will decrease it.

Inspect the neighbourhood -- In the hurry to close on your new house, you didn't pay enough attention to the overall neighbourhood. Here's how to make sure your dream home isn't located on nightmare avenue.

Home Buyers's Guide
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  10 dos and don'ts for getting an ideal mortgage
  20 things that can alter the value of your home
  Top 5 home-buying mistakes
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