MoneySense unveils Canada's Best Guide to Buying and Selling Your Home

New book includes: How much can you afford? A guide for first-time buyers, Avoiding the traps, How to buy a condo, The secret to selling for more, and a rating of every major real estate market

TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - Investing in real estate is as much an emotional investment as it is a financial one. It's not only about the numbers, but knowing up front the answers to some key questions, such as: Am I ready to buy my first home? Can I really afford it? Have I priced my house correctly? Is this the lifestyle I want? Where do I really want to live?

Whether you're a first-time buyer or have been bitten by the real estate investing bug, the MoneySense Guide to Buying and Selling your Home helps you answer those questions and more, while offering sensible, practical advice straight from real estate authorities across the country.

But there's more: The MoneySense Guide to Buying and Selling your Home tells homeowners which renos will add value once they've moved in and how to evaluate income properties. The guide also provides an up-to-date numerical analysis of every major Canadian real estate market, with the latest tips on which cities have the most affordable houses or condos, and where the best places to retire are.

The MoneySense Guide to Buying and Selling your Home aims to bring you one step closer to the life you want, whether you're buying, selling or investing. After all, you want to profit from your home and feel good about it, too.

Highlights from the MoneySense Guide to Buying and Selling your Home:

Buying Your Home
What can you afford?  • How to buy a condo • How we paid off our house in three years

Selling Your Home
Renovate or Relocate? • Pricing your home • Should you buy first or sell first?

Getting The Most Out of Your Home
Borrowing against your home • Those essential, hidden repairs

The New Way To Invest In Real Estate
How to become a landlord

Best Deals In Real Estate
Canada's top 35 markets

Canada's Best Places to Live
The best places to retire • The wealthiest cities • The best weather

The MoneySense Guide to Retiring Wealthy ($9.95) is available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Chapters, Walmart, Loblaws and on magazine newsstands across Canada.

About MoneySense:

MoneySense is Canada's personal finance and lifestyle magazine. Packed with smart features, practical advice and easy-to-follow financial tips on everything from home improvement to mutual funds, MoneySense attracts Canadians nationwide on the lookout for new ways to save, invest and spend. is Canada's best all-around personal finance website.

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