Darren Keck, AMP
About Darren: Mortgage Brokers Ottawa is a leader in offering competitive mortgage products coupled with exceptional service. This unbeatable combination of service and advice, together with my years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, ensures that you enjoy a comfortable mortgage experience handled by a seasoned Accredited Mortgage Professional.
As a Mortgage Agent, I work exclusively with mortgage customers....from the first time buyer to the seasoned homeowner. I have access to over 40 different banks and lending institutions.
When it comes to home buying, is smaller better?
Date Posted: September 18, 2014
Heating, electricity, insurance, and property taxes are just some of the additional bills that come with owning a house. All other factors being equal, the bigger those expenses will be.
A larger home will have double the space, or more, to warm or cool but it also has more doors and windows that will allow drafts in during winter and cool air out during the summer. More exterior wall surface exposed to the outside during winter months will make the house harder to heat.
You can help keep these costs down by installing good quality doors and windows, but these can be quite costly. A bigger house also means a bigger property tax bill.