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Ask Questions when buying or selling real estate.

You will unearth countless questions when buying or selling a home.  We know how difficult it can be to sift through all the details to find answers that are relevant and meaningful to you. We’ve put together the following series of information that provides clear, concise and helpful information on a wide range of issues related to real estate. Here you’ll find tips on how to save money, real estate insider secrets, renovation advice, and much more.

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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

You’ve been saving for a while, weighing your options, and looking around casually. Now you’ve finally decided to do it – you’re ready to buy a house. Buying a new home can be incredibly exciting yet stressful, all at once. Where do you start?   Read More

Benefits of Using a Realtor to Sell your Home

Selling your home is a complex process that can be stressful and time-consuming. An experienced Realtor has the knowledge, skills, and connections to help you through the process every step.  Read More 

The Best Asking Price for your Home

Setting a realistic price for your home that reflects current market values will help sell your home quickly and for top dollar. When you price your home correctly, you increase the chances that the offer will nearly match your asking price and that there will be competing offers – which may net you even more in the long run.  Read More

Buy or Sell First?

If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you’re wondering what your strategy should be: do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around? You have a few options. Use the following as a guide to explore what might be the best move for you.  Read More

“Drive-Up Appeal”: Get your Property Ready to Show

Work your way from the outside in when preparing your property to show. Your home must possess a certain “drive-up appeal.” Remember, a potential buyer’s first impression of your house is formed while s/he is still sitting in the realtor’s car. So, first, you need to view your home from this perspective. Go stand on the opposite curb and observe your property. Compare it to surrounding properties.  Read More

Buying a Home: What Expenses to Expect

Budgeting for a new home can be tricky. Not only are there mortgage installments and the down payment to consider, but there are also a host of other – sometimes unexpected – expenses to add to the equation. You want to be caught financially unprepared, blindsided by taxes and other hidden costs on closing day.  Read More

Hire the Right Agent, For the Right Reasons: 8 Questions to Ask

Finding a real estate agent who is right for you requires doing some homework and asking the right questions. Choosing an agent is a decision that could ultimately cost or save you thousands of dollars. Keep in mind that the individual you choose will handle almost every maneuver in your life’s most significant financial investment. Experience, interests, and expertise vary from agent to agent, so you should ask particular questions to align your needs with the abilities of an appropriate representative. Read More

Home Inspections: Top Ten Problems

Each homebuyer has different ideas of what will constitute the ideal home for them, and these notions are often based on particular aesthetic preferences. But one thing that unites all potential homebuyers is the desire to find a fundamentally good home – in areas beyond the immediate sweep of the eye – that will provide a safe, comfortable, and efficient foundation for their life behind a new door.  Read More

How to Get Top Dollar for your Home, Fast!

Your home is likely your largest asset, so selling it may be the most significant financial move you’ve ever made, one that requires significant thought and strategy. However, once you’ve entered the market, the process may move very quickly: your property has the best chance to sell within its first seven weeks on the market. Studies indicate that the longer a property stays on the market, the less it will ultimately sell for. So, you need to ensure you’re ahead of the game. Get your property into top selling shape before it hits the market to increase its chances of selling within the desired window of time and drawing top dollar.  Read More

How to Set an Offer Price When Buying or Selling

There is no set equation to determine how you’ll reach an offer price. Instead, the process involves various research and comparison that will vary with each situation. You’ll need to look at sales of comparable properties and factor in additional data such as the condition of the property, the current market, and seller circumstances. With this information in hand, you will be able to determine a fair price range and, from there, establish the price you’re willing to offer.  Read More

Know the Market before You Buy.  Ask Questions when buying or selling.

The asking prices of most homes on the market indicate the current state of the market and usually mirror the prices for which other similar homes in the area have recently sold. In deciding upon a selling price, a home-seller must establish a balance between the desire to draw the highest offer and finding a price that will be reasonable enough to attract an appropriate pool of prospects and competitive bids. While most selling agents counsel their clients to consider this equation when pricing their homes, remember that some homes are not appropriately priced.  Read More

7.  Things to Look for in a New Neighbourhood

Whether seeking solace, activity, schools, churches, or green space, every homebuyer looks for a different combination of attributes in a new community. Choosing a neighbourhood that suits your needs and wants is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the home-buying process; your choice of environment will affect the way you experience your new home.  Read More

8. Prepare the Inside of your House for Showing

Once you’ve minimized the clutter in your home, clearing out excess items and furniture, you’ll be ready to concentrate on repairs, cleaning, and decoration. Your goal is to get each room looking its sharpest and most fresh – the better your house looks, the greater your chances that it will sell quickly and for top dollar. Concentrate on the following areas to get your home into selling shape.  Read More

Second Time’s a Charm!: Sell the House that Didn’t Sell

Don’t get discouraged if your property hasn’t sold during its first appearance on the market. Your home may have been one of the most appealing listings of its kind – and the reasons it didn’t sell may have nothing to do with the property itself or the market. Instead, several separate factors may have influenced the outcome. Take a step back, break your original selling method into parts, and allow yourself time to evaluate each one. Commit. Establish a new approach. Stick to it. A reassessment of your system and a shift in perspective may be just what you need to realize your ultimate goals in selling your home. Read more

Stop Paying Your Landlord!: Own Your Own Home

The thousands of dollars in rent you’ve already paid to your landlord may be a staggering figure – one you don’t even want to think about. Buying a house just isn’t possible for you right now. And it isn’t in your financial cards for the foreseeable future. Or is it? The situation is widespread: countless people feel trapped in home rental, pouring thousands of dollars into a place that will never be their own – yet they think they cannot produce a down payment for a home to escape this rental cycle. However, putting the buying process into motion isn’t nearly as impossible as it may seem. No matter how dire you believe your financial situation to be, several little-known facts may be vital to helping you step from a renter’s rut to a home-owning paradise! Read More

Tips for the Moving Process

It’s official: you’ve signed the papers, dotted all the i’s and crossed the t’s – you own a new home! You’ve almost reached the end of your journey. However, facing the daunting task of moving, it may seem like the journey has just begun. Moving can be a time-consuming and stressful experience if you let yourself be overwhelmed by the job. Remember, though, having a successful move means taking care of the details, one by one. If you break the process down into steps and arrange your time accordingly, you can make it manageable.  Read More

Top Legal Mistakes to Avoid, Again Ask Questions when buying or selling 

Buying or selling a house seems to involve a million details. You must educate yourself on as many parts of this process as possible – this knowledge could mean the difference of thousands of dollars in the long run. The legal issues involved in the process are often particularly intricate, ranging from matters of common knowledge to subtle details that might escape the untrained eye. If not handled properly, these issues could develop into more significant problems.  Read More

Where to Start: Begin to Prepare your Home for Showing

“You never get a second chance at a first impression.” We’ve all heard this expression before. And now, while preparing your house to sell, it should not be far from your mind.  Read More

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