Real Estate Tips

March 19, 2024

The Truth Behind Common Catchphrases

When you're selling your home, it's important to be authentic in your marketing content and in how you talk to prospective buyers. Half-truths and approximations can be a selling disaster even if you or your agent have the best intentions.

Watch out for this list of common catchphrases ...

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March 1, 2024

Property Compromises to Save Your Partnership

Searching for your first or next home is rarely a straightforward journey for any couple.

There will always be differences of opinion on the practicality and attractiveness of any property.

The key to a successful home hunt is listening to your partner's point of view, respectfully expressing your opinions ...

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Feb. 19, 2024

The Bright Side of Property Investment

With the prospect of mortgage costs falling through 2024, the property market is beginning to experience a resurgence in interest from investors and landlords.

 

Investing in property has again become an attractive proposition thanks to a combination of strong returns and long-term capital gain.

 

Portfolio diversification, including a ...

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Feb. 1, 2024

Selling to Gen Z Buyers

If you intend to upgrade your entry-level home, or you're an investor seeking to divest a cheaper property, you'll likely have to deal with the Gen Z buyers as they start to filter into the real estate market.

The Gen Z cohort, which follows the much-discussed Millennials, were ...

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Dec. 15, 2023

Will DIY Work Impact Property Value?

When it comes to home maintenance, owners tend to overrate their DIY skills, producing work that either doesn't add value to their property or damages it.

Be aware that poorly executed and finished work will diminish the property's value.

If buyers recognize poor work they will often seek ...

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Dec. 1, 2023

Advantages of Buying During Winter

If your company is transferring you, or you've decided it's time to make a fresh start elsewhere, you'll be among the thousands of Canadians who begin searching for a new property at this time of year.

For the most part, only serious buyers check out the real ...

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Nov. 1, 2023

Ask Your Lender These Six Questions

In the market to buy a home? These are six questions everyone should be asking their mortgage lender before they choose the direction they want to go so you are fully informed.

 

 

1. What type of loan do you recommend for me?

 

This will help you understand ...

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Oct. 3, 2023

Accumulated Home Equity: Exploring Options

 

Do you have accumulated equity in your home? That's a reason to celebrate! It may be the perfect time to leverage it for your benefit. Here are some avenues to explore:

 

Revamp and Revitalize

 

Is your kitchen yearning for a makeover? Or is your living space ...

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Sept. 15, 2023

Taking Advantage of a Slow Market

 

FOR BUYERS

 

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Be patient and strategic

 

In a slow market, buyers have the advantage of time. Take advantage of this by carefully researching and analyzing properties. Don't rush into a purchase; instead, wait for the right opportunity that aligns with your needs and ...

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Sept. 1, 2023

3 Questions to Ask a Builder When Considering New Construction

 

 

When it comes to buying new construction, make sure to ask your builder these questions.

 

Is there a lot premium?

 

Knowing whether there's an additional cost for premium lots can help you select the most ideal location within your budget. Uniformed buyers can easily fall ...

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