Current Real Estate News & Information

Checklist for WOWing Buyers During a Viewing

(December 14, 2017)

 Imagine you were selling your car, and a prospective buyer was on the way over to see it. What would you do? You would probably make your vehicle look as clean and shiny as possible, inside and out.

The same holds true if you’re selling your home and there’s a potential buyer on the way. You want the buyer to be wow’d by your property. Here’s a handy checklist to follow:

• Clean every room. Make you... read more.

How to be a Smart Home Viewer

(December 06, 2017)

Viewing homes on the market can be a very exciting and a fast-paced experience — especially if you’re also selling your current property. You see a home you like, you fall in love with some of its key features and, before you know it, you’re making an offer. But, if you haven’t taken the time to consider some of the details, you may wind up discovering that upon closer inspection, the home doesn’t... read more.

Navigating the Real Estate Maze

(November 29, 2017)

Have you ever wanted to try to make your way through a maze at an amusement park or farm field? If you don’t know the layout, it can take a long time to find your way through. You’ll hit a lot of dead ends, go around in circles a few times, and maybe even become frustrated before you finally find your way out.

The same can be said about buying or selling a condo.

Real estate transactions are probabl... read more.

Crunching Numbers

(November 22, 2017)

Buying and selling a home is, in many ways, a numbers game. You have to consider the selling price of your property, the purchase price of a new home, your budget, your required financing, and much more.

You can lose this game easily if you’re wrong about just one of those categories. For example, if your home ends up selling for 10% less than you expected, it could wreak havoc on your budget. As a... read more.

Certain Renovations Require Licensed Trades

(November 15, 2017)

Sometimes, despite your do-it yourself skills or confidence, a repair or renovation requires a professional. In some cases, the municipal bylaw requires that a tradesperson perform certain work, and/or that a building inspector ultimately approve it. Moreover, insurance companies may not honour claims that stem from uncertified plumbing and electrical work, or installations involving combustible f... read more.