Niagara Real Estate Blog

What is the home buying process? Part 2

Posted by Terence Davids on Jun 15, 2017 9:01:31 AM

When most people think about buying their first home, often they envision an exciting house hunt and viewing lots of houses. While this is a big part of buying a new home, and what we went through in our last blog, the home buying process doesn't stop when you put an offer in on the home. Here are the next steps in buying your first home.

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Topics: Insider, Buying A Home, First Time Home Buyer

What is the home buying process? Part 1

Posted by Terence Davids on Jun 13, 2017 11:55:03 AM

We make reference often to the "home buying process", but what exactly does that mean? Facing this can seem a little intimidating to first time home buyers who are unsure of what this process will include. We'll be breaking the process of buying a home down into the main steps so that you can approach first time house buying with more confidence.

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Topics: Insider, Buying A Home, First Time Home Buyer

4 Ways to Make Your Home More Appealing To Home Buyers

Posted by Terence Davids on Jun 8, 2017 10:28:08 AM

When you sell your home in Niagara, it’s a good idea before you list the house to ensure your home looks updated and modern. This can be anything from as big as doing total renovations, or as small as changing some paint on the walls (all that “retro” wallpaper should probably go).

When you get your home ready for buyers to walk through remember they’ll respond better to a more modern, trendy, updated home. Staging your home to be on trend will make it more appealing to buyers, and can make or a faster sell.

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Topics: Selling A Home

How to find the right neighbourhood when buying a new home

Posted by Terence Davids on Jun 6, 2017 1:30:10 PM

When you start looking at buying a new home it can be easy to fall in love with the house and forget about where the house is. A big part of enjoying the home you buy is enjoying it's location, so remember to do some research and find a home somewhere you know you'll love not just the home, but also the neighbourhood.

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Topics: First Time Home Buyer

Questions your Niagara realtor needs to be asking you

Posted by Terence Davids on Jun 2, 2017 11:40:07 AM

We've talked about how to interview your realtorbefore you decide who to go with, but you should also be prepared for some questions that your realtor may ask you. To understand who you are and to guide you to finding the right home, your real estate agent will need to know some information about you and what you need.

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Topics: Buying A Home

The benefits of decluttering before you list your Niagara home

Posted by Terence Davids on May 30, 2017 10:29:33 AM

If selling your home is on the horizon for you, now is the perfect time to start decluttering your home. It might seem too early to do so before you list your Niagara home but there are lots of benefits to starting early.

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Topics: Selling A Home

Reasons Why You Still Need A Niagara Real Estate Agent

Posted by Terence Davids on May 25, 2017 1:23:51 PM

You've probably seen articles online full of tips and tricks to buy or sell your own home, without working with a realtor. It may seem like a way to save money, but it also can be more trouble than its worth. Having an experienced real estate agent in your corner will help you get the best deal, whether you're buying or selling a home. Here are 3 reasons why working with a Niagara real estate agent is the best decision for you to make.

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Topics: Insider, Selling A Home, Buying A Home

Home staging: will it help in selling your Niagara home?

Posted by Terence Davids on May 23, 2017 4:49:29 PM

Choosing whether to work with a decorator to stage your home before you sell it might seem like an unnecessary expense. There are great benefits that can be gained from staging your home prior to listing, however.

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Topics: Selling A Home

Buying your first home: are you ready?

Posted by Terence Davids on May 18, 2017 11:33:20 AM

Buying your first home is a very big decision. Before you approach the market and start looking, there are things you need to consider. Here are some things to ask yourself before you start looking so you can be sure you're ready to make such a large investment.

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Topics: First Time Home Buyer

What's going on with the Niagara real estate market?

Posted by Terence Davids on May 16, 2017 10:49:42 AM

The real estate market all over Canada has been hot recently, with the number of new home listings spiking in March. The tides seem to be turning, however. Real estate experts are suggesting this slow down is in part because of the recent policy announcement by the Ontario provincial government.

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Topics: Selling A Home