Niagara Real Estate Blog

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

Busting some Niagara real estate myths

Posted by Terence Davids on May 11, 2017 2:49:05 PM

There are a lot of myths and false "tips" that surround real estate transactions. They can come in the form of advice from friends or family, or even online lists of things to keep in mind when buying or selling a home.

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Topics: Selling A Home

How to find the best Niagara area listing agent

Posted by Terence Davids on May 9, 2017 9:55:21 AM

Once you decide now is the time for you to sell your home, the first step to take is to find the best real estate agents in St. Catharines and Niagara. You may be asking yourself, why do I need a listing agent?

An experienced Niagara listing agent will help you determine how much your home is worth, and what the home should be priced at. They will also assist you in selling your house in Niagara by listing it and marketing it to potential buyers. A good listing agent is your best asset when selling your house in Niagara, and we've put together a list of tips on how to find a listing agent.

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Topics: Selling A Home

Open Houses: What To Do When Selling Your Niagara Home

Posted by Terence Davids on May 4, 2017 10:23:31 AM

We talked last week about some common mistakes to avoid when you're hosting an open house. This week we're tackling the things you should be doing to make sure you host a memorable open house. Keep these things in mind when you decide on selling your house in Niagara.

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Topics: Selling A Home

Niagara Real Estate Update: Understanding Ontario's Fair Housing Plan

Posted by Terence Davids on May 2, 2017 9:34:02 AM

You've probably seen in the news that the Ontario Liberal government has announced a new housing plan. They announced this plan in an effort to bring down the incredibly high housing prices all over the province.

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Topics: Niagara Region

Open Houses: What Not to Do When Selling Your Home

Posted by Terence Davids on Apr 27, 2017 4:00:00 PM

If you're selling your home, you'll want to host a memorable open house that will excite buyers about their home and invite offers. Open houses can be done well, and you may receive lots of offers. However, this is can be your first and only chance to wow potential buyers and get them interested in your home - and it's easier than you'd think to make a misstep and turn off buyers quickly.

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Topics: Selling A Home

Purchase a Niagara home for your university student: do or don't?

Posted by Terence Davids on Apr 25, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Unless your university or college aged child lives at home while they attend school, the likelihood is that the cost of them living in residence or paying rent to live off campus is a huge expense. One method that some parents take in an attempt to mitigate this expense is to purchase a home in the area for their child to live in while they attend school.

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Topics: Buying A Home

Things to consider before selling your home in Niagara

Posted by Terence Davids on Apr 20, 2017 11:04:50 AM

The market is hot right now, and many people are selling their homes. If you've been considering selling your home and you think now might be the time, there are a few things you should take into consideration before you list your home and start the selling process.

Whether you're selling your first home or your fourth, stopping to consider your decision to sell before you list is always a good idea. We've compiled a list of important things to think about before you make such a big decision.

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Topics: Selling A Home

First time home buyer in Niagara? Here's how to survive the process

Posted by Terence Davids on Apr 18, 2017 3:00:00 PM

At Team Davids, we understand how scary the first time home buying process can be. Buying a home will be unlike most purchases you make in your life, and it will definitely be the biggest purchase you’ll make in your life. Make sure you know what you’re doing, and you have the help you need to make the best purchase decisions in this process.

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Topics: First Time Home Buyer