Niagara Real Estate Blog

Building or buying a home: how to decide

Posted by Terence Davids on Jul 25, 2017 11:16:59 AM

Finding a dream home can be difficult for some buyers. It's understandably a difficult decision, with it being such a large investment, no buyer wants to purchase a home that they aren't in love with. There are also many factors to consider when buying a home, such as location or cost. Some people don't find what they're looking for on the market, and opt to build their dream home. This raises the question: should you build or buy a home in Niagara?

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Topics: Buying A Home

Additional costs during the home buying process

Posted by Terence Davids on Jul 20, 2017 3:14:17 PM

Most first time home buyers begin saving for their first homes with only the expenses of the down payment and mortgage payments in mined. For many, there can be some unexpected costs that can occur.

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Topics: Buying A Home, First Time Home Buyer

The benefits of buying a home that is move in ready

Posted by Terence Davids on Jul 13, 2017 1:20:31 PM

Buying a home in Niagara that needs some serious fixing up seems like a great idea up front: it's cheaper, and you can personalize it and make it your own. But it's not necessarily the best in the long-term. There are some serious factors to consider before you commit to buying a home in need of serious renovations.

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

A Guide to Downsizing Your Home: Part II

Posted by Terence Davids on Jul 11, 2017 4:25:30 PM

Last week we went through tips that were useful to get you started on downsizing your home. By now, your moving arrangements have made some progress and being the best real estate agents in Niagara, we have added some tips on how to make things easier as your moving day approaches.

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Topics: Buying A Home

A Guide to Downsizing Your Home, Part 1

Posted by Terence Davids on Jul 7, 2017 3:54:23 PM

If you’re looking into downsizing your home, we recommend you first look into buying a home in Niagara. With growing adult communities in Niagara, urban areas and a volume of cottage real estate available, deciding to purchase your next home within the Niagara region is a good idea. But how do you downsize the amount of things you have?

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Topics: Niagara Region, Buying A Home

Understand how to negotiate in the Niagara real estate market

Posted by Terence Davids on Jun 22, 2017 10:47:24 AM

In a sellers’ market the competition for homes is high and you’ll find yourself in negotiations with sellers, or bidding wars with other buyers. Making an offer on a home in any market a stressful part of the home buying process and it’s important that you understand how crucial negotiating that offer can be.

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

Establishing a positive relationship with your Niagara realtor

Posted by Terence Davids on Jun 20, 2017 12:45:06 PM

Finding the right Niagara realtor can take a lot of stress off of your mind during a real estate transaction. No matter the real estate situation you’re in, buying a new home or selling your home, you’ll want someone you can trust and that you feel comfortable with to help you through the process.

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Topics: Insider, Selling A Home, Buying A Home

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

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