Niagara Real Estate Blog

Buying a Home By Yourself? No Problem

Posted by Terence Davids on Sep 5, 2017 4:52:16 PM

The market is full of single home buyers (predominantly women, although there are many single male buyers) who are looking to buy a home on their own. The home buying process can be intimidating even when it isn't a single person buying, so to begin the process of purchasing a home on your own can be very overwhelming.

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Topics: Buying A Home, First Time Home Buyer

Should I Become A First Time Condo Buyer?

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 25, 2017 9:55:16 AM

In large areas of Canada like Toronto the housing market may have cooled, but the condo market is heating up considerably. The demand for condos in Canada is booming as many people opt to purchase a condo instead of a home when looking for a starter home, and the market is also seeing an influx of retirees looking to downsize.

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Topics: Buying A Home

Purchase a Niagara home in Old Glenridge

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 18, 2017 3:29:45 PM

If you're looking to purchase a Niagara home, consider looking for a home in the historic Old Glenridge neighbourhood. The Old Glenridge community features beautiful homes, a close proximity to lush areas, and a tight knit community.

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Topics: Buying A Home

Looking To Purchase A Niagara Home? Try Looking in Thorold

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 16, 2017 9:47:09 AM

If you're looking to purchase a Niagara home, there's one community you may have overlooked: Thorold. There's been a growing interest in Thorold as an up and coming area to live in recent years. Thorold is located centrally within the Niagara region, only a short drive to other cities. The city is closest to St. Catharines, and residents are able to travel between the cities using the St. Catharines public transit system.

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Topics: Niagara Region, Buying A Home

A Guide To Upsizing Your Home

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 4, 2017 11:13:12 AM

If you find yourself running out of room in your house and the spaces you have are too crowded, it may be time to start thinking about upsizing your home. Even if the home you are currently in offers just enough space for everyone to fit, not having any extra space to grow can be stressful.

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Topics: Buying A Home

Buying A Home? Here's How To Keep Moving Day Easy

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Moving is a hassle; there's no way around that. Packing, organizing, coordinating times, hiring movers, and that's all before you actually move into your new home. Then comes the unpacking.

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Topics: Buying A Home

Tips to save for a down payment to buy a home in Niagara

Posted by Terence Davids on Jul 27, 2017 1:38:15 PM

The thought of saving for your first home can seem overwhelming. We've talked before about what costs are involved in a home sale, and it it's definitely no easy task to save 20 per cent to put a down payment on a home. However, there are ways that you can budget, and small savings will soon add up to big savings for your home.

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Topics: Buying A Home, First Time Home Buyer

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