Niagara Real Estate Blog

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

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

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

Open houses can be the least stressful part of the home buying process

Posted by Terence Davids on Apr 6, 2017 11:14:27 AM

Going to an open house can be overwhelming for new home buyers. Sometimes buyers walk into an open house unsure of what they should focus on or look for. Buyers question how much the staging of a home change their perception of a home, or how quickly they should have an offer in after they leave the open house.

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Topics: Buying A Home

Tips for buying a new home in a busy market

Posted by Terence Davids on Apr 4, 2017 5:00:13 PM

Busy season for real estate is just around the corner, and many people are getting interested in buying a new home. That means that the Niagara housing market can be saturated by home buyers, and can make the home buying process seem more intimidating now than ever.

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Topics: Buying A Home

Why more people are looking at houses for sale in Niagara

Posted by Terence Davids on Mar 2, 2017 10:27:53 AM

Recently, National Post published an article focusing on some of the main attractors of Niagara that are attracting buyers away from Toronto and the rest of the GTA. Toronto’s spillover effect is to Niagara’s benefit, as buyers search for more reasonably priced housing. The numbers that showcase what’s actually going on in Toronto can help shed light on why Niagara’s on the rise like it is.

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Topics: Buying A Home