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

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

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

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

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

5 things every first time home buyer should know

Posted by Terence Davids on Apr 13, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Doing anything for the first time can be exciting and scary, and buying a home for the first time is no different. You can rest assured, however, that Team Davids is here to help you on the road to being a home owner. Don't let your inexperience in the world of real estate hold you back from finding your perfect home.

We compiled the top 5 tips we've given to first time home buyers to get them ready to make their way into their new home.

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Topics: First Time Home Buyer

Your latest real estate news: Rental vacancy rates increase

Posted by Terence Davids on Dec 6, 2016 2:03:20 PM

New reports released at the end of November provided evidence of Canada’s rental vacancy rate edging up in 2016 as the supply of apartments has increased. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Crop said the rise in the vacancy year-over-year is partially due to the number of new units hitting the market outpacing the rise in occupancy. Although the rental vacancy rate rose across Canada, Vancouver and Toronto still remain outliers with the ongoing housing boom and seller's market that dominates real estate news.

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Topics: First Time Home Buyer