Niagara Real Estate Blog

How Much Commission Do Real Estate Agents Charge?

Posted by Terence Davids on Sep 15, 2017 3:36:19 PM

Having a real estate agent on your team is an essential part of buying or selling a home. We've talked before about how much you can benefit from having a realtor on your side during the home sale transaction. However, we know that some people still love the idea of selling comm free because they believe some common misconceptions about realtor commission rates.

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Topics: Insider

What Is The Big Deal About Com Free Realty

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 24, 2017 12:23:17 PM

When it comes time to sell your home there are a few options for you about what your next steps are. Today there are a number of "com-free" realty options that people consider. You've probably seen the signs popping up in neighbourhoods around you.

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Topics: Insider, Selling A Home

Should I Sell Or Rent My Home Out?

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 17, 2017 3:07:02 PM

If you live in Niagara you know there is plenty of opportunity for income properties. The nearby Brock University and Niagara College bring in large groups of students moving to St. Catharines and the Niagara region who need accommodation. So, when you're ready to move, should you consider renting your home out instead of selling it?

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Topics: Insider, Selling A Home

Do I Have To Perform a Home Inspection?

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 10, 2017 2:38:32 PM

In a competitive market, some buyers think that their offers might look more appealing if they forgo clauses about conducting a home inspection. Some people involved in a real estate transaction might even think it's an unnecessary expense that can be opted out of. The reality is choosing not to schedule a home inspection is a risky move, and one we wouldn't recommend.

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Topics: Insider

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

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

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