Category Archives: Home Value

Tips for Buying a Bigger Home

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Don’t you just love the feeling of being in a big home? Ever imagined yourself actually living in your own luxurious home with massive rooms, a spacious lawn and comfy amenities? At one point or another, many people have dreamed of owning a big house. While it’s not as easy as 1, 2, 3 to … Read More

Common Real Estate Terms You Should Know

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Before you start the whole home buying process, having a basic understanding of basic real estate concepts will give you peace of mind and can also save you a fortune in the future. We have gathered ten real estate terms that you should know before you start looking for your new home:   Buyer’s/Listing Agent … Read More

Childproofing New Homes

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If you have children, especially those less than four years old, it is essential to have your home childproofed. How can it be done? By identifying common dangers and choosing the best products that will decrease the risk of accidents. It is the parents’ responsibility to evaluate each room in the house, pinpoint things that … Read More

Are You Pricing Your Condo Right?

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Determining your condo’s value is relatively easier than finding out the value of a house. This is mainly because it is more likely that there are identical or at least similar sales in the building. When determining a condominium’s value, appraisers and real estate agents will first have to know the price per square foot … Read More

Make Your Home Safe and Secure

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When you ask homebuyers, most will tell you that neighbourhood security is one of the top two priorities, second only to finding an affordable price. About 76% of homebuyers say that neighbourhood security is extremely important when they look for a new house to purchase and live in. Most homebuyers also believe it’s very important … Read More

Are all Condos Considered a Good Investment?

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A lot of home buyers who want to make an educated home buying decision invests time doing research – studying the average price per square foot in the condominium building they’re eyeing. However, there are two major issues that come with solely focusing on average prices. First of all, prices are a lagging indicator, meaning … Read More

5 Things to Know Before Becoming a Landlord

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The number of first-time buyers is declining. In the past, first-time buyers make up about 40% of all homebuyers but that percentage is continuously shrinking, even when millennials keep on showing interest in becoming buyers, too. So if people are not buying starter homes that must mean that the rental market is booming, eh? In … Read More

Give Your Home Value Boost with Improvement for Every Budget

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So you got promoted and you want to move somewhere closer to work. Or perhaps now is the first time in a long time that you have free days to spend on doing some home improvements (or at least overseeing them). Either way, you’re making a good decision because home improvements can greatly boost your … Read More

What You Can Expect from a Buyer’s Agent

What You Can Expect from a Buyer’s Agent

It’s no surprise that a lot of home buyers hire a real estate agent to help them with their house-hunting journey. Without a seasoned real estate agent, you can expect that it will take you a while to finally get the keys to a new home (that is if you’ll ever get through the whole … Read More

What Styles of Homes Do Millennials Want?

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If you want to know what styles of homes millennials are into, it’s probably easier to first look at what they do not want to buy. For instance, the 1980s is a decade most millennials don’t really like, and homes from around that time are not exempted from their raised eyebrows. Some of the elements … Read More