Category Archives: Home Value

What Photos Should You Take in an Open House?

an idea with an smartphone and a modern kitchen

The whole process of house-hunting may seem very exciting but everyone who has experienced it would probably tell you to enjoy every part that you could while you still could. Why? Well, things could get really stressful fast – especially if you are in that stage where you attend open houses. And if you have … Read More

Choosing Which Bid to Accept

Notebook with the words Sell house on the table.

Sellers rejoice! It seems like prices of homes are rising and after almost a decade, it is not uncommon to have more than two offers for your property… at the same time! Now that is a problem you would happily face if you are a seller, right?   Before you get too excited and start … Read More

Home Renovation Nightmare: How You Can Avoid It

Miniature House With Various Drafting Items and Plans.

Are you planning to buy a house but you’re on a tight budget? Some may tell you not to get turned off by outdated and a little run-down properties. A few of them may look like a perfect location for a horror movies, but those creaky joints, old linoleum floors, and worn down windows may … Read More

Should You Move or Should You Renovate?

Paper house on cracked earth, crisis concept

You come home from work, wanting nothing but to be able to relax with a good cup of coffee only to find that there is no area in your home where you can even do that. You look at the chaos that was once your beautiful home when you suddenly realize that it no longer … Read More

Tips for Buying a Bigger Home

moving up houses drawn on blackboard with chalk

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

Little boy standing near the dishwasher taking forks and spoons out of it. Playing with cutlery. Baby boy and dishwasher. Baby proofing. Dishwasher with an open door and little boy playing with it. Little helper. Danger of household items for babies.

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

Young brunette woman entering code on keypad of home security alarm. Video intercom next to alarm keypad.

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?

High rise condominium in Yokohama, Japan. Low angle view of the white building against blue sky. There are green trees in front of the structure.

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