Category Archives: Home Value

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

Home Renovation Nightmare: How You Can Avoid It

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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

What to Ask When Investing in a Property

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Deciding to invest in real estate must be made with all the available data you can utilize. Some investors make the mistake of purchasing a new property with the intention of renting it out, but without a full understanding of what comes with the investment as well as their responsibilities as a landlord. In this … Read More

Selling Your Home: Prep It First

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Throwing an open house is one of the things you need to do if you want to sell your home. It is somehow similar to meeting someone you need to impress for the first time, like a potential client or a blind date. You do not know what to expect or who you will be … Read More

Tips to Throwing the Best Open House

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If you are planning to throw an open house, know that it requires ample preparation and it can truly be time-consuming. This is also the reason why some homeowners get intimidated by the work involved when one throws an open house. To make the whole process easier, it is best to work with an experienced … Read More