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How to Buy a Home you can Afford

Thursday Jul 12th, 2018

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You’ve decided you’re going to buy a home. Admittedly, the new mortgage rules may require a strategy shift for some, but ultimately, if your goal is home ownership, you’ve got options. 1. Lower your budget, expand your search, buy a home. Our Housing Market Outlook identified two notable real estate trends that are expected to continue through 2018: an increase in condo living, and more “move-over” buyers. Condos offer... [read more]

Top Ways to Increase ROI with just $1000

Wednesday Jul 11th, 2018

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When thinking about how to add value to your home and increase ROI, sometimes it’s better to think small rather than big. Sure, a full kitchen reno would be nice, but there are plenty of more-economical upgrades that can bring up your listing price. Armed with just $1,000, here are five renovation ideas that will increase ROI – and the likelihood of a quick sale! Read on at remax.ca Contact me to see how I can help [read more]

Questions to Ask When Buying Real Estate

Tuesday Jul 10th, 2018

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We took to Facebook to ask our followers if they still plan to purchase in 2018, in spite of the new mortgage rules. Eighty per cent said they do, while 20 per cent are delaying their move. Ultimately, the decision to buy a home is a very personal choice that depends on a number of factors, such as finances, future plans and comfort level. The good news is, professionals like real estate agents, mortgage brokers and even some real estate lawyers are usually willing to consult... [read more]

Renovate vs Buy a Newer Home

Monday Jul 09th, 2018

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Deciding whether to buy a newer home or stay put and invest in renovations is one of the hardest choices to make. There are a number of questions to ask yourself that will help make the choice a little clearer. Read on at remax.ca If you're ready to look for your next happy home, contact me [read more]

5 Paint Colours Buyers want to see - and might pay more for

Sunday Jul 08th, 2018

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Colour theory isn’t a new science. Certain colours illicit an emotional reaction, be it good or bad. Choosing the right paint colours to refresh your home before putting it on the market is an important step. With this list in hand, be confident knowing you’ve picked a modern palette that will draw in potential buyers (and big offers). Read on at remax.ca [read more]

Bidding wars 101

Saturday Jul 07th, 2018

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It’s easy to get caught up in a bidding war, especially when you find your dream home. While sellers can only hope that they’ll list and a bidding war ensues, homebuyers should tread carefully when this situation arises. Remember that just because one hopeful homebuyer outbids your offer, doesn’t necessarily mean you should volley back. In the worst-case scenario, you might end up with a home you haven’t researched, in a neighbourhood... [read more]

Make the Most of your Starter Home

Friday Jul 06th, 2018

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Every buyer is looking for their own little slice of high-end heaven, and these improvements can help your home be just that. Each one of these tips will add a touch of luxury on a starter home budget. If you want to add value to your starter home but don’t have the big bucks for major renovations, read on at remax.ca https://blog.remax.ca/starter-home-luxury-haven/ If you're looking for your first home to turn into a luxury haven, contact me and I'll get you... [read more]

Should you rent, or should you buy?

Thursday Jul 05th, 2018

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It’s a question that most Canadians will ask themselves at one point or another in their lifetime. Those who choose to rent often wonder if they’re wasting money. Those who buy may wonder whether or not their investment will be worth it in the long run. Though it’s clear home ownership offers many benefits, the decision to buy or rent is a personal choice that should be based on several factors. 4 Factors to consider 1) Market Conditions – What is the price of... [read more]

How much will it cost to buy a home?

Wednesday Jul 04th, 2018

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                                  Buying a home is a big investment – likely the largest one you will ever make. The cost to buy a home should be carefully considered to avoid the risk of financial difficulty in the future. Since this decision has a large impact on your wallet, we want to take some time to explore the many costs associated with buying a home. Doing your homework and... [read more]

Is Your Home Ready to Sell?

Wednesday Jul 04th, 2018

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Usually, buyers are looking for all of the items on their wish list, not a list of repairs. Walking into your home and seeing a range of to-do projects will turn them away faster than you can say . Sometimes not the big things but a lot of little things that turn buyers away. Present buyers with a complete package that is move-in ready. Help them see it as a home they can be comfortable and happy in. If they see problems and jobs to do, your house will go to the bottom of their list of homes,... [read more]

2017 RE/MAX Success Snapshot

Wednesday Jul 04th, 2018

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Why should you work with a RE/MAX Agent? Because we are some of the best and brightest in the industry, and the numbers don't lie.  Buying or selling your home is one of the biggest transactions you'll ever have and they don't happen very often so its important to work with a professional that knows what they're doing. There's also power in the RE/MAX brand too!  I bring with me a network of over 10,000 agents right here in your backyard.  That means more... [read more]

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