LIST PRICE IN A SELLER’S MARKET, WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
HOT, HOT, HOT! That's the best way to describe the Seller's market in the London area these days. With homes selling sometimes $150,000 (or more) over list price, buyers are beginning to wonder what on earth does the list price mean anyways. "Why are listing agents pricing the property so low in the first place?" is a common question I am getting from my [...]
Top Kitchen Trends in 2020
I believe it still holds true...the kitchen is the heart of the home. And when it comes to resale, a well laid out kitchen with great design appeal can add a lot of value to a home. So what are the top 5 kitchen trends in 2020?#1 White CabinetryWhether modern, traditional or transitional a kitchen with white cabinetry is still [...]
Top Five Tips for First Time Homebuyers
Getting into the real estate market can seem very daunting especially when the inventory is low and the market favours sellers. But don't despair, with a good plan in place, I know you will be successful. TIP #1: Get Pre-approved Visit a mortgage specialist of your choice and get pre-approved. Please don't confuse getting 'pre-approved' with getting 'qualified' however. To actually [...]
First Time Homebuyer Programs: What’s New?
Breaking into the real estate market for the very first time definitely can pose some challenges. The Federal Government however is committed to making it a bit easier for first time homebuyers to get into the market and has recently added to the incentives. Here is a breakdown of the three current incentive programs for first-time homebuyers: The Government of [...]
Facing “Multiple Offers” Fearlessly
The idea of "Multiple Offers" or, as some say, "Bidding Wars", often strikes some fear into Buyers. A multiple offer situation though is really nothing to worry about if you know and understand both the process as well as the local real estate market. Sometimes a listing agent will price a property intentionally on the low side and then [...]
Top 3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Realtor® to List Your House
If you have decided to sell your home one of the first things you will probably need to do is hire a Realtor®. But with so many real estate agents out there, how do you narrow it down to just one? Many people end up hiring the first Realtor® they've heard about, or somebody whose photo they have seen on [...]