“I don’t have a problem with credit,” a potential new home buyer says. “I pay my bills on time. I never have trouble getting a loan.”
That may be true. However, according to several surveys, most people are surprised by at least one piece of information in their credit report. And ... Continue Reading
KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (May 3, 2017) ––It was another record setting month for home sales as 766 residential transactions were recorded through the KWAR MLS® System, an increase of 14.3 percent compared to April 2016.
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Residential sales in April included 492 detached homes (up 14.7 percent compared to April 2016), ... Continue Reading
When you’re looking for a home, chances are, you have a checklist of things you want. Two bathrooms… a finished basement… a great looking kitchen… an expansive deck…
But what happens when a home you see has a feature that doesn’t quite measure up? Perhaps the basement is poorly renovated. Or ... Continue Reading
When you put your property on the market, ideally you want to sell it as quickly as possible and for the highest price possible. But sometimes one is more important than the other. For example, if you’re relocating, or have purchased another home that is closing soon, selling your current ... Continue Reading
When it comes to “staging” your home for sale – which basically means ensuring it looks clean and uncluttered – you probably already know the basics: clean the counters, vacuum the floors, mow the lawn, etc.
But there are some home staging tips that are less obvious, yet can help to ... Continue Reading
Shopping for a new home can be a dizzying experience. There are so many things to think about, it’s all too easy to lose focus on the most important consideration of all: getting the home you really want. Here are five questions to keep front-of-mind:
Is it located in the area ... Continue Reading
As I write this, March 14th, it is cold and snow covered outside and the thought of spring seems wishful. As a homeowner, you may want to consider taking notes about the things around your house that bother you most during the winter months, let’s call it prepping.
If your sitting ... Continue Reading
Here’s a surprising statistic. In several surveys, upwards of 60% of people surveyed listed “bedrooms” as one of the reasons they decided to purchase a particular property. So don’t overlook these rooms when preparing your house for sale. You need to make sure they appear roomy and attractive to potential ... Continue Reading
Wow! Looks like the "spring market" started early in Waterloo Region this year. It is no secret that we are currently in a seller’s market - there are a lot more buyers than sellers which creates multiple offer situations on the majority of the homes that are selling in Waterloo ... Continue Reading
Moving into a new home should be an exciting experience. But, unfortunately, that’s not typically the case. In fact, moving day is traditionally fraught with such misery that there is even a reality TV show about it!
Your real estate agent can help. He or she can assist you in finding ... Continue Reading