Category: Real Estate

Dec 30

Buying your first home? Follow this New Year’s plan to get fiscally fit

(BPT) – So buying a new home tops your list of New Year’s resolutions. As you picture the big moment – the one where you pull up to your dream home in your moving truck, sprint up and unlock your front door – you probably understand there’s something you need to do first. You need …

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Aug 22

What to do when your real estate offer is met with competition

Frustrations can fly when eager homebuyers run into competition during the offer phase of the buying process. Competitive, or multiple offer situations, can take place in markets all across Ontario, so it’s best to be prepared. “Regardless of the market, an attractively priced home that meets the desires of more than one interested buyer may …

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Aug 22

Young adults see the value in home ownership

The desire to own a home is alive and well among Ontario’s younger generations, according to new research from the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). A large majority – 77% of Generation Y and 79% of Generation X – say home ownership is important to them. Are you one of them? Together, these generations include …

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Aug 22

How to price your home for sale

Choosing the right list price for your house or condo can lead to a timely sale and maximize your investment, so real estate experts recommend a strategic approach based on “precise numbers” when picking a property’s sales price. “The right list price is the first step to getting buyers to look at the house, and …

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Jul 22

Tips for a successful open house

Hosting an open house is a valuable exercise in the home selling process, so it is important to do it right, says Costa Poulopoulos, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association. “Just as visitors are expected to follow certain etiquette when entering an open house, hosts of open houses have their own set of rules …

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