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The Informed Home Buyer / Seller Issues

Move-up purchasers set to increase their stake in homeownership in 2013

Mississauga, ON (February 21, 2013) — Against a backdrop of strong equity gains and lower interest rates, move-up buyers are once again set to ramp up their role in major Canadian housing markets, according to a report released today by RE/MAX. The RE/MAX Move-Up Buyers Report found that activity in traditional move-up price ranges have climbed…

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Looking for the perfect home? Create 2 lists

There is probably a long list of things you need and things you want in your next home. But putting them all on a single list would be a mistake. Why? Because buyers who separate what they need from what they want are much more likely to find a home that meets all their requirements.…

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Setting aside your emotions when showing your home

Let’s face it. Most of us have strong emotional connections to our homes. It’s where our kids grew up. It’s where we spent time with friends and family. It’s where we wentto relax and unwind. So it can be difficult to let go of those emotions when you put your house or condo up for sale. But it’s important that…

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Think of the Kids. Even if you don’t have any!

As an adult, you might be interested in a neighborhood that is easy driving distance from a golf course, close to shopping and fine dining restaurants, or has nearby trails suitable for walking and jogging. But kids are different. To them, their entire world exists on those few streets in and around their home. So if you have children, you’ll want…

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Selecting a Reputable Renovator

Have you seen the television show where the host – an experienced contractor – comes to a home to fix a bad renovation? Episodes typically feature leaking bathroom showers, fallen decks, creaky flooring, and other examples of shoddy workmanship. For the homeowners, it’s a nightmare. That’s why it’s so important to select a reputable renovator – one who has…

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How to decide if you should replace your windows

One of the most prominent features of any home is the windows. When they are well maintained they have a positive impact on the impression people (such as potential buyers) will have of your property. The opposite occurs, of course, when your windows look old and worn. So does that mean you should replace your windows? That depends on a number of factors. Window replacement can be an…

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