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Realtors® Don't Sell Houses

Realtors® Don't Sell Houses

Realtors® Don't Sell Houses- What's Brewing in Real Estate- in this video Nathan explains that buyers already know what they are looking for... so if Realtor® Don't Sell Houses what do they do?

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Should I Renovate Before Selling

Should I Renovate Before Selling

Should you renovate before selling your home? Replace that kitchen or bath or finish your basement or sell it as it is? Many times the renovations increase the value of your home and having an updated home, should translate into...

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Buyers vs Sellers Market

Buyers vs Sellers Market

What is the difference between a Buyers Market and a Sellers Market? The difference is one has an advantage over the other. To find out who has the advantage in the real estate market we use something called the absoprtion rate. The absorption rate is a calculation that tells us how

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2014 Niagara Real Estate Market Recap

2014 Niagara Real Estate Market Recap

What Happened in Real Estate in 2014? Did you know the average house in the Niagara Region SOLD for 97% of the List Price? Can you guess how long it takes to sell a house in Niagara?

A. 19 Days
B. 60 Days
C. 87 Days

If you guessed...

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First Day Of School

First Day Of School

A few weeks ago it was my eldest son's first day of school. He's only 3, in Pre-Kindergarten and only attending a half day, but it was still school. Besides the thought of “is he too young?” in my head for the weeks prior to his first day, I was also thinking...

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Market Update - What's Happening in 2014?

Market Update - What's Happening in 2014?

2014 is proving to be a good year in Real Estate. The amount of time it takes to sell a home in the Niagara Region has improved to an average of 65 days on the market so far over 2013’s average of 70 days.

St. Catharines leads the way with only 42 Days on the market year to date and receiving 97% of the List Price with an average sale price of...

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6 House Hunting Tips

6 House Hunting Tips

Virtual Drive By- With technology you can do what I like to call a “virtual drive by” using online features like Google Earth. You can see how close the neighbours are to the house, what the exterior of the home looks like and also how close the home is to the street. You can also explore what is located...

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Every Buyer Wants a little PLC (Not a typo)

Every Buyer Wants a little PLC (Not a typo)

So, you’ve decided to list your house for sale and had a Realtor or two evaluate your home‘s value. Most Realtors will show you what your home is worth based on Active Listings, Sold Listings and Expired Listings similar to your home. But, beyond the basic price range of what your home is worth, (example… homes in your area with your size and style sell for between $210,000- $250,000) what defines what YOUR home is worth inside of that broad price range? The answer to that is simple yet sometimes hard for Sellers to digest: PLC. Price, Location, and Condition.

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Buyer Checklist- Must Have & Nice to Have

Buyer Checklist- Must Have & Nice to Have

When it comes to shopping for the right property, many buyers are shocked by the options their Realtor can provide. My job is to gather as much information as possible and find the property that best meets my buyer's needs. The best way for a buyer to begin their home search is to go through the process of elimination by creating a simple checklist that outlines what they’re looking for into two categories ("Must Have" & "Nice to Have")

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3 Things Your Realtor is Afraid to Tell You

3 Things Your Realtor is Afraid to Tell You

Home is your most personal space- it reflects your family, your style, and is a source of pride for most homeowners. It can be hard to imagine that not everyone will appreciate your choice of wall colours or porcelain doll display. This emotional investment in a space makes it even harder for a realtor to tell sellers that...

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