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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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")
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...
2013 Niagara Real Estate Market Update
What Happened in Real Estate in 2013? Did you know the average house in Niagara SOLD for 96% of the List Price? Can you guess how long it takes to sell a house in Niagara?
A. 19 days
B. 37 Days
C. 70 Days
If you guessed...