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How to Sell a Home Now & Move Later!

Do you know of someone that would really like to sell a house or condo but is putting it off until the spring?

Perhaps you would share this information with them?


Would you enjoy the certainty of selling your home on your terms without actually moving?

Would it be helpful to pull your equity out of your home or condo to pay off urgent debts?

Are you uncomfortable selling your existing home before you have a new one selected?

Would it help if you knew exactly how much money you have to invest in your next home?

Why not take the pressure off?

Consider a sale & leaseback.

How would this work?

Sell your home to a buyer today at a certain price & with a possession date in the mid to long…

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One Way to Add Value to Your Home in Under an Hour

If you or someone you know is thinking about selling a home or investment property, the thought of preparing it can be daunting. Here is one simple fix that has many benefits during that crucial first 5 seconds when a potential buyer visits your home.

You can read more here: The First 5 Seconds.

Washing and painting your front door can take less than an hour. And it brings so many benefits.

A clean, freshly painted front door is important because it:

  1.      Creates a positive first impression.
  2.      Enhances curb appeal.
  3.      Increases perceived value.
  4.      Establishes an emotional connection.
  5.      Signals good maintenance.
  6.      Provides a competitive advantage.
  7.     …

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Whats Happening to Interest Rates in September 2023?

Yesterday the Bank of Canada elected to hold the ‘overnight rate’ to 5 ¼ percent.

This is great news for home sellers and buyers.

Buyers can enter the market with certainty and confidence.

Sellers should consider listing their homes for sale now knowing the ‘pre-Christmas movers’ are about to get active.

If you need our help now we are standing by.

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3 Quick & Easy Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell in 2023

For most of us selling a home is a daunting task. Here are 3 quick & easy ways to get your home prepared & ready to sell for full market value.

If you want to sell your home with a minimum of fuss & bother, here’s what I suggest you do:

1. Wash & paint the front door

As a buyer walks up to your home it’s important to create a great first impression. Nothing says ‘don’t buy me’ faster than a dirty unkempt front door. Consider giving your front door a good wash. If you have time, a fresh coat of paint will make a huge difference to your home’s ‘welcome factor’.

2. Declutter the front entryway

Have you heard of the ‘the rule of the first 5 seconds?’

Your buyer may decide to…

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Based on current trends, the three most popular renovations for home buyers are:

1. Kitchen Renovations:

A kitchen renovation is one of the most popular home renovations for home buyers. Upgrades to appliances, cabinets, countertops, and flooring can modernize the space and add value to the home.

2. Bathroom Renovations:

Another popular renovation for home buyers is a bathroom renovation. Improvements to the shower, tub, vanity, and lighting can make the space feel more luxurious and functional.

3. Outdoor Space:

Many home buyers are also looking for outdoor living spaces, such as patios, decks, and outdoor kitchens. These spaces can expand the usable square footage of a home and provide a place for relaxation and entertaining.

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Timing the real estate market can be a tempting strategy for both home buyers and sellers, but it comes with both pros and cons.

Pros of timing the real estate market:

  1. Potential for a better deal: If you can accurately predict when the market is going to decline, you may be able to buy a home at a lower price. Similarly, if you can predict when the market is going to rise, you may be able to sell a home for a higher price.
  2. Faster sales: If you time the market correctly, you may be able to sell your home more quickly. In a hot market, properties tend to sell faster, which means you may be able to close the deal and move on with your life sooner.

Cons of timing the real estate market:

  1. Risky strategy: Timing the real estate market is…

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This is one of the perhaps the most unique and interesting markets I have ever seen in my 20 plus years in real estate.

When we are advising potential home sellers or even buyers, we might look back at comparable sales prices for the last 90 days as a predictor, or perhaps current values. In some cases, we might look at a similar time frame, but a year back.

Pricing a condominium is pretty straightforward. Sales values are essentially flat and have been for several years. Establishing a price according to last month’s values, won’t be too far off.

Its single-family housing that is more complicated!!!!

Now that the first quarter of the 2023 is almost completed, we can understand the market better. Single family housing is closely tracking…

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Under normal circumstances its reasonably straightforward. If possible, find enough comparables and price just above the average, median or most amount paid in that community or neighborhood.

This year it’s not so easy. The spring 2022 market exceeded all reasonable expectations in terms of sales volume and pricing. And spring 2021 was also a little different too. That was the first year we saw a flight toward single family housing due to Covid-19 concerns.

So how should you price this year? Take a hard look at your current competition. Ask your REALTOR® to take to see the homes that you will be competing against.

Decide where on the shopping list of homes for your area you would like to appear. Do you want to be on the top of the list or the…

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The home and condo resale market is proving to be an interesting place so far this year. Sales volume is way down when compared to last year or the year before that. However, prices are holding. Lets talk about 3 influences in the market that you need to be aware of.

First Prediction – Interest Rates

Interest rates will be coming down as the year matures.

The overreaching goal of the bank of Canada is to reduce the overnight rate as the year progresses.

The Bank of Canada has increased overnight interest rate several times since early last year from a record low of .25% last year to 4.5% in January 2023 according to TD Bank. This was to combat inflation across the economy that had crept up to 40-year record highs. According to the bank the…

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Its counter intuitive I know. Who would want to sell their home during the Christmas holiday season? Surely no one is buying?

Let me give you 4 good reasons why listing your home now could be a very good idea.

1.  You Have Less Competition.

Believing that no one is buying. Many home sellers make the mistake of keeping their homes off the market. They decide to wait until spring. There are always buyers desperate to find homes they can have quickly. Buyers who are looking now, are very motivated. Statistics show that sometimes home buyers at this time of the year can often be convinced to pay premium prices, especially if you can accommodate a quick possession date.

2.  Your Home Will Show Well & Smell Amazing

When does your home look…

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