DO’S & DON’TS when buying your first investment property

DO’S & DON’TS when buying your first investment property… DO get pre-approved for a mortgage with either your bank or a mortgage broker.  Investment properties typically require a larger down payment than does a primary residence, get all the facts from your lender before you start shopping! DON’T buy an overly unique home! You want [...]

By | 2018-03-01T19:02:41+00:00 February 1st, 2018|BUYING REAL ESTATE, HOME IMPROVEMENT, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on DO’S & DON’TS when buying your first investment property

A buyer’s guide to home inspections

A buyer’s guide to home inspections Working with buyers we’re always getting asked questions about home inspections so we’ve put together a little guide of frequently asked questions.   What is a home inspection? A home inspection is primarily a visual inspection done by an objective professional to assess a homes current condition. The inspection [...]

By | 2018-01-01T11:59:16+00:00 January 1st, 2018|BUYING REAL ESTATE, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on A buyer’s guide to home inspections

What can you do when your home just isn’t selling….

What to do when your home just isn’t selling.... You made the decision to list your home, went through the process of getting your home ready, put it on the market and now it’s not selling….What do you do?? There’s 3 main reasons a house doesn’t sell… 1) The condition of the house 2) The [...]

By | 2017-12-01T01:57:18+00:00 December 1st, 2017|ONTARIO, SELLING REAL ESTATE, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on What can you do when your home just isn’t selling….

What’s a final walkthrough and what’s the purpose of it?

A final walkthrough in real estate is a walk through of the property you have agreed to purchase prior to you getting the keys and taking possession. The primary purpose of this walk through is to inspect the home to ensure the condition of the property hasn’t changed since the last visit. When does this [...]

By | 2017-11-01T14:11:46+00:00 November 1st, 2017|BUYING REAL ESTATE, ONTARIO, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on What’s a final walkthrough and what’s the purpose of it?

Improvements that DON’T add value

We've talked about the best renovations to add value to your home now it's time to focus on improvements that DON'T add value. We've compiled a list of 5 improvements that won't give you a good return on your investment. #1) Pools: Although it's true that people love swimming pools most prefer enjoying them at [...]

By | 2017-07-20T15:17:22+00:00 July 6th, 2017|HOME IMPROVEMENT, ONTARIO, SELLING REAL ESTATE, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on Improvements that DON’T add value

Best renovations to add value to your home!

If you are planning to do some renovations on your home you want to be sure that all your hard work and money spent goes towards the right upgrades, not all upgrades equal a  profit. So where should you put your time and renovation dollars to add the most value to your home? The number one place that adds [...]

By | 2017-06-27T20:35:46+00:00 June 27th, 2017|HOME IMPROVEMENT, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on Best renovations to add value to your home!

Is New Construction For You?

It's hard to get 100% of what you want in a resale home- you love the layout but not the location, you love the bedrooms but the kitchen is too small, the master bedroom is stunning but you really want an ensuite, etc... Building a brand new house will allow you to get exactly what you want [...]

By | 2017-06-27T20:29:05+00:00 May 10th, 2017|BUYING REAL ESTATE, ONTARIO, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on Is New Construction For You?

4 Mistakes Buyers Make In A Sellers Market

Let's first start by defining what a sellers market is......It's when there's a low supply of homes and a high demand from buyers. This of course translates to more buyers competing for homes. If you're a buyer currently trying to buy a home in a seller's market you know how frustrating and stressful it can be. Don't give up just yet, [...]

By | 2017-06-27T20:27:58+00:00 April 5th, 2017|BUYING REAL ESTATE, ONTARIO, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on 4 Mistakes Buyers Make In A Sellers Market

Moving to a new City?

So you're planning to relocate...... There's lots to consider when relocating,  here's a list of some of the important considerations to ask yourself before you start packing up the moving van. The first thing to consider is employment - where are you going to work and make money? What's the ability to earn a living in your future home city? Or do [...]

By | 2017-06-27T20:29:48+00:00 March 8th, 2017|BUYING REAL ESTATE, ONTARIO, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on Moving to a new City?

Avoid these common MISTAKES when selling your home in 2017!

Mistake #1 Clutter! The way you live in your home and the way you show your home is not the same.  Buyers want a spacious home that they can envision themselves living in, so clear your counter tops, minimize the items in your closet and remove any excessive decorative items to give your home that [...]

By | 2017-06-27T20:31:18+00:00 January 16th, 2017|ONTARIO, SELLING REAL ESTATE, WOODSTOCK|Comments Off on Avoid these common MISTAKES when selling your home in 2017!