You have established the numbers of what you can afford as you look for a new home. You have researched the neighborhoods that you like, and now you are ready to work with a realtor. But which one? There are tons of them out there in your region. Now is the proper to ask lots of question to determine if they are the right professional for you. As soon this process if complete, you can now concentrate on your search.

Now you found the several properties that you like, and you will want to ask your realtor to ask…


Foundation Issues

When purchasing for a property, it can be both thrilling and tense. The strategy is to discover a place that is in decent condition and meets your living needs. One of the major concerns for many is that the property that you purchase is structurally sound. Look at these suggestions about how to spot likely problems when viewing homes with your real estate agent.


Watch out for these indicators
When venturing out to open houses and showings, watch out for the following signs of foundation problems. If you’re looking at homes built more than ten years ago, pay…


Sometimes your home insurance rates are reflected by certain things in your home. Understanding what they are can lower your home insurance rate. To prevent rate hikes, you will need to review some key features of your home that may be costing you extra money. Look for these things:

Wiring

Your old wiring can be a big concern for insurance companies. If the wiring system in your home is aluminum wiring, this is considered more susceptible to fire by Insurance Companies. Insurance companies may require you to upgrade or they may hike your premiums. Also, some homes may have wiring that…


Why You Should Consider Investing into Multi-Family Properties in Waterloo

Buying a single-family investment property in the Waterloo Region can be difficult, but not unachievable! Another strategy to consider is Multi-Family Properties. With the new mortgage rules, some investors are cautious to risk their cash for a higher down payment giving you more opportunity. Investor’s that are putting 20% down have a better chance of securing a mortgage. Sometimes paying full market value for rental properties is required to grab to get top quality rental properties in an excellent area.

Here are A few good reasons to look at Multi-Family Properties:

1 — Cash Flow
Multi-family properties…


First-Time Homeowner Mistakes to Avoid

Being a first-time homeowner can be one of the most exciting and stressful times of your life. Now you have a whole new set of challenges ahead. There are a lot of opportunities to learn as you go and unfortunately mistakes will be made.

Many new homeowner mistakes can be avoided by doing some preparation. Don’t let the following newbie mistakes damper your excitement. Be proactive and plan ahead by using these tips and tricks below to help you learn the ropes of being a homeowner.

Ignoring Routine Maintenance

You likely did a walk-through with a certified home inspector, so…


Visual Spring Cleaning Tips For 2019

So, it’s the spring and the time when we get down on our hands and knees to scrub our home top to bottom. Avoid the spring-washing blues. Put the duster down and make a visual difference to your home. Remember that feeling when you just moved in? It’s like a new car smell. Everything had its place, décor was new and you had just what you needed. Find that house again! It’s merely a change of mindset, appear beyond the mop to the tasks that will transform your home for the entire season.

Follow these spring-cleaning hacks to a cleaner…


2019 Most Popular Landscaping Ideas

If you are trying to sell your home or update one this spring, you will discover numerous ways to modernize your landscaping and curb appeal. This year’s trends will require homeowners to step outside the box with exceptional landscaping designs.

Here is a list of this year’s most popular trends.

Privacy

Let’s forget about installing an unpleasant wooden fence to protect your privacy and plant a quick growing hedge or shrub instead. This will provide a unique barrier between your outdoor living space and your neighbors. Think about a low growing shrub, that can create a semi-private…


Is There a Difference Between Real Estate Agents & Realtors?

Realtor or a real estate agent? Generally, people use the titles interchangeably to refer to any individual who handles real estate transactions.

A real estate professional can be categorized as a real estate agent, realtor, and/or broker. The main difference between these titles is the levels of education, experience, and affiliation. Here are the titles defined:

Real Estate Agent in Ontario

A real estate agent is a person who is licensed to represent buyers and sellers in a real estate transaction. To become licensed, it requires you to complete the Pre-registration Segment courses within 18 months…


Get the best market value for luxury houses

Selling your luxury house for the best market value can require some home improvements. A great home improvement strategy with additions and improvements is needed to give you the best odds of being profitable.

When your household falls short of having a real family room or has one that can be staged can cost you a great deal of money. A family room is a smart way to get a nice return to your investment by adding some additional square footage.

Several sellers with a single story home have looked into adding another floor to it…


Make Your Residence Smell Incredibly Good Just before an Open House

Smell is one of our most significant senses. This sense is linked with your memory. Experts state that great smells can evoke very happy memories and experiences. Diverse fragrances can express a vast array of sentiments and feelings. This is where the smell of a residence can affect selling your home.

There are reasons why some real estate professionals always think about the ideal scent for home staging before a showing. …

Mike Bolger

Michael Bolger Sales Repersentative at Chestnut Park Realty Southwestern Ontario Ltd., Brokerage, Realtor

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