Category Archives: Real Estate Advice

23 Feb

Tired of Toronto? Why not move to the St. Catharines-Niagara region

Reposted from: Suzanne Wintrob, Special to National Post | February 20, 2017 (http://news.nationalpost.com/homes/tired-of-toronto-why-not-move-to-the-st-catharines-niagara-region) It took Russell Phipps just one day to sell his three-bedroom, 1,800-sq.-ft. house in Ajax, Ont., after a fierce bidding war. With an early closing and no place yet to live, the Toronto native moved into a friend’s 550-sq.-ft. Corktown condo in

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25 Nov

9 Tips for Selling Your House in Winter

With people away on trips and cold weather making house hunting less appealing, winter can be a challenging time to sell your home. On the other hand, fewer homes on the market means yours will get more attention from buyers. By upping the cozy factor, making the most of winter assets and paying attention to

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16 Jun

Housing Market Information

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Second Quarter 2015 Highlights   – Total housing starts decreased this quarter – The resale market remained tight and favoured sellers – Average price for both new single-detached homes and for all existing homes edged higher New Homes Market Housing starts in the St. Catharines-Niagara Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) trended

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05 Mar

Is Today the Right Time to Buy a Home or Not?

Reposted from Home Financing Journal – Angela Vidakovic, Dominion Lending Centres Easy Street Mortages This question arises on a near daily basis within our social circles… Answer: Today is the right day assuming one has found the specific property that works for them on all levels. If the conversation is about a property which one

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11 Apr

Keep Your Home Dry During the Spring Thaw

Spring is here, bringing longer days and warmer temperatures. That melting snow is a welcome sight, but it also presents a flooding risk. Fortunately there are things you can do to protect yourself from springtime flooding. Keep the Water Out Before the snow begins melting, clear away any snow and obstructions that have accumulated around

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11 Apr

Top 10 Home Buying and Selling Mistakes

It’s worth the effort to learn about the home buying and selling process; doing so could save you time, stress and money. One way to protect yourself is to learn from the mistakes of others. “RECO is responsible for protecting home buyers and sellers, and we’ve seen too many Ontarians fall victim to easily avoidable

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13 Jan

Full Service Real Estate is Here to Stay…Here’s Why!

A recent article in Canadian Business Magazine said this, “Travel Agents and Stockbrokers are nearly obsolete thanks to the Internet . . . are Real Estate Agents next?” The article was daunting and might have some believing that REALTORs® are going the way of the dodo bird but here is what I know: Buying and

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