It can be said that this is the chicken and egg question of the real estate world. If you already own a home and are planning to move to a new one then you will get stuck on the same question. Should you buy a house first and then sell your house or should you sell your house first and then buy one? Ideally, you would be buying and selling them at the same time, but that maybe harder than it sounds. It can take months to buy or sell a home which puts people in a predicament.
There is no single answer to the question which will be right for everyone; the right answer depends totally on the market and your own personal situation. Below are a few tips that hopefully help you at least get you started with your decision. Continue reading
Downsizing becomes an inevitable reality for many people who plan to move to smaller places once their kids move out and start their own families. They might find it unsuitable to maintain a large house and keep up with the chores when they really do not need all that space anymore. In today’s date more couples are going for downsizing, especially the baby boomers who prefer to spend their post-retirement life traveling and exploring new places. However, it can be shocking to find that simplifying your life can be much more complicated than expected. Over the years we build our home by buying and placing multiple objects in our homes. It includes your stuff and that of your kids. It takes a lot to determine what stays and what goes when you are moving into a smaller place. Here is a small list of pointers that can help you with downsizing when you finally plan to do it. Continue reading
A professional valuation of your house is an estimate of how much your house would sell for if it were on the market. It is specific to the time the appraisal is made in as property values tend to fluctuate over time and the condition of the house changes as time passes. Regardless of whether you are selling your home or staying in it, it helps to know its true value. Continue reading
If you have decided it is time to sell your home, it may seem like a good idea to try and do it yourself. After all, how hard can it be? The truth is, it isn’t as easy as it seems, and if you’re not equipped with the tools and reach of a professional real estate sales representative, you may actually end up losing out on profits from the sale of your home or find it hard to even sell it at all! Continue reading
Millennial homebuyers increasingly prefer techno-graded smart homes with interactive features to suit their hectic lifestyles. Homebuyers are growing younger and they prefer homes that reduce their maintenance work while simultaneously having a beneficial impact on the environment. They prefer multifunctional spaces and a lot of their choices are influenced by optimal usage of features and living space. Since many of them work from home, they prefer automation so that they don’t have to run around fixing the thermostat, worry about the door lock or calculate their energy usage to optimize their consumption. Continue reading
Get your popcorn ready Durham Region because with the impending opening of the extended 407 series of highways nearing, Durham is about to experience growth on an enormous scale.
Let’s start from the beginning. Back in 2011, the Province of Ontario announced their plan to extend the original 407 further east. In addition, two linked roads between the 401 and 407 would also be constructed. The plan was formulated to cut commuting times and to allow easier access to the metropolitan areas of Toronto. The net effect of the planned 407 extension into Durham is surge in the number of homes being built and the migration of people here to live in them. Continue reading
Is home-selling on your agenda for the coming year? You might be thinking that spring is the ideal time to start getting your home in shape for the impending sale. But the truth is that you can do a lot in the months that lead up to the actual sale in the spring season. Continue reading