Wednesday May 16th, 2018


BEWARE OF BUYER TURN-OFFS  Address these common turn-offs so buyers don’t run for the door! When you put your home on the market, it must appeal to a large cross-section of buyers in order to generate a frenzy of activity. Buying a home is such an emotional decision that even a seemingly small issue can create a bad impression. Here are six of the top turn-offs you need to know:   Get Out - Make yourself scarce during... [read more]


Friday Jan 26th, 2018


Bank of Canada increases overnight rate to 1 1/4 per cent. The global economy continues to strengthen, with growth expected to average 3 1/2 per cent over the projection horizon. However, uncertainty surrounding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is clouding the economic outlook. Growth in advanced economies is projected to be stronger than in the Bank’s October Monetary Policy Report (MPR). In particular, there are signs of increasing momentum in the... [read more]

Selling a Home in a Crowded Market

Wednesday Sep 13th, 2017


When you’re about to sell your home, it may be disheartening to see so many other properties for sale in your neighbourhood. You may be thinking, “That’s a lot of competition! Will our property get noticed?” Fortunately, there are many proven strategies for standing out in a sea of For Sale signs. First of all, keep in mind that many home purchasers come from the REALTOR’S personal network of buyers who want to move into your area. So, choosing the right... [read more]

How Much Time Should You Spend Viewing Homes?

Wednesday Aug 16th, 2017


Figuring out how much time you should spend viewing properties for sale is a little like asking, “How long should I spend trying on shoes?” The answer seems obvious: As long as it takes to make a decision! Buying a home is significantly more complex than purchasing shoes – and the stakes are higher too! You need to make sure you have all the information necessary to confidently make the best decision. There are basically three stages to viewing a property: 1.... [read more]

Surprising Ways Buyers Find Homes

Saturday Jul 01st, 2017


Do you ever wonder how most people find the homes they eventually buy? You might imagine them driving by a "For Sale" sign or seeing a home for sale in the newspaper and calling to enquire.   Of cource, many buyers find out about listed properties that way. But,according to research by the National Association of Realtors,there are many other - sometimes surprising - ways buyers find their next dream home.   For example: 88% of buyers find a home with the... [read more]