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Should You Set An Offer Deadline on Your Niagara House For Sale?

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on July 31, 2017 3:25:03 PM EDT

A growing trend in the Niagara real estate market is the addition of "deadline offers" to Niagara homes for sale.  This stipulation in the listing means that any offers for the home must be submitted by a certain date and time, and all offers will be reviewed at that time. 

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Topics: sellers, housing market

What to know about bridge financing

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on July 24, 2017 3:15:47 PM EDT

If you're downsizing your house or considering Niagara homes for sale, you may be looking to sell your current home first. If you've found your Niagara dream home, then the sale of your current home may be a condition in order for that transaction to go through. 

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Topics: sellers, housing market, niagara real estate, buyers

Why Thorold Homes For Sale Are So Hot Right Now

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on July 11, 2017 11:13:41 AM EDT

Home prices have risen significantly throughout Niagara over the last few years; that's no secret. This is a result of a number of market factors coming together at the same time. Primarily, though, it is due  to an increased preference being put on quality of life by home buyers, which is something Niagara offers in spades. 

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Topics: buyers, first time buyers, thorold

What's Going On In Niagara - July Edition

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on July 4, 2017 5:23:31 PM EDT

Summer is a great time to live in Niagara. The sun is out, the kids are out of school and there are plenty of great events and activities to take part in.

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Topics: niagara real estate, niagara events

Niagara Is Still A Seller's Market

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on June 20, 2017 11:34:35 AM EDT

The sky has not fallen and real estate prices in Niagara have not decreased in a significant way.

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Topics: sellers, niagara real estate

Should You Renovate Before You Sell Your House?

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on May 22, 2017 4:19:31 PM EDT

One of the big trends that we’re seeing in Niagara’s real estate market is that homes that have been renovated and are well-appointed are selling quickly for over asking price. This isn’t, in and of itself, a big surprise: people like nice homes. The big change, though, is how much better these homes are doing now than fixer uppers or homes that need finishing touches.

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Topics: sellers, housing market, niagara real estate

3 Open House Tips For Quick Sales

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on May 22, 2017 3:49:23 PM EDT

Have we told you how much we love open houses? We love the opportunity to redecorate, stage and place a home in a new light with interior design. It’s also a great opportunity to engage with potential buyers and other realtors about a home. It is always fascinating what details stand out to different people and what is uniquely appealing to them about the house.

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Topics: sellers

When Is The Right Time To Sell My House?

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on May 17, 2017 11:34:43 AM EDT
The Niagara real estate market has experienced unprecedented growth over the last 24 months. Prices have risen around 30% in the last 12 months alone. That should come as no surprise to anyone who owns a home, is looking to buy a home or reads the newspaper. 
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Topics: sellers

What Niagara's Real Estate Market Means For Homeowners

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on April 13, 2017 4:02:33 PM EDT

From St. Catharines to Niagara-on-the-Lake to Fort Erie, Niagara real estate continues to be a seller’s market, with demand outpacing the available stock. As locals look to take advantage of increased prices and more out-of-towners look upon Niagara as a premium destination for their next home, Niagara may just be the strongest market in Ontario.

But what does this mean for current homeowners? Why does the market continue to heat up and how can current homeowners in Niagara benefit? Read on to find out.

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Topics: sellers, housing market

What To Know When Buying Your First Niagara Home - Part 2

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on April 13, 2017 4:02:30 PM EDT

In our last article, we looked at the importance of knowing your budget and finding the right realtor when it comes to buying your first home. Because it is vital to be well-informed when entering the real estate market, we offer a couple more pieces of advice here in Part 2.

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Topics: niagara real estate, buyers, first time buyers

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