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What To Look For In Real Estate Listings When Buying A Home

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on August 29, 2017 4:10:10 PM EDT

If you're thinking of buying a home in Niagara, you've probably already perused several listings. That is one advantage of more listings hitting the market in the summer and fall...more to look at it. Even if you aren't looking to buy soon, it's always good to keep an eye on the market.

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Topics: niagara real estate, buyers, first time buyers

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 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

How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest and Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on April 13, 2017 4:02:10 PM EDT

If you're looking at homes for sales in St. Catharines, you may be wary of the idea of locking into a mortgage that lasts 25 or 30 years. And that's fair, that's a long time! Just as 1987 and 1991 seem like several lifetimes ago, it is hard to imagine 2042 or 2047, when you'd finally be mortgage-free.

But don't worry, you can pay off your mortgage faster with these simple tips. There are a few easy ways to make extra principle payments that can save you a ton of money in interest expenses and get you mortgage-free sooner than you thought possible. Here are a few simple strategies you can use:

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Topics: niagara real estate, buyers

What To Know When Buying Your First Niagara Home - Part 1

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on April 13, 2017 4:02:07 PM EDT

Buying your first home is an important milestone; we always recommend our first-time buyers try to enjoy the process and the experience. Typically, buying a home is the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make. While some like to think of the process as the best shopping trip ever, the amount of money involved can bring stress.

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Topics: buyers, first time buyers

How To Find (And Buy) The Right House In A Competitive Market

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on April 13, 2017 4:02:03 PM EDT

We’ve written before about how hot the Niagara real estate market is. Between money pouring into the GTA, low mortgage rates and the increasing appeal of life in Niagara, we are certainly in a seller’s market. This can be daunting for buyers, who may think they have no chance of securing the right house for them, or won’t have the budget to make a competitive offer.

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Topics: housing market, niagara real estate, buyers

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