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What You Need To Know About Selling Your Home This Fall

Posted by Cameron Schwenker on September 15, 2017 4:23:49 PM EDT

 

The Niagara real estate market continutes to be strong for sellers. Just-released July and August market numbers show that the average sale price in every city increased noticeably over 2016, which was itself a seller's market. You can see more on the Sally McGarr Market Report below.

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Topics: sellers, housing market

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

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

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

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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