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.
There is never a bad season to live in Niagara. Each of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter offer their own fantastic experiences and unique places to discover. Year-round enjoyment is part of the reason Niagara's quality of life is so high and why more people from outside the region are waking up to the wonders of Niagara living. It is certainly part of the reason we love living, working and playing here in Niagara.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 21st has come and gone, and the sun is finally coming out. Spring in Niagara means warmer weather, the Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt and long walks along the Niagara Parkway. Oh, and an explosion of real estate activity.
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:
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.