Home renovations can be an exciting time, but they can also cause a major headache. Having been through multiple home renovations in the past, we have discovered a few tips and tricks to help future homeowners who plan on conducting renovations. If you plan on renovating your home in the future, read these tips prior to starting your renos.
Kitchens were once a hidden part of the home, where no socializing took place, but that couldn’t be less true today. In contemporary homes, kitchens are one of the main rooms; it is a place of gathering where days often begin and end. The repositioning of the kitchen as an essential part of the home has therefore changed the aesthetic, and it has become one of the most decorated rooms in the home. Here are four of our favourite kitchen trends of 2017.
The real estate market typically begins to slow down during the winter months. This is when homeowners begin renovations in hopes to have their home listed on the market for the upcoming spring. If you are one of those homeowners who is completing renovations this winter, here is a list of ways to help reduce stress affiliated with home renovations.
The days may be getting shorter but Niagara is still long on options for fun this November. The wineries, restaurants and beautiful outdoor spaces that make Niagara unique are still great places to visit as the weather drops. Just remember to pack a scarf!
The fall season is officially here. With every new season comes new trends in the interior design industry. If you're considering selling your home during the fall season, there are some trends you may want to consider following when staging your home. You can ask your real estate agent for advice on staging, or for recommendations for a home stager to help you. Having outdated decor can make your home look less appealing to buyers. By keeping up with some of the more recent trends in the interior design world, you may find buyers are more interested in your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.