If you are buying a home, then, before you decide on whether this home is your dream home, the following checklist will help you look at prospective homes with a critical eye. We suggest printing this page and putting it on a clipboard. When you find a home that really interests you, mark the features you see and note their general condition on this list.
A hot market is a "sellerís market". During a sellerís market, properties can sell within a few days of being listed and there are often multiple offers. Sometimes homes even sell above the asking price. Though most buyers want to get a "deal" on a home, reducing your offer by even a few thousand dollars could mean that someone else will get the home you desire.
There are many television shows today that focus on home staging. If you have not watched any, do yourself a favor and tune in. They all say the same thing: do not even consider putting your house on the market until you have taken a close look at its condition. Experienced sales people know that you only have one shot at impressing potential buyers, so take some time to prepare your home for showings. You will be rewarded with a faster sale and a higher offer.
VIDEO - Selling a home on your own or choosing the wrong agent can be a recipe for disaster. A RE/MAX agent can assist you from the process of listing your home at the right price, to promoting it to the right buyers, and handling all legal aspects of the sale.
Remember, RE/MAX sells 1/3rd of all homes in Canada. Your agent is equipped to advise you on how to achieve the deal you want, faster.
Learn how to make your home Fit to Sell by working with a RE/MAX Real Estate Agent. Choose Wisely. Choose RE/MAX. Click here to watch videos.
VIDEO - RE/MAX has created a program to assist you through the home buying process.
From deposits to moving expenses, and everything in between, buying your first home involves more than just saving for a down payment. That may be the largest cost, but there are other things you'll need to plan and budget for.
Fit To Buy is a comprehensive guide to buying property. Read the guide online and watch helpful clips.
Most people often assume that buying a BRAND NEW HOME instead of a re-sale one means there will never be any problems. This can be a mistake in thinking since there are countless stories of home purchases that became real disasters.
One thing is for sure; we all know that we need a roof over our head. In most peopleís case they end up having to pay either Rent for this roof or a Mortgage payment, unless of course you have a rich family that can offer you FREE or Reduced Rent.
Finding the right home may seem like the hard part of a real estate transaction, but in reality, getting the best financing can be much harder. This is partially because we have so many options nowadays for mortgage loans and so many places to find them. A mortgage broker or your local bank can often lay out your options clearly. They will be armed with what you want in terms of loan term, ideal rate, targeted monthly payments and the like. If you're smart, you will talk to them before you decide on your home so you really know your price range.
Using a mortgage broker is by far the best way to go about finding and arranging the very best mortgage
So, you want to invest in Cambridge real estate and get rich fast? The secret to successful real estate investing in Cambridge is research, research, research. Review your moves, get good advice, and look for clues in sources such as the new Canadian census data. The pay-off is two-fold: ongoing cash flow and capital appreciation.
Here are a few top tips you need to consider when searching for investment property in Cambridge.
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