A fixer-upper is an excellent way to save on your next real estate purchase, especially if you are the type of person that actually enjoys taking on in-depth DIY projects. Unfortunately, not all fixer-uppers are created equally. There are some problems you should avoid because the headache and cost of repairing them far outweighs any savings on purchase price. The following are a few things to watch for. #1: Foundation woes
27 May 2016
If you're on the hunt to buy your first single family home in Canada, you've no doubt noticed that prices are high and inventory is low. How can you get into the real estate market under these conditions? Here are 3 suggestions for making your first home purchase easier: 1. Buy a fixer-upper in a good location. This is standard real estate advice for investors who regularly buy, renovate, and resell homes.
16 September 2015
If you are going to put your home on the market, there are a few quick tricks that you can do to put your home in a better position to sell. If you can make your home inviting and move-in ready, you will have more luck with potential buyers and offers. Here are four quick fixes that you can do to help sell your home. 1. Take the Time to Clean
9 June 2015
Selling your home requires a lot of work since you want your home to sell at a fair price and be confident that you're not getting less than the home is worth. If you're preparing to put your home on the market or are disappointed by the amount of interest your home is receiving from potential homebuyers, it may be time to consider the impact of its curb appeal. With just a few landscaping projects, you can quickly transform the exterior of your home without spending a fortune.
5 April 2015
If you are in the market for a new home, going to open houses and seeing what is out there is part of the game. It can feel competitive, especially if you are in a real estate market where affordable homes are few and far between. You need to know exactly what you are looking for and how to hopefully set yourself apart from other potential buyers. Here are five inquiries to make at an open house that can help you.
3 April 2015