January 2017

Found 10 blog entries for January 2017.

The buyer’s agent is a real estate agent that help people look for a new home. They offer many advantages to today’s homebuyer, who often thinks they can go without professional assistance in their search for a new home. Here are just a few of the benefits they can offer you.

1. Look for Special Listings

Buyer's agents have access to more than just the listings you can find online, they also have access to other listings that can be difficult to discover otherwise. Being experts in your local housing market, buyer’s agents know how to find the right home and neighbourhood for you.

edmonton real estate2. Help You Through the Paperwork

Anyone who’s ever bought a home can attest to the crazy amount of paperwork that goes along with a regular property sale,

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edmonton real estateIf you have bad credit, you can get used to thinking you’ll never be able to own your own home. Many people simply give up and rent forever, not knowing there are plenty of things you can do to help your credit and buy a home. Here are a few tips on how to buy a home with bad credit.

1. Learn Your Situation

Getting a credit check before heading to the bank or mortgage lender can give you a clearer picture of how you are doing in terms of your credit rating. Many people think that they have better credit than they actually do, only to go to the bank and be unpleasantly surprised when they see what they can get. But if you check your credit first, you’ll better understand how to move forward.

2. Work on Your Credit

This is absolutely the most

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The first time you buy a home can often feel like taking a test you never studied for. The process can be very complicated and hard to follow, which is why you need all the help you can get. These are some tips professionals provide for first-time homebuyers to help them make a better decision.

1. Take a Look Around the Neighbourhood

You may be buying a piece of property, but you’re also investing in the area around it. Without knowing the neighbourhood, you haven’t actually discovered everything about your new home. It’s absolutely imperative that you do some research on the neighbourhood and area around your potential new home. Look at what’s within walking distance, what the schools are like, where you’ll find your necessities, etc. All of these

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Preparing for your first home staging can be a long and complicated process. It means turning your home into a property that sells. Choosing what to keep, what to toss, and what to rearrange can often feel like changing your lifestyle. But thinking about what potential buyers want gives you an edge when selling your home.

In some cases, you’ll need to buy some new furniture to change how your home feels to potential buyers. These are just a few pieces of furniture that you may want to use to help sell your home faster, for more money, and to a completely new kind of clientele.

1. Shelving Units

Many people realize their homes are cluttered with all sorts of things almost the second they decide to stage their homes. Rooms that were simply just

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Luxury living is the ideal for many home buyers, but not all homes have that “luxury feel.” Here are a few tips for making your home look more luxurious, but at a low cost.

1. Get Clean Surfaces

From countertops to cabinetry, your home will look luxurious if it looks well-maintained and properly updated. Countertops need to be pristine to attract the higher bracket of buyer. While your counters should ideally be granite or marble, the hottest countertop materials right now, the simplest thing you can do is simply clear them off and scrub them down. Clutter is not luxury, so keep everything to a minimum on the counters. If they need fixed or replaced, do so. Even a simple coat of the right finisher can be enough to add that luxurious feel.

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Your home’s neighbourhood is an essential part of it’s value, both in terms of money and lifestyle. It’s important to consider any neighbourhood as seriously as you consider the property itself. Here are just a few tips on how to find your ideal neighbourhood.

1. Think Long-Term

Are there any upcoming projects or developments happening in the area that will entice people to move to the neighbourhood? If so, you’ll want to know about them. Buying a home in an up-and-coming neighbourhood will help appreciate your home’s value at an above-average rate. Think about the upcoming things that you will use and make your home increase in value. These could be nearby public transit stops, schools, or especially in Edmonton, arenas and entertainment

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While the resale market has held fairly steady in the Edmonton market, people are still looking for homes with a modern sensibility, even if the home itself isn’t brand new. This is good news for people selling their used homes, since they can attract people who want a modern home by making the interior more contemporary. There are features, however, that make your home look instantly, so it’s important that you avoid the following looks, since they can actually slow down the sale of your home.

There are plenty of ways in which you can modernize your home, and not all of them require a significant financial investment. Here are just a few instant giveaways for an outdated home, and how you can affordably make them more modern.

1. Brass Fixtures

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While many people simply list the objective details about their property when putting together a real estate listing, this approach only scratches the surface of what you could say. A home is more than a house, after all, so it’s a good idea to tell people why they want your property for their future home. Here are just a few tips you’ll want to consider before finalizing your real estate listing.

1. Emphasize Lifestyle

You see this in condo advertisements every day: succinct ads that make you wonder about what it’s like to live in that building. For condos, this is key to their sales. They often offer a chance at a kind of lifestyle, whether that’s as a young, hip professional downtown or as a content retiree in a beautiful suburb.

Your home is

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A “For Sale” sign is often the very first indicator that your home is on the market, so it pays to ensure it’s doing its job. Here are a few tips to help you make your “For Sale” sign catch people’s eyes and attract potential buyers.

1. Location, Location, Location

While this may seem like a no-brainer, it’s incredible how many people place their “For Sale” signs in strange places on the property. Make sure you can clearly see the sign from multiple angles for as much time as possible. The easiest way to do this is to hop in your car and slowly drive by your home. You should put the sign in the exact spot where it will be seen for the most amount of time by someone driving by. This is called “maximum exposure” and should be used.

2. Flyers and QR

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