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The dos and don’ts of buying a house

August 14, 2017

  Buying a new home is exciting, but it can also be complicated. Minimize your stress by heeding this list of essential dos and don’ts. Things to do   DO get preapproved   Submit a preliminary loan applicat...

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The dos and don’ts of selling a house

August 10, 2017

Want to snag a great deal for your current property? These lists of do’s and don’ts will help you get there. Things to do   DO work with an agent   While going it alone when selling your home is an option, you’...

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How to search for properties on the internet

July 31, 2017

Around 90% of buyers and renters today start their home search on the internet, which comes as no surprise given the convenience shopping for homes online provides. If you use the internet to search for homes to buy or rent, here are some ti...

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Good staging can help you sell your home

July 29, 2017

In any competitive market, it pays to make the best impression to stand out from the crowd. When it comes to real estate, home staging does this job effectively, increasing your chances to sell fast at a great price. A professionally staged pro...

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The benefits of holding an open house

July 18, 2017

On the fence about holding an open house to sell your property? Here are the reasons this selling strategy works to your benefit. Open houses can bring in more potential buyers Casual home shoppers browse through dozens of listings onl...

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How to get your home ready for a showing

July 11, 2017

[Insert image] It takes more than some dusting up and sweeping to make your home presentable and ready for sale. Put careful consideration into preparing your property for a showing. All the time and energy you invest at this stage will be w...

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Why you should invest in great listing photos

May 9, 2017

When you're selling your home, it's crucial to make your property stand out from the competition. First impressions are important because they determine whether your prospective buyer becomes interested enough to check out the other features in...

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‘Improvement rates of return’ explained

May 4, 2017

Buyers are willing to pay a little more on a home that has had improvements. However, not all renovations are created equal. Some bring more value to a home than others. Calculating the rate of return on an improvement tells sellers which upgra...

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What is a credit score?

May 1, 2017

A credit score is a three-digit representation of how reliable you are at paying your debt. It is based on a person’s credit history, and is used by lenders to evaluate a person’s creditworthiness. There are numerous types of credit scor...

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