For some people, the thought of listing their home for sale is stressful. They worry about all the things they have to do — and all the things that might go wrong.
Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way. Here are some tips for making your home sale go smoothly:
· Give yourself time to prepare. If you're thinking of selling six months from now, start preparing your property now. Do any necessary staging, and get it looking its best. Avoid doing these tasks at the last minute.
· Set the right price. Pricing your property too high will likely result in few, if any, buyers coming to see it. You might end up having to lower your price later, causing your home to linger even longer on the market. That's stress…
Getting ready to sell your home, but don’t want to spend a fortune on a major home remodel? Edmonton painting contractors can give your home a makeover with a new paint job and that’s one of the best investments you could make preparing your home for the real estate market.
Paint your cabinets.
Painting contractors often offer cabinet refinishing in Edmonton. This is when you keep your cabinet boxes but paint or stain the wooden doors, drawer fronts and exposed panels. Painting the cabinets can give your kitchen or bathroom a whole new look at a mere fraction of the cost compared to a cabinet replacement. So, whether you want to modernize those mid-90s honey oak cabinets with dark stain or lighten up a dark and dated kitchen by painting the…
Well, 2018 has almost come and gone. For many, it has been a difficult year. In the real estate industry we have seen challenging markets before, but this cycle is undoubtedly a difficult one for us all. Realistically, I feel that we are still on the downside of the market and the indicators are that we are in for another challenging year with a projected further decline of 1% - 2% in prices into 2019.
I look at this as an opportunity for two important sectors of clients – first time buyersand investors. For buyers, 2018 was an extremely difficult year with new mortgage rules that resulted in the largest amount of collapsed deals I’ve seen in my 20+ year career. Despite this, the buyers within our Calgary market continue to understand that we are…
The housing bubble simply means that there’s an increase in demand but a decrease in supply. In this case, fewer houses are available compared to the number of people looking to buy.
What happens during a housing bubble?
House prices increase significantly when a housing bubble occurs. The home that you thought was reasonably priced is now priced noticeably higher.
Why does a housing bubble happen?
There are a few things that tend to ignite a housing bubble. Though, all aspects will play a role in making the housing bubble happen.
- Increase in economic activity.
- Population increases significantly.
- Low interest rates to make homes buying attractive to home buyers.
- Higher risk taking as a borrower.
Is there an area you'd love to get into that's "hot"? In other words, an area where, as soon as a new home comes up for sale, buyers are clamouring to see it? It can be intimidating to try to buy into a neighbourhood like that. On one hand, it's the type of area you'd love to call home. After all, there are good reasons why it's so popular! On the other hand, you might be discouraged by the competitiveness and prices. If you want to live in that neighbourhood, there are a couple of things you can do that will increase your chances of success. The first is to create a strategy. Most buyers rush to see a listing in a desirable area only when it shows up on MLS — or sometimes only when it's advertised. You'll have a better chance of getting into the…