Even with today’s very affordable mortgage rates, the real estate market can still present a challenge to many people...
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Mar 25, 2015 | Going Green
Until recently, the term “greenhouse” meant a building made of glass, where plants are cultivated. But for today’s prospective homebuyer, the terms “green” and “house” can conjure up very different meanings.
Feb 27, 2015 | Market Update
The arctic weather we have been experiencing for several weeks now definitely put a chill in the Real Estate...
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Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will double from about 11 percent to 22 percent, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). How well those seniors will live depends greatly on the environment both inside their houses and outside. By incorporating universal design principles, people can prepare their houses for aging in place. But if the larger community doesn’t provide an environment and services that are conducive to ageing in place, seniors’ quality of life can be diminished.
The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported the average sale price for all property types in March was 10.8 per cent higher than same month last year while the volume of listings and sales continue to be lower than the same period last year, down...
Seniors are often faced with the unpleasant reality, that as they age, the home they have lived in for so long, raised their families in and shared so many memories in, is just not a fit for them any more. This doesn’t always have to be the answer though
The calendar says March. The real estate industry says the spring buying season is getting under way. If your senior relatives have decided it’s their season to downsize and move, start preparing the house. Now. Your real estate practitioner will advise you to declutter and organize and he or she also will probably suggest staging the property before it goes on the market. Stagers look at a space to refresh it and lay out furniture and accessories to deliver an aesthetic that will appeal to the broadest buying audience and showcase a home’s best assets and minimize its flaws.
The REALTORS® Association ofHamilton‐Burlington (RAHB) reported today that the average sale price for all property types in February was 4.9 per cent higher than same month last year. While prices continue to edge higher listings and sale are down 16.9% and 14.4% respectively from the same period last year.
There is much speculation in the news of a slowing market but at this point it is too early to tell. My experience continues to be that if a home is priced well according to neighbourhood and market conditions and has been effectively prepared for sale through staging, de-cluttering and addressing maintenance items that buyers are ready and willing to make an offer. This is evidenced through many multiple offer scenarios for properties througout Burlington and Oakville.
Time with family is a precious commodity in our very busy culture so, in honour of Family Day, I went on a hunt to find some cool and fun activities to do with the family…here’s my list of the top ten I liked (in no particular order):
The Realtor’s Association of Hamilton Burlington reported today that residential sales were down 6.4% and the number of listings were up by 6.1% in January compared to the same month last year. Although sales seem low, when compared to last year, they are right on average for the month of January. Read the full report.
It has been almost a year since I created my website using WordPress and it has been a lot of fun tweaking it throughout the year based on feedback I have received and adding fresh content on a regular basis. This past week I received my “annual report” from WordPress highlighting some really cool stats from my site over the past year…take a look for yourself.
The Realtor’s Association of Hamilton Burlington reported today that the residential market saw a 8.3 percent increase in average sale price in December compared to the same month the previous year. Read the full report