By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

Hitting The Reset Button On Your Home Decor

Tags: Real Estate, Market, Home Decor

It’s time to make the old feel new again We keep hearing about how difficult it is to snag a home in this lightning-fast market. The prices are high, the mass migration out of the city is in full swing, and many recent buyers are desperately over-bidding just to keep a roof over their heads. This can get overwhelming! The real-estate fatigue is real! What our team hasn’t heard many d...Read More

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

5 Safe Activities To Do At Home This Family Day

Tags: 5 Safe Activities To Do At Home This Family Day, lockdown, holiday

Another holiday to spend in lockdown! How do we make it special this time? So many families in Dufferin County and beyond will be sending their children back to school this week and we are all crossing our fingers that this lockdown will be the last. We know every day is starting to feel like family day, but here are some ways we brainstormed to make this Family Day holiday special while sticking...Read More

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

Real Estate & Real Emotions

The difference the right Realtor can make to your mental health

Tags: real estate, emotions, mental health, realtor, home seller, home buyer

If you bought a home in 2020 this article will ring true to you. Purchasing a home at any time is an emotional experience, let alone in the middle of a pandemic. Our team learned many new and creative ways to connect our clients with the homes of their dreams in 2020 and will be carrying that expertise with them into the new year. Here are some of the tips that will assist any buyer looking to pur...Read More

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

A New Look For Home Appraisals

Tags: A New Look For Home Appraisals, REAL ESTATE, HOME BUYER, HOME SELLER

And what this means for market value If you’ve been browsing Realtor.ca lately you will have started to notice a trend. Spend an hour browsing through homes in your price range, put ten in your favourites, and by the next day - poof - all of the houses on your list are gone. This is in part due to the frivolous purchasing of today’s buyers. People are so desperately searching for &ld...Read More

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Being Honest With Your Finances In 2021

Tags: FINANCES, REAL ESTATE, HOME BUYER, HOME SELLER, MORTGAGE, 2021

"Honesty is always the best policy" Selling your home has never been as simultaneously easy and discouraging as it has been over the last few months. Realtors are finding and selling new properties at record speeds, property values are skyrocketing and we have all seen the rise in housing prices across the province. At the same time, we have seen an increasing number of interested buye...Read More

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

What Is Your Dream Home Worth?

Tags: Home Worth, Real Estate, Home Buyer, Home Seller

  “That price is way too high for a property in this area!” Sound Familiar?   We hear a lot of talk these days about the “fair” price of a home and we want to address these concerns with some of our own insights while working in the current local market.  Without fail when the topic of purchasing a home comes up in conversation you are bound to hear about ...Read More

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

Home For The Holidays

Tags: Home, Holidays

    Although the “Red Zone” isn’t really the Christmas red we’d been hoping for, there is still time to make your home a bit more festive than usual for the holidays. Many of us spend our Christmas season rushing from gathering to gathering and leave our own homes a bit neglected during the big day. Give your home some extra holiday cheer this year, and create a...Read More

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How To Buy Safely in Today’s Market

Tags: Buy, Purchase, Real Estate, Safely, Today

Many have had to put their real estate dreams on hold while working through the new way of living that 2020 has brought us. Work and family life has had some major changes, and these changes have trickled into the market as well. As families search for more space to call their own, the Dufferin County Real Estate market has boomed. As potential home buyers begin to find their “new normal&rd...Read More

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Getting Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

Tags: Pre-Approved, Mortgage, Real Estate, Mortgage Lender, Mortgage specialist, Credit Check/credit score

Understanding the process of obtaining a mortgage can seem like a daunting task. Today we are going to break it down into a few simple steps.      The first step is to do a self-assessment and pre-qualify yourself for a mortgage.  Pre-qualification is the step before you look into getting pre-approved for your mortgage. This is something that can be done in person, online, or ...Read More

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Second Home or Second Office?

Tags: How to Navigate the Current Market Based on Your Family's Needs

In the last 6 months every family in Ontario has made major adjustments to the way they live, work, educate their children, and maintain their sanity. As a new school year begins and sandals are swapped out for snow boots, homeowners are taking a serious look at their properties. It is no surprise that the majority of people who began working from home in the Spring, would like to continue to do ...Read More

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