I know we have all been hearing nothing but craziness about the Real Estate market the last two plus years. The struggle of finding a home, dealing with bidding wars and multiple agents, low inventory with high demand, the list goes on and on! However, there is so much opportunity for new home owners to purchase right now in pre-construction.
Edith Da Costa 's blog
With the red-hot market we’ve experienced over the last few years so many homeowners are grappling with the limited inventory available in a sellers market. To that I say, “have you considered pre-construction?”. It is often a preconceived notion that newer = more expensive, however when buying with pre-construction you have many advantages just as you have when buying an existing home. Let’s review a few of those pros and cons to see which option is for you.
Buying an existing home
I find that one of the biggest issues that sellers have is really making a space show to its fullest potential. With that, the number one struggle is making their space look more spacious and more open (no matter their actual square footage). With almost a decade of experience, below are my top 8 ways to make your space seem bigger, more spacious and less crowded to show at its fullest potential.
There are many many reasons why it is a myth that you should be wary of listing over the holidays. Truthfully, there are many benefits to listing over the holiday season as opposed to waiting it out until the spring market. The difference between listing now versus waiting for spring in a market that is often overcrowded and full of frantic buyers and sellers could be the element that gets you a better price or a more peaceful closing.
Looking to move but don’t know where to start? It’s important before you ever start your search to know your non-negotiables. Thinking about not just settling for something that will do for now but also where your life will be in the next 5, 10, or 20 years is important when choosing where to live! Whether you are renting, or buying, here's a few items that you should think about when listing the non-negotiables for your next home.
So we all know the old saying - first impressions matter! Are you ready to sell but have no idea if you need staging or not?
As my winter giveaway series draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect on what I’ve learned and the memories that I’ve shared with so many amazing small, local businesses these past few months. In such trying times, it’s been an honour to get to connect with and work with these small business owners, and bring joy to them as well as other community members as well.
The past few weeks have been cold!
Winter may have come in like a lamb in Southern Ontario, but it has certainly made its presence known these past few weeks. I think many of us are all ready for longer, warmer, sunnier days when spring arrives.
We’re all cooped up in our homes still (for the most part), even those who are thinking about selling our homes in 2021. You might be wondering how you can increase the value of your home before you put it on the market. You don’t want to spend unnecessary money on frivolous upgrades—so where do you start? How do you get the most value out of home renovations when it’s time to sell? You’ve come to the right place!
When it comes to selling your home (and even just living comfortably in your home), we can all agree that clutter is never appealing. It can make your house feel messy even when it is clean, crowded and yes, even smaller in size, which can be unwelcoming to potential buyers that want to be able to envision themselves living in a home before they buy it.