Reports

During the process of buying or selling a home, you'll unearth countless questions. We know how difficult it can be to sift through all the details in order to find answers relevant and meaningful to you. We've put together the following series of reports that provide clear, concise and useful information on a wide range of issues related to real estate. Here you'll find tips on how to save money, real estate insider secrets, renovation advice, and much more.

 

We'd be happy to personally answer any other questions you may have. Remember,we will be here to assist you every step of the way!

  7 Mistakes When Selling

Selling your home is a complicated process. It's natural to feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of details involved, but the experience can be very manageable - and educational! - when broken down into its component parts and plotted out into steps. The following is a list of common pitfalls encountered during the home-selling process. Use these as a guide to help your journey remain a smooth one.

  8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

You've been saving for awhile, weighing your options, looking around casually. Now you've finally decided to do it - you're ready to buy a house. The process of buying a new home can be incredibly exciting, yet stressful, all at once. Where do you start?

  Benefits of Using a RealtorĀ® to Sell your Home

Selling your home is a complex process that can be stressful and time-consuming. An experienced Realtor® has the knowledge, skills, and connections to help you through the process every step of the way.

  The Best Asking Price for your Home

Setting a realistic price for your home that reflects current market values will help sell your home quickly and for top dollar. When you price your home properly, you increase the chances that the offer you receive will nearly match your asking price, and that there will be competing offers - which may net you even more in the long run.

  Buy or Sell First?

If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you're wondering what your strategy should be: do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around? You have a few options. Use the following as a guide to explore what might be the best move for you.

  "Drive-Up Appeal": Get your Property Ready to Show

When preparing your property to show, work your way from the outside in. It is essential that your home possess a certain "drive-up appeal". Remember, a potential buyer's first impression of your house is formed while s/he is still sitting in the Realtor's® car. So, first you need to view your house from this perspective. Go stand on the opposite curb and observe your property. Compare it to surrounding properties.

  Buying a Home: What Expenses to Expect

Budgeting for a new home can be tricky. Not only are there mortgage installments and the down payment to consider, there are a host of other - sometimes unexpected - expenses to add to the equation. The last thing you want is to be caught financially unprepared, blindsided by taxes and other hidden costs on closing day.

Royal LePage Westwin Realty (Barriere)

Maureen Chester - Personal Real Estate Corporation: 250-377-5165
mgc@royallepage.ca 

Debra Fennell - Personal Real Estate Corporation: 250-318-0366
debrafennell@gmail.com

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