Category: Buying

Closing Costs – Be Prepared

  It’s no secret that buying a house is likely the largest purchase a person will ever make.  Most buyers do more mental and scribbled math during the process of figuring out how much house they can afford than they ever have or will again. The problem is that sometimes, there are real costs that get left off the budget sheet, and closing day becomes a mad panic to come up with the extra cash. Don’t feel that you have to just know everything – ask questions!  By the time you are ready to buy, you should have a...

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Reduce the Stress of Moving – Checklist

Congratulations! You’ve bought a new home and the big day is coming up fast.  If you are stressed, you’re in good company!   Selling a home or moving are among the top 20 biggest life stressors.  The good news is that help is available.  Start by reading this article.  Then take a deep breath, and start working on the checklist below.  It will help keep you on track and make sure all the necessary things get taken care of. If you are already less than 8 weeks away from moving day, don’t worry!  Just work at the tasks steadily...

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Market Update – December

Hamilton The temperatures may be dropping but the same cannot be said about Hamilton Real Estate Prices. Increases have proved higher than Burlington but average prices remain cheaper overall. Despite new lending policies and stricter guidelines, buyer demand remains at an all time high. Year over year increases are 24.6% in Hamilton and days on market dropped 28% from 32 days down to 23. Burlington Burlington trails slightly behind Hamilton with an average year-over-year price increase of 22.3%. Average price however shows quite the opposite. Freehold properties exceed that of Hamilton by over $300,000! Days on market has also decreased a staggering 47.1% over...

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