Category: Buying

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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What Am I Signing? – Title Search Clause

The dreaded signing sessions seem to go on forever, don’t they? “Sign here.  Initial there.  Date this.  Approve that.  Next page.” For pages and pages of legalese and required documentation, this goes on, and you, the buyer/seller, glaze over partway through page 1.  The tendency can be to just sign where you are told, initial everything, and let the “pros” do the rest. Most of the time, everything works out just fine, and the process works smoothly.  However, all those boring, dry clauses are written in to protect someone from a real danger, and it really is worth taking...

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