Category: Buying

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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Whats the Best Time of Year to Buy a House?

We get this question all the time! Given that the current market STRONGLY favours sellers (if you haven’t already noticed), we believe buyers should use anything (ethical and legal of course 😉 ) to get a better deal. From the get-go we’ll tell you that springtime is not the best time to buy a home and will not be advocated as such in this article. Why? BECAUSE EVERYONE WANTS TO BUY IN THE SPRING! This creates the following issue: Housing is a product. There is only so much of it available at any given time. High demand for a product with low...

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Discover Hamilton #SecretsOut Video

Tourismhamilton.com created this great 3 minute video showcasing our city. Many people have (and continue) to criticize Hamilton but the complaints are no longer well founded. They say there is pollution (yes but show me a city where there isn’t), they say there is crime (see last point). People say a lot of things but I invite you to open your minds and truly see Hamilton for what it is and what it is striving to become. We think you just might change your...

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DO YOU REALLY NEED A REALTOR?

    Have you ever hopped in a canoe by yourself,  with little more than a life jacket for protection, and paddled your way across a peaceful lake, taking in the sights, pausing to rest your muscles now and then?   It can be very relaxing; a refreshing way to clear the cobwebs and get some fresh air.  When the weather is right, it’s smooth sailing! Some bodies of water cannot be approached that way, though.  How different is that scenario from the challenge of navigating the rushing swell of a fast-moving river… white-water rafting?  The prospect is exhilarating, adrenaline-inducing,...

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