Category: Selling

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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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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