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Financing Clauses Are Not Bad

Both parties share in the risk.
Posted by Stephen Oliver on March 01, 2021 in  uncategorized
Ok let’s set the record straight.  Offers without a financing condition does not mean that they buyer is paying cash.  I would argue that they rarely are.  Yes there are always exceptions to this, however most home purchases are still being financed in some manner.  In most cases financing comes from traditional mortgages, secured line of credits or private mortgages.   In a over heated real estate market, such as the one the Niagara is currently in, most offe... read more
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It’s Finally 2021, Make Your Home Feel New Again

Tips to Create a Functional Space for Your Evolving Stay-At-Home Need
Posted by Kathleen Taylor on February 05, 2021 in  General Interest
Hurrah it’s 2021! I don’t think anyone is sorry to say goodbye to 2020. A new year brings a new start. Normally, we have our list of resolutions; our promises to get to the gym, not to procrastinate on our projects, and spend more quality time with friends and family.  Instead of just making a list of resolutions, set up your home so you can actually keep them; even during the pandemic, no excuses.   Our homes continue to be our everything space – workplace, school, gym, r... read more
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Selling Your House: It Is All in the Detail

Preparing Your Property To Sell is As Important as Preparing Your Car To Sell Before Putting It on the Market.
Posted by Kathleen Taylor on January 22, 2021 in  Selling
Why this analogy?  It’s simple! Most people have bought and sold a few cars during their lifetime. Each time a new or new-to-you car is wanted, a decision needs to be made as to what to do with your existing vehicle. Will you sell it privately, or will you trade it in against the purchase of your next vehicle at the dealership.   Either way, you want the most money you can get for your old car. So what do you do? First, you clean it out, next you or a professional details the car – wash, wax a... read more
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September Real Estate Conditions

How's the market you ask?
Posted by Stephen Oliver on October 03, 2020 in  uncategorized

The market condition statistics are out for September.  They 

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Enjoy Your Property During Canada’s Fall Season

Don't hibernate. Get outside and enjoy.
Posted by Stephen Oliver on October 03, 2020 in  uncategorized
Each year Canadians across our great country look forward to the beautiful offerings of what the fall has to bring.  We are especially blessed in Niagara to have many places to enjoy the change in seasons when summer turns to fall.  Unfortunately, with that change comes colder temperatures and the need to adapt if you want to spend time on your deck, patio or rear yard.  Here are some steps that might help prolong your time outdoors and allow you to extend your &ldq... read more
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