Is a “Smart Home” a smart choice for you?

Smart home technology seems to be the latest and greatest feature that home buyers want. Estimates are that right now more than 30% of all homes have some type of smart home technology, and that number is expected to reach 53% by 2022. In a smart home, th…

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Do You Really Need an Agent to Buy or Sell a Home in Brantford?

You have Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and dozens of other websites offering homes for sale. Do you really need an agent to buy or sell a home in Brantford? Some believe that real estate agents will go the way of most travel agencies – phased out a…

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3 Reasons why FSBO’s Sell for Less in Brantford

Research shows that nationwide, homes offered for sale without the assistance of a real estate professional sell, on average, for 13% less. Why does this happen? First of all, FSBO sellers don’t have access to sales statistics, so they don’t know how thei…

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Thinking of purchasing a home in Brantford in the future?

Plan ahead for mortgage approval. Before you shop for that new home, it’s smart to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan. But that’s not enough. Once you’re approved, you’ll need to STAY approved. Here are the primary reasons why responsible people have th…

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Tips for Divorcing Homeowners

If you’re facing divorce and own a house here in Brantford with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, you have no choice but to address what will happen with regard to the house. The basic issues are almost the same whether you own the house free and clear or have a…

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Which should you choose – an existing Brantford home or new construction?

Take a look at the pros and cons. First, the initial price: Research on homeadvisor.com, Realtor.com, Zillow, and others tells us that nationwide, the average price of a newly constructed home in June 2018 was $316,500. The average for resale homes was $2…

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Does Your Brantford Agent’s Reputation Matter?

Yes, absolutely. Everyone has a reputation – and your agent’s professional reputation with other agents has a definite bearing on your success as a Brantford home buyer or as a Brantford home seller. If you’re selling a home, your agent’s good reputation…

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Yes, you should stage the garage when getting your Brantford home ready for market

You may have heard that kitchens and bathrooms are the most important rooms in the house, and thus deserve your attention the most. That’s probably true, but don’t discount the importance of the garage. For some motor-loving individuals, the size and func…

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What’s the difference between a Brantford Home Inspection and an Appraisal?

Once you’ve made an offer on a home here in Brantford, you’ll go through several steps, two of which are the home inspection and the appraisal. The home inspection, while recommended, is not mandatory. If you’re getting a mortgage loan, the appraisal is….

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