Monday, 30 December 2013

The Best Way To Start De-cluttering

What's the best way to start de-cluttering your home to get it ready to list in the real estate market?

Simply put: just start.

Having said that, my practical advice is to start with the worst part of the home. Many of us have a designated catch-all spot to put things that don't belong anywhere else. And these areas can become very cluttered in no time at all.

Monday, 23 December 2013

How to sell “difficult” properties with issues

Whenever possible, the ideal situation is for the seller to fix any problems that may be outstanding on a property. But there are times when it may not be financially feasible for any number of reasons. It is not the end of the world to list a property for sale with issues, but there are two important things a seller must do if they expect to sell at a proper price and in a reasonable length of time.

First is to make sure you are pricing appropriately for the condition of the property. If a buyer can get a similar property at the same price with absolutely no work to do, you’re going to have a hard time competing in the marketplace. Buyers will

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

November 2013 Housing Starts in Hamilton CMA

Housing starts in Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) were trending at 2,475 units in November compared to 2,499 units in October, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR)(1) of housing starts.

"The trend in Hamilton CMA total housing starts was practically unchanged in November 2013 compared to the previous month. This November marked the highest number of apartment starts in the City of Hamilton since January 2013. The pace in residential construction during the past two months has been signalling a