When you are a Buyer...  

Planning ahead is the key to success. You need to know the price range you can afford before you start shopping, so here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Down payment – this is usually the percentage of the total cost of a home that you’ll need to pay. The more money you put down, the more money you’ll save on monthly payments and, in the long run, interest paid.
  • Knowing what you can afford – how much house you can afford comes down to 3 factors: your monthly mortgage payment, your down payment and the amortization period or length of time it will take to pay off the loan.
  • Getting pre-approved – this will really help you figure out what you can spend on a home because you’ll know before you start shopping. And you’ll be protected against rising interest rates as well here.

Buying  and  Selling

a Home...  

is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

If you are thinking of buying or selling property (a home, cottage, condo or land), ask me about the current market conditions - I will evaluate available listings and neighbourhoods, while keeping a budget in mind for all of the costs involved with buying and selling a home...





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Getting your Home Ready...

Cleaning your home from top to bottom including carpets and drapes, kitchen and bathroom tiles, walls, ceilings and trim is essential. Next, dispose and declutter - which entails getting rid of those items in your home that make rooms feel smaller than they actually are. Then, organize - tidy up cabinets, bookcases, closets and toys and put away personal items such as photographs, souvenirs and other memorabilia. If your home has empty rooms - stage it with the right furniture. You may be able to borrow some nice furniture from family or friends. There are even places to rent furniture for staging. Keep it simple and classic, nothing too trendy that could potentially turn off a buyer.

Buying & SellingPROPERTY

When you are a Seller...

Price your property too high and buyers won’t be motivated. Price it too low and you stand to lose thousands. A Royal LePage agent can help by doing a complete property profile of your house, including current condition, location, surroundings, special features like a view from the property or high ceilings; a comparative market analysis that will show you what houses in your area have sold for in recent months, and a total market overview. Your agent will take into consideration as many factors as possible to accurately assess the fair market value of your property so it sells fast, while maximizing profit. Keep in mind that commission is only charged to the seller, not the buyer.