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Tips to make home purchase buyer remorse free

Edgar Melo Jan-05-15 02:55 PM

You have been saving up for a few years and are ready to buy your first place. You have been worried about making the wrong decision when it

comes the time to buy. How do you make sure that doesn’t happen?

 

After all the sacrifices, planning and persistence you have finally saved enough for a down payment.   Buying a home is the biggest financial transaction one will make in his life. So buying that first home will have a financial impact on your life for the future. How ...

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Mistakes Home Sellers Make

Edgar Melo Mar-05-14 01:18 PM

When a potential client calls us to evaluate their home and ask us for our professional opinion we share the facts and what the true market value of the home is for their home.  I have complied a list of the BIGGEST mistakes Sellers make when selling their home:

 

  1. Over priced Home - they are emotional attached to their home and because of the added efforts and work put into it the make this mistake.  A home should be listed at the fair market value ...

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Moving TIps

Edgar Melo Feb-27-14 06:51 PM

The spring is closely approaching or is it?  We have experienced a cold than ever winter and although it has been cold the real estate market continues to be HOT.  With this hot market in place sellers are selling and buyer are buying which means there will be alot of moving done.  I have assemble some moving tips to consider when you have found the "PERFECT" home:

Don’t wait until the last minute to pack - make a commitment to ...

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How Much Can You Afford?

Edgar Melo Feb-11-14 01:11 PM

 

The market has begun early.  Things are heating up as there isn't much inventory.  When buying how will this affect you?  So the critical thing one must ask is: How much can I afford?

 

Why is it so important to know how much you can afford to spend on a home?  There are many reason, but the key 2 reason are:

  1. You dont' want to buy ...

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Average Selling Price Up Strongly in January

Edgar Melo Feb-06-14 08:27 PM

Average Selling Price Up Strongly in January

 

Home ownership in the Greater Toronto Area remains  affordable and there are many people looking to purchase a home. In January, the number of homes listed for sale was down quite strongly compared to last year, which means that it was difficult for some buyers to find a home. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,135 sales through the TorontoMLS system in January 2014. This result was down by 2.2 per cent in comparison to January 2013. New listings entered into the system were ...

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4 Tricks to Revive Your Lawn after an Extreme Winter

Edgar Melo Feb-05-14 06:19 AM

 

Nothing worst than approaching a home and there's no curb appeal and the lawn hasn't been maintained. First impressions are very importing when selling a home and when the outside is maintrained the potential buyer will assume the inside isn't either. During the long winter months, lawns take a beating from freezing temperatures & lack of sunlight and then this is followed up by the spring runoff. 

Your lawn needs help during spring to prepare it for the upcoming growing season so it can look its best ...

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First Time Home Buyer's Checklist

Edgar Melo Jan-27-14 07:02 PM

 Most new buyer's will search the internet for answers.  However, there are many items one must look for while educating oneself looking for the "perfect" home.  I have put together a check list of items of what to look for and have also attached a spreadsheet to calculate costs when purchasing your new home:

  1. What kind of home do you want
  2. What area do you want to live in.  Chosing the right neighbourhood is key.  Location, location, locations
  3. What do I ...

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Top Ten Must Asked Questions to a Realtor

Edgar Melo Jan-21-14 03:21 PM

As the spring market approaches many will be looking to sell their homes and in doing so they will go thru the process of interviewing real estate agents for the job.  I have noted the TOP TEN asked questions a potential client should ask the incumbent during the interview process.  I have listed my responses for those TOP questions:

  1. How long have you been in the business?

It is very important to know whether you are dealing with a seasoned veteran or rookie. &...

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