Edmonton Home Buyer Reports
During the process of buying a home, you'll unearth countless questions. I know how difficult it can be to sift through all the details in order to find answers relevant and meaningful to you. I've put together the following series of Edmonton buyer's reports that provide clear, concise and useful information on a wide range of issues related to the process. Here you'll find tips on how to save money, real estate insider secrets, renovation advice, and much more.
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Buying a Home: What Expenses to Expect
Budgeting for a new Edmonton home can be tricky. Not only are there mortgage installments & down payment to consider, there are other - sometimes unexpected - expenses to add to the equation. Don't be blindsided by hidden costs on possession day.
8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home
You've been saving for awhile, weighing your options & now you've finally decided to do it - you're ready to buy a house in the Edmonton area. The process of buying a new home can be incredibly exciting, yet stressful, all at once. Where do you start & what mistakes can you avoid??
Home Inspections: Top Ten Problems
Each Edmonton home buyer has different ideas of what will be the ideal home for them, these are often based on particular aesthetic preferences. One thing that unites all buyers is the need to find a home that is fundamentally sound - in areas beyond the immediate sweep of the eye & to avoid any potential problems.
How to Set an Offer Price
There is no set equation to determine how you'll reach an offer price. The process involves a range of research & comparison that will vary with each property. You'll need to look at sales of comparable properties (apples to apples, oranges to oranges) and factor in extra data such as condition of the property, current Edmonton market & seller circumstances. With this info, you'll be able to determine a fair price range and establish the price you're willing to offer.
Know the Market Before You Buy
Asking prices of most Edmonton homes on the market indicate the current market and usually mirror the prices for similar homes in the area have recently sold. In deciding upon a selling price, a home-seller must establish a balance between the desire to draw the highest offer and finding a price that's reasonable enough to attract pool of prospects and competitive offers. While most selling REALTORS® counsel their clients to consider this equation when pricing their home, keep in mind that some homes are not properly priced.
7 Things to Look for in a New Neighborhood
Whether seeking solace, activity, schools, shopping or green space, every home buyer looks for a different combination of attributes in a new community. Choosing an Edmonton neighborhood which suits your needs & wants is one of the most important decisions you'll make in the home-buying process.
Stop Paying Your Landlord!: Own Your Own Home
The thousands of dollars in rent you've already paid to your landlord may be a staggering figure. Buying an Edmonton house just may not be possible for you right now. The situation is very common and widespread: countless people feel trapped in home rental, pouring thousands of dollars into a place that will never be their own - yet they think they're unable to produce a down payment for a home in order to escape this rental cycle. Here are several little-known facts that may be key to helping you step from a renter's rut to home-owning paradise!