Planning a home improvement project? A kitchen renovation can increase your home’s value by 20%

By: LYNN

Planning a home improvement project? A kitchen renovation can increase your home’s value by 20%

Tags: Home improvements, kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, sellers

According to a recent Royal LePage survey of 340 real estate professionals across the country, a kitchen renovation is the most worthwhile home improvement project. Respondents say that, on average, a kitchen renovation has the potential to increase a property’s value by 20 per cent. A bathroom renovation ranked second, with the potential to increase a home’s value by an average of 16 ...Read More

Places Buyers Look When Viewing Your Home

By: LYNN

Places Buyers Look When Viewing Your Home

Tags: Buyers,view, home

You might be surprised to know which spaces in a home most buyers look at when viewing a property. If you’re preparing your home for sale, make sure to consider the following places that are likely to be checked out:   Inside closets. Buyers want to get a sense of the size and capacity of all your closets. Make sure they’re clean and well organized. Avoid the “overstuffed&...Read More

Seniors Want To Remain In Their Homes Longer

By: LYNN

Seniors Want To Remain In Their Homes Longer

Tags: Seniors,Homes,Canadians,Royal LePage

  The home that Canadians expect to spend their golden years in is often purchased well before retirement. But, with those days so far in the future, it can be difficult to imagine which features would be essential at that time.  Royal LePage recently surveyed its network of senior housing experts and found that while not all Canadian seniors are looking for the same features in a prop...Read More

How to Get the Buyer's Perspective on your Property

By: LYNN

How to Get the Buyer's Perspective on your Property

Tags: Buyer,walk through,home

When you walk through the front door of your home, you have a very different experience than a buyer would. You see the familiar. You see the memories. You see your life. In fact, you might even wonder why anyone would hesitate to fall instantly in love with your home. Buyers, however, don’t have that same perspective. When they walk through your front door, they see a place they’ve ...Read More

Getting An Early Start on Selling Your Home

By: LYNN

Getting An Early Start on Selling Your Home

Tags: Selling Your Home,Less Stress, Sell More Quickly

You’ve probably heard the expression, “The early-bird gets the worm.” It refers, of course, to those who get in early and reap the rewards. For example, if you arrive early to a retail store for a big blowout sale, you’re likely to get the deals before the inventory runs out. The stragglers who come later will miss out. Well, this same wisdom can be appl...Read More

Canada’s national aggregate home price forecast to rise 10.5% by the end of 2022

By: Lynn

Canada’s national aggregate home price forecast to rise 10.5% by the end of 2022

Tags: Home prices, Canada's home values, housing supply, Royal LePage

TORONTO, ON, December 15, 2021 – Following more than a year of record price appreciation across the country, Canadian home values are expected to rise strongly again in 2022, however at a slower pace compared to 2021. Pent-up demand from buyers who were unable to transact in 2021, coupled with the growing need for shelter from new household formation and newcomers to Canada, will contin...Read More

By: LYNN

Changes to the Condominium Act 1988

Tags: OREA, Condominium Act, New Rules

OREA Government Relations recently communicated to its members that The Government of Ontario has introduced new changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 related to an expansion of the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) – the Province’s virtual tribunal that helps resolve condo-related disputes. As of January 1st, 2022, the CAT will be granted the auth...Read More

By: Royal LePage

Top 10 Tips for Selling your Home in the Winter

Tags: Selling home, winter, tips, Royal LePage Winter Market Survey

The common notion that spring is a better time to sell than winter is being challenged by today’s hot seller’s market conditions. A recent Royal LePage survey found that 79% of real estate professionals say they would advise their clients to sell this winter, rather than wait until spring; significantly higher than the 64% who say they would have given that advice prior to the pandemic...Read More

By: LYNN

Conquering the Fear of Paying too Much for a Home

Tags: buyer's,real estate,offer,home

You've heard of "buyer's regret".  It refers to purchasing a pricey item, like a fancy sweater or a new car, and then regretting it the next day because you think you paid too much. Fear of buyer’s regret can actually dissuade people from making a purchase, even when the price is right and they really want the product!   In the real estate world, buyers can some...Read More

By: LYNN

Is It Better To Own Or Rent?

Tags: own, rent, home prices, financial, royal lepage

Have you ever taken the time to work out what is financially better, owning or renting? No worries, Royal Lepage has done it for you.  According to a Royal LePage-sponsored study by economist Will Dunning, it has been determined that it is more financially beneficial to purchase a home than to rent in Canada. For more information, click here to read the full report....Read More

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