Found 9 blog entries tagged as property value.

Welcome, future homeowners! Embarking on the journey of purchasing your first home is both thrilling and overwhelming. At RE/MAX Infinity, we understand the importance of finding the right home at the right price. In this article, we'll provide you with insightful and accurate tips that are not only informative but also enjoyable. So, let's dive in and discover how you can ensure you're getting a fair deal as a first-time homebuyer.

Develop Your Market Awareness

To become a savvy homebuyer, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the local real estate market. Begin by researching the average prices of homes in your desired area. Pay attention to any fluctuations or properties that linger on the market for an extended period. This knowledge…

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The real estate industry can be both exciting and intimidating for prospective buyers and sellers. With constantly changing market trends and regulations, it is important to stay well informed and prepared. Whether you’re looking to buy your first home or sell your current property, this article will provide valuable insights and tips to help you navigate the real estate industry with confidence.

Current Market Trends

According to the recent market data, the real estate industry is experiencing a surge in demand for single-family homes and a shortage of inventory. This has led to increased competition among buyers and rising prices in many markets. On the other hand, sellers are enjoying the benefits of sellers market, with properties often selling…

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Selling a home can be a daunting task, but one way to increase the chances of success is to stage the home. Staging is the process of making a home look its best by arranging furniture, adding decor, and generally making the home more attractive to potential buyers. Here are some tips for staging your home to sell:

Declutter: The first step in staging your home is to declutter. Remove any personal items, such as family photos or knick-knacks, and pack them away.  Donate or sell items you don't use. This will make the space look cleaner and less cluttered, which will help potential buyers envision themselves living in the home.

Clean: A clean home is more attractive to potential buyers. Take the time to deep clean your home, including the…

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You know about staging and pricing a listing properly to attract buyers, but sometimes there’s an out-of-sight, out-of-mind history that sellers may have to disclose. A  property might look perfect on the outside, but if there was a death on site, it was used for illegal activity, or even if it’s reported to be haunted, it can become what’s known as “stigmatized.” This label can make the property more difficult to sell and might even bring down its value.

Some potential buyers may not care about a home’s stigma, while others could perceive it as a red flag. However, depending where you live, sellers are not always obligated to disclose certain issues, leaving the onus on the buyer—with the help of their REALTOR®—to learn more.

We asked two real…

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Choosing a neighbourhood

The quality of the surrounding community is a significant factor in determining whether you will be happy in your new home. While choosing a neighbourhood and forming an accurate impression of it is tough until you actually live there, preliminary research on the area can reduce the likelihood of suffering from buyer’s remorse down the road. So, how can you ensure that you’re well-informed? Here are five strategies for investigating a neighbourhood before you buy.

Choosing a Neighbourhood: Journey of Discovery

To determine whether the area is ideal for you, it is best to pay multiple visits. Listen for things like planes, trains and automobiles as you wander the neighbourhood. Living near places that frequently generate…

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Will the carpet in my bathroom increase or decrease my property value? Let’s just say if you’ve asked that question then you’re in the right place to find out what’s relevant in the current Canadian real estate market, whether you’re browsing, buying, or selling.

RE/MAX® has been around since carpeting in bathrooms (please, no!) was a thing. Our 50 years of experience has taught us a thing or two about Canadian real estate. Don’t worry if you can’t keep up with everything there is to know about home-buying, selling and staging a property. That’s why we’re here – to clarify all your questions. And you can be sure that there are many, many questions.

So, How Much do People Really Know About Canadian Real Estate?


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Have you ever wondered how much your property’s value has changed since you purchased it? Home appraisals can play a big role. Let’s break down the appraisal process—what it means, when it happens, and other important factors you need to know.

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What is a home appraisal?

An appraisal is an process to determine how much money a property is worth. It sounds simple in theory, but a lot goes into determining the appraised value of a piece of real estate. 

Valid appraisals must be conducted by a licensed appraiser—a third-party professional who’s  unbiased towards the sale. Appraisers are required to hold a license in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, but other provinces may have different requirements. Typically, they’re ordered by…

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When the time comes to sell your home, an obvious question arises—should I do renovations before I sell? While on the surface it may seem like renos could increase the value of your property, there are a handful of factors to consider before jumping in.

 First, find and choose a REALTOR©  for guidance on how the market is performing in your area. Next up, decide on your target market. Are you looking for a buyer who wants a move-in ready place? Or someone searching for a fixer upper? What’s your time frame to sell? These questions will help determine the scale and size of any potential renovation.

 Anthony Lance, REALTOR® and sales representative with Right at Home Realty Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, says, “whether you’d like to sell your home with…

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Adding a swimming pool to your home

The pandemic prompted a renewed focus on relaxation and recreation at home, making luxuries such as a large backyard, nice deck and a swimming pool highly sought-after on the real estate market. These outdoor features turn your home into a summer oasis during the warmer months. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to make additions to your home, it is essential to consider the pros and cons of adding an expensive luxury item, like a pool. Below, we will go over the ups and downs of adding a swimming pool to your home and how it may affect the property’s resale value.

Key Factors to Consider When Adding a Swimming Pool to Your Home

Adding a swimming pool to your home indeed has its benefits. However, these benefits are…

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