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What first-time homebuyers in Quebec are looking for

Selling a home in Quebec requires some planning and investing on your side, particularly if you want to attract first-time homebuyers in the shortest timeframe possible. There are a few selling strategies, such as professional home staging, that can speed up the process. Furthermore, as first-time homebuyers can rely on several government incentives, it makes sense to consider the factors that first-time homebuyers in Quebec are looking for as they are a very rewarding demographic to market to. Read on to familiarize yourself with property selling insights. Who qualifies to be a first-time homebuyer in Quebec? To qualify as a first-time homebuyer in Quebec, the buyer and their spouse must prove that they have not owned or [...]

2022-01-14T09:38:03-05:00January 12th, 2022|

7 Accessories for a Cozy Home This Winter

When winter comes, all we want to do is wrap ourselves in blankets and drink hot chocolate. But, if that isn't enough, you can have an utterly cozy home this winter, with some accessories. They will make you feel warm even when you aren't wrapped in a blanket! So, let's see what are the 7 accessories for a cozy home this winter! Blankets and pillows The first accessories that we would recommend are blankets and a lot of them. You can find many different types of blankets, but we recommend thick wool blankets, preferably in warm colors. If you opt for warmer hues, it will boost the overall coziness of your home. Colors like dark [...]

2021-12-11T19:21:29-05:00December 11th, 2021|

How to Prepare Your Home for Cold Weather

As winter is approaching, it's time to prepare your home for cold weather. You might feel it's not necessary or too early to think about it but trust us - it's always better to start sooner and ensure your home is in great shape before the harsh weather strikes. If you are unsure where to start or what to pay attention to, continue reading. We've prepared a list of things you should do and detailed instructions that will help you protect your home from any weather conditions. Ways to prepare your home for cold weather Preparing your home for colder months is essential for many reasons. Not only will you ensure your home is safe [...]

2022-01-13T13:00:24-05:00November 16th, 2021|

How to Use Scents in Staging This Fall?

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of them all. It's just lovely to watch how nature exhibits all of the delightful colors and enticing fragrances. That is why, if you need to sell your home this fall, you can use scents to your advantage. After all, home staging is all about appealing to the visual and olfactory senses of your buyers. If you can create a cozy ambiance with a fragrance that brings back pleasant memories, it might help you to sell the house. As a result, if you're wondering how to use scents in staging this fall, our article will provide you with some helpful tips. Read further to find out which [...]

2021-10-30T20:17:24-04:00October 30th, 2021|

How to sell and buy a house at the same time

No matter the market situation, selling and buying a house simultaneously is daring and requires you to perform challenging tasks. You will need to juggle many things at once, and you'll end up constantly worrying about timing. However, have in mind that the "perfect timing" exists only in the perfect world. In reality, overlaps happen in most cases, and you need to be prepared for them. Because of this, we've gathered some tips and advice on how to sell and buy a house at the same time. How to stay sane when you're about to sell and buy a house at the same time? One of the most important things when you're faced with having [...]

2021-10-02T10:14:39-04:00October 2nd, 2021|

Buying an Accessible Home: A Quick Guide for Property Hunters

Home buying is stressful enough on its own, but when you add on a physical disability or mobility impairment, the process is even more of a challenge. And there are very few fully accessible homes available on the market in Canada, you’ll increase your chances of finding a suitable home within your price range if you have an experienced team of professionals by your side. Courtesy of the Katia Samson Real Estate Group, here are a few helpful tips for hiring an experienced real estate broker and finding accessible properties in your desired location. Assembling Your Real Estate Team When buying any type of property — especially an accessible home — you need a listing [...]

2021-09-25T12:10:44-04:00September 25th, 2021|

7 Tips for Negotiating Property Prices

Negotiations are a big part of the home selling process. As the buyers will expect you to negotiate, they will always set a higher asking price, so they don't have to settle for less than they have to. On the other hand, you don't want to pay more than you must. This means you need to be well prepared, and to help you, we've prepared tips for negotiating property prices. Proper negotiation requires a lot of patience and organization. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you'll master home negotiation skills. Now, let us begin! Before you start negotiating the property price When it comes to real estate, nowadays, you'll come across real bidding wars. In the [...]

2021-09-06T15:14:52-04:00September 4th, 2021|

Long distance house hunting guide

In an ideal world, finding the right house right off the bat would be relatively simple. Unfortunately, we don’t live in one. The actual process of searching for housing is often lengthy and comes with a set of difficulties. If you thought looking at local listings was challenging, think again! In reality, long-distance house hunting is much more complex. Surely, we would all want to be there in person when acquiring residential property, but it doesn’t always work that way. Life happens, and sometimes we are forced to purchase a home from afar. Yes, that can actually be done! With technologically advanced tools by your side and a reliable real estate broker, you should be able to successfully settle sooner [...]

2021-08-11T17:20:05-04:00July 22nd, 2021|

Benefits of Professional Home Staging Services

When moving into a new home, people tend to devote their full attention to designing a space that fits their needs and preferences. However, things are a bit different when moving out of one since relocation and home-selling already require a vast amount of energy, time, and money. Although home staging can seem like a needless waste of resources, it can bring a significant return on investment in today's competitive real estate market. Therefore, if maximizing profit when selling your property is the goal, you might want to know about these benefits of professional home staging services.   Professional home staging services help speed up the sale When trying to sell a home within a [...]

2021-06-06T20:51:15-04:00June 6th, 2021|

Bidding Wars in Today’s Real Estate Market

The bidding war phenomenon, common in the Quebec real estate market for a few years now, has intensified in recent months. What does this mean exactly, and what is the impact for buyers and sellers? Truth in numbers In the Greater Montreal area, the price paid for a property is generally higher than the original list price now. This is a good indicator of how volatile the market has become. In fact, it is not uncommon for several different buyers to submit offers on the same property—and in trying to outbid everyone else drive up the price by thousands of dollars. “I have seen offers go as high as 20 percent above the original list [...]

2021-02-23T11:29:23-05:00February 23rd, 2021|
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