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How to Know You’ve Found the Right Home

It all starts in our neocortex and thalamus; that's where imagination is conceived. We go from there. We see the outlines and envision the floor plan with great precision; the brain can go as far as evoking the smell of fresh paint in our new home. We write down our guidelines and our must-haves and crunch the budget numbers. We pick up the phone and contact our trusted real estate broker. Then we wait. For magic. After a few house tours, our inner indecisiveness kicks in as we find ourselves overwhelmed with the real estate buffet in front of us. "The one from Tuesday had the best backyard, but the one I saw yesterday had [...]

2022-06-11T16:45:26-04:00June 11th, 2022|

Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers

Oh, it's a journey. Whether you're a first-time home buyer or made a hobby out of property investment, finding that perfect piece of land that checks all the boxes is laborious. The real estate market may be our oyster, but finding that one pearl is rare (1 in 10,000 if we're talking real oyster pearls; scientific fact). Luckily for us, the real estate market reality is not that bleak. "Seek, and you shall find" - it's all it takes. A little time and a keen eye for detail. Plus a checklist. Easy does it. Let's walk through our home inspection checklist for buyers and get you closer to saying, "I do." Home inspection 101 You're [...]

2022-05-21T15:25:47-04:00May 21st, 2022|

Buying Old vs. New Properties

Buying a home is a challenging and demanding task. There are so many things to consider. Everything requires your time and effort, from budget and location to all the paperwork. Not to mention you're probably juggling buying and selling a home at the same time! However, there is one question you should know the answer to before you start scrolling down the listings, buying old vs. new properties - which is better? Different brokers will give you different answers. Some are certain that old, established properties are a better investment. On the other hand, some say that you can't go wrong with a new one. But most will agree that it depends on your needs, [...]

2022-04-30T11:39:14-04:00April 28th, 2022|

More Single Women Are Purchasing Homes

In Canada, more single women are purchasing homes, and their numbers are rising. They are now the second-largest group of buyers, behind married couples. When it comes to single women vs. single men, single women account for 25% of buyers, whereas single men account for 10% of buyers. Why? Well, to find out, you'll have to continue reading. Hopefully, those single ladies will inspire you to get in touch with experienced real estate brokers and start looking for your first Montreal home. Why are more single women purchasing homes? Not so long ago, lenders wouldn't even think about lending to a woman regardless of how good her credit score was or if she was a [...]

2022-04-05T14:48:46-04:00April 5th, 2022|

We’re hiring!

Katia Samson real estate group is searching for a diligent real estate administrative assistant. You’ll be responsible for managing all paperwork in a timely manner, notifying clients and broker of approaching deadlines, ensuring each deal goes through the proper legal channels. As self-motivated and efficient team worker, you have superb organizational skills, a knack for customer service, and a strong understanding of the real estate transaction process and are bilingual. If this sounds like you, apply today! Send an email to: Katia@katiasamson.com Duties and Responsibilities: Write, edit and format documents and correspondence. Liaison with brokers, potential customers and notaries An autonomous worker who is driven to seek out tasks Provide administrative support to the Team. [...]

2022-03-29T12:16:14-04:00March 24th, 2022|

Special discount for you!

Katia Samson Real Estate Group is offering you a $60 discount in collaboration with WeCook!  What is WeCook? WeCook takes the hassle out of meal prep and offers healthy ready-to-eat meals for consumers in Quebec and Ontario WeCook’s meals arrive ready-to-eat = no cooking = no dishes – saving you 8 hours a week! Meals are delivered to your door and ready-to-eat in less than 3 minutes! Sourced from Canadian suppliers with zero additives, we have 14 new recipes to choose from each week WeCook so you don’t have to! Take the hassle out of meal prep so you can get back to doing what you love MORE INFORMATION? https://www.wecookmeals.ca/en/week-menu

2022-03-21T13:48:19-04:00March 19th, 2022|

Most Common Staging Mistakes to Avoid in 2022

In today's competitive real estate market, home staging is not an option - it's a must. To appeal to a wide range of prospective buyers, sellers need to do everything in their power to make their homes stand out. Of course, everybody knows the three D's of home staging: declutter, depersonalize, and deep clean. However, while focusing on these three basic rules, many sellers overlook some of the biggest missteps of home staging. Therefore, if you want to sell your home quickly and for a top dollar, you'll have to think about everything. That's why we listed below the most common staging mistakes to avoid in 2022. Let's get started! Ignoring potential buyers' demographics  When [...]

2022-02-20T14:40:07-05:00February 20th, 2022|

When is the best time to list your property for sale ? Early in the year for a summer move !

As anybody working in a professional moving company will tell you, summer is when things heat up. There is usually more demand than they know what to do with. This is no fluke. There are many reasons why people plan to relocate during the summer. Of course, it's hard to move if said move depends on you selling your property first, and that hasn't happened yet. If you wish to make sure there are no hiccups in your schedule, it's essential to add your home to the inventory as soon as possible and start attracting buyers. The sooner, the better. Moving during the summer does make life easier for a variety of reasons that we [...]

2022-02-06T08:45:15-05:00February 5th, 2022|

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|
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