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Buying

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Finding a Home that You Want

Finding a home you want is possible when you clearly define your home buying goals. In this blog, I will review an easy system to help you assess your needs and wants so you can shop smarter.https://youtu.be/CfsZHdTKUAQThe best way to avoid buyer remorse is to have a clear picture of what it is you are  looking for. Stop endlessly scrolling the internet without a plan. Become a smarter shopper.Buying a...

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St. John’s Real Estate Market Shift

Are we still in a seller’s market? Try not to buy into all the doom and gloom in the national headlines because real estate is local. What you really need to know what is happening here in the local St. John’s real estate market. https://youtu.be/5BahsPdeQ8U What is Inventory Rate? In order to know the difference between a buyers, sellers and balanced market and fully understand what is happening in...

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Will Interest Rates Impact the Sale of My Home

Will rising interest rates impact the sale of my home? You may have heard that interest rates have gone up and are predicted to continue to rise, but what does this really mean for you as a home buyer or seller. https://youtu.be/tsrT1xHFhgg If we take a step back and look at  interest rates over the last 30 years you can see that the low rates that we saw over the past couple of years were really...

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Homeownership as an Investment

Inflation is at an all time high so does it make sense to buy a house right now? Is making a real estate investment still a good idea? https://youtu.be/d05ATFJdzYw No doubt, you are feeling the pinch on your wallet at the gas pump or the grocery store and you may be wondering if buying a home right now is a good investment. While the Bank of Canada is working hard to bring down inflation toward their...

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Buying a Fixer Upper Home

Renovating or updating a house may not be as simple as it appears on tv. Let's look at the PROS and CONS of buying a Fixer Upper home versus a home that is Move-In Ready, to help you narrow options for the type of home that you would like to purchase. https://youtu.be/D6vvMR4iLZE Let's start by looking at the upsides to buying a Fixer Upper: Pro #1: Location There are some streets and neighborhoods...

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Buying a Home with a Rental Unit

Is buying a home with a Rental Unit the right option for you? Let's look at the pros and cons of buying a 2-Apartment Home vs. a Single Family Home, to help you decide.https://youtu.be/AweFfCMPaHMFirst, Let's look at the benefits of buying a home with a Rental Unit: Pro #1: Income The obvious benefit of a rental unit is that you will have rental income.  If you take this income and apply it to...

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Buying a New Construction Home

Before you go all in on your decision to buy a brand new home you should know some of the PROS and CONS of buying a New Construction Home versus a Previously Owned Home. Be confident that you are purchasing a home that is the right option for you.https://youtu.be/yq7LdA_JSzEStarting off with the benefits of a New Construction Home: Pro #1: New and Clean Everything is brand new, the walls have no...

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St. John’s Home Buyer Mistakes

St. John's Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid. When moving to St. John’s, NL you want to avoid these 3 Big Mistakes when buying properties. https://youtu.be/fqsnzCx5lVg St. John's Home Buyer Mistake #3: Not Considering Parking Are you a multi-car household? If so, you will want to make sure you take parking into consideration when buying a house. There are a number of areas of downtown St. John’s where you...

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3 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

You made the big decision to buy new home but now you just don’t know where to start.  Don’t get overwhelmed, I am here to help and in this blog I will tell you 3 TIPS on HOW TO GET STARTED as a FIRST TIME HOME BUYER. https://youtu.be/2DoYDBf20Wo Tip #1: Get Pre-Approved You should absolutely go get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before you start looking at homes.  Imagine...

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3 Financial Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

Are you ready to take the leap into homeownership but worried that as a first time home buyer you might not be making the best financial decisions? I'm going to share with you 3 financial mistakes that I see first time home buyers make so that you will know WHAT NOT TO DO in order to set yourself up for financial success as a new home owner. https://youtu.be/bpMuZFTPaVU Mistake #1: Making Large Purchases...

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