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Thursday, March 26, 2020   /   by Tiffany Rosete

How To Sell a House That Didn’t Sell

If your home has just come off the market and hasn’t sold, don’t be discouraged. The reason it didn’t sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale. If your listing has expired and you still want results, before you put your home back on the market, take a step back and review your situation. 

Q. Where should you begin? 
A. Start by making a commitment to do what it takes to market your house to get it sold. With the right system, the home sale you want is still well within reach. 

Q. Why didn’t your home sell? 
A. Review your previous selling plan and you’ll discover that an expired listing usually reflects a problem in one or more of these four major areas: 

1. Teamwork, 
2. Pricing, 
3. Condition of Your Home, and 
4. Marketing. 

Why Don’t Some Houses Sell? 
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020   /   by Tiffany Rosete

Things You Need to know To Pass Your Home Inspection

While homebuyers are as individual as the homes they plan on purchasing, one thing they share is a desire to ensure that the home they will call their own is as good beneath the surface as it appears to be. 

Will the roof end up leaking? Is the wiring safe? What about the plumbing? 

These, and others, are the questions that the buyers looking at your home will seek professional help to answer. 

According to industry experts, there are at least 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection. We’ve identified the 11 most common of these and, if not identified and dealt with, any of these 11 items could cost you dearly in terms of repair. 

In most cases, you can make a reasonable pre-inspection yourself if you know what you’re looking for. And knowing what you’re looking for can help you prevent little problems from growing into costly and unmanageable ones. 11 Things You Need to Know to Pass Your H ...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020   /   by Tiffany Rosete

HOMEBUYERS: How to Save Thousands of Dollars When You Buy

If you’re like most home-buyers, you have two primary considerations in mind when you start looking for a home. First, you want to find a home that perfectly meets your needs and desires, and secondly, you want to purchase this home for the lowest possible price. When you analyze those successful home-buyers who have been able to purchase the home they want for thousands of dollars below a seller’s asking price, some common denominators emerge. Although your agents negotiating skills are important, there are three additional key factors that must come into play long before you ever submit an offer. 

1. Clearly Overpriced:
Every seller wants to realize the most amount of money they can for their home, and real estate agents know this. If more than one agent is competing for your listing, an easy way to win the battle is to over-inflate the value of your home. This is done far too often, with many homes that are priced 10-20% over their true market value. This is ...

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Monday, March 16, 2020   /   by Tiffany Rosete

6 Little Known Facts That Can Help You Buy Your First Home

The problem that most renters face isn’t their ability to meet a monthly payment. Goodness knows that you must meet this monthly obligation every 30 days already. The problem is accumulating enough capital to make a down-payment on something more permanent But saving for this lump sum doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think. Consider the following 6 important points:

1. You can buy a home with much less down than you think.

There are some government programs (such as the first time buyer programs) to help people get into the housing market. You can qualify as a first time buyer even if your spouse has owned a home before as long as your name was not registered. Ensure your real estate agent is informed and knowledgeable in this important area and can offer programs to help you with your options.

2. You may be able to get your lender to help you with your down-payment and closing costs. 

Even if you do not have enough cash for a down-pa ...

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Saturday, September 22, 2018   /   by Lake Country Real Estate Team

New to Orillia Checklist

Did you just buy a new house in Orillia? If so, congratulations! Maybe you are still looking into moving up north to enjoy the Cottage Country and all of its activities year round, but are still undecided. Whatever your case may be you want to know what are the most popular destinations that any resident, young or old, can enjoy while living in the Sunshine City.

Couchiching Beach Park

Couchiching Beach is a lakeside park located at the foot of Downtown Orillia. This Orillia beach is ideal for swimming, has an extensive boardwalk, play equipment, and a mini-train ride making it a great destination for families to enjoy Lake Couchiching.

Attend an event at Tudhope Park

Tudhope is another one of Orillia’s popular parks. Tudhope park has expansive green areas which makes it the ideal destination for many Orillia events including the Mariposa Folk Festival, RibFest, and more. This 65 acre park includes beach volleyball, a sandy beach, baseball fields, trails, sp ...

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