Buyers Resources

From Sizzle to Fizzle What Is Happening With The Housing Market?

While Southern Ontario collectively scratches its head wondering what is going on with the housing market, Buyers can suddenly sigh relief! Deep Relief! The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced another record month for residential sales in April, with a total of 1,220 homes sold, an increase of 14.2% over the same period…

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When to Call in the Experts

HIRING A REAL ESTATE AGENT Lately everyone has been trying to buy and sell a house on their own, however you’ll come to realize this is no simple business transaction, not to mention the paperwork involved! When you have a professional real estate agent from Rinehart Realty Inc. our REALTOR®, will help you achieve your goals, protect your interests and your transaction will go a lot…

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Home Inspections

A home inspection prior to purchasing a home or condominium can bring peace of mind when you sign the sales contract. Knowing what to expect both inside and out will help you make an informed decision about the value of the home and the future upkeep. A home inspection accomplishes two important goals. First, it…

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Real Estate Terminology

The one thing about participating in the real estate market that confounds most consumers is the terminology and jargon that must be learned. But, as with any business, in order to be successful as a buyer or seller, it is necessary to become familiar with certain concepts and words. The real estate business is somewhat…

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Home Owners Primer

New homeowners often find there’s more to keeping up a house than cutting the grass and clearing snow from the driveway. Tools To start with, a new homeowner needs to have on hand a ‘basic tool kit’. A number of basic tools are a must C a metal hammer, screwdrivers with a variety of heads,…

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Choosing the Right Neighborhood

When buying a home, the neighbourhood you select will not only play a pivotal role in your family’s life, but in the resale value of the property. One person’s ideal neighbourhood however may vary greatly from another’s. But, regardless, there are some needs and wants that generally do not change. The distance from your new…

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Buying a home of your own

So you’ve decided you want to stop paying rent and buy your first home. You’re not alone. With interest rates at their lowest in decades, many people have discovered that mortgage payments can be significantly lower or at least comparable to the rent they are currently paying. Making the decision to become a homeowner is…

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