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The Real Estate Industry – What the Future Holds

Real Estate Tips | November 20, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

In the past, purchasing real estate was not an easy process, especially for the buyer. With so many factors in play and hard to find information, making that final purchase decision can be agonizing.  However, new technologies are emerging, simplifying complicated processes into simple tasks. As this trend continues, the real estate industry may very…

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Responsibilities & Lender’s Duties in Home Purchasing

Buying | November 12, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

You might be wondering whether a real estate or even a mortgage lender will protect you, the house buyer, when it comes to purchasing a new home. In most cases, while they may take some measures to protect your interests, it is ultimately your part to play. In other words, it is your responsibility to…

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Psychological Tips & Tricks Realtors Use in Selling Homes

Selling | November 4, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

The real estate industry, at the height of the Canadian housing market, can be tough to navigate. The goal is to ensure that you’ll be able to sell your house at a reasonable price. As much as possible, you want to reap the benefits of your home investment after all the preparation you’ve undergone to…

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How to Sell a Home in a Down Market

Selling | October 30, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

The real estate market can be a volatile market. It is a good time to sell a home when the market is up. However, when the market is down and you have to sell a property, how will you be able to make sure the sale is for a price that doesn’t leave a bad…

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Roles of a Real Estate Agent in Home-Selling

Selling | October 20, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

The entire home-selling process can be quite tricky. If you own a property and hope to sell your home, you may be wondering how you should proceed. If you’ve already gone through the process, you know the crucial role of a real estate agent.  An excellent realtor will get to know you and your real…

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4 Potential Problems of Purchasing a Home without a Realtor

Buying | October 7, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Buying a home can be one of the most crucial investment decisions you’ll ever make in your life. Because of this, you want to make sure you get the best deal from a lender and understand what your lender needs to cover.  The process of real estate can be quite tricky so many homebuyers choose…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Referral Agents

Real Estate Tips | September 22, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Often, the process of looking for a professional real estate agent to work with involves asking your friends and family for referrals. However, did you know that some people are paid to recommend certain agents to you? It may not be your close friends and family, but some people actually earn money by sending you…

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What You Need To Know When Negotiating Real Estate Commissions

Buying, Selling | September 18, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Generally speaking, real estate agent commissions are negotiable. Some agents are ready to reduce the fee almost instantly, while others are open to some form of discussion. However, it is good to note that not all agents will negotiate a commission with you—they don’t have to.   How Real Estate Agents Get Paid There are…

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Why Talking to a Real Estate Agent First Before a Lender is Important

Buying | September 9, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

First-time homebuyers are finding it difficult to complete the process because they are focused on getting a loan first before finding a house. While the loan is important, having a conversation with a real estate agent is more important because they can help find a residence that is suitable for your preferences. Once you have…

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4 Questions to Ask Every Real Estate Agent Before You Hire Them

Buying, Selling | September 1, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

There is no shortage of advice being given about real estate agents on the internet, whether you’re buying or selling, there’s one tip that you should keep in mind: always shop around for the best agent with which to work.  In most cases, the perfect real estate agent is not going to be the first…

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