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Hiring an Agent to Help you Rent

Buying | January 14, 2020 | written by Corbin Chivers

If you’re looking for a rental in a city, you may have struggled to find apartments that fulfill your expectations. Because of this, you’re forced to make compromises to land a space of your own. Perhaps you even thought about hiring a real estate agent to help your search. The question is, is there any…

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When To Get in Touch with Your Real Estate Agent

Buying | December 4, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Other than being a complex industry, the real estate process of selling and buying a home can be quite tricky. If you’re a home buyer, it’s easy to get lost in the process – from preparing all your paperwork to looking for financing, down to dealing with the closing cost and home inspections. If you…

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3 Ways to Determine the True Value of a Home Before Making an Offer

Buying | November 27, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Buying a home is often met with a seemingly endless list of questions about every detail of the process because of how pricey it can be. From inquiries about a listing’s details all the way to a few questions about hidden defects, one can never really run out of questions.  One particular inquiry that pops…

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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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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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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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How to Choose Your Realtor – Solo vs a Team Agent

Buying | August 14, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

  A lot of people ask me how to choose a Realtor and if they should be working with a Solo Agent or working with a Real Estate Team. As with many professions, there are all kinds of Realtors out there, some are great, others are not so great – so I’ve created this video…

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Finding the Right Location

Buying | August 10, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

So you’re ready to buy a new home and it needs to be perfect for you and your family. You want a place that has everything you need now as well as something you can grow into long term. You’ve made a list outlining your criteria but with so many options, which area should you…

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