What is a Buyer’s Agent and How are They Compensated?
If you’re shopping for a house, or even just considering buying one, there’s one person that you absolutely need on your side: a Realtor. Potential buyers often think they can go it alone, but there are a number of things they may not be considering. What is a Buyer’s Agent and ...Continue Reading
Which home improvement projects have the highest ROI?
Key Takeaways The potential return of a project will depend on several factors including the nature of the project, upscale versus midrange, the location of the property as well as the base cost incurred. The report “compares average cost for 29 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale ...Continue Reading
3 tips that could save you thousands on your mortgage, as interest rates rise.
Sean Cooper wiped off his $255,000 mortgage in exactly three years and two months, at age 30. He took on two extra gigs, in addition to his daytime job as a pension plan analyst in Toronto. He lived in the basement of his own house, while tenants “thumped around upstairs.” And he ...Continue Reading
Five Reasons Why You Still Need A Real Estate Agent
Five Reasons Why You Still Need A Real Estate Agent The proliferation of services that help homebuyers and sellers complete their own real estate transactions is relatively recent, and it may have you wondering whether using a real estate agent is becoming a relic of a bygone era. While doing the ...Continue Reading
11 reasons for sale by owner is a terrible idea
Agents can save sellers time, money, liability and hassle Key Takeaways FSBOs are more costly than homeowners realize -- including lower sales prices and hidden fees. Selling a home is a complicated transaction -- sellers and buyers alike can get burned with FSBOs. Time costs money -- a FSBO costs the seller valuable time, ...Continue Reading
Pioneer Museum marks 25 years of preserving local history
Pioneer Museum marks 25 years of preserving local history Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:26:25 MDT PM The Harvest Festival predates the Pioneer Museum itself and has become a fun annual tradition. File photo It started with two men who wanted to preserve the farming history of the Stony Plain area. Now, the Stony Plain ...Continue Reading