Posts by WeirTeam

Characteristics Of A Desirable Street

October 23, 2019 Sometimes you know a desirable street when you see one. For example, it’s obvious that a home on a cul-de-sac is enticing mainly because there isn’t any through traffic. What are the other characteristics of a desirable street that may not be as obvious? Here are just a few: Sidewalks. A sidewalk in front of your home is not only handy, it also adds to the property’s curb appeal. In addition, if you have kids, a sidewalk makes it easier – and safer – for them to play and visit neighbourhood friends. Mature trees. Trees lining the street add
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Buying A Home: What Can I Comfortably Afford?

October 9, 2019 If you have decided that buying a home is the right decision for you, then you are ready to take the next step; that is, determining what you can actually afford. Let me start with a word of caution. Before you contemplate a mortgage for the full amount the lending institution indicates you are eligible, think it through carefully. For example, mortgage interest rates have been fairly low for the past couple of years. However, if you mortgage to the maximum amount allowed by the lending institution and interest rates have increased when it is time to
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Water Quality In The Home

September 24, 2019 Are you concerned about the water quality in your home or a home you are considering purchasing? The below article, published by Pillar To Post Home Inspectors informs home owners  on how to ensure your water is safe. “Municipal water systems are required to test and monitor drinking water supplies to ensure safe and good-tasting water. But what happens once that water has been piped into towns, neighborhoods, and homes? Older homes may still have service lines made of lead going into the home, which can cause lead to leach into the water. The local water supplier should be
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How To Select A Realtor®

August 18, 2019 If you have decided to use a Real Estate sales professional to assist in the sale of your home, selecting that REALTOR® is an important part of the process and will be instrumental in achieving an expeditious and successful sale of your residence. As a part of our Sellers Series, Team Weir has developed a list of questions for you to ask yourself before hiring your next Realtor®. Will your property be placed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), thereby giving you maximum exposure to all Buyers and Real Estate Companies in the area and across the
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3 Reasons A House Isn’t Selling

July 21, 2019 Have you ever driven by a For Sale sign and wondered, “That house has been on the market for a long time, I wonder why it isn’t selling”? You might have asked that question because you were worried the same thing would happen when you put your own house on the market! Often a home doesn’t sell for one of three reasons: 1. The price is too high. Sometimes a homeowner will set the listing price exceptionally high in the hopes of getting lucky. What happens instead, however, is potential buyers stay away. In today’s real estate
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Selecting The Right Movers

June 26, 2019 Team Weir knows that the last think you want on moving day is a problem with the moving company you have hired. Ideally, you want them to show up on time, handle your possessions with care, and act professionally. Here are some tips that will help you choose the best mover for your needs. Get a recommendation from someone you trust. That could be a friend, family member or colleague. As your real estate agent, I can also recommend some reputable movers. Get everything in writing. Make sure you understand exactly what you’ll be paying. Ask about
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The Importance Of Reading And Understanding An Offer

June 16, 2019 When you make or receive an offer to buy a property, it’s important that you read and understand every clause. It is especially important to understand any conditions or any changes that are made to the standard offer. An offer may contain several types of conditions. The most common are “conditional upon arranging financing” and “conditional upon passing a professional home inspection.” However, there may be other conditions as well. You should be aware of – and fully understand – all of them. In addition, the wording of an offer may change during the back and forth
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Your Home At A Glance

May 21, 2019 Have you ever driven up to a restaurant and been disappointed by your first impression? Perhaps the windows looked dark and gloomy, the façade was worn and unattractive or for some other reason it just didn’t look like a tempting place to eat. It could still be a fantastic restaurant – a real gem. But, your first impression has soured your anticipation. If you still walk through the front door, it will likely be with much lower expectations. This scenario often plays out in the real estate market as well. Buyers drive up to a home for
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A Bird’s Eye View Of Selling Your Home

April 27, 2019 If you haven’t sold a home before, the process can seem complex and even intimidating. It really isn’t. In fact, the steps to selling your property – quickly and for the best price – are straightforward, although not necessarily easy. Here’s a bird’s-eye view of the steps to expect: Determine what your property will likely sell for on today’s market. This is referred to as the Current Market Value. Decide on a list price. Doing this properly is crucial. If you set the price too high, you’ll discourage buyers from seeing your home. On the other hand,
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Insurance And Your Move With Team Weir

April 20, 2019  Buying and/or selling a home is a time when you may need to get a new insurance policy or at the very least update your existing insurance coverage. Here are some tips from Team Weir and a local insurance guru to help with that process. For your home – ensure you have all of the details on the dwelling such as: year built, square footage & all recent updates IE new roof shingles Be aware of any higher hazard items such as: galvanized plumbing, aluminum or knob & tube wiring or potential vacancy.  We at Team Weir
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