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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...

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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 chan...

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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 sale ...

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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...

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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 can help ...

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Worried You Won’t Find The Home You Want?

April 11, 2019 If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may be concerned that you won’t be able to find the kind of property you’re looking to buy. After all, getting into a more desirable home is the main reason many people move in the first place. Should you be concerned? There are a couple of things to consider: First, think about the last time you purchased a car. You probably had a price range in mind and a general idea of the kind of vehicle you wanted. After visiting a few dealerships – or shopping online – you probably discovered seven or ei...

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Gift Card Winners!

March 22, 2019  Congrats to our $500 gift card recipient Melissa from Quinte West who shared our latest newsletter. The response was great so we selected another name for a $100 gift card – the recipient is Sharon from NS. We have the best clients – thank you all for sharing! Call or Text: 613.392.7777    Email: david@davidweir.com    Toll Free: 1.800.263.2177    Team Weir on Facebook

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Benefits Of A Smart Thermostat

March 16, 2019 As published by Reliance Home Comfort, below are a few of the benefits of a upgrading to a  Smart Thermostat: “First, these thermostats are incredibly easy to use. They are programmed through an app and can be controlled remotely with your smartphone or tablet. You can turn the temperature up or down, from anywhere, anytime. Next, these thermostats can automatically program themselves. It can learn your temperature preferences and establish a schedule that can adjust to the most efficient, energy-saving settings based on your usage patter...

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Should You Move Or Renovate?

March 11, 2019 Determining whether you should buy a new home or fix up your current one isn’t easy. In fact, the decision can be steeped in so much drama, they make reality TV shows about it! So, if you’re wondering whether to move or improve, here are three things to consider: 1. Will a renovation truly fix what you don’t like about your property? If you’re tired of a small kitchen, for example, given the layout of your house, it might not be possible to make it any bigger. On the other hand, if you’re craving a spacious rec room with a cozy fireplace,...

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What Does A Property Surveyor Do?

February 27, 2019 Property surveyors, sometimes referred to as land surveyors, play a vital role in the real estate world. They are the professionals who determine or confirm the exact boundaries of a property. Will you need to deal with a property surveyor when you sell your home? You might. Sometimes the mortgage lender will ask for a land survey, especially if your property is older and hasn’t changed hands in many years. You might also be asked for one by the buyer if there is any confusion about the size and boundaries of your property – or if sign...

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Have You Gone Noseblind?

February 19, 2019 Noseblindness is actually a thing. According to Dr. Richard Doty, the director of the Smell and Taste Center at the University of Pennsylvania, “You adapt to the smells around you.” It’s why you return from holidays and suddenly realize you need to open the windows – because when you’ve been away from your home, your nasal senses “reset” and you are smelling your home anew, just like a potential buyer might when entering your home for the first time. Whether it’s pet odours, shoes, sports equipment, “Eau de Teenager,” or fridge and pan...

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What Home Inspectors See That You Can’t

February 9, 2019  When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues”. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be replaced, immediately, for thousands of dollars. Nevertheless, you might question whether you really need to invest the few hundred dollars it costs for a professional home inspection. “The home we want to buy looks like it’s in very good shape,” you might be thin...

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