Archives for Real Estate News

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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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 patterns and lifestyle. Features such as “geo-fencing”, allows the thermostat to automatically turn down the temperature when
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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
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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
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Highway 407 Tolls Increasing

January 31, 2019 As published by CBC, tolls on Highway 407 will be be going up this week. “Drivers who use Highway 407 will be paying higher fees starting Feb. 1. Tolls on the highway will climb by as much as 14 per cent when the new fees go into effect. The largest change will hit drivers who commute during the afternoon rush on the section between Highway 427 and Highway 404, where fees are the highest. Driving eastbound on that stretch, known as Zone 3, between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. will now cost 57.6 cents per kilometre, up from 50.6
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Introducing Harrison The Bear

January 29, 2019 Introducing the newest member of Team Weir … HARRISON the BEAR!  At the Halifax Royal LePage National Sales Conference Live Auction, I had the highest bid to adopt Harrison Bear for the next year. Since birth, Harrison has raised over $10,000 in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation …. Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. I will be documenting Harrison’s adventures on many different platforms while continuing to raise awareness, and donations for our National and Local Women’s Shelters.  I am extremely grateful for this beautiful life I get to live … and I truly believe that empowered WOMEN empower WOMEN! Please feel free
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Team Weir Annual Food Drive Collection

January 19, 2019 We at Team Weir are starting our annual collection for the food bank. As always Sue at Hair Central is one of the first to lend a hand! Please donate non-perishable food stuffs at the barber shop. Team Weir will match cash donations to a maximum of $200. This year we are also collecting clothing for women and children at Three Oaks Women’s Shelter. Pictured right is our “go to legal administrator” Karen Crawford looking for your non-perishables at Sioui Mitts Law in Trenton. Call or Text: 613.392.7777    Email: david@davidweir.com    Toll Free: 1.800.263.2177    Team Weir on Facebook
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