7 Signs That You’ve Picked the Right Real Estate Agent

By: David De Dominicis

7 Signs That You’ve Picked the Right Real Estate Agent

Tags: Brantford Real Estate Information

Buying or selling a home can be a complicated and stressful experience. There can be a lot of moving parts involved that may come as a surprise to people who have never been through the process before. This is why having a great real estate agent is critical. Picking the right agent isn’t always easy, but you’ll definitely know if you’ve picked the right one for you. Here are sev...Read More

6 Reasons You Should Avoid Buying A For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Home

By: David De Dominicis

6 Reasons You Should Avoid Buying A For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Home

Tags: Brantford Real Estate Information

When you're looking to buy a home, you may wonder, "Does it matter if the property is listed with a real estate agent or the owners who are trying to sell it themselves?" Um, yes. It matters. A lot. The truth is: When it comes to signing contracts, handing over escrow money, and digging into the home's history, going it alone can end up costing homebuyers a bundle. The following ...Read More

Buying Versus Renting A Home…That Old Debate

By: David De Dominicis

Buying Versus Renting A Home…That Old Debate

Tags: Buying a home vs renting a home.

Why would someone write an article on buying versus renting a home? What's in it for the author of the article? Why would you read one? What is it you want to hear? Do you just want confirmation and justification for what you already believe and want to do? Or, are you looking to be convinced otherwise? These are all good questions to ask yourself if you find yourself reading an article on wh...Read More

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hire The Agent With The Most For Sale Signs In Town

By: David De Dominicis

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hire The Agent With The Most For Sale Signs In Town

Tags: Home Selling Tips and Why you Should Hire the Best Agent and not Top Agent.

  You want to hire the best agent when you sell your house. You see real estate agent "John Listalots" all over town. His signs are everywhere. So, you figure he must be a great agent. It seems like he sells almost everything in town, and you figure that he probably "has all the buyers". From an outsider's point of view, this makes sense... What better way to gauge and...Read More

New Year. Same Rates.

By: David De Dominicis

New Year. Same Rates.

Tags: new year, mortgage rates, bank of canada.

New Year. Warm Wishes.  What a phenomenal time the holiday season was. I hope you and your family enjoyed the festivities. With the New Year here and everyone back to their routine, the focus is now on Spring and planning for the warmer months ahead. Conversations and opinions about the economy and the real estate market will continue to dominate headlines this year. With today's Bank of...Read More

North American Economies Strong? Central Banks Continue to Nudge Rates Up

By: David De Dominicis

North American Economies Strong? Central Banks Continue to Nudge Rates Up

Tags: North American Economies Strong? Central Banks Continue to Nudge Rates Up

At the end of October, the Bank of Canada once again bumped-up its Key Interest Rate from 1.5% to 1.75%. It's the fifth rate hike since July 2017. Canada's central bank kept its interest rate at record lows for several years to stimulate the economy following the slowdown of 2008, but over the past 15 months, the rate has increased by 1.25% as the economy has gathered steam and moved onto...Read More

What does the time changing have to do with real estate?

By: David De Dominicis

What does the time changing have to do with real estate?

Tags: Real Estate Advice

Millions of people adjust the time on their clock now that daylight savings is ending. But what’s weird is that it’s not done everywhere; also, the actual date when the time change occurs is different in some areas of the world. It isn’t universal. Adjusting to the time change is confusing enough for people on a local level. So, forget about trying to make sense of it nat...Read More

By: David De Dominicis

Updating Windows to Prevent Winter Drafts?

Tags: Window Upgrades

Enter Blog Post Here As you comparison shop, look beyond materials and design and evaluate the A, B, C ratings. A) Air Tightness - rated A1, A2 or A3 to reflect increasing levels of air tightness.  Fixed windows tend to have higher ratings. Sliders tend to be "leakier" than casement windows. B) Water Leakage - resistance to wind-driven rain is rated from B1 to B7. The higher the n...Read More

Back to School. Back to Traffic. Back to Reality.

By: David De Dominicis

Back to School. Back to Traffic. Back to Reality.

Tags: Homes in Brantford, Brantford home prices

    Once again, the bright yellow school buses fill the streets and after another summer season, it's back to daily traffic and back to a full schedule.  As people try to get in the last of summer relaxation, the real estate market can feel a little relaxed as well. With September's "back-to-business" mode, real estate markets are "perkier" as well.&nb...Read More

Lock In The Mortgage Rate? Or Not?

By: David De Dominicis

Lock In The Mortgage Rate? Or Not?

Tags: Mortgage's, Mortgage Rates,

The answer depends on a few factors. The main one is comfort. Variable Interest Rates, which are based on the Bank of Canada Key Rate, have trended low, even with the few upward nudges over the past year. Set this together with Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz's comments that he’s not worried about inflation temporarily rising above the 2 percent target this year. According to the B...Read More

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