Should I list my property during cold weather?

Cold and snowy weather in Southern Ontario makes it more difficult to market your home. Everyone (like the groundhog) is reluctant to peak out from the warmth of their present nest to do a physical search. It is far easier to surf through listings from the comfort of your couch (or head to the warmth of a Caribbean beach), rather than brave the icy roads and trudge through the snow.

So it is essential to “up your marketing game” with crisp pictures of interior shots, aggressive marketing through proper pricing and possible “hot chocolate” at your open houses. Of course you must ensure that laneways, driveways, steps and porches are clear of snow and ice.

One positive point in the cold and snowy weather is the low listing inventory and you can rest assured that Buyers that make the effort to come out are potentially more motivated.

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Tips For Listing In A “Quick” Market

Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is selling their house lately?

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Tips and Advice for First Time Home Buyers

Buying a home in Ontario can be a very exciting and rewarding process, if you know what you’re doing.

Not only is Ontario one of the most beautiful places to live in Canada, but it’s also one of the best places in the country to own a home.

Over the course of a year, we (The Hewitt Jancsar Team) will play a part in an average of 120 real estate transactions (purchases and sales).  About 2/3 of those (80) involve assisting buyers’ make a purchase, of which half (40) are first-time buyers’.

Given that such a large percentage of our business consists of newcomers, we’re happy to share information that could help you save time and money when you finally decide to take the plunge.

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Why Oxford County Is Among The Best Places To Retire In Ontario

Ahh, retirement.

The kids are gone, the house is paid off, and Sunday afternoons are yours to re-discover!

The only question that remains is, where to retire to?

As an Oxford County native, father of 3 grown children, and a realtor here, I can say with the upmost confidence that this little paradise just west of London, Ontario truly does have it all for anyone looking to retire in Oxford County.

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7 Things To Avoid When Buying Your Next Home

Buying a house is an exciting and emotional experience, but at its core it’s just about numbers. Income, debt, credit, interest, and balances all play important roles in whether or not you become a homeowner, or if you have to wait on the sidelines until the numbers look better.

Whether this is your first home or your tenth, you’re likely in tune with your finances since banks won’t give mortgages to just anyone, which is why it’s important to refrain from rash spending during the months leading up to, and during you next home purchase.

To help you avoid any unnecessary setbacks, we’ve compiled a list of things to avoid when buying your next home.


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