Learn To Buy And Sell Montreal Real Estate
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Understand how complete market statistics help you sell and buy better. Statistics do not make or break a sale, they increase your confidence that your broker is providing you sound advice for your Montreal real estate transaction.
Among the articles on this site is advice to sellers wondering why their home is not attracting offers or who wonder what to do before reducing their ask price to sell.
Learn how it is profitable to work with a broker to purchase a home and, when selling, brokers improve the sale with fewer problems. Sellers don’t always consider that not all homes sell. Before going to market, consider what you will do if your listing expires?
Many Montreal Island buyers today have an interest in condominiums. Learn more about the rules on undivided co-owned property and what distinguishes it from a divided co-property. There is also the less common concept of horizontal or vertical co-property.
Stop hesitating to write an offer on an overpriced home, stop worrying about offending the seller and then wonder if you missed out on a hidden opportunity. Most buyers who would not place an offer on an overpriced home will enter an offer on a reduced price home, and later learn it was not the deal they thought it was.
It is surprising to hear from Montreal buyers and sellers who are misinformed about multiple offers. Competitive offers can be a good way to complete your real estate transaction. Knowing an offer is in progress is the first step.
Homes on Montreal Island, built prior to 1960 often contain contaminants that can affect our health. Common contaminants found in older homes are lead, asbestos, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, along with other contaminants that may affect your indoor air quality, including mould, as will ground contaminants such as radon or iron ochre. Other contaminants can affect a home’s structure and systems such as pyrite, clay soil, or any residue left behind from items such as a buried oil tank. Buyers should have knowledge of the history of land use their new home is built on.Was it built on top of a old Brownfield? Your broker should have basic knowledge on how any of these factors could affect your purchase or sale.
Learn to improve your home with Eco-friendly, Green, Sustainable products, renovations and appliances. Read about some of the issues, costs and benefits to achieve making the effort and live better, healthier and more comfortably in your home.
Increase the value buying, selling a residential property or even when renovating your home. How?
Make more money when you sell! Understand how the home is producing energy savings and be able to quantify it. A seller can justify a higher price over the competition.
Pay less money when you buy! Learn of the energy saving benefits of the home. Then increase it by obtaining reductions in your mortgage costs.