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The Institute: September Luxury Market Report

The Institute's Luxury Market Report is your guide to an analysis on the trends and comparative data on the top-residential markets throughout Canada and the United States.September’s report reviews the current statistics for the luxury market in North America month over month, as well as the 13-month trend. This month we review the return of a more normal pace in the luxury real estate...

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Why You Should Look for Contractors Before You Have a Problem

If your roof is leaking or you have another urgent problem with your house, you’ll need to have a contractor repair it as soon as possible so it doesn’t get worse. Finding a qualified contractor can be a complex process, but you won’t have much time to do your homework if water is pouring through the ceiling. If you research contractors in advance, you’ll be prepared should an issue arise, and...

Real Estate Agent

What to Look for in a Luxury Real Estate Agent

Especially when buying a luxury home, it’s essential to work with an agent who is deeply versed in the high-end market and can guide you every step of the way. If you’re looking to buy or sell a luxury property, your time and privacy are of high priority. When you’re ready to buy or sell your luxury home, here are some tips to help you select the real estate agent who will be the best fit for...

Batten Down the Hatches: Real Estate Coaches Discuss How to Thrive in the Face of a Recession

You've heard the whispers and seen the headlines. The housing market is changing, and a recession could be on the horizon. While that term carries emotional baggage for folks who remember 2008 and 2009, it also means that real estate agents will need to rethink their gameplans to keep the ball rolling in the right direction as the market shifts. RISMedia spoke with several prominent real estate...

3 Housing Options for Lower Income Buyers

Do you have a smaller budget but want to own a home and start building equity? When you are looking at housing options for a lower income, it can seem like an uphill struggle. But if you are willing to look at less traditional property types, you might have more options than you realize. Some types of houses for low-income buyers allow you to build a home on a budget that will last for decades....

Inspection

Routine Inspections are Important, Even If Your Roof Is New

Roofing problems are sometimes obvious, but they often go unnoticed for years. Then, when a homeowner realizes there’s an issue, the situation is so serious that the roof requires significant repairs or replacement. Routine roof inspections can prevent this type of scenario. You should have your roof inspected once a year, plus after a major storm or any time you suspect there may be a...

Property Management Pricing Packages

Staying Connected With Your Agents

As a broker, you’re probably thinking: do I really want to add more to my list of responsibilities? But keeping in touch with your agents is an area where you should always make the effort, because it’ll pay off handsomely. You need your agents, and they need you. If you’re consistently connected with them, you’ll both have a more positive business experience and they’ll be more likely to...

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How to Find a Home in a Seller’s Market

In a seller’s market, there are more buyers looking for a home than there are houses available. That means sellers may have an advantage, since multiple buyers may be interested in purchasing their home. If you’re looking to buy a house in a seller’s market, it’s important to know what to expect and to be prepared so you can avoid common pitfalls. Get Pre-Approved Before you start shopping...

What You Need to Know About a Condemned House

Every now and then you may be driving through a particular neighborhood and see a home that is all boarded up. There are likely to be multiple no trespassing signs posted on the lawn and house. What you are likely seeing is a condemned house. Condemned houses are usually not found in affluent areas. They are more commonly found in lower income areas. If you are like many others, you're...

How to Do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) In Real Estate

When buying or selling a home, having a fair and accurate current market value is essential. As a homebuyer, you don't want to overpay for a property, and as a seller, you don't want to overprice. When making a home purchase, it is essential to know what you are getting into. You want to ensure the home is the right fit for your needs and budget. One way to accomplish this is to have a comparative...

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