Positive Buyer Strategies for a Tough Market

With the way the housing market is at present, it’s tough for buyers to compete and even harder to stay positive, and things may seem especially hopeless for first-time homebuyers; they have no previous home on which to draw equity, and they can also be dealing with sky-high rent and high student debt balances, making it extremely difficult to save for a down payment.

Buying a home is always emotional, and having to deal with disappointment and uncertainty just adds to the stress levels. So how can buyers stay positive in a market like this? We’ve put together a few tips on how buyers can make smart decisions, and move in the right direction towards finding their new home.

1) Mortgage ...

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You may have some idea of what your property is worth to you, but how do you go about gauging a realistic price when measured against the current property market and economic climate? This post outlines a few ways that can help guide sellers towards finding a fair market value when compared to similar properties.

Use some Online Tools

Use an online market value tool or calculator like this RBC one to create an estimate of your property’s fair market value. Think about upgrades you've done, as well as additions to your property; this can raise your estimate substantially. And remember to be honest with your answers to get the optimal results.

Book a Home Appraisal

Professional home appraisers conduct a full review of your property and then...

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