Author Archives: Tammy Samuels

Three Factors to Consider Before Selecting Your Real Estate Agent

Choosing a Real Estate Agent

A great real estate agent can you guide you through the process of buying or selling a home, knows the ins and outs of the real estate system, and most importantly can help you understand what you really value in a new home.  They are advocate, marketer, advisor, and sounding board all in one.  That’s … Read More

What Online Pictures Reveal to Buyers about a Potential Property

Pictures of Home

Looking for a potential property is easier now than ever.  The internet puts hundreds, if not thousands, of available homes in your area at your fingertips.  All of those listings come with the usual litany of features but the big improvement over old real estate advertising is the sheer amount of pictures now available.  You … Read More

5 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Specialist

Mortgage Advice

Getting a mortgage can be a harrowing experience, especially for first-timers.  While many will go with a bank over 50% of homebuyers choose instead to deal with a mortgage broker.  For the purposes of this particular article we’ll use the word specialist to mean either a broker or the bank’s representative for your mortgage business.  … Read More

The Three Errors Homeowners Make When Renovating their Home before a Sale

Home Revnovations Before Sell

When selling a home most owners want to do what they can to maximize the profit.  For homes with outdated or worn design elements renovation can prove a cost-effective way of increasing value before selling.  The right renovations can add thousands above the cost of their installation but there are three major errors that need … Read More

Three Secrets of Home Selling Success

It’s not always simple to sell your home quickly and for a price that would offer a strong return on your initial investment. But there are techniques that the leading agents harness to ensure their clients reach their sales goals. Our team has great experience in this area and within this latest post, we’ll take … Read More

How to Find Up-And-Coming Neighbourhoods in Your Region

It’s the goal of all homebuyers; certainly those looking at their property as an investment. Trying to find up and coming neighbourhoods in which to buy property can be a challenging process for those that have little real estate market experience. Often the process of a neighbourhood becoming popular happens organically and over a long-period … Read More

How to Consolidate Your Moving Costs This Summer

Cut Expenses

With Canadians across the country now analyzing their moving budgets, many are finding that it is more costly than they first thought to complete their move to a new home. Fortunately, there are a number of techniques homebuyers can use to reduce their expenditure during the moving process. And within this post, we’ll highlight several … Read More

5 Signs of Home Foundation Issues

Grunge concrete cement wall with crack in industrial building

By identifying the signs of a home structure issue as quickly and decisively as possible, homeowners can help mitigate the damage the problem might cause within the home. Few areas of the home property are as integral to structural performance as the property’s foundation and so within this post, we’ll explain five signs of home … Read More

How to Sell Your Home to the First-Time Buyer

sold house

With millions of first-time homebuyers entering the marketplace in recent months, it’s now the time for homeowners about to place their home on the market to consider how to sell to this growing segment of the population. First-time buyers tend to be more cautious than those with past experience as a homebuyer and so within … Read More

Three Questions all Investors Must Ask When Assessing a Property

In Tammy Samuels' recent blog post, this Guelph real estate agent highlights three Questions all Investors Must Ask When Assessing a Property

The decision to invest in real estate must only be made with all the available data at-hand. Many investors make the mistake of purchasing a new property with the intent to rent out the home, without a full understanding of what the investment entails and what their responsibilities are as a landlord. Within this article, … Read More