Canadian Real Estate in Niagara

Are you thinking about selling your home in Niagara? Have you been thinking of selling it by yourself instead of hiring a real estate agent? There are several advantages of selling your home yourself, but there are disadvantages as well. To make it easier for you to make a decision find the most important pros and cons below.

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The most important PRO for selling your home yourself inĀ Niagara is MONEY. Selling your home without the help of an agent means more Money in your pocket! By selling it yourself you save the commissions and fees. – We are not talking about pennys, we are talking about THOUSANDS of dollars which you would have to pay an agent. Another advantage is that you are able to decide the times for open houses and showings. It is also completely up to you where and when you want to advertise. Unlike a real estate agent who is selling many houses, you can focus on YOUR house, because you are only selling your own house. It is obvious that you will have more interest in the sale than an agent.

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Homes for Sale-Vacant or Abandoned?

It is happening across the nation. There are many, many homes that have been left vacant. Some are vacant due to an upcoming foreclosure.

What about the rest of them? What's their story?

The story varies, but ultimately, it turns out, through all the best efforts of Realtor and Seller, a home just didn't sell in its projected time period. The timing was off, the market was flat, the price was wrong, the condition wasn't up to snuff, or the location is just not desirable.

Whatever the reason, as the home owner, you ended up with these three choices:

1. Take the house off the market and postpone the move. Re-list at a later date, when the housing market is on the move again.

* the look of neglect

Signs of a VACANT HOME:

* a comfortable room temperature

* clean and shiney (windex, windex, windex)

* a pleasant smell in the air (air fresheners-nothing overwhelming)

* blinds, slightly tilted (letting a little sun shine in)

* a few pieces of furniture

* night lights placed strategically throughout the home

* yard remains groomed ( a service, a neighborhood kid)

The feel of a home once loved.

In marketing your home, and in sales, how does the condition of these two homes come across in the eyes of the buyer?

They loved the vacant home, it showed well, it felt good to them.

The other house: it looked abandoned, it made them sad.

Frankly, if you don't care, why should a buyer?

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What Are The Real Costs Of Selling A Home?

Realty and personal property terms have often been confused as to what they exactly mean. Here we will clear that right up for you. We will look at the terms personal property, realty, land, real estate, and lastly real property.

Let's begin with personal property. Personal property also known as chattel is everything that is not real property. Example couches, TVs things of this nature. Emblements pronounced (M-blee-ments) are things like crops, apples, oranges, and berries. Emblements are also personal property. So when you go to sell your house, flip, or wholesale deal, you sell or transfer ownership by a bill of sale with personal property.

Fixture
Fixture is personal property which has been attached realty and by that now is considered real property. So you would ask yourself upon selling to determine value "did you attach it to make it permanent?" The exceptions to this rule are the garage door opener and door key, these are not considered fixtures.

Trade Fixtures
Trade fixtures are those fixtures installed by say a commercial tenant or can be the property of the commercial tenant.

I hope this clears up some misconceptions about personal property, realty, land and real estate and now fixtures and trade fixtures!

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