According to data released on August 19 by the Guelph & District Association of REALTORS®, 2011 home selling indicators* for the City of Guelph suggest we are in a very strong seller’s market.
Officially called the St. Patrick’s Ward, this eclectic historic neighbourhood within walking distance of downtown Guelph is more commonly referred to as simply The Ward.
The architecture of the neighbourhood reflects its roots as an area where a largely-immigrant, working-class population settled. This part of Guelph features a variety of solid, well-built homes as well [...]
For many people, finding a new home is more than a matter of personal taste and individual finance – it’s a family affair. Purchasing a new home to accommodate a growing family is an exciting step in one’s life, but it can also be a balancing act.
Communication and planning are key to any successful [...]
A trusted real estate agent provides experienced counsel, guidance and unparalleled local expertise – all essential ingredients for anyone on the hunt for a home. But for first-time home buyers, the first step can be one of the most intimidating.
To help first-time home buyers, the professionals at Coldwell Banker have provided the following tips [...]
One of the first steps on the road to home ownership is determining how much house you can afford.
There is no replacement for the advice of a qualified mortgage professional, but online mortgage calculators can be useful if only to provide a very general idea of what you might qualify for, what monthly payments [...]
Moving can be a complicated process, especially when the new home is in a different state or across the country. Buyers must research the town, school systems, job market, and neighbourhood all before settling on a new location.
“To buy or to rent?” Recent graduates, young couples, relocating professionals and others have all asked themselves this question at one point or another. While each option has its benefits, the decision to purchase an apartment, condominium or house as opposed to renting, is complex and based on a number of factors.
While moving to a new home is very exciting, relocating can be a stressful process for every member of the family – including pets. More often than not, a move means that all familiarity is gone. From where to hide a bone to where to nap in the sun, the pet’s sense of security and [...]
What does it take to sell a home in a competitive market – a fresh coat of paint or a kitchen overhaul? Lowering the asking price or offering incentives? From cosmetic to strategic, smart sellers can take advantage of a few simple tips to get the most out of their properties. Here are [...]