Tag: strategy


Slowing Down Our Real Estate Market Is it time for the Ontario government to take action?

It is no longer a surprise to learn that the housing market in Guelph is red hot! With the February median sale price of Guelph homes increasing by 27.8% year-over-year*, we are seeing housing prices in the Royal City reach unchartered territories. With South End freehold townhomes selling for well... learn more

Using the University to Help You Build Wealth Five things to consider about investment properties

Whether you have been considering an investment property for some time, or you have children attending university and are not sure if you want to purchase an investment property or rent, there are many things to consider.   Are you ready to become a landlord?  Being a landlord requires time.... learn more

Understanding Closing Costs By Brett Nodwell

When buying a home, there are always closing costs that can surprise buyers. Of course, one of the ways to safeguard yourself against that is working with a real estate professional that helps people move on a regular basis, like a member of our sales team from At Home Group Realty.... learn more

Understanding Bridge Financing By Brett Nodwell

When you buy your next home what do you want to get done before you move in? Extra cleaning maybe even professional carpet cleaning Painting Repair work Update a bathroom New appliances Refinish the floors Maybe even going so far as to move walls and change the floor plan of... learn more

Cap Rate Calculations for Investments By Brett Nodwell

It is extremely difficult and frustrating for investors to compare apples to oranges – but when it comes to cap rates, it seems that is exactly what they are doing. Too many take the remarks on a property listing as gospel without running it through their own set of criteria... learn more

A Closer Look at Bidding Wars By Lise Anne Janis

With all the fuss about our crazy real estate market, it’s no wonder that you might be a little mystified. Why are prices so high? What happens if the bank appraisal comes up lower than sale price? The question I get most often is:  Would you please explain a “bidding... learn more

13 Tips For Selling Your Home Quickly and for the most amount of money

Even in today’s hot sellers’ market there are important tips you can follow to ensure you’re selling your home with the fewest hassles, in the shortest time, and for the most amount of money possible:   1. Treat your home sale like the business transaction it is and work to... learn more

Upgrading to Granite Countertops Tops the List of Home Improvements

Despite the stagnant, consumer spending on home renovation remains healthy. Across the nation, homeowners are investing in home remodeling projects – especially kitchen makeovers – either to make their homes more appealing to buyers or more comfortable and enjoyable to match their lifestyle. And one of the most popular home... learn more

Determining Your Home’s Listing Price Understanding the comparative evaluation method

Even with our local hot spring market, pricing your home correctly for today’s marketplace is a vital component of the selling process and should be considered carefully. The first few days and weeks your home is on the MLS® are critical to predicting the success of your sale. If you... learn more

Navigating Multiple Offers When Buying What do you do when you're in competition?

It can be stressful and frustrating when you discover that the home for which you are prepared to make a purchase offer is quite popular and one or more other buyers are also submitting offers … something that has been occurring much more frequently in Guelph recently. In these “multiple... learn more