Home Selling Blogs – Kelowna

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Missed a Couple Mortgage Payments? What You Can DoFalling behind on a conventional mortgage payment can be scary for a homeowner. If you've recently missed one or two payments, there are many things you can do to get back on track with your mortgage lender. Understanding why you're in default and knowing your options can help you decide how to proceed.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Identify Why You're Not Able to Make Your Payments

Before a homeowner can start to get back on track with their bank, it's important for them to understand why they're having a hard time making a payment. Sometimes the reason is obvious, like loss of a job or death in the family. Other times, the reason is

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How to Research the Market Before Buying a HomeTruly understanding the Canadian real estate market takes a lot of time and expertise. The trends and nuances of each neighborhood are so specific that even professionals may feel at a loss from time to time. But despite the intricacies of real estate, homebuyers can still learn plenty if they take the time to do their research first. Acquiring general knowledge of what homes are selling, why certain homes may sell more than others, and why certain features are more valuable than others can be the keys to getting started. Homebuyers who want to approach their research as efficiently as possible should keep these tips in mind.

Historical Trends

Most buyers will start with the average sale price in the area to get a general sense of what they can

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4 Buyer Red Flags All Sellers Need To KnowSelling a home is a big endeavor that no homeowner takes lightly. But sometimes, finding a buyer can be difficult, especially if the market is cold, and that can make homeowners feel like if they don’t sell to the first person who makes an offer, the home won’t get sold. This is a common but misinformed mindset because not every buyer is a good buyer, and sellers need to be aware of the signs that a buyer may cause trouble and hurt the sale of the home. Here are some telltale warning signs that all sellers need to know when considering offers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Buyer Is Only Pre-Qualified For a Loan

When setting out to

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The Future Is Now: Virtual Reality Creates Home-Buying ExcitementWhether you fully embrace technology or would favor a return to more traditional home-selling strategies, there is no doubt that high-tech improvements have made an impact on real estate marketing.

While a virtual tour may not ever fully replace an actual property visit, it represents a dynamic way for buyers to preview properties of interest without spending undue time, effort or dollars on actual travel. The benefits, however, accrue to real estate agents as sellers, however, as well as to buyers. Professional photography has long been recommended to boost the chances of a quick sale; then came virtual tours, a kind of moving picture that highlighted home features. Now virtual reality tours take it a step further, and an increasing number of real

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What Do I Need to Disclose as a Home Seller?Home sellers may have very different ideas about what they need to share with potential buyers. Some may want to give the buyers all the information they could ever want to know, while others would prefer to keep the conversations to the bare minimum. It's why local legislators decided to impose a few guidelines to protect the buyers and promote honesty among the sellers. Those getting ready to put their home on the market and market it to sell - should keep the following in mind.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Different Forms, Same Result

A disclosure document is one that lists the defects of the home straight from the sellers'

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4 Advantages of Using Drones in Real EstateOver the past few years, technology has advanced very far, and that change shows itself clearly when it comes to selling a home and real estate. Listings used to be able to just have a few photos, but as time went on, photos became more and more important. Then video walkthroughs of homes became popular as a way to show buyers the home’s layout. Now, the hot new way to show off a home is by using a drone. While using drones may seem like overkill to some, they actually come with a lot of advantages that are impossible to have otherwise. Here are four of the best reasons to use drones while selling a home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

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How Do I Start an Alberta Short Sale?Short sales in Alberta are typically undertaken by homeowners looking to prevent their home from going into foreclosure. However, not everyone understands how they work or what they ultimately mean for the sellers of the property. From credit scores to final sale price, find out more about how Alberta short sales operate for the lenders, buyers, and sellers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Striking a Deal with the Lender

When a home is getting ready to go into foreclosure, it's the lender's job to take back the property and sell it. The lender is in the business of finance—not in the business of real estate. The last thing they want to do is hire a

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What to Expect from the Foreclosure ProcessMany people through changing circumstances cannot keep up with their home mortgage payments. Missing mortgage payments or not maintaining the insurance or paying the taxes on a property can lead to the lender starting the foreclosure process. Know what to expect and the options available when it comes to the beginning of the foreclosure process.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney before proceeding with any real estate transaction, including a home foreclosure.

What Is Foreclosure?

Foreclosure is a legal process through which the lender or mortgagee takes ownership of and may sell a property when the mortgage had been defaulted on. Upon purchasing a home and taking out a mortgage, the borrower has agreed to

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Why You Should Never Sell Your Home Without the Help of an AgentA For Sale by Owner (FSBO) home sale may seem like the ultimate in DIY projects. With just a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, a seller can eliminate the real estate agent fees that cut into their potential profits. And yet, sellers who enter the process are often completely overwhelmed with the details they face. It may be easy for someone with a sales background to point out the original baseboards of the home as a sign of its integrity, but the endless paperwork may not nearly be so easy to navigate. See why hiring a real estate agent for the home selling process makes far more sense.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Listing

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Marketing Tips to Sell Your Home FastA homeowner who is looking to list their property for sale often thinks that the individual features about their home are going to make it stand out on the market. They feel that their open floor plan might be appealing to a broader range of buyers, or the fact that their property is assigned to an award-winning school district will attract interested buyers in droves.

While these factors may help, it's ultimately the way that a real estate agent markets the property that will sell the home. Here's some ideas on how to market a home to sell:

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Take Photos—And Lots of Them

Nearly all home buyers spend

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