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Monday, March 20, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes

Expert Insights: Navigating Mortgage Fundamentals with Ease

Expert Insights: Navigating Mortgage Fundamentals with Ease
In this inaugural episode of Realty Bites, host, and realtor Evelyn Lopes of The Evelyn Lopes Realty team and iPro Realty Brokerage, introduces Walid Mutahar, a mortgage agent with Garland Mortgages.
Walid joins the podcast to discuss some of the fundamentals involved when a person is looking to get or change a mortgage. The conversation touches upon current national and local market conditions, how they impact buyers and sellers, and they provide tips and education on real estate and lifestyle topics. Walid also shares his insights on the mortgage market over the past year and where he thinks mortgages are heading this year. He notes that in 2021, rates bottomed out at close to zero, leading to skyrocketing prices as everyone tried to lock in low rates. However, in 2022, rates started to slowly creep up based on inflation numbers, with the Bank of Canada increasing the prime interest rate or key interest rate, which aff; ...

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes- Klarine

How to Prep Your Home for a Last Minute Showing: 10 Quick tips for success

How to Prep Your Home for a Last Minute Showing:
10 Quick tips for success
Picture this: it's a beautiful weekend afternoon, and you and your family are enjoying a relaxing day at home. But suddenly, your realtor calls and says they have a last-minute showing scheduled in just 15 minutes! Panic sets in as you realize your home isn't quite ready for a viewing. Don't worry, though – with these quick tips, you can prep your home for a last-minute showing and make a great impression on potential buyers.
Selling your home can be a stressful time, but with a few quick tips, you can make your home look its best for a last-minute showing. Imagine the scenario where you are relaxing with your family, and suddenly the phone rings with a realtor coming over to show your home in the next 15 minutes. It's time to take action!
Here are 10 quick tips to prep your home for a last-minute showing:
1. Pick up any clutter lying around and put it in a storage bin or closet. A clutter-free h ...

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes- Klarine

5 Common Reasons Area Homes Aren’t Selling

5 Common reasons area Homes Aren’t Selling
If you’ve struggled to get your home sold…
Or have delayed a listing because you’re worried your home won’t sell…
Then this message is for you.
Today, I’m sharing 5 common reasons a home doesn’t sell.
Understanding what may be preventing your home from selling and more importantly focusing on solutions to overcome these obstacles, will help you to get sold!

5 COMMON REASONS A HOME DOESN’T SELL
BAD TIMING-
If your home didn’t sell after several months on the market, timing could’ve been a factor. Markets are driven by the law of supply and demand, and real estate is no exception.
When there are a lot of people who want to buy homes (demand) and a shortage of inventory (supply), it’s considered a seller’s market. During a seller’s market, listings tend to get snapped up quickly. In a buyer’s market, however, there are more homes for sale than ...

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes- Klarine

My Home Didn’t Sell! Now What?

When it comes to listing your home, most home sellers want three things: 1) to make a lot of money, 2) to put in minimal time and effort, and 3) to sell quickly. But the reality is, selling a home is rarely that simple. And homeowners who try to do it themselves—or receive bad advice—can end up stuck (months later) with a property that hasn’t sold.

If that’s you, don’t panic! We’ve outlined the top five reasons a home doesn’t sell—and action steps you can take to overcome each of these issues.

Not sure why your property didn’t sell? If you’re not already working with an agent or your listing has expired or been withdrawn, give us a call! We’d be happy to offer a free, no-obligation assessment and create an action plan to get your home SOLD.

This marketing piece is not intended as a solicitation for properties currently in an exclusive agreement with another Broker.


BAD TIMING
If your home didn’ ...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes

MORTGAGE RENEWAL & FINANCING TIPS | HOW TO SAVE MONEY

MORTGAGE RENEWAL & FINANCING TIPS | HOW TO SAVE MONEY

Is your mortgage coming due and you are concerned because of the higher interest rates? There are actions that you can take if you find that your mortgage rate is too high for your comfort level upon renewal.

With increasing and higher mortgage rates many homeowners are feeling stressed.

Are you wondering what you can do, if you find that your mortgage rate is too high upon the renewal date? Are you dreading the thought of paying higher mortgage rates upon renewal? Are you struggling to keep up with your mortgage payments?

Are you feeling…. overwhelmed?

You’re not alone!

The good news is… you can take several actions to control the situation, lower your monthly costs, save money and reduce your stress!

Sound helpful?....Then check out this blog!

With the rapid rise of interest rates over the past year by the Bank of Canada as they tried to curb inflation, we saw many homeowners who wer; ...

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