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October 2015

Found 2 blog entries for October 2015.

I don’t care what the market is doing, low balling is a habit and often an uneducated one.  If a home is over-priced, then by all means write a low offer.  But as I say to all of my clients, you can offer whatever you want as long as you can justify it.  I keep up with market conditions and because of that, the homes I list do actually sell.  Also, because my clients have priced their home properly, they often do not have to negotiate too far off of their list price. This year, my listings have closed at an average of 98.7% of list price.  I reject low ball offers.     

I don’t blame people for trying to get a deal.  However, outlandish rumours like hundreds of people turning in their keys to the bank often cause these low ball offers to occur when

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The stigma surrounding condominium fees seems larger than ever.  The majority of people I speak to think they are an epic waste of money.  I’ll admit, some condo complexes are poorly run and the money collected from fees can be wasted or spent incorrectly. However, a well-managed condominium will use the fees to maintain the value of a property and in some cases, increase it as well. 

So you might be wondering where the money goes.  Before you purchase any condo, you’ll be given the opportunity to review the condominium documents which will also outline the budget for the complex.  It needs to be kept in mind that the reason for buying a condo is that they offer a maintenance, worry free lifestyle.  After reviewing a budget you’ll learn that fees

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