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If you are trying to sell your house, you already know how competitive the market is. Attracting home buyers is the first step of the home selling process. There are a number of ways to attract potential buyers to your home.

Be a part of the Online Listing

The first thing to start with is to use the Internet and be present on all the leading online real estate listings and classifieds in your region. These listings and classifieds can be powerful tools for attracting potential home buyers. Create a listing that provides all the possible information that the home buyers would look for. Don’t hesitate to share information of your locality, the current real estate pricing, and the public transportation near your house. Also, let potential buyers

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Buying and selling a home is a task you should leave for real estate agents. Taking the task in your own hands can be time-consuming, hectic, and, you may end up making a lot of mistakes. Any task related to the real estate should be left to the experienced real estate agents. Experienced real estate agents can be helpful as they know the local real estate market well. Let’s look at how an experienced real estate agent can be helpful in several ways.

Experienced in Determining the Cost

It is easy to find the price of a property by researching on the Internet and through open houses. But to find out if the property is rightly placed, you need experience in the real estate. An experienced real estate agent knows the value of various neighborhoods

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Buying a new home can be tricky as well as exciting, especially for first time home buyers. The process of hunting and buying a house is always challenging for first-time buyers as they usually have many expectations but are always looking for better options. And because such buyers don’t have enough experience and knowledge, the chances of missing out on several crucial aspects of home-buying could be overlooked. If you are a first time home buyer and looking for the best place to live in, consider the following tips to avoid making mistakes while selecting your house.

Type of Home Best Suits Your Needs

There are several options you can consider before buying your new home - a traditional single-family home, townhouse, condominium, or a

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If you are planning to buy a new house, you must consider visiting various open houses. House hunting can be daunting and critical, but with the help of open houses, you get to know more about the available properties in your area. And of course, you have real estate agents who can offer a number of options to select from. You can even check for local real estate listings online, to find your dream house. However, attending open houses can be beneficial to those who know what they are looking for. If you don’t know how to thoroughly examine houses, you shouldn’t consider attending open houses without an expert. A real estate professional can help in inspecting the entire house, looking for structural damages or various other defects. If you’re

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Should I buy a condominium

If you are planning to buy a new home, a condominium might seem to be an appealing option because of its benefits. Like any other type of accommodation, living in condominiums or condos also has some advantages and disadvantages. If you are wondering whether to buy a condo or not, look at its pros and cons mentioned below.

No Need of Outdoor Maintenance

Condominiums don’t have a personalized lawn or a yard area for individual homes. This means you don’t have to take care of the plants, mow the grass regularly, keep pests and rodents away, shovel the outdoors, or maintain the outdoor space. The management or homeowners association take care of repairs, maintenance, and cleaning of the common outdoor space, garden, swimming pool, etc. This way,

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5 home selling mistakes to avoid

Are you planning to put your home up for sale? Selling your home can be a daunting and challenging task. Before you put up the ‘For Sale’ sign beware of the common home selling mistakes that most homeowners and sellers often make.

  1. Neglecting The Repairs Before Marketing

Don't rush the repairs just to save money. The home selling market is extremely competitive, now more than ever. If you want your home to sell your home in the shortest amount of time, you need to create a good first impression. Take the time to repair the leaks, cracks, peeling paint, and other structural, plumbing, or electrical problems.

  1. Pricing The Home Incorrectly

Overpricing or underpricing the house can be one of the biggest home selling

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Fort McMurray Real Estate – Your May Market Update

May has nearly come and gone!  For obvious reasons, we aren’t able to compare activity this month to May last year.  What I can tell you is that sales continue to show signs of strength, possibly gaining in momentum for the next month or so.  Currently there have been 51 firm sales in May with a further 44 conditionally under offer.  These numbers mean that May will almost certainly be the busiest month this year to date.

Average prices are creeping up as they often do during the busy months but they will likely stabilize moving into summer. The pace of new listings remains fairly consistent and using a three month average, our inventory has eight months of supply.  If we see sales

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What is the Fort McMurray real estate market doing in April?

This month, I've broken down the three different segments of the market to include Single Family homes, Mobiles and Condominiums. To access the information you are most interested in, follow the links below:

Single Family

Condominium

Mobile

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What's happening to the mobile home market in Fort McMurray?

The mobile sector is showing signs of improvement from last year but there is still a lot of pressure on the sector.  We have fewer homes on the market this year and sales are definitely higher.  Last February for example, only one mobile sold in comparison to 12 this year.  However, with 83 listings and at the current rate, it would take 10+ months for everything to sell.  Anything above six months is considered a buyers market.  

Conclusion:  An improvement? Absolutely.  But pressure remains and prices will likely continue to reflect the high competition between sellers.  

Buying a home in Fort McMurray?  

Ask us about our Exclusive Buyer Program.  When you work with

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What's happening to the condo market in Fort McMurray?

While 2017 sales have outpaced those in 2016, the condominium market is still lacking activity moving into spring.  Sales increased fairly dramatically in February which could be because of companies buying condos to house their employees for the rebuild.  However, since that time, sales have slowed again.  Average prices crept up in March because of the increased activity in February but it looks as though that will be short lived.

We have 183 listings which is 12% less than last year.  At the current rate of sales and if nothing else were listed, it would take 8 months for everything to sell.  3-6 months is considered a balanced market but we aren't far off that now. This time last year we

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