Thursday, 4 July 2013

Selling a home in the current economic times can be difficult, but it is not impossible though. If you are considering selling your home, home staging can make a lot of difference to the selling prospects of your property.

 Home staging is basically the process of preparing a home for sale. It involves improving the curb appeal of a home so as to impress the prospective buyers. The process of home staging involves making a home for sale meet the expectations and ideas of the buyers. When you hire experts or you carry the task of home staging on your own, you are actually making it the dream home that buyers are looking to buy.
Home staging may involve one or most of the following things:
  1. Painting the interiors of the home.
  2. Changing the flooring.
  3. Adding new furniture and furnishings.
  4. Adding wall art, paintings, and other home décor items.
  5. Improving garden, pool, patio, and outdoor living space.
  6. Enhancing the practicality of the home for sale. 

Statistics prove that homes that are stages sell 2-3 times faster and at almost 10% higher value than those that are not staged. So, do not forget home staging if you want to sell your home quickly.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A home is going to be most probably the biggest financial decision and investment that you will make in your life. You will certainly want things to go smoothly and correctly.

Here are 5 critical steps that make the otherwise complicated and daunting process of home buying simple and easy for home buyers.

  1. Deciding the budget is the first crucial step for buying a home. You must know how much you can afford to buy a flat, or a bungalow, or a villa. 
  2. The second step is arranging for the finances. You may have to liquidate your savings, take a home loan, or ask friends and family for financial help.
  3. The next step is the most exciting part of buying a home. It involves looking for various homes for sale in Vancouver or any other place that you are living in. When looking at homes for sale, you must consider the house itself and the neighbourhood.
  4. The forth step is equally important. You need to consider the practicality, as well as the aesthetics of the home for sale. There is no doubt that the home that you buy must be beautiful to look at. But it should be low on maintenance, safe and secure to live, and should support your individual lifestyle.
  5. The fifth and the final step involved in buying a house is making an offer. You must utilize your negotiation skills to crack the deal in your favour. Do not rush. Check out several properties and compare their rates thoroughly before you zero down on any particular home for sale.

Enjoy the process of buying a home!!

Monday, 1 July 2013

According to a report published by, foreign buyers account for as much of 40% of the luxury single family home market in Greater Vancouver, BC. The major player is China but numbers from Iran and United States are in surge.

It has been found that a luxury home in Vancouver, in an area of around 3500 sq. ft. costs $2.8 million in Vancouver Real Estate Market (on an average) as compared to $2 million of Toronto and Calgary and $3.5 in Montreal. Also, the locality plays a crucial role in prices. The same home can cost up to $4 million in West Side.

The following infographic says a lot about it: