Mason Oskoei

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Process of Moving to a New House - Packing Tips

 

It’s official: you’ve signed the papers, dotted all the i’s and crossed the t’s—you own a new home! You’ve almost reached the end of your journey. However, now, faced with the daunting task of moving, it may seem as though the journey has just begun. Moving can be a time-consuming and stressful experience if you let yourself be overwhelmed by the job. Remember, though, having a successful move means taking care of the details, one by one. If you break the process down into steps and arrange your time accordingly, you can make it manageable. Use the following checklist to ensure you’re covering all the bases, and you will be well on your way to a successful move!

Household

  • Arrange to have your mail forwarded to your new address.
  • Forward or cease all deliveries to your home, and forward or cancel newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
  • Disconnect or take care of utility, cable and phone services and accounts.
  • Arrange for utilities to be connected...
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Homes For Sale in Burnaby

 

Setting a realistic price for your home that reflects current market values will help sell your home quickly and for top dollar. When you price your home properly, you increase the chances that the offer you receive will nearly match your asking price, and that there will be competing offers-which may net you even more in the long run.


Your property has the best chance of selling within its first seven weeks on the market. And, studies indicate that the longer a property stays on the market, the less it will ultimately sell for. A property priced 10 % more than its market value is significantly less likely to sell within this window than a property priced close to its actual market value. About three-quarters of homes on the market today are 5-10 % overpriced. Sellers will usually over-price their homes by this margin if, either, they firmly believe the home is worth more than what the market indicates, or if they want to leave room for negotiation. Either way, if you choose to over-price...

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Avoid Top Mistakes When Buying or Selling Home

 

The process of buying or selling a house seems to involve a million details. It is important that you educate yourself on as many parts of this process as you can-this knowledge could mean the difference of thousands of dollars in the long-run. The legal issues involved in the process are often particularly intricate, ranging from matters of common knowledge to subtle details that might escape the untrained eye. Any of these issues, if not handled properly, could develop into larger problems


With so many legal issues to consider, your first step should be to seek out experienced professionals to help educate you and represent your best legal interests. Begin with an experienced real estate agent, who can help guide you through the initial hoops. S/he should also be able to point you in the direction of a reputable local real estate lawyer to assist you in all legal matters involved in the purchase or sale of your house.


While there are countless legal details involved in a real estate...

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Finding a real estate agent who is right for you requires doing a little homework, and asking the right questions. Choosing an agent is a decision that could ultimately cost or save you thousands of dollars. Keep in mind the individual you choose will be handling almost every maneuver in the biggest financial investment of your life. Experience, interests, and expertise vary from agent to agent, so you should be asking very specific questions in order to align your own needs with the abilities of an appropriate representative. Use the following list of questions as a guide to finding the real estate agent that is right for you:

1. How long have you been involved in residential real estate in this area?

If the agent hasn’t been connected to the residential real estate market for several years, s/he will be out of touch with the cyclical nature of the current market.


Your agent must be familiar with trends of the local market and have an eye for the ways in which it will change. This...

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A very common question that most homeowners ask their Realtor is how or what type of home renovations increase their property value? There is no universal answer to how a homeowner can immediately increase property value with extensive or moderate renovations. Every property is different and some may require more work than others.

 

The health of the local Geographic’s real estate market must also be considered when asking in what a homeowner can do in order to increase its property value.

 

If the market is heading towards a downturn than it might be prudent to approach this ordeal with more caution before spending money and time. If you’re a homeowner that would like to monetize and take advantage of a growing market in order to capitalize a higher retune on investment (ROI) when wanting to sell a home in Burnaby BC or any other Canadian city, there are fundamental things that can be done to achieve your goal.

Mechanical Systems

Most people who are searching for the...

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If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you’re wondering what your strategy should be: do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around? You have a few options. Use the following as a guide to explore what might be the best move for you.

Sell First:

There are several benefits to selling your current house before searching for your next home. First of all, once you have sold your house, you will know precisely how much money you have to work with. With a concrete price range, you’ll be able to narrow the pool of houses before you begin looking, and negotiate accordingly. This will allow you to immediately make firm offers on houses that you are serious about purchasing. You can be first in line with an unconditional offer you know you can afford, and this will grant even further negotiating leverage as Sellers tend to take unconditional offers...

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Your home is likely your largest asset, so selling it may be the biggest financial move you’ve ever made, one that requires significant thought and strategy. However, once you’ve entered the market, the process may move very quickly: your property has the best chance to sell within its first seven weeks on the market. Studies indicate that the longer a property stays on the market, the less it will ultimately sell for. So, you need to ensure you’re ahead of the game. Get your property into top selling shape before it hits the market in order to increase its chances of selling within the desired window of time and drawing top dollar.


Use the following tips to seize control of the home selling process before you begin:

1. Establish the Reasons you Want to Sell your Home:

 

These reasons will direct the path you take in the home-selling process. If, for example, you have already purchased a new home and your goal is to make a quick sale on your current home, this reason...

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As real estate agents, it is our professional goal to connect customers with their dream homes. It is our ethical duty to ensure that we are able to fulfill dreams and aspirations of so many families across our community. But, in the recent months, the rising cost of homes has led to decreased home ownership opportunities.

 

In Metro Vancouver alone, the value of residential real estate has shot up to about 80% over the last 10 years. In addition, the value of detached homes has also risen by 110%. All bodies across the state are looking for viable solutions to counter this issue. The Government at the provincial as well as municipal level has tried to counter the issue by applying taxes. But, in retrospect, taxation rules won’t directly affect the reduced supply of homes or affect the prices of the homes.

 

Affordability is a very important issue that needs to be addressed in every province. At no point should there be a situation that the citizens are not able to afford...

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Not all social media platforms are created equal, each one serves a different purpose. It’s important to keep in mind what your goals are when selecting which platform you want to commit spending most of your time.

 

If brand awareness is your goal then choosing Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is a great place to remind your followers of your business specialties are.

 

If lead generation is your top goal, then YouTube is a great place to start while combining some efforts on other platforms like Twitter and Google+.

 

Social Media Strategy for Real Estate

 

Here is a run down with some tips on how to use these platforms for best results.

 

Facebook and Facebook Live/Periscope

 

Your Facebook business page is a great way to promote your open house, post the day and time with pictures of the subject property and never forget to add the property address in the post description and fire it away. If you wanna take it to the next level, you can boost the post for a small amount of money and engage...

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