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Home News – Summer 2021

Summer Homeowner Tips

Its a great time to devote a little attention to the garden. Here are a few tips to save you money or add to your enjoyment of your outdoor space.

  • Check out your local garden center for great sales on perennials. You can save money buying them now when they’re past peak and be rewarded with new bursts of colour next spring.
  • Repair or replace leaky garden hoses that could be wasting water and remember to turn the hose off at the tap, not just at the nozzle.
  • Get the kids involved in outdoor chores, from repainting the mailbox to weeding a flower bed. They’ll have fun as they gain an appreciation of nature and its never too early to instill a sense of pride in their home.

Record Canadian home sales to ease in 2022

The latest MLS® forecasts from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) indicate housing sales will reach a record this year but will ease over the second half of 2021 and into 2022. The national average home price is forecast to rise by 19.3% on an annual basis to just over $677,775 in 2021. Sales are forecast to continue trending back towards more typical levels through the latter half of the year and into 2022, due to limited supply and higher prices.

​According to CREA, over the past several years, record levels of international immigration prior to 2020 pandemic restrictions, low interest rates, and an increasingly middle-aged Millennial cohort have combined to fuel very strong household formation and housing demand in Canada. Prior to COVID-19, the number of available listings nationally was already at a 14-year low.

​If you’d like more detailed information about your local market, contact your Coldwell Banker real estate professional. We’re here to help.

Back to School Safety

In September, many Canadians are preparing for a return to in-class learning.

The streets will soon be much busier with both pedestrians and road traffic, so be alert and remember these tips to keep our kids safe:

  • Remind them to stop and look both ways before crossing the streets
  • Cross streets at lighted intersections or marked crosswalks
  • Put reflective strips on backpacks and jackets
  • Don’t be distracted by phones and personal devices while walking
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Home News – Spring 2021

‘Rightsizing’ your home

Ready to upsize or downsize your current home? Whether you need extra room for an office or nursery, or a smaller home that requires less upkeep and cost, Coldwell Banker can help you ‘rightsize’ and make the move toward your perfect home. Your local Coldwell Banker sales professional can help you define your goals and discuss your options. We can even help you ‘crunch the numbers’. Call us and let’s talk real estate!

Are You Keeping Score?

If you’re dreaming of buying a home, you should know the score — your credit score, that is. This three-digit number is the code that can unlock the door to a mortgage approval, or even a better interest rate on a mortgage or home improvement loan.

Your score is based on such things as paying your bills on time, how many credit accounts you have, and numerous other factors. Your score doesn’t have to be perfect, but if it isn’t as strong as you’d like, you can do something about it. Changing some financial habits can improve your score and make you a stronger candidate for a great loan rate.

If you see a new home in your future, check out your credit score now.

Help for home buyers

Buying a home for the first time is exciting, but it can also be daunting, especially in today’s challenging market. When making one of the most important financial decisions of your life, you need the trusted advice of a knowledgeable real estate professional. I’m here to guide you in the right direction and provide home-buying tips to help you make a smart move.

Let’s talk real estate and consider your options. After all, I’ve been around the block before.

Gary & Debbie Baverstock, Broker of Record/Broker
Coldwell Banker Gary Baverstock Realty, Brokerage
Gary@TheBaverstockTeam.ca

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