Learning about the neighborhood where you’re planning to move to is an important part of relocating. What kind of community should you expect? What sort of recreational activities can you enjoy with your family around your new location? Which schools are in that area and so on. Checking out homes around Fort McMurray? That’s where our neighborhood search comes in handy! Here’s a sneak peek of our lovely neighborhoods.
Dickinsfield set a real estate theme as the first community to have executive style homes. It’s now popular for it’s smaller size and community feel, as well as its easy trail access and close proximity to the two Elementary Schools. Dickinsfield is a superb choice with great access uptown or downtown.
The second oil sand project was started in the mid-70s and Thickwood was established to accommodate the increasing population. As time went on, Thickwood became a mature neighborhood with large lots and trees. It’s also known for its Birchwood trail access, parks, schools and amenities, not to mention the quick access to anywhere in town.
To buy or not to buy? That’s really an intimidating question, isn’t it? With homeownership comes responsibility, while renting may be relatively carefree. Let’s look deeper into the benefits of buying a home versus renting.
Pros of Renting a Property
The lack of responsibility and maintenance
Fewer expenses that might be paid by the landlord (including utilities)
Fewer (if any) maintenance costs
No down payment when necessary
Cons of Renting a Property
You walk away with nothing after paying tons in rent
You’re often still stuck in a lease for 12 months or longer
Could be forced to move on fairly short notice depending on the lease
There might be lots of restrictions like no pets, no remodeling, and so on
Rental payment may exceed monthly cost of mortgage
No ownership or wealth creation
Payments never stop when renting
Rent will rise...
Selling your home in a buyer’s market might mean a more stressful time. Buyers tend to be choosier, properties stay on the market longer and prices stagnate. But there are ways to make sure that you get your home noticed by buyers over the others and get it sold in no time.
Know your competition
What makes your home unique? If your property has something that the others don’t, use it as a selling point. Is it located in a prime neighborhood? Does it have all the upgrades that other properties don’t? Make your property stand out by highlighting these features.
Look at the comparables
In a buyer’s market, where buyers are more picky about getting the best deal possible, pricing it correctly is definitely essential. An experienced real estate agent will help you out with a free market analysis to know what other properties are going for in your area.
Show them their dream home
A well-maintained and well-presented home sells better. This holds true especially in a buyer’s market. In a competitive market, buyers are picker about small details like light fixtures and window furnishings, so you need to get your house in its most pristine state. Choose what repairs or upgrades will be the most profitable for the sale of your home.