Your Time Could Be Now

By: Glenn Martin

Your Time Could Be Now

Tags: Buyers, New home

As you've likely heard in the news, we have shifted to a more balanced market making life much easier for buyers.  The difficulties faced by buyers in previous months, with rampant competition, has all but been eliminated.  This could be a great opportunity for you own a new home. To assist you in your search, please check out some of the great properties we have listed at the momen...Read More

Love Your Listing 

By: Glenn Martin

Love Your Listing 

Tags: home, success, lead buyers

Prepare to fall in love with your listing, because when you love your listing, buyers will too. ? The average realtor simply loads your home to MLS and waits for buyers to call.  Do you think that approach is going to get you top dollar? The Martin Group hits the ground running and we don’t stop until there is a SOLD sign in the ground and a smile on your face. It starts with your cu...Read More

Ontario Announces 15% Tax on All Foreign Buyers

By: Glenn Martin

Ontario Announces 15% Tax on All Foreign Buyers

Tags: Ontario, home buyers, tax

Ontario Announces 15% Tax on All Foreign Buyers The Ontario Liberal government is moving forward with their decision to slap a 15% tax on all foreign home buyers.   Called the Ontario fair housing plan premier Kathleen Wynne says this plan has been in the works for some time. Kathleen  Wynne stated: “ The skyrocketing cost of renting or buying in Ontario and the Greater Golden Hor...Read More

5 Steps Smart Sellers Take to Generate Multiple Offers

By: Glenn Martin

5 Steps Smart Sellers Take to Generate Multiple Offers

Tags: smart sellers, 5 steps

Home sales (and values) have been on a strong uptick nationwide thanks to low interest rates, freer lending standards and a drop in the foreclosure rate. Sellers everywhere are breathing a giant, collective sigh of relief! But for all of the buyer activity, it seems like most houses sit on one end of two extremes: they either get snatched up the moment they hit the market (with multiple offers and...Read More

5 Secret Sources of Down Payment Money

By: Glenn Martin

5 Secret Sources of Down Payment Money

Tags: home buying, 5 secrets, payment

Whether you are planning to put down a full 20 percent or pulling together the cash for a 3.5 percent down payment for an FHA loan, your down payment might be the biggest single cash expenditure you ever make. Some scrimp and save for years, while others can ready the cash with less difficulty, but no buyer in the history of home buying has ever said they have too much down payment money. Here'...Read More

6 Signs A Home Might Be “The One”

By: Glenn Martin

6 Signs A Home Might Be “The One”

Tags: home, market, signs

You might have heard that saying about the number of fish there are in the sea – the sea of prospective dates and mates. The same goes for homes on the market. Even when the market heats up as it's doing now, it's not uncommon for a buyer to visit 10, 20 or even more homes before finding the property they want to make their home. These numbers can be daunting, but even the most part...Read More

The 5 Top Home Buyer Turn-Offs of 2017

By: Glenn Martin

The 5 Top Home Buyer Turn-Offs of 2017

Tags: Home Buyer

Selling a home in today's market can be a bit frustrating. There's all sorts of home staging and property preparation advice out there, and some of it seems daunting or impossible to follow unless you already live in a haute home or have a serious bankroll set aside to whip your place into shape. You can't turn a rancher into a Victorian – so don't bother trying. But you do ...Read More

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