Selling your home is not only a big decision financially, but also emotionally. Your home is no longer the bricks, drywall, and hardwood floors you fell in love with when you bought it. You have tackled some of life’s many milestones and made memories inside the house you now call a home. Whether you have simply grown out of the house, are choosing to downsize, or you’re looking for a new location, there are many factors that may influence your decision to sell your house.
Check your Finances:
Do some research to determine the payoff amount of your loan so you can determine what your sales proceeds will be after you have paid off your loans, closing costs, and REALTOR’s commissions. The closer you are to the end of your mortgage term, the less additional expenses you will incur.
Do Some Comparisons:
Doing your homework is always important! Do some research on the current condition of the real estate market, and look into some comparable properties who have recently sold in your neighbourhood. You may want to consider selling when it is a seller’s market.
Is your Home Ready to Sell?
We have all heard the many ways you can improve your home to get the biggest return on your investment when selling. While you may not want to make any major improvements, it’s important to ask yourself if your home is in its best condition to sell. At the very least, you need to ensure you have the time to give your home a good deep-clean and de-clutter to ensure it is prepared for showings when the time comes. Take into consideration the length of time it will take to do this to determine a time frame for when you can realistically list your home.
Four Questions to Ask Yourself:
Take a second to think about your answer to these four very important questions. If you’re happy with your answers, you may be ready to sell and if not, it may be worth it to continue weighing the pros and cons of your decision to sell or speak further with a Real Estate Agent to get their opinion.
When is the Best Time to Sell a House?
Most real estate professionals will tell you that the best time to sell would be the spring, followed by the fall. Spring is desirable for many sellers as it is a great time to showcase your homes best features and many buyers want the transaction to be completed before the summer months. It’s important to remember that since it is the busiest time of the year, you will face more competition, increasing the importance of making sure your home shows at its best.
Do you have questions about selling your home? Make sure you visit the page Seller to get in touch with a local RE/MAX agent who will be able to answer all your questions!
OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Detached single family home in Timberlea at an affordable price! The features of this property include BACK ALLEY ACCESS and LOTS of PARKING SPACE. This home has 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, a comfortable living room, and a dining area with sliding patio doors to a wooden deck. The basement is partially finished with insulation and framing in place for a rec room, bedroom and large bathroom. The neutral color scheme and white kitchen cabinets make this house feel bright and airy. This property is very clean, well kept, and lets in lots of natural light!
For a viewing please contact:
Dana McAroe at 780-804-1916 RE/MAX Fort McMurray
House for Sale in Timberlea, Fort McMurray
Detached single family home for sale in Timerlea at an affordable price! The features of this property include BACK ALLEY ACCESS and LOTS of PARKING SPACE. This home has 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, a comfortable living room, and a dining area with sliding patio doors to a wooden deck. The basement is partially finished with insulation and framing in place for a rec room, bedroom and large bathroom. The neutral color scheme and white kitchen cabinets make this house feel bright and airy. This property is very clean, well kept, and lets in lots of natural light!
For a personal viewing of this property please contact Dana McAroe at RE/MAX Fort McMurray.
The following is the September Press Release from the Fort McMurray Real Estate Board.
SEPTEMBER 2018 STATISTICS RELEASE
Statistics include Fort McMurray and surrounding area
Welcome to the new normal, I think we are safe to say at this point we have stabilized as a market as far as single family homes are concerned. Month over month this year we have reported an increase in the number of units sold over last year and are still seeing a decrease in the number of listings available. These are all good things.
The multifamily sector is still volatile as there are many unknown factors; with rebuild projects set to finish in the next few months and an unknown as to how many of these will come to market.
Contact your friendly neighborhood real estate professional for up to date information and expert advice.
Complete statistics are posted monthly on the website www.fmreb.com.
Cooling temperatures and the arrival of pumpkin spice everything doesn’t mean that you need to head indoors just yet. Using your outdoor living space is a great way to enjoy the changing of the season and enjoy some outside time. Consider these 8 ways to extend your patio season into the fall.
Add Some Warmth
Making sure that your outdoor living space is still enjoyable and comfortable will encourage you to use the space more often. Consider adding a patio heater that can easily radiate heat in a large of area for you and your guests. Choose from a variety of sizes and styles that fit your budget and the overall look of your outdoor patio area.
Hang Some Lights
You’ll need some extra lighting with the sun setting sooner than it was earlier in the summer. Hang a few strands of lights around the perimeter of your outdoor space in order to add a touch of sparkle to prolong those after-dinner conversations. Choose from different styles that cater to your unique tastes and personality.
Cuddle Up with Throws
As temperatures continue to drop, make sure to always have a stack of fresh, cozy throw blankets ready for friends and family so they aren’t scared back inside by the crisp fall air. Consider storing blankets in a weather-tight box outdoors to keep them dry and ready for use.
Add Some Ambiance
To create a truly enjoyable outdoor ambiance, consider adding a popular fire pit to your patio to encourage those guests to stay awhile. Not only does a fire pit add an extra layer of warmth but it provides a point of interest to an outdoor living space. Invite friends over to roast some hot dogs over the fire and indulge in gooey s’mores for dessert.
Sip Some Tea
Wrapping up in a cozy blanket to read a book and enjoy a hot cup of tea, or hot chocolate, is the epitome of fall that many homeowners love. Make sure to provide enough side table space next to outdoor chairs for ultimate comfort while diving into a good book. Use a simple outdoor tray to carry sweeteners and sugar cookies to enjoy with your warm beverage.
Leave the Leaves
You may want to immediately rake up fallen leaves on your patio, but consider letting them fall where they may to really set the scene of your outdoor space. The colors of fallen leaves provide those seasonal scents that remind of autumn-and they can be mulched for your fall lawn care needs.
Add Fall Color
Pumpkins are a welcome addition to any outdoor space this time of year. Pick up a few different shapes, colors and varieties of the orange gourds to add a pop of instant seasonal color to your patio. Stack and store pumpkins on your patio before carving them later in the season.
Have A Game Center
Fall is a great time to enjoy lawn games that carried over from the summer. Many homeowners find that fall is the better season to enjoy a quick game of horseshoes or croquet in the comfortable, cooling temperatures. Create a game center on your patio that is easy for guests to access and invite your friends and family to join you outdoors for a friendly competition.
Extending your patio season is easy with these eight tips to help your patio pop well into the fall.
The current trend of designing your home with greys, grey-ishes and now greiges (a grey-beige mix) may make it more difficult to be inspired to add a pop of color to your living space. RE/MAX recommends that you start small with an out-of-the-way, made-for-color room like a kid’s bedroom or entertainment room.
Customize Your Interior
There’s no need to go shopping for something new-use what you have. Don’t be afraid to add a bright green picture frame and add in a couple of colorful pillows, artwork and rugs that complement the decor. Suddenly-you’re a master at color! Our friends at Apartment Therapy offer a tour of The Most Colorful Home in London (Possibly the World) for further inspiration.
Make a Statement
Dramatic color can help you make a bold statement in your home. Find the perfect accent wall in your home that visitors will see as they first enter your house. Paint color says a lot about someone’s personality-make your favorite shade speak for you.
Start a Collection
Whether it’s pillows, dishes or vases – a colorful collection shows a coordinated look. Or curate a gallery wall that adds color and personality. Find some inspiration and start collecting.
Stop to Smell the Flowers
Flowers go with anything. By adding flowers to your home, you can instantly add a pop of color to any room and the beautiful scents are just a bonus. Don’t make it hard, shop local or just pick up a bouquet the next time you take a trip through your grocery store.
Ready to try your hand at a new color palette in a new space? Reach out to Dana McAroe, a RE/MAX agent, who can help you find the perfect new space to add a splash of color.
Hi, my name is Dana McAroe. I'm a Real Estate Agent in Fort McMurray. I help people get the best possible outcome from their real estate transaction - whether they are selling or buying or a house.