Real Estate and Homes for Sale . Search for Homes. What is my home worth? How much can I afford? Top Property models, Types. Top home locations. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/17/common-sales-lies-canadian-real-estate-market-blossoms-misleading/
One day in 2002, a self-professed computer nerd named Glenn Kelman scratched his head. Why was it, he wondered, that he could get more information about a $20 book for sale at Amazon.com than he could for a $500,000 home listed on the national Multiple Listing Service? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/the-battle-to-unlock-the-housing-market/article1450088/
The Competition Bureau is asking the Competition Tribunal to strike down rules imposed by the association on people wanting to use the MLS system, which require them to use additional services they might not want. Melanie Aitken, the competition commissioner, said that if the rules were struck down, “there will be downward pressure on real estate fees in Canada.” The Competition Bureau said that, under the Canadian Real Estate Association’s rules, agents are not allowed to offer consumers the option of paying them to just list a home on the MLS system. Instead, they must buy a pre-determined set of additional services, such as the presentation of offers and the negotiation of a final deal, the bureau said. “The bureau is focused on striking down these anti-competitive rules, so that real estate agents wishing to offer innovative services can do so, and consumers can benefit from greater choice,” Aitken said in a statement.
Home Price Indices (Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas) http://www.data360.org/graph_group.aspx?Graph_Group_Id=1208
When you are buying a home you need to know what makes it a good value, a good buy
1 The area the home is located in: including the proximity to high schools, public schools, hospitals, churches, shopping centers, metro
2: The specific home model: some homes are more popular over others and have a higher resale values.. the most popular ones are Bungalows, two stories, split levels with at least 3 bedrooms, a two car garage and finished family room, fireplace..
When you are trying to sell a home remember most realtors do not sell, or advertise your home, they hope someone else does, they merely take a listing from you and tend not to do you much good.. it does not costs anything more but always ask a local Real estate manager such as Re/Max to give you the name of his or her two best selling Realtors.. and hire the send best one who will work hard now, Insure that in writing he or she guarantees to advertise regularly your home in a local newspaper for that is likely where it will attract the best buyers too.