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Coldwell Banker Momentum Realty expands into Niagara Falls, ON

Posted by Stephen Oliver on November 02, 2021 in  General Interest
Evoke Niagara Realty joins with Coldwell Banker Momentum Realty   Established Niagara Falls brokerage joins the Coldwell Banker® global network;  Coldwell Banker Momentum Realty expands to six offices in Southern Ontario.   (BURLINGTON, ON – November 1, 2021.)  Coldwell Banker Canada is pleased to announce that the sales professionals of a well-established Niagara Falls, Ontario brokerage have joined forces with Coldwell Banker Momentum Realty, a multi-office affiliate based in St. Ca... read more
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The Rapid Return to Normalcy

A real estate market sift?
Posted by Stephen Oliver on August 03, 2021 in  General Interest
Recently a colleague of mine presented me with some stats that showed the sales for July 2021 vs July 2020. The stats aren’t very telling nor they very surprising. For those in our business or those who were in the market during 2016, we saw almost the same thing. The rapid return to normalcy is upon us in the local housing market. Over the next little while you’re going to see stats, stories  or even headlines that will be designed to get a reaction about the position of our market. Don’t... read more
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Financing Clauses Are Not Bad

Both parties share in the risk.
Posted by Stephen Oliver on March 01, 2021 in  Buying
Ok let’s set the record straight.  Offers without a financing condition does not mean that they buyer is paying cash.  I would argue that they rarely are.  Yes there are always exceptions to this, however most home purchases are still being financed in some manner.  In most cases financing comes from traditional mortgages, secured line of credits or private mortgages.   In a over heated real estate market, such as the one the Niagara is currently in, most offe... read more
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September Real Estate Conditions

How's the market you ask?
Posted by Stephen Oliver on October 03, 2020 in  uncategorized

The market condition statistics are out for September.  They 

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Enjoy Your Property During Canada’s Fall Season

Don't hibernate. Get outside and enjoy.
Posted by Stephen Oliver on October 03, 2020 in  General Interest
Each year Canadians across our great country look forward to the beautiful offerings of what the fall has to bring.  We are especially blessed in Niagara to have many places to enjoy the change in seasons when summer turns to fall.  Unfortunately, with that change comes colder temperatures and the need to adapt if you want to spend time on your deck, patio or rear yard.  Here are some steps that might help prolong your time outdoors and allow you to extend your &ldq... read more
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