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Reasons to Call Guelph Home

Reasons to Call Guelph Home

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Many of the families and people I help find new homes for are Guelph residents simply relocating to a new part of the city. However, as Guelph continues to develop and as the real estate market continues to change in other parts of the province, I’ve worked with more and more people from different regions of the province and country who are looking to call Guelph home. Being a Guelphtonian myself, I know first-hand the many reasons why this city is such a great place to call home for families both big and small. So instead of answering each inquiry separately, I’ve decided to create this blog post dedicated to things people need to know about Guelph. I hope that it will help reassure people who may be considering moving to Guelph that they are making a smart decision and strengthen the love for the city that current residents already have.  

What to Look For When Buying a New Home

What to Look For When Buying a New Home

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Whether it’s your first or your fifth, buying a new home never seems to get any easier. On top of the mammoth-sized price tag, every house raises a million and one questions—some you’re able to answer yourself, while others you haven’t the slightest clue where to start. I’ve designed this blog post to help ease you, your family or anyone you know into the mindset of buying a new home. This way, the process is less likely to be overwhelming and more likely to be enjoyable for everyone involved. After all, you are buying a home! This blog is not designed to replace a realtor, but instead, get you thinking about things to look for and questions to ask as you tour potential homes with your realtor.

You Shouldn't Sell Your Home On Your Own

Why You Shouldn't Sell Your Home On Your Own (Part 1)

Monday, March 19, 2018

By turning to a real estate agent for the sale of your home, you can expect efficiency and quality in terms of their service but also in the proceedings of getting your home on the market and sold to a new homeowner.

Why You Shouldn't Sell Your Home On Your Own Part 2

Why You Shouldn't Sell Your Home On Your Own (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Last post, I discussed a few of the reasons why you should always get a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home. This post, let's continue talking about the benefits of selling with a Real Estate Agent, versus selling on your own. 

Guelph Condos and Living in Downtown Guelph

Guelph Condos and Downtown Living

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

If you’re making the move to Guelph or relocating within the city, Guelph Condos are the perfect solution for your living needs. Find out why this piece of real estate in Guelph is a popular choice for many, and how you too can find the condo perfect for you. 

Guelph Condos and Apartments Deb Olender

Guelph Condos and Apartments--Do's and Don'ts for Renting and Leasing

Monday, January 15, 2018

If you’re a student looking for condo and apartment this year, it’s important to know what the do’s and don’ts are for this style of living. Students that choose to live in condos and apartments need an understanding of lease agreements (longer term contracts) and rental agreements (shorter term, usually on a month-to-month basis).

Increase Your Home's Value Deb Olender

Increase Your Home's Value: Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations

Monday, October 30, 2017

When deciding on renovations and ways to improve your home’s value in the Real Estate Market, it’s important to look at your kitchen and your bathrooms, especially the master bathroom or main family bathroom. Why are these two rooms so important when it comes to a home’s value?

Curb Appeal Real Estate Market Deb Olender

What's The Deal With Curb Appeal In The Real Estate Market?

Monday, October 16, 2017

In the process of selling your home and getting it on the Real Estate Market, you’re likely thinking about what you can do with the interior to boost its sale price. But what some sellers forget is that the exterior can be almost as important because it is the first impression your home makes on potential buyers. If you think this is just a gimmick, looking at the stats may change how you view it. In a past article from the CBC interviewing home renovator, Scott McGillivray and design duo, Steven and Chris, making changes to the exterior of your home can increase your home’s overall value. So what should you be doing to the exterior to see increased dollar value and increased curb appeal?

Rent or Downpayment Deb Olender Real Estate Guelph

Should I Rent or Make A Downpayment On A Home?

Monday, September 25, 2017

Today, let’s talk about scenarios when it is good to rent a place and when it is a good idea to make a down payment on a home. Going through the pros and cons of each gives a better idea of the Real Estate Market, what will give you the most benefit for your money, and what will make sense for your lifestyle.

Understanding Why Market Value Changes

Understanding Why Market Value Changes

Monday, September 11, 2017

With changes in behaviour for the Real Estate Market in Guelph and elsewhere, many are curious as to why the Market Value of a home fluctuates. Understanding why Market Value (MV) changes can help you better navigate choices you make regarding your home.

Mortgage Approval Before Home Search Deb Olender

Importance Of A Mortgage Approval BEFORE The Home Search

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Getting a pre-approval for a Mortgage is an important step BEFORE starting your home search. If you are stepping foot in to home buying territory, it is a good idea to start your journey by getting a pre-approved Mortgage rate and making sure you qualify for a mortgage.

Real Estate Guelph Housing Developments

Housing Developments and Real Estate in Guelph

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

What do homebuyers and investors in Guelph have in common? They’re thinking about the neighbourhoods they would like to purchase in, what is affordable in their budget, if they should invest in property, and of course, how to get in touch with a Guelph Real Estate Agent as new developments near completion. 

Importance of a Home Evaluation

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Are you a homeowner thinking of putting your house on sale in Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo or Cambridge? Before you put your house up on the market, don’t forget the importance of a home evaluation to get the right price tag for it!

Guelph Condos for Every Lifestyle

Guelph Condos for Every Lifestyle

Monday, July 10, 2017

Looking at Guelph Condos and wondering which one is perfect for your lifestyle?

Choosing the right condo for your lifestyle needs and wants is something that requires a little bit of thought on your part, and the guidance of a real estate agent in Guelph. Whether you are living in the condo, renting out the condo or are looking for a future investment, knowing a bit about condos in Guelph is a good place to start.

What You Need to Know About Buying A Guelph Investment Property

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

For the past few years, everyone has been talking about the Real Estate Market in Ontario and Canada. Of course, everyone knows that Toronto and the GTA is considered one of the most expensive places to buy property in comparison to other cities in Southern Ontario, but what about buying property in Guelph?

The expansion of Guelph and lower price ranges will draw homebuyers and property renters. If you are thinking of buying a Guelph investment property, now is the time!

Why Choose Deb Olender As Your Real Estate Agent

Why You Should Choose Deb Olender as Your Real Estate Agent

Monday, May 29, 2017

Find out why people choose Deb Olender as their Real Estate Broker and Agent to guide them through the real estate market. 

Guelph Real Estate Info Deb Olender App

Deb Olender Guelph Real Estate Info

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Deb Olender Seller's Market

The Seller's Market in Guelph

Monday, April 24, 2017

Multiple Offers Deb Olender

Dealing with Multiple Offers on Your Home

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Whether you are selling in Guelph or in the Greater Toronto Area, there are no shortages of offers and bidding wars are common practice.

Why Hire Deb Olender Realtor

7 Reasons to Get a Realtor

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Whether you are buying or selling locally or exploring the myriad of online listings, a realtor will simplify the process.