Mirela & Chuck Fodeles, Sales Representatives
5111 New St. Burlington, ON L7L 1V2 Phone: 905 637 1700 Mobile: 905 320 4545 Fax: 905 637 1070 Email Mirela & Chuck

Who you buy from is just as important as what you buy!

Before You Move On

So you're ready to find a new home! You may already have a good sense of what you are looking for in your next home. But a big obstacle to purchasing the new one can be coming up with the down payment. Most lenders require buyers to include a portion of their own funds—the down payment—toward the purchase of the home.  

Saving for a down payment can be one of the most challenging steps in buying a home, particularly if it is your first home. Your down payment plus your pre-approved loan amount will determine how much home you can afford.

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a market value analysis of your property by MIRELA FODELES, real estate sales representative. To find out what your property is worth today, complete and return this certificate or call for
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A down payment can come from many places: savings, investments such as stocks and bonds, gifts from relatives, company bonuses, equity in other assets, and life insurance policies, to name a few. Moreover, there may be home mortgage alternatives that do not require a down payment. 

If you currently own a home, then you may want the equity you have built in that house to serve as the down payment on your next home. But how much is your current home worth? We would be happy to provide you with a market valuation so that you will know its current value.  

If you provide us some basic information on your home, we will use it to establish a list of comparable properties in your area as reported by the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This will give you a range of prices at which your home would be expected to sell. Then we can prepare a more precise and thorough valuation by taking a brief look at your home. If you are interested in this, then we can arrange a convenient time to stop by. 

Please call or email us if you are interested in a market valuation of your current home or if you would like more information on financing options.

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Setting the Stage for a Quick Sell

Making a good first impression can mean the difference between receiving serious offers for your home or being subjected to months of lookie-loos dropping by but never buying.

How can you ensure that your home will make the best impression possible? Here are six tips for savvy home sellers:

1. Focus on curb appeal. The outside of your house can be the source of a very good first impression. Keep the grass well-watered and mowed. Have your trees trimmed. Cut back overgrowth. Plant some blooming flowers. Keep toys, bicycles, gardening equipment and the like out of sight. Have at least the front of your house and the trim painted, if necessary. Sweep the porch and the front walkway. After dark, turn on your front porch light and any other exterior lighting, create a warm, inviting look.

2. Clear out the clutter. Real estate agents say buyers won't purchase a home they can't see. Or more importantly, see themselves in it! If your home has too much furniture, overflowing closets, crowded kitchen and bathroom countertops or lots of family photos or collectibles on display, potential buyers won't be able to really see your home.   Get rid of anything you don't need or use. Fill up your garage or rent some off-site storage space!

3. Use your nose. Many people are oblivious to scents, but others are extremely sensitive to offensive odors. To eliminate bad smells, bathe your pets, freshen the cat litter box frequently, shampoo your carpets, dry clean your drapes, and empty trash cans, recycling bins and ash trays. Place open boxes of baking soda in smell-prone areas, and refrain from cooking fish or strong-smelling foods. Introduce pleasing smells by placing flowers or potpourri in your home and using air fresheners. Baking a fresh or frozen pie or some other fragrant treat is another common tactic.

4. Make all necessary repairs. Buyers expect everything in their new home to operate safely and properly. Picky buyers definitely will notice-and likely magnify -- minor maintenance problems you've ignored for months or even years. Leaky faucets, burned-out light bulbs, painted-shut or broken windows, inoperable appliances and the like should be fixed before you put your home on the market. These repairs may seem small, but left undone they can lead buyers to question whether you've taken good care of your home.  

5. Introduce lifestyle accessories and make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible. Set the dining room table with your best dishes. Put out your only-for-company towels. Make up the spare bed. Hang some fresh curtains. Put some logs in the fireplace. Dress your home as if it were being photographed for a magazine. Use your imagination.

6. Get a buyer's-eye view. Walk up to your home and pretend you've never seen it before. What do you notice? How do you feel about what you see? Does the home seem inviting? Well-maintained? Would you want to buy this home? Get friends and family members to do the same, just like proof reading -- they can see things you don't.





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