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b-LOG: Property Taxes Explained

b-LOG: Property Taxes Explained

Former American Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is quoted as saying “Taxes are the price we pay for civilized society.” And he couldn’t have been more concise. Regardless of your opinion on the subject, it is important to understand that paying taxes is our way of contributing to the greater of good of […]

b-LOG: Breaking the Ice with the New Neighbours

b-LOG: Breaking the Ice with the New Neighbours

You prepare for it weeks or even months in advance. You build up your defences for the emotional roller coaster that would leave even the most fleet-footed tired and drained. But once you cross the finishline and the last box is unpacked, you can then begin to focus on the new beginnings that a move […]

b-LOG: Niagara Real Estate Market Update August 1 – October 31. Looking Back to 2015

b-LOG: Niagara Real Estate Market Update August 1 – October 31. Looking Back to 2015

In a market that is changing like ours, we are trying to look back in 90 day or year-to-date segments. Looking at 30 day time periods is too small a sample size, at least in our un-official opinion! For the last 90 days (Aug 1 – Oct 31) we looked at year over year for […]

b-LOG: Calm

b-LOG: Calm

As the much welcomed Family Day holiday approaches, it’s a great time to pause and reflect on the manic nature of the world we live in. 24/7 new headlines that are overloaded on the negative. Uncertainty with a general rumbling of stress. Phones buzzing and pinging, kids lunches to make and pouring rain in February […]

b-LOG: July – When Sellers Become Buyers

Quite often this time of year, a decent part of the market loosens up (or has loosened up already). As more homes sell, more offers are made and less “conditional on the buyer’s property” offers are made. The result is accelerated schedules, more competition, reduced days on market numbers and quite often, less stress. Of […]

THEbTEAM Unofficial Top 10 Things to do in Niagara

We have been working with some out of province and out of country buyers recently. Aside from the usual real estate questions, there is another big question that often comes up. “What is there to do here?” The answer is there is plenty but like any other town, you have to get out and active […]

Perspective of the Outsider

We residents of any city can have a tendency of getting complacent or “used to” our surroundings to the point that we grow indifferent to them. In our day-to-day real estate lives, we get what may be a surprising number of ‘outsiders’ looking for a home in the Niagara region. They are drawn here for […]