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Ready to close the Deal?

Sometimes unforeseeable issues arise just prior to closing the sale. Hopefully, with negotiation, most of these have a workable solution. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. But don’t panic. Another buyer might still be found who is willing to accept the house as is. Imagine that your prospective buyers are a couple with young…

Preparing your home for a Showing

How to Prepare Your Home for a Showing With 90% of home buyers starting their home search online, your ‘first showing’ is often a digital one. That’s why home staging and professional photos and video of your home are so important. It’s also why The Peggy Hill Team offers our clients complimentary home staging and…

Preparing To Sell Your Home

The following are some key factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale: CURB APPEAL Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard (such as colourful annuals or hanging baskets), and doing a simple clean up such as: cutting the lawn, removing garbage & debris and putting away recycling…

What is a Home Evaluation

A home evaluation— also known as a CMA or “Comparative Market Analysis” — is a report prepared by a real estate agent providing data comparing your property to similar properties in the marketplace. The first thing an agent will need to do to provide you with a home evaluation is to gather a little information…

How to Negotiate with Sellers

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases most people will make. In order to make the right decision the first time, potential buyers need to be prepared and know how to negotiate with sellers. Consider the following before starting negotiations: Be Prepared Research the housing market in the target area. Once you…

Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is a great first step before you start looking for a home. Pre-approval allows you to search with confidence, knowing that you can afford what you’ll find. It’s also an edge in negotiating with buyers, especially in multiple offer situations, or with buyers who’ll value a quicker closing. Over the…

Military Relocation

We are both honoured and proud to have had the chance to help many military families relocate into, and out of, Base Borden. When you work with The Peggy Hill Team during your military relocation, you can be assured that we have your best interests at heart every step of the way. The Peggy Hill…

First Time Home Buyers

WELCOME TO HOME OWNERSHIP Buying a home for the first time is exciting, scary, and a great accomplishment! It is also one of the biggest financial decisions that you will ever make, and is a process shrouded in mystery and unknowns, but it doesn’t have to be! In order to help, the Peggy Hill Team…

A Worry-Free Home Inspection

A Worry-Free Home Inspection There are dozens of individual parts that work together to make up your home. Think of all the individual electrical outlets or plumbing fixtures or HVAC vents in your home. Now add in your appliances, your basement and foundation walls, your roof, and the structural integrity of your home’s framing and…

Moving day! What tasks to do first

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. Change the locksEven if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can never…