WHY CHOOSE A RE/MAX AGENT? 3 DECISION-MAKING REASONS.

When it comes to navigating an overwhelming, complicated or unpredictable housing market (hello, 2021!), hiring a RE/MAX real estate agent is a good first step. Here’s why. No one ever said real estate was easy. In fact, especially since March 2020, most homebuyers and sellers have probably muttered a much different sentiment under their breath. But there’s...

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LUMBER PRICES ARE FALLING, BUT HOUSING AFFORDABILITY REMAINS AN ISSUE.

With interest rates reaching historic lows in a persistent seller’s market, the new-home construction industry is facing a test of successfully balancing supply and demand. In the premiere episode of the interactive series "Keepin’ It Real with Nick Bailey," RE/MAX President Nick Bailey and two guests explore all sides of the new-home construction market. The discussion covers what consumers need to...

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How Do I Know I Have a Good Realtor?

There are so many people (who do not work in real estate) who have advice for a new homebuyer trying to find the right place. And, unfortunately, so many of those people advise against having a real estate agent, whether it’s because they have had an unpleasant experience themselves or because they think they’re saving a little bit of money. However, passing up the opportunity to form a good...

2021 RE/MAX Recreational Property Report

Cabin & Cottage Trends Across Canada (2021).

Canadians opt for more affordability and new lifestyle, flocking to recreational property market 57 per cent of markets offer properties below $500K, according to RE/MAX brokers and agents Average sale price anticipated to rise up to 30% in some recreational property markets, according to RE/MAX brokers and agents. 44 per cent of recreational property buyers are budgeting $200,000-$500,000...

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Canadian Real Estate Industry at a Critical Crossroads.

Stakes in Canadian real estate have never been higher. Industry professionalism needed to restore buyer and seller confidence.   Particularly for buyers engaged in the Canadian real estate market, the transaction is filled with mounting complexities and undeniable frustrations – most specifically, the lack of transparency in under-market-value listing strategies within an already expensive...

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Canadian Real Estate Renovation Trends (2021).

Canadians invest in home renovations to improve quality of life, not to add value in current Canadian real estate market Challenging Canadian housing market conditions put additional importance to home renovations since the start of COVID-19, both for those looking to stay and those sellingMore than half of Canadians renovated their home in 2020 with the intention of living in it, with 29% renovating...

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Sky-rocketing lumber prices shock renovators: ‘It’s ridiculous’.

As construction season kicks off, those looking to renovate this spring and summer might be stunned by the price of lumber. “It was a big shock to find out it was going to be that much more this year,” Andra McLachlan said. She’s on her second year of home and backyard renovations and is kicking herself for not completing everything sooner. “I really wish we had done the privacy fence...

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Spring Clean Your Closet.

If you have seen the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic then you know that if you like to shop then you have to clear up your closet space with items you don't use. Otherwise, they're going to start falling on you! LOL Here are some ways you can clear out your precious closet space so you can make room for new wardrobe items. 1. Is there anything you haven't worn in the last 6 months to a...

Canadian Real Estate Prices May Ease in 2021.

Canadian real estate continues to make headlines for its strength and resilience in the face of COVID-19, and increasingly for the obstacles preventing homebuyers from entering or moving up in the market. A question on everyone’s lips right now is, how long can this current rate of price growth continue? In the face of record-low housing inventory and rising demand across the country, it seems there’s...

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RE/MAX IS A ‘FASTEST-GROWING FRANCHISE’ FOR EIGHTH STRAIGHT YEAR.

Entrepreneur magazine recognizes the global real estate franchisor for its continued growth. Already named a top franchisor in 2021, RE/MAX is now also recognized as a fastest-growing franchise – for the eighth straight year! The March issue of Entrepreneur magazine ranked RE/MAX on its widely respected 2021 Fastest-Growing Franchises list. This is the 20th time RE/MAX has made the...

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