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What Do Interior Designers Do?
If you want to transform a room into something that’s functional, beautiful and perfectly matched to your taste, then you might want to hire an interior designer.
It’s an interior designer’s job to come up with imaginative ideas that will wow you.
Imagine this scenario... You purchase a new home and move in. A few weeks later, you hear a strange rumbling sound. It’s the furnace. It’s only a year old, yet it’s sputtering like it’s twenty. You realize you’ll have to call in an HVAC contractor to get it fixed.
You’re thinking, “Ouch! This is going to be expensive.”
Well, maybe not. You see, since that furnace is relatively new, it might be covered by its original warranty — even for you, the new owner.
Monthly Residential Statistics – For the Month of June 2017
“The large spike in sales we saw earlier this year is moving back towards more normal levels this summer. Prices are still on the rise, but not at the rates we were seeing previously.
Important Things to “Fix Up” before Selling When you’re preparing your home for sale, it’s not unusual to need to fix up a few things around the property. After all, you want your home to look its best to buyers, so that you get good offers, quickly. What do you need to fix? Here are three categories that will help you create and prioritize your list.
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 438 units in November 2016, an increase of 22 per cent from November 2015. This was the best November on record by a wide margin.
Within the City of Barrie, sales activity rose 26.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis. The City of Barrie saw 263 residential sales in November. A year-over-year increase of 11.8 per cent was recorded in surrounding areas, where sales activity totalled 189 units.
Barrie home sales (Residential) recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 481 units in October 2016, an increase of 20.2 per cent from October 2015. This was the highest October on record by a wide margin.
Within the City of Barrie, sales activity rose 17.6 per cent on a year-over-year basis. The City of Barrie saw 274 residential sales in October. A year-over-year increase of 22 per cent was recorded in surrounding areas, where sales activity totalled 228 units.
Barrie home sales smash previous September record
For the Month of August 2016 Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® “Housing activity in the Barrie region remains on track to set a new annual record in 2016, provided new listings manage to keep up with demand through to the end of the year.
Within the City of Barrie, detached residential properties posted an average selling price for the month of August 2016 of $454,920, an increase of 18% over August 2015.
Barrie and District home sales post best July ever
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 578 units in July 2016, an increase of 6.6 per cent from July 2015. This was a new record for July.
Within the City of Barrie, sales activity fell eight per cent on a year-over-year basis. The City of Barrie saw 289 residential sales in July. A year-over-year increase of 14 per cent was recorded in surrounding areas, where sales activity totalled 285 units.
When it Comes to Offers, it’s Not Always about Price
When considering which of two or more competing offers to accept for your home, there is no doubt price plays a huge role. After all, if Offer #1 is $10,000 higher than Offer #2, that’s an enticing difference that puts thousands of extra dollars in your pocket.
However, price isn’t the only thing you should think about when comparing multiple offers. There are other factors you need to consider as well.