Just like finding a great real estate agent, finding a lender you can trust is key to having a successful home-buying experience. While your agent will help you find and close on the perfect home for you, your lender is the person who makes all the important money and mortgage stuff happen so you can actually own the home. But not all lenders are equal, and there are some lenders out there that may take advantage of you. You want to ensure that you’re in a safe lending situation and are provided a good mortgage that you’re able to afford.

 When you’re searching for a reputable, trustworthy lender, you need to make sure that your lender asks the following four questions:

 1. Do you have a monthly budget and savings plan? Your lender should always…

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As a homeowner, one of your primary concerns is likely the value of your home. There are many factors that contribute to the value of a home, such as location, size, and condition. However, there are several things you can do to increase your home value, whether you are planning to sell or just want to improve your investment. Here are some tips on how to increase your home value:

  1. Improve Your Curb Appeal

First impressions matter, and the first thing potential buyers or guests will see is your home’s exterior. Enhancing your curb appeal can increase your home value significantly. Some simple ways to improve curb appeal include adding a fresh coat of paint, landscaping, planting flowers, updating the front door, and power washing.

  1. Upgrade…

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Introducing the Evoy Real Estate Team's Client Portal.
Our client's little slice of the internet where all your buying and selling steps are right at your finger tips, literally!

For more information on how this new process works, give us a call or send an email by clicking here!

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Oh Hey there, fellow Property Lover!
If you're thinking of buying or selling a property, let me tell you, it is currently an adventure. It can be exciting, stressful, and everything in between. Don't worry though, that's where a real estate agent comes in. They're like your trusty sidekick, ready to help you conquer the world of real estate.

So, let's scrape the surface and explore the top 3 services they provide during the purchase or sale of a property.

1. Market Mastery
Real Estate Agents are like walking encyclopedias of Real Estate knowledge. We honestly know everything about the market; from the latest trends, to pricing, and inventory. We can give you the inside scoop on what's hot and what's not. This way, you can make the most informed decision.…

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Buying a home is a thrilling and life-changing experience. It's a journey filled with excitement, anticipation, and discovery.
So, let's break down the steps involved in purchasing a home and make it sound exciting and fun, which is honestly exactly what it is 99% of the time!

Step 1: Dream Big

The first step in the home buying process is to dream big! Think about what you want in a home. Do you want a big backyard for your dog to run around in? A cozy fireplace for those chilly winter nights? A chef's kitchen to whip up your favourite dishes? The possibilities are endless, so let your imagination run wild during this stage!

Step 2: Get Pre-Approved

Once you've dreamt big, it's time to get pre-approved. This step can seem daunting, but it's…

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While being a homeowner comes with many benefits, most homeowners don’t particularly like paying too much for property taxes. Over the past few years, many homeowners have seen their property taxes increase and have continued paying them. Did you know that you don’t have to accept your property taxes as they are. If they don’t seem right to you, you can appeal them.

Here are the steps you need to take to appeal your property taxes:

 1) Gather the information about how much your home has been assessed for by your tax assessor’s office. Your assessment information might be sent to you through the mail each year with your property taxes. You can also get the information from the tax assessor’s office. If the amount your home has been assessed for seems…

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Did you know it is actually easier on your bank account to live in Carleton Place? The Carleton Place Cost of Living is 23% Lower than the Average City/Town in Ontario!

Watch the video below to find out all the reasons Tanya loves living in Carleton Place, and why we think you would too!


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Right now is the perfect time to lower your electric bill, and I’m sending you the best tips on how to do just that! As energy costs just keep rising this year, it’s smart to conserve that energy and save those dollars. It’s a win-win situation for the environment and your wallet!

Tip 1. Install dimmer switches: Not only do dimmer switches add a more cozy ambience to a room, but they also conserve energy by decreasing the amount of electricity used. As an added bonus, buyers love to see dimmer switches, and they can help your home feel more updated.

Tip 2. Install ceiling fans: Ceiling fans increase air circulation in a room, which is obviously great for the summer to get some much needed breeze going. Did you know that ceiling fans can reduce…

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This spring, you may be faced with a choice:
Do you renew for another year at an increased rent or do you jump into real estate and finally become a homeowner?

If you think you’ll stay in your area for 5+ years and have a steady income, now could be the perfect time for you to start your real estate journey.
Once you’ve decided that you want to buy a home, you can begin the home buying process.

Here’s how you should plan to spend the next few months!

First Things First: This is the time to start learning about the home buying process! Go look up some resources for homebuyers, ask your family and friends how they bought their first home, and start getting into the real estate state of mind. We have tons of insight and connections of the mortgage and lawyer…

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Many people think that selling in the winter is a bad move. With all the holidays and the cold, it might not be your first choice in timing. Buyers still need houses, even in the winter!
With these secret real estate agent tips, you’ll know how to get your house ready to sell for top dollar this winter.

Keep your Pathway and Entrance free from snow.
Make it easy for buyers to get into your home. Additionally, you don’t want to make it seem like it’s hard to maintain your outdoor spaces in the winter, so a clear entrance is key!

Brighten up Every Room.
It gets dark early during these winter months, so add some ambient lighting to keep your rooms feeling light and bright. Floor lamps are your best friend. During an Open House, make sure to keep the…

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