Jason Rustand Team Blogs

Successfully Selling Your Older Home

Posted on Mar 21, 2019

You’re ready to move into a newer neighborhood, but before you can make an offer on a new home, you need to sell your current one. You know you need to do updates and repairs to get your property in better condition to sell, and you also want to save some money for a few purchases for your new place. How can you ensure you get the best return on yo...

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Do I Buy, Sell or Hold in 2019?

Posted on Feb 28, 2019

Every year, whether the market is increasing, decreasing, or holding steady people want to know:

1. What’s my home worth?
2. Where’s the real estate market going?
3. When’s the best time to buy or sell?

Various factors affect property pricing. 

One of the more recent factors affecting buyer’s ability to qualify has been the mortgage stress test. The act...

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5 Reasons Winter is a More ‘Chill’ Time to Sell

Posted on Feb 14, 2019

When temperatures are as cold as they’ve recently been, going door to door looking at houses may seem a little insane. Most people know that the spring is the busiest time for buyers and sellers, so why consider selling now?

While it is true that sales tend to slow down in the winter, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Yes, less homes sell. However...

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2018: Real Estate Market Review

Posted on Jan 31, 2019

The last 12 months have shown to be cautious and uncertain in the real estate market. We saw major changes in borrowing rules and interest rates, both which significantly impacted buyers’ ability to upgrade their home, and for many first-time buyers, made it questionable if they could even enter the market in a starter home.

Thankfully our community...

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6 Things Buyers Wish They Knew Before Becoming A Homeowner

Posted on Jan 17, 2019

Buying a home can be intimidating and overwhelming.  From finding the right agent, to making it through negotiations, here are six things buyers wish they knew before becoming a homeowner.

1. They wish they didn’t borrow the maximum amount

Just because you’re approved for it doesn’t mean you should buy the most expensive house you can have. Banks calc...

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