Stacey Pollard's Blog

As the flowers bloom and the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to spruce up your home’s exterior for a spring listing. First impressions matter, and enhancing your curb appeal can make a significant difference in attracting potential buyers and increasing the value of your property. Here are some tips to elevate your home's exterior and make it stand out in the spring market: Landscape Refresh: Start by giving your landscape some TLC. Trim overgrown bushes, mow the lawn, and add fresh mulch to ... read more
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Spring is finally here, and along with the blooming flowers and warmer weather, it's the perfect time to give your home some much-needed attention. After the harsh winter months, your home may require some maintenance to ensure it stays in top shape throughout the year. Here are some essential spring maintenance tips to keep your home in tip-top condition:   1. **Inspect Your Roof:** Start by inspecting your roof for any signs of damage or wear and tear. Look for missing or damaged shingles, cracks, or leaks... read more
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Coldwell Banker Momentum Realty expands into Niagara Falls, ON

Posted by Stephen Oliver on November 02, 2021 in  uncategorized
Evoke Niagara Realty joins with Coldwell Banker Momentum Realty   Established Niagara Falls brokerage joins the Coldwell Banker® global network;  Coldwell Banker Momentum Realty expands to six offices in Southern Ontario.   (BURLINGTON, ON – November 1, 2021.)  Coldwell Banker Canada is pleased to announce that the sales professionals of a well-established Niagara Falls, Ontario brokerage have joined forces with Coldwell Banker Momentum Realty, a multi-office affiliate based in St. Ca... read more
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The Rapid Return to Normalcy

A real estate market sift?
Posted by Stephen Oliver on August 03, 2021 in  uncategorized
Recently a colleague of mine presented me with some stats that showed the sales for July 2021 vs July 2020. The stats aren’t very telling nor they very surprising. For those in our business or those who were in the market during 2016, we saw almost the same thing. The rapid return to normalcy is upon us in the local housing market. Over the next little while you’re going to see stats, stories  or even headlines that will be designed to get a reaction about the position of our market. Don’t... read more
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Financing Clauses Are Not Bad

Both parties share in the risk.
Posted by Stephen Oliver on March 01, 2021 in  uncategorized
Ok let’s set the record straight.  Offers without a financing condition does not mean that they buyer is paying cash.  I would argue that they rarely are.  Yes there are always exceptions to this, however most home purchases are still being financed in some manner.  In most cases financing comes from traditional mortgages, secured line of credits or private mortgages.   In a over heated real estate market, such as the one the Niagara is currently in, most offe... read more
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