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2019 was a busy year. Nova Scotia is seeing a boost in population from migration and immigration not seen since the 1970's.  Of the 35000 people who moved here in the last four years, between 95-98% of them settled in the Halifax area.  Because of this, our local real estate market has seen significant gains in every measure.  We have a 14 year record low number of listings and the average price this year has improved by a whopping 7% as of December 16/19.  

As the market tightens up, it's not only price that is affected.   The time it takes to sell a home is down by a third from four years ago and the number of sales is up by over 1000 at time of writing.  CMHC predicts our growth will slow moving in to 2020 as economic conditions are set to improve

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After a lot of thought, you’ve decided your home is too big.  You haven’t seen the cat in days and the living room hasn’t been lived in for years.  The kids have moved out or you quite simply hate the idea of cleaning three bathrooms.  The reasons for downsizing are numerous, but the tactics to accomplish the goal of downsizing are very similar.  We simplify the downsizing process so you can focus on the things that matter most.

On November 26/19 join HaliPad Real Estate Inc. and renowned Organize Anything expert, Colette Robicheau to learn how to effectively right size your life.

Why you might want to downsize:

  •         Less upkeep and responsibility
  •         Financial freedom
  •         More flexibility
  •         Your
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The Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission is responsible for protecting the best interests of the public.  In a recent press release, they've brought attention to a scenario which creates vulnerability for home buyers and we want to make sure you know what to do about it. 

Before I dive into how it affects you, I need to explain a few things regarding the agreement of purchase and sale:

  • An Amendment - A change to the purchase contract (i.e changing a closing date, requesting home inspection repairs)
  • Notice of dissatisfaction - A buyer or seller delivers notice in writing that they are not comfortable with an "out clause" in the contract (financing, lawyer review, home inspection) and they are not proceeding with the purchase.  A termination
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We are excited to welcome Carolle MacIntosh to the HaliPad Team!

Carolle strives to treat her clients like they’ve reconnected with a long-lost friend. She takes every client’s goals to heart because she knows that behind every transaction, there are lives that will be drastically impacted by the result of their real estate decisions. That’s why Carolle works so hard to earn each client’s complete satisfaction.

As a local, Carolle knows and loves Nova Scotia from end to end. It’s home to her and she values the unique blend of characteristics and all the wonderful people that make it such a special place to live. Carolle believes in community, and that’s reflected in the culture of her business with her volunteer efforts and her participation in

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This morning, the team and I traveled around Halifax looking at the latest and hottest listings. I love doing this, it gives me insight and knowledge into a fast paced market and allows me to provide my clients with up to date market knowledge when purchasing or selling homes. Not sure what your 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,100sq ft home in the North End could potentially list for?  Now I have a better understanding of what the market can support!

Check out the homes we visited today!

 

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Just Listed!

Notables of this #NicePad | Massive deck overlooking the trees | Hot tub and stone patio | Grand entrance with marble tile | Contemporary kitchen with top of the line appliances | Gas fireplace and heat pump efficiency | Massive master bedroom with walk in closet | Luxurious ensuite bathroom | Walk out basement. This five bedroom Provident home offers all the stunning features your heart desires. Classy curb appeal invites you inside where you'll find soaring ceilings and marble tile, bordered by a beautiful staircase. The main level is bathed in natural light and offers 10 ft ceilings, a gas fireplace and a contemporary kitchen with expansive quartz counters. Upstairs, three huge bedrooms plus a master suite you'll never want to

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Note: Listings will no longer appear if they have been sold. 

Check out our six picks below and let us know your favourite!

Are You Searching for a Halifax Home?

Why go it alone?

We monitor the market every day and are equipped to make sure you never miss an opportunity.  Looking to buy or sell your Halifax Pad?  Give us a call and our team of qualified agents will take exceptional care of you. 

Chris Perkins, Broker/Owner
(902) HaliPad
HaliPad Real Estate Inc. 

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Note: Listings will no longer appear if they have been sold. 

Our six picks this week feature some fantastic options for first time buyers.  These cheaper homes offer the perfect opportunity to get on the property ladder and watch your investment grow.  Our other more expensive picks offer lots of character and great locations.  Check out the listings below and let us know which is your favourite!

 

Are You Searching for a Halifax Home?

Why go it alone?

We monitor the market every day and are equipped to make sure you never miss an opportunity.  Looking to buy or sell your Halifax Pad?  Give us a call and our team of qualified agents will take exceptional care of you. 

Chris Perkins, Broker/Owner
(902) HaliPad
HaliPad Real Estate Inc. 

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