What Is Curb Appeal?


Curb appeal is what the Buyer sees when they first view your property; whether driving by or online. This instant impression determines whether they either can see themselves living there or should move on to the next one. Poor outside curb appeal will immediately give the Buyer a type-cast impression of the inside. If you did not take care of the outside, have you taken care of the inside??  This will limit the number of Buyers who choose to view your property.

Buyers are looking for a property with great curb appeal. This includes; lawn, walkways, garden, trees and shrubs, exterior paint and finishing, etc.   

Some inexpensive ways to increase your curb appeal would be to cut your grass, plant some flowers, trim your shrubs and hedges, and wash the windows and exterior of your house. You should also take photos of your exterior when it shows its best, likely in the spring or summer, even if you plan to sell in winter.

You only have a few seconds to give the Buyer an impression of your home. Great curb appeal will undoubtedly increase viewings. Remember, you don’t get a second chance on a first impression!

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EXCITING INFORMATION FOR RENTERS/1st TIME HOMEBUYERS!!

Households that are currently renting in the City of Kingston and who do not have any vested interest in any real estate may apply to the program for down payment assistance equal to 5% of the purchase price to a maximum of $13,000. If you have a household income of less than $74,900 and would like to purchase a home with a maximum price of $260,000 in the City of Kingston, you may be eligible for this program. It is expected that a total of ten to thirteen allocations will be provided in 2013 to enable eligible households to purchase a home. The City of Kingston has committed funds for the creation of a home ownership program to provide down payment assistance to City residents renting and purchasing within the City of Kingston.

Households are encouraged to read the Home Ownership Program Fact Sheet for the complete list of rules and eligibility requirements as well as the APPLICATION which sets out the documentation required. Both are available for download on this website or for pick up at 362 Montreal Street, first floor reception. Or you may call 613-546-2695 ext. 4949 to request that the information be mailed to you.

City of Kingston website link: http://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/community-services/housing/programs/home-ownership

Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation

CMHC has provided a a "Step by Step Guide" which you may find useful when looking to purchase a home.

No Pressure Option!

For those of you who are not ready to buy or sell I would suggest getting started with a custom property search that    e-mails you every time there is a new listing with your specific criteria. This is a no-pressure way to start framiliarizing yourself in the Kingston Real Estate Market so that when you are ready, you are informed.

How does it work?

1. E-mail or call me with the specifics you want entered into
    your search (i.e. price, location, bedrooms, etc...)
2. Receive e-mails daily and either view or delete at your
    leisure. If you don't like the property - delete it. If you wish
    to obtain more information simply e-mail or give me a call.

It's that easy!

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