October 2016

There are 3 blog entries for October 2016.

New Mortgage Rules will ‘reduce the risk’ of a housing crash in Canada. The housing market remains hot, but healthy. The new rules will regulate mortgages to ensure that the economy will not be harmed with this hot market that we are currently experiencing. Ashley Sidler is in the studio with Rob Golfi and Rick Zamperin to discuss this and other local real estate topics. Email your questions to questions@robgolfi.com.

The new mortgage-rate “stress test” to ensures that buyers
can afford to get into the market in the first place and meet their payments when lending levels begin to rise. Buyers will need to qualify at a higher interest rate so that the property can be more affordable to the buyer even though their actual interest rate is the going

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Top Teams 2016

We are excited to share the current issue of REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL magazine where the Cover Story features 2016's TOP REAL ESTATE TEAMs across Canada!

ROB GOLFI REMAX ESCARPMENT GOLFI REALTY in Hamilton is Honoured to have been selected to be among the 2016 BEST REAL ESTATE TEAMS in Canada in the current issue of REP (Real Estate Professional).

Check out the article for fantastic information on some of the best Real Estate Teams in Canada, who they are and what makes them continually successful in this competitive industry. Check out page 39!

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We Have lots of questions from the Listeners.
1.     What is the name of the song that is being played before the show starts.
2.     If I’m listing in the winter should I take photos of summer my property in the?
3.     Should I buy or sell first?
4.     Should we use a local agent to list our home or our friend from out of town?
5.     Can we stay in the home during showings and Can we talk to the buyers directly?
6.     What is the difference between assessed value vs market value?
7.     Do we have to sign a long listing contract?
8.     What happens if the appraisal comes in lower than what the buyers agreed to pay?
9.     What is the importance in signing a buyers representation agreement?
10.   Do I get a better deal if I deal directly with the listing

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