Sutton Group-Kilkenny Real Estate

What is the Difference Between a Deposit and a Down Payment?

    In my years as a real estate professional in Steinbach and much of SouthEastern Manitoba, I’ve helped many people navigate the myriad of confusing things that come up while shopping for their next home. One of the most common questions is, “What’s the difference between a deposit and a down payment?”   Allow me to help clear that up.   What is a Deposit (and Why should I Make One?) A deposit…

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Why I Showed Them a House I Knew They’d Never Buy

    I recognized the address right away. I had been there before. The foundation was in deplorable condition.  I knew they would not buy it.  But, I booked the appointments anyway. We saw five houses on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Once they saw the house with the crumbling foundation they exclaimed they would never invest in a house like this. “I know,” I said. “I knew about the foundation, and I knew you…

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Why Old School Players will Lose (and Why I Love Gen Y-ers)

  Times are still changing. And some people really need to get on board. It used to be that being a professional was about being anonymous, and keeping one’s personal and professional life absolutely, unequivocally separate. It also used to be that if one wanted information about buying or selling a home, they had to appeal to a real estate agent for such insider details. Those days are gone, and old-schoolers need to jolt…

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