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The Realty Deal

The Realty Deal

By Stephanie Pinet
Stephanie Pinet is a Real Estate Agent & Investor in the Greater Hamilton Burlington Area in Ontario, Canada. She strives to educate people about what to expect in a Real Estate Deal, and how to Maximize your Profits as a Buyer, Seller, or Investor. Stephanie's passion for growing one's financial legacy has introduced her to many facets of the real estate world that she is keen to share with her listeners. Stephanie is a full time RE/MAX Escarpment Realtor, and sits on the Board of Directors for the REALTORS Association of Hamilton-Burlington
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September birthdays and what they mean for your home
I am born in September so it was perfect timing to see that Remax published a piece about September birthdays and what they mean for your home. I love to keep my house clean and now I know it might just be my destiny!
September 3, 2020
How to Quickly Improve Indoor Air Quality
Here are some important yet overlooked parts of your house you could clean to improve your indoor air quality
May 12, 2020
What's Happening in Canadian Housing?
Everyone's Reality is different.  Are you on the Suburban Anti Development side? Or are you for Increasing Density and Affordability? In this Episode Stephanie explains the Reality of the Current Real Estate Trends in the Greater Toronto Area, and how and why they aren't getting any better (aka more affordable).  If you're a Real Estate Investor - this isn't bad news for you.  Talk to Stephanie about Investing in Real Estate Today
January 2, 2020
5 Tips for Saving for Your First Home
Start your Journey with a Financial Plan. It's pretty Simple! Stephanie will explain the simplest ways to start saving for your first property purchase, today!
September 12, 2019
7 Mistakes Home Sellers Can Avoid
If you're Thinking about Selling Your House, here are some Tips to Help you Avoid Disaster.  Stephanie provides detailed insights of what could go wrong during the Sale of your Home, and how you can avoid killing the deal (if there's one to be had).  Stephanie's Goal when Working with Home Sellers, is to get them the MOST Amount of Money, in the LEAST Amount of time, with the Least amount of Stress for the Home Sellers.  Do you live in the Greater Hamilton Burlington Area? Contact Stephanie today to get an Updated Evaluation on Your Property.
July 10, 2019
Should you Buy a Less then Perfect Home?
Let's face it - to tick off everything on your 'Want' List in a home, you'll probably have a higher purchase price then you want to.  Stephanie puts into perspective why Buying a Less then Perfect Property might be the way to go - Especially if you want to don't want to buy at the top of your price range, or above.  Listen up then give Stephanie a call if you're thinking about making a move!
May 13, 2019
10 Tips for Increasing Your Home's Value
Are you thinking about making updates to your home?  What are the most worthy investments, in the eyes of a Home Buyer? Stephanie will offer insights on which renovations you will see a return on your investment. Be sure to not over renovate! Take a few of these ideas and make some great changes to your home to refresh before listing, whether you want to move in one month, or one year! Do you have any questions about Real Estate in the Hamilton/ Burlington Area? Talk to Stephanie today!
April 24, 2019
How to Boost Your Curb Appeal
Stephanie shares some Awesome Tips on How to Boost your Curb Appeal Before Listing Your Home For Sale.  First Impressions are Lasting!  Make sure the ones you give when your home is For Sale, are Memorable... in a good way! Here are some weekend projects you can tackle now that Spring is around the corner and will allow us more (enjoyable) time outside.  Do you have any questions for Stephanie to make sure you make the right decisions on where to spend your Money before you Sell? You want to make a Great Return on Your Investment! Contact her today to ask a Professional Real Estate Opinion on your Curb Appeal.
April 20, 2019
Are you Ready to be a Home Buyer?
Are you thinking about Buying a House? Ask yourself these questions before you start looking.  Stephanie will help you decipher if you're in the right time of your life to Buy a House, so reach out if you're thinking about buying a house in the Hamilton Burlington Area! Thanks for listening and sharing with your friends and family who are thinking about making a move!
April 17, 2019
How to Make Your House a Home
Stephanie gives you some great tips on how to make your home COZY! That's the best part of having a home, isn't it? Feeling SO comfortable in your space 😍 Listen Now and let Stephanie know what your favourite home project is!
March 29, 2019
Deposit cheque FAQ
Stephanie explains the details of your deposit cheque. When is it due? Who does it go to? Omg that's a lot of money! Ease your mind and be prepared to fork over some money if you're going to make an offer.
March 25, 2019
Are you Wasting Your Money Preparing Your Home For Sale?
One of the Biggest Mistakes Home Sellers make is to Over Renovate their home, and they don't get a great return on their investment. Stephanie explains what to spend your money and what NOT to spend your Money on before Listing Your Home. Do you live in the Hamilton Burlington Area and are Thinking of Selling Your Home? Contact Stephanie to consult you to make sure you're putting your money to good use!
February 25, 2019
10 Things To Do Before Selling Your Home
Don't List Your Home without Listening to List Podcast!! Stephanie tells you the TOP 10 Things To Do Before Selling Your Home. Look at Your Home through a Buyers Lense. Can they picture themselves Living there? (The answer should be Yes!) Sure you may have to put in a bit of elbow grease; re painting the crayon marks on the wall, or doing some landscaping, but the thousands of dollars extra you will get will be worth the de cluttering! Prepare to List Your Property with these Tips and Reach out to Stephanie to Talk about Your Home Search in the Greater Hamilton Burlington Are Today. >>>
February 21, 2019
Home Seller FAQ
Thinking of Selling your Home? Listen up! Stephanie explains some common terms to familiarize yourself with before Selling your home. She will tell you what to expect when you receive an offer, and how to handle it.
February 16, 2019
What is considered a Fixture in a Home?
How do you know if something will be included in the purchase price of your new home? Well, it's real estate, so everything is negotiable! So you can negotiate to include the appliances, light fixtures, window coverings etc. etc.  Stephanie explains how to know if something will be included in the Purchase Price of your Home.  ~ Put everything in writing! ~ & call Stephanie if you're thinking of Buying, Selling or Investing in Real Estate in the Greater Hamilton-Burlington Area. 
February 12, 2019
Should I Sign a Buyer Representation Agreement with a Realtor?
Stephanie explains the facets of Working with a Realtor to Buy a House. Do you have to Sign with a Realtor? Can you Negotiate your Contract with them? How do I choose the Best Realtor in the Area? What is a Holdover Clause? Stephanie Answers these questions and more!  Are you thinking of moving or investing in the Hamilton or Burlington Area? Talk to Stephanie today!
February 10, 2019
Average Lifespan of a Home
What's the lifespan of HVAC and Mechanical Systems? How long does a washing machine or air conditioner last? What should I budget for Capital Expenditures? Stephanie Answers these Questions and Many More about How Long the Features in Your Home Will Last.  When you Buy a House, You are able to Negotiate based on the State of the Property, so take a Good Look at the House, and Use it's Defects as Your Negotiating Power! Talk to Stephanie about Buying a Home.
January 31, 2019
Why I Volunteer (as a Board of Director for a Non-Profit)
I'm taking this episode to explain why I volunteer at a Non-Profit, on Committee's and on the Board of Directors, for the Realtors Association of Hamilton Burlington.  I am passionate about Bringing Value to my Network, Enhancing my Personal & Professional Skills, Uplifting & Shaping the Future of the Real Estate Profession, Keeping on the Cutting Edge of Real Estate, Engaging with Members, and much more!  Thanks for listening and considering Volunteering with an Association that you are Passionate about!
January 23, 2019
7 Tips to Buying a Home in 2019
Stephanie talks about 7 Tips to Think About When Buying a Home! Tune in to Ask Yourself these Insightful Questions to Help Plan Your Prosperous Future! Do you have any questions about Real Estate? Talk to Stephanie Today:
January 22, 2019
Buyer Paperwork
Stephanie explains what paperwork is involved in making an offer to purchase a property. She provides some insights to negotiate, timeliness, and other very important information to know when buying a home. Awesome tips and insights in this podcast to educate you before you make an offer!
January 19, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide 7/7 - Closing Costs & Related Fee's
Learn how to budget for closing date.  The balance of your down payment, lawyer's fee's, and land transfer tax are due on closing.  What other related costs can you expect? Thank you for tuning into to all 7/7 episodes.  I hope you are more confident to start your home search process.  Feel free to reach out anytime to talk about your next move, I'm happy to help.  > > >   < <
January 8, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 6/7: Making an Offer
Omg, you made it!  You find your ideal home! Now, it's time to lock it down. Find out what you need to know about Making an Offer, with Stephanie.  Are you ready to start your Home Search? Reach out to Stephanie today: > > >   < <
January 8, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 5/7: Finding a Home
Stephanie asks you the most important questions about Finding the Perfect Home for you.  What's important to you in a home and neighbourhood? Have you thought of the style of home you're interested in? Start your Home Search by asking yourself the right questions, so you can find the right home.  Speak with Stephanie today about Finding the Right Home for You! > > >  < <
January 8, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 4/7: Government Incentives
Find out what Government Incentives are available for first time home buyers in Canada. Do you live in Hamilton? Here are some incentives offered by the municipal government: Are you thinking of building or buying commercial or multi- residential space? Talk to Stephanie about making those dreams happen.  > > >  < <
January 8, 2019
HomeBuyer Guide - Part 3/7: Mortgage Default Insurance
Stephanie explains Mortgage Default Insurance, which is required by lenders if you're putting less then 20% down payment.  CMHC, Genworth & Canada Guarantee, are a few companies that provide mortgage insurance.  Listen & Learn! and when you're ready to talk about your home search, get in touch with Stephanie! > > >  < <
January 8, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 2/7: Mortgage Options
In this episode, Stephanie explains the types of mortgages there are, different features, ideal payment schedules, possible penalties and down payment requirements for a Home Buyer. Are you ready to take a step towards owning real estate? Contact Stephanie today! > > >  < <
January 7, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 1/7: Assessing Your Financial Readiness
In the first episode of this 7 series podcast about Buying a Home, Stephanie explores the facets of Assessing your Financial Readiness. She will help you understand what lenders require in terms of income to home expenses (Mortgage, Taxes & Heat), the Pre - Approval Process, and Credit Scores.  Listen now to find out what the first steps are to Buying a Home! Then, contact Stephanie to get your mortgage pre approval process started today. > > >   < <
January 7, 2019
Top 10 Ways a Realtor Helps you Find a Home
Are you thinking about Buying a Home? Don't go at it alone! There are over 3100 Realtors in the Hamilton Burlington area for you to talk to about Investing in Real Estate (with only a very small portion being full time Realtors).  Do your homework on your Realtor, and understand that they bring immense value to your home buying process. (and I bring lots of passion about homes and helping people).  In this episode, I will cover 10 ways your Realtor will help you throughout the Home Buying Process. 
January 7, 2019
2019 Real Estate Outlook
What is on the horizon in the real estate market in the Hamilton Burlington Area? Listen to Stephanie's forecast on what to expect if you're thinking of Buying, Selling, or Investing in Real Estate in 2019.  Then, get in touch to get your home Buying process started >>>
January 7, 2019
2019 HomeBuyer Resolutions
Do you want to make your Home ownership Dreams come true in 2019? Take these steps in the right direction and let Stephanie help you to becoming a Homeowner!
January 4, 2019