With so many differing opinions about real estate these days, buying or selling a home can seem like a daunting task, especially for the everyday person who has little or no real estate experience. But as author Sarah Daniels explains, the process doesn't have to be painful, and people can come away from the experience feeling happy with the outcome. Covering the basics from A to Z, "Welcome Home" walks the reader through the various stages of home buying and selling in Canada, all the while adding her own insider secrets and tips. Filled with entertaining, instructive stories and written in an approachable, coversational tone, Daniels offers helpful advice on mortgage financing, interest rates, brokers, and the questions you need to ask about mortgages; how to find a good realtor, the right property, and negotiate a fair deal; how to get your home ready to sell, what renovations to consider and how to effectively stage your home; buying resale vs newly built; and renting out your basement as a mortgage helper.
Sarah Daniels is a BC-based Realtor with Bay Realty Ltd., who works in partnership with her brother, Philip DuMoulin. Following a successful career in both radio and television, she transitioned into the world of real estate. While still appearing on local TV shows like "Urban Rush," Sarah has also written for "Surrey Now" and "The BC" "Mortgage Broker" magazine. Sarah also emcees a variety of charity events in her free time.