Everyone thinks their home is the best on the market. The reality of it is, your home (like all things in economics) is only worth what someone will pay for it. If your home is over-priced, you are likely going to be listing it to sit, and not sell. You have determined your list price […]
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7 SIGNS YOU HAVE HIRED THE WRONG REAL ESTATE AGENT (and questions you should ask to avoid it) Buying and selling real estate is a high stakes game. You work hard, scrimp, save, stress and invest to find the perfect home. When time comes to move, who sells your home and how your home […]
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A tenant occupied property is more difficult to sell than an owner-occupied property. Aside from the 24 hour showing notice, your tenant is likely to not have your property in show-home ready condition; dishes piled up in the sink, dirty floors and bad odors are just some of the issues you may be up against…Depending […]
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One of the main gripes that people have with real estate agents is their commission. Many homeowners (mistakenly) think, “Why should I pay a real estate agent to do something I’m perfectly capable of doing myself?” The reason people avoid working with agents is because they think it’s going to cost them money. But in […]
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I just accepted an offer for my house. What comes next? First of all, congratulations! Your biggest steps, arguably, will come right at the end: packing and moving your belongings, cleaning the home and vacating before the closing date and time (the day when the property changes ownership). But you will need to take several […]
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No one wants to have their house on the market a long time and we all know that the first impression is the one that counts. So how do you get YOUR house noticed first by prospective buyers? Try these tips to increase your chances of selling your house… Clean up the outside, both […]
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Have you outgrown your home? Or has your home outgrown you and your household? Fewer and fewer families expect to stay in their first or second home for the long haul. Here are some factors to determine if you’re financially and emotionally ready to sell your house: Growing or shrinking household — Are you about to […]
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According to data we published in December 2017, the average cost of buying a home in Canada is nearing the $500,000 mark. Fortunately for first-time home buyers, there’s help. Say hello to the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) — lobbied for by the Canadian Real Estate Association on behalf of REALTORS®, and offered by the Government of […]
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Unless you’re planning on staying in your house forever, chances are good that, when planning home improvements, you have at least one eye on resale value. Today we’re tackling a tricky subject: can new appliances increase the value of your home? As most appliances don’t come cheap, is it worth the expensive upgrade? Turns out, […]
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Spring is in the air! Sun is shining, birds are chirping and home maintenance tasks need your attention. Here is a quick checklist to keep your home in tip top shape this spring. INDOORS Replace furnace filters an have a technician inspect your furnace / air conditioner Clean windows inside & out, as well as […]
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