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Relocating To A Different Town Or City

February 11th, 2019

 Relocating gold fish

Moving around the corner or even across town is relatively simple because you are likely familiar with the various neighbourhoods and you can access them anytime. If there's a listed home you want to view, you can simply go see it. 

Relocating to a different town or city, however, is much more challenging. It may not be possible for you to make multiple visits to see homes for sale. You m ...

9 Steps To Finding Your Next Dream Home

February 5th, 2019

 Miami House

If you're thinking ahead to your next dream home, the road you need to take to get there may seem confusing. Do you search for listings online? Drop by Open Houses on the weekends? Call the number on For Sale signs? 

Let's break it all down! Here are the specific steps you need to take to ensure you find a home that fits your wants, needs and budget. 

  1. Find out how much your current pro ...

When A Home Inspector Finds An Issue

February 1st, 2019

 Inspector

Imagine you've found the perfect home. You love it. You've made an offer that's been accepted. So far so good! The only catch? You've wisely made the offer conditional on passing a professional home inspection. 

What happens if that home inspection reveals a major issue? 

First, you should know that, depending on the age of the property, a home inspection will typically turn up at least ...

Taking The Stress Out Of Selling Your Home

January 26th, 2019

 

For some people, the thought of listing their home for sale is stressful. They worry about all the things they have to do — and all the things that might go wrong.

Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way. Here are some tips for making your home sale go smoothly: 

  • Give yourself time to prepare. If you're thinking of selling six months from now, start preparing your property now. Do any ...

Learning and Earning

October 17th, 2018
learning light bulb

"If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.   If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you." - Zig Ziglar

How To Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

October 10th, 2018

 curb appeal

Ideally, you would like buyers to wait until they’ve viewed your whole property before they judge it. However, the reality is buyers start forming an impression of your home as soon as they see it from the curb. So it pays to do everything you can to improve your property's "curb appeal".

Here are some ideas:

  • You can improve the impact of your landscaping by trimming hedges, removing a ...

Creating The Ideal Working Relationship With Your Agent

October 2nd, 2018

 shaking hands

If you're working with a landscaping contractor, you want to develop a good working relationship with that professional, so you can avoid delays, stress and other issues. After all, the last thing you want is a tree planted in the wrong spot because of a misunderstanding!

The same holds true when working with a real estate agent. Whether you're buying, selling, or both, you want the proce ...

Meeting Obstacles Head-On

September 18th, 2018


"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." - Henry Ford

5 Ways To Create Extra Space In Your Home

September 11th, 2018

 cramped

 Is your home feeling a little cramped? If so, there are many relatively inexpensive ways to free up more space. Here are some ideas: 

  1. Convert traditional into non-traditional space. We’re all familiar with converting a spare bedroom into a home office or kids’ playroom. You can also create space by finding other uses for pantries and walk-in closets. 
  1. Explore smart storage solutions ...

Should You Renovate Or Move?

September 4th, 2018

 

If you need to upsize or you’re simply ready for a change, it’s tempting to consider a major renovation. After all, renovating means you don’t have to go through the process of selling your property and buying another more suitable home. You just fix up the one you’ve got!

However, you need to carefully consider the pros and cons of renovating before going this route. You don’t want to in ...

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