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Selling Your Home Doesn't Have to be Overwhelming
When some people think about selling their home, they imagine all the things they will have to do: paint the kitchen, clean closets, prepare for viewings, find another home, arrange financing, start packing, etc. It can all seem very overwhelming very Read More...
Location, Location, Location
It’s true – location is huge when buying or selling real estate. The most amazing dream home on the market will still feel the impact in price if its location is not ideal. Do you love your neighbourhood? What do you love about it? What would Read More...
Century 21 - The Most Respected Brand in the Industry
Did you hear the news? Century 21 recently announced the results of a third-party survey in which consumers identified the CENTURY 21 brand as the "most respected in the industry." What does that mean for you? It means when you choose a Century Read More...
How Much Can You Afford?
Why is it so important to know how much you can afford to spend on a home? Two reasons. First, you don't want to buy a property and then find out, only after you’ve moved in, that you can't financially maintain it. That would mean having Read More...
Reducing the Damage of Drafts
Can a draft through a window or door cause damage? It can. Damage to your bank account! A single, seemingly minor, draft through a window can increase your energy bill by as much as 3%. In addition, a damp draft can make a room feel colder than it really Read More...
How to budget for closing costs
If you're shopping for a new home, you're probably aware that there will be some costs over and above the purchase price. It makes sense to budget for these costs so you're not surprised – and unprepared – when you get the bill. Read More...
How to Hire a Good Interior Designer
What is interior design? As the name implies, it's all about designing a living area – such as a bathroom or basement – while taking into account your needs, tastes, and budget, as well as the characteristics of the space itself. If you've Read More...
How much does "potential" cost?
When shopping for a new home, it's a good idea to try and see the potential of the property you're viewing. It may not be exactly what you're looking for "as is", but it may have the potential to become your dream home after some Read More...
Thanks Everyone!
A big thanks goes out to all my awesome supporters - I couldn't have done it without you! I placed 53 in the Top 75 Individuals by Units in Canada for Century 21 from Jan-Jun 2012! Read More...
Mortgage Changes
The changes to mortgage rules announced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty caused a ripple effect through real estate - affecting lenders, insurers, buyers and sellers. Insurers and buyers are rethinking their financial strategy, and sellers are wondering Read More...
Inexpensive Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bill
You could get upgraded insulation installed in all the walls of your home, or buy a new high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner. These improvements would certainly reduce your energy costs – but they each require significant investment. What Read More...
Eliminating the Home Selling (and Buying) Jitters
Selling your property and buying a new home can be a potentially intimidating experience... so much so that these jitters may even prevent some people from making a move! It doesn't have to be that way. A big part of the stress of selling and buying Read More...
Do You Know the Basics of Home Security?
Most people feel confident about the basics of home security. For example: Keep all doors locked. Have a light on in the house while away. Never hide a key outside in an obvious place, like under the mat. Yet, almost a million and a half properties get Read More...
Have You Checked your Sump Pump?
Spring is an amazing time of year when a change in the weather and the budding of new plants fills everyone with a sense of renewal and hope. It's also the time of year for spring cleaning, maintenance checks on your vehicle, and of course, inspections Read More...
The Gold Standard
Someone once asked me, “Does it really matter which real estate brokerage I use? They all do the same thing right?” WRONG! Every real estate agent and every real estate brokerage has something different and unique to offer – a difference Read More...
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