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Open House Questions Some Buyers Forget to Ask
An Open House is an event. And, like many events, it's easy to get caught up in all the excitement and energy. In fact, when you visit an Open House, you might even end up rubbing elbows with other buyers who are there at the same time. It can feel Read More...
You don't notice it - but most buyers will.
Imagine you're viewing a potential new home. You walk in the front door and are instantly impressed. You explore the property room by room and like what you see. Then there's something you notice that's not quite right. An odour. You realize Read More...
Preparing for a Power Outage
Some people can live in their homes for years without ever experiencing a power outage. In fact, even in areas prone to serious storms or snowfalls, power loss doesn't happen that often. No wonder so many homeowners are caught unprepared when it does. Read More...
The Importance of Reading and Understanding an Offer
When you make or receive an offer to buy a property, it's important that you read and understand every clause. It is especially important to understand any conditions or any changes that are made to the standard offer. An offer may contain several Read More...
When to Call a REALTOR®
If you're like most people, you go to see a doctor when you're not feeling well or have a health concern. However, you may also visit your doctor for a check-up, or to ask questions about healthy living. In fact, consulting your doctor for anything Read More...
How Long Does it Take to Find a New Home?
If you're planning to look for a new home sometime in the future, you may be wondering how long the process will take. How much time should you set aside for viewings? How many of the listed homes should you see? Of course, the process varies from Read More...
Preparing Your Home for Winter Showings
There is no doubt about it! Even if the weather is relatively pleasant, your home won’t show as well in the winter as it would in the summer, especially from the outside. Fortunately, there are many ways to make your home look more attractive and 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 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...
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