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Sell for More By Using a Real Estate Agent

Family with sold signOctober 5, 2013

Sell for More By Using a Real Estate Agent

The Internet has provided us with an increasing number of ways to place our home on the market from online marketplaces to do it yourself listing businesses. These techniques promise to save you time and money, but do they really? Understanding the value your home has is often difficult. You may have lived a long ti... more

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Top Tips for Staging a Home

  Presentation and first impressions are extremely important, especially when you are selling your home. Have you ever passed by a home and thought to yourself, "I would never step foot into that home! Look at how unattractive that front lawn looks!" Don't let that be the home you put up for sale! Spruce up your h... more

homesellermovingOctober 5, 2013

Top 5 Home Seller Mistakes

Selling a home can get extremely stressful and it's easy to make a lot of mistakes along the way. Here are the top 5 home seller mistakes that you can avoid to help keep your mind at ease to a smooth sale. Pricing the Home Too High Setting the right price for your home is crucial. Price it too high and it'll be on th... more

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Tips for Hiring a Contractor

  If you're planning to renovate parts of your home, you'll most likely be hiring a contractor. You've probably heard of stories of contractors who abandoned their project or did a horrible job renovating the kitchen. How do you make sure you're hiring a reputable and dependable contractor? Here are a few tips ... more

Three Must-Do Repairs Before Selling Your Home

If you're planning to sell your home, you want it to be in top shape to set apart from the others in the market. The real question is which repairs will bring you the biggest return and not end up costing thousands in losses? These are the three must-do repairs that you should consider before putting up that for sal... more

Buying a New vs. Resale Home

One of the challenges experienced when house hunting is the new versus resale debate. There are so many factors to consider before making the big decision. The following lists the advantages and disadvantages of buying a new home and buying a resale home. At the end of the day, it's the home that you find suits your ne... more

What is the CMHC Mortgage Loan Insurance?

Are you confused as to what the CMHC (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation) mortgage loan insurance is? Heard the term but you don't really understand what it is? It's important to get a good understanding of what it is so let's break it down to the main points. What is it? A one-time premium that can be paid fu... more

three roommatesOctober 3, 2013

Tips on Finding a Good Roommate

  It's a challenge we may all face at one point in our lives: finding a good roommate. Everyone has an experience with a roommate who seemed like a nice person and then turned into the worst person to live with. Bringing an endless amount of people over, leaving the place a mess, blasting music at odd hours or no... more

Living with your Landlord: what to include in the contract

  Are you considering living with your landlord? Before you sign any papers, make sure you read over the contract carefully and ensure that the following information is included: Make sure these two facts are clear: a. The term "landlord" is the owner of the home and the owner's parent/spouse/son/daughter ... more