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Finding the Best Home Inspector

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Finding the Best Home Inspector

Buying a home will be your biggest purchase and you want to be completely sure that the house you are looking at is in tip-top condition. Home inspectors can help you make an informed decision by helping you better understand the condition of the home. What do Home Inspectors do? Home inspectors are trained to rev... more

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How to Choose the Right Neighbourhood for You

  Choosing the right neighborhood for you and your family to live in can turn out to be more important in the long run than finding the perfect home. That luxurious granite counter top can lose its appeal if you aren't able to take a stroll around your neighborhood or have a friendly conversation with your neig... more

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Pick Your First Real Estate Agent 101

You should spend at least as much time picking a real estate agent as you would buying a car or planning a vacation. A good real estate agent can spot financial hazards in a house or neighborhood, can negotiate a fair price and can provide sage advice for a first time or seasoned buyer. Three things you should consi... more

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Renting 101: Apartment Viewing Checklist

So you have decided to move out and now you're looking for an apartment. Where do you start? What do you look for? How will you know if it's the right apartment for you? The best tip is to always do a full walk through of your potential new apartment before signing any papers and moving in. Here are checklists of qu... more

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Subletting vs. Assigning Your Rental Unit

Are you worried that you need to end your lease before the end date that is on your rental contract? Not a problem! You can move out early by subletting or assigning your rental unit to another tenant. What's the difference between subletting and assigning your rental unit? The following paragraphs lays out the key ... more

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Improve your Rental Experience By Using a Real Estate Agent

Are you moving to a new city or a new area of a city you already live in? Do you know where the best schools are? Busy streets to avoid? If you are thinking about renting a condo or home, you may want to consider enlisting the help of a real estate agent. Real estate agents can help you identify properties that meet... more

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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

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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