When selling your home it's helpful to keep in mind that you need a buyer to fall in love with your home. There are many things that you can do to prepare and stage your home and there are quite a few things that you shouldn’t do as well.
For the first time ever, Canadians who are 65+ outnumber children 14 and under. As our population ages, families are facing changes and challenges as living requirements are adjusted. Read More...
The last thing you want on moving day is a problem with the moving company. Ideally, you want them to show up on time, handle your possessions with care, and act professionally. Helping aging parents? You may want some extra services... read more
When it comes to home fire safety, a little preparation and precaution go a long way to ensure your family, your home, and your valuables are protected. Consider the following important information about preventing, fighting & escaping residential fires.
Sometimes you know a desirable street when you see one.
For example, it’s obvious that a home on a cul-de-sac is
enticing mainly because there isn’t any through traffic.
There are many good reasons to put your property on the market. Some examples include a relocation, the kids leaving the nest, the need for something bigger or smaller, and the list goes on and on.
It has become standard for retailers to offer low cost supplementary “insurance protection plans” on appliances and electronics. These plans may seem like a good idea, but before you buy one, be sure the plan actually offers real added value.
Analysis paralysis is the state of over-analyzing a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. We see this in today’s real estate market. Buyers and sellers aren’t sure which way the market is going because of
Downsizing? Decluttering? Getting your house in good shape is also a very good time to think about getting your estate plan in good order. After all, those things that you have decided were important enough to keep should also have a final resting place.
When you’re viewing a property that’s on the market, you’ll probably try to imagine how your furniture will fit and look in that space. Where will your desk go in the home office? How will you position the sofa and chairs in the living room?
Have you ever driven by a For Sale sign and wondered, “That house has been on the market for a long time, I wonder why it isn’t selling”? Are you worried the same thing could happen when you put your own house on the market? The 3 most common reasons...
Clutter causes more than just a mess, .it bombards our brain with stimuli, deterring our ability to make decisions and sapping our energy. Clearing the clutter is an essentioal task when we are thinking about selling our home!
When buyers view your home, they ask themselves whether they like it. Assuming that the answer is "yes", they try to determine how much work would be required before they could move in.
If you’re planning on putting your home on the market, you may know the basics of what buyers want to see. However, there are some things that today’s buyers are looking for that you might not have considered like
The use of sensationalized headlines and the reporting of only a sliver of the story can be misleading. What they failed to mention is that...Click to read more.
A year ago we were in the depths of one of the craziest times in Toronto real estate with prices soaring and very little inventory. The "balanced" market we have now seems foreign to many people but this is the market that we have operated in for years
As we move further into spring and summer, growth in sales and selling prices is expected to pick up relative to last year.There's no question that prospective buyers are still coming to terms with the psychological impact of the Fair Housing Plan...read
For the first time, "wireless/internet connectivity" has made its way onto the American Society of Landscape Architects list of Top 10 Landscaping Projects according to their recent survey.
Curb appeal in today's market really means 'Web' appeal and it will be the quality of your photos online that determine whether buyers choose to visit your house offline.
If resale value plays a prominent role in your landscaping plans, then you'll want to take a look at which features Realtors think will most appeal to buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors.
NEW mortgage rules taking effect this January 2018 will impact anyone thinking of buying a property as a primary residence as well as any investors who are thinking of using a Home Line of Credit to help finance a purchase. Read more
You know autumn is here when the Markham Fair rolls into town, just like the CNE marks the end of summer. For the past 45 years, I have been going to the Markham Fair and I have a surefire way of getting the biggest bang for my buck!