Tag Archives: Real Estate Tips

Childproofing New Homes

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If you have children, especially those less than four years old, it is essential to have your home childproofed. How can it be done? By identifying common dangers and choosing the best products that will decrease the risk of accidents. It is the parents’ responsibility to evaluate each room in the house, pinpoint things that … Read More

Easy Moving: How It’s Done

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It doesn’t matter whether you are moving right across the street or across the country, moving in itself can be quite a duelling process. Fortunately, there are tested and proven ways that minimize stress, damage and confusion when you leave your old home for a new one.   Here are some useful tips that can … Read More

Helpful Tips for Buying Your Second Home

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Having your very own vacation home can upgrade your lifestyle and even your investment portfolio, but more importantly, it gives you that reassuring feeling that you can always escape your busy life and not worry about accommodations. But much as exciting as it is to have a cottage or even a villa waiting for you, … Read More

New Costs of Being a Homeowner That You May Never Have Thought Of

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So you know about your mortgage and you’ve got those covered. Unfortunately, that is not all. You learn more about a house when you’ve been living in it for at least a couple of months. You can hear creaky stairs or realize you have weird neighbours. Then your bills start to arrive and you get … Read More

Make Your Home Safe and Secure

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When you ask homebuyers, most will tell you that neighbourhood security is one of the top two priorities, second only to finding an affordable price. About 76% of homebuyers say that neighbourhood security is extremely important when they look for a new house to purchase and live in. Most homebuyers also believe it’s very important … Read More

Are all Condos Considered a Good Investment?

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A lot of home buyers who want to make an educated home buying decision invests time doing research – studying the average price per square foot in the condominium building they’re eyeing. However, there are two major issues that come with solely focusing on average prices. First of all, prices are a lagging indicator, meaning … Read More

5 Things to Know Before Becoming a Landlord

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The number of first-time buyers is declining. In the past, first-time buyers make up about 40% of all homebuyers but that percentage is continuously shrinking, even when millennials keep on showing interest in becoming buyers, too. So if people are not buying starter homes that must mean that the rental market is booming, eh? In … Read More

Give Your Home Value Boost with Improvement for Every Budget

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So you got promoted and you want to move somewhere closer to work. Or perhaps now is the first time in a long time that you have free days to spend on doing some home improvements (or at least overseeing them). Either way, you’re making a good decision because home improvements can greatly boost your … Read More

Why Your House Isn’t Selling

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Has your home been sitting idle in the market for quite some time now? It’s time to take action and get to the root of the problem! If your home is one of those properties that has been on the listing for months or even years without an offer, there really is something wrong. There … Read More

Common Issues Overlooked by Home Buyers

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It was everything you’ve ever imagined it to be, your ultimate dream home… until you wake up one morning and realized it wasn’t. Unfortunately, too many buyers get overwhelmed and overexcited when they see a prospect. They get too hasty and purchase a property only to realize later on that they have overlooked an important … Read More