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Surviving A Bidding War

You’re about to make an offer on a home. Then, to your despair, you find out that three other offers have also come in for the same property. Be careful. It’s all too easy to get swept up in the excitement and, like a hand raised one too many times at ...

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Why Should You Get a Home Inspection?

Why Should You Get a Home Inspection? I find most folks are willing to take a used car to a mechanic to look it over before they purchase the car. They probably spend about $150 to do this, and the car may cost between $5,000 and $10,000. So, why wouldn't you ...

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Getting Schooled On Local Schools

If you have kids, the local school will be a big part of your new home buying decision. That’s why it’s important to get a school’s “vital statistics”, such as: Safety record Curriculum Accommodation for special needs Awards Average class sizes Extracurricular activities. (sports, arts, crafts, technology, etc.) Scores on standardized achievement tests Daily schedules and vacations Even such ...

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What Colour Should I Pick?

Homes with this color bathroom sell for $5,400 more: Zillow Study shows blues and grays are the way to go for interiors and doors, 'greige' for exteriors BYMARIAN MCPHERSON Staff Writer LEARN MORE A $50 gallon of blue paint can result in a huge return on investment for homeowners, according to Zillow‘s 2017 Paint ...

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Fresh Air Sells

The problem with household smells is that we get accustomed to them… when they are in our own homes. However, it takes just a few seconds in a stranger’s home, to know if a smoker lives there. The smell is in the air! So when you put your home on the ...

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WOW What a Real Estate Market we are in.

A Great Read! A Realtor friend of ours Melanie Piche of Sage Real Estate Brokerage wrote a great synopsis of our current real estate market in the Greater Toronto Area. What’s REALLY Happening In The Market? This Might Be The Most Important Blog You Read This Month. When the Ontario government’s Fair ...

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