What Home Inspectors See that You Can’t

What Home Inspectors See that You Can’t When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues”. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be replaced, immediately, for […]

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How to Deal with a Low-Ball Offer

How to Deal with a Low-Ball Offer If you take care to price your home correctly — that is, at a price that is in line with what similar properties in the area have sold for recently — then you have a good chance of selling it at or near your asking price. That doesn’t mean you won’t get a low-ball offer. You might. So […]

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Finding the List Price “Tipping Points”

Finding the List Price “Tipping Points” Setting the right list price for a home is a mystery for many sellers. How do you begin to determine what buyers are likely to pay for your property? After all, no two homes are exactly alike. Yet, setting the right price is crucial. You need to avoid the two price “tipping points” that, if crossed, can cause you […]

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If your retirement security is built on your home, now might be the time to sell…

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When it Comes to Offers, it’s Not Always about Price!

When it Comes to Offers, it’s Not Always about Price! When considering which of two or more competing offers to accept for your home, there is no doubt price plays a huge role. After all, if Offer #1 is $10,000 higher than Offer #2, that’s an enticing difference that puts thousands of extra dollars in your pocket. However, price isn’t the only thing you should […]

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Will an Open House Help Sell your Home?

Will an Open House Help Sell your Home? You’ve probably seen signs around the area for Open Houses. You may have even attended a few. These are open invitations for potential buyers to drop by on a certain day and time, to check out the property and get more information. When you’re listing your home for sale, you might wonder whether you’ll need to have […]

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Making an Offer in a Competitive Market

Making an Offer in a Competitive Market Imagine finding a home you love, making an offer, and then finding out there are other competing offers on the table. Ouch. If you’re looking for a property in a competitive market, it is likely that there will be multiple offers. Even just one can create the risk that you’ll lose the home. So how do you make […]

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Location, Location, Location

The online survey of 2,000 Canadians, conducted by Pollara between Feb. 25 and March 5 of this year, found that living on a quiet street was a priority for 43 per cent, having good neighbours was listed by 30 per cent, having a short commute to work was chosen by 28 per cent and being near family and friends was ranked high by 25 per […]

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Should You Worry About Moisture on Windows?

Should You Worry About Moisture on Windows? You’re standing by your window admiring the view. Then you notice it. Moisture has built-up around the edges of the glass. Should you worry? It all depends on the reason for the build up. Assuming you have traditional double-pane glass in your windows, there are a few things to look for if you notice moisture. Often, moisture at […]

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