Posts Tagged ‘Good advice’

Home financing tips for first-timers

In our last video, we outlined 5 easy steps for selling your home. Today, we’re going to gear our advice to those who are new to the buyer’s market. As a first-time homebuyer, applying for and getting your first mortgage can be an overwhelming experience.

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How to win at the income property game

Being a real estate investor is a business and it can be a lucrative one. But while being a landlord is an excellent way to build wealth, being a new investor comes with its sets of challenges. Here are a few insights from lawyers, landlords and contractors that might help you win at the investment…

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Winning strategies for homestaging

Staging your home for sale is definitely an intensive process, and different tactics work at different times of the year. Your realtor may suggest undertaking staging to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

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5 easy steps to sell your Toronto home

SELLING A HOME IN TORONTO If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market this spring, the time to start is now!We understand how hectic it is to sell a house in Toronto, and the process can be difficult if it's not handled properly. To help you through the entire process, we've put together…

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Quick tips for rental property investment

Rental property investment can be a good wealth-building option, provided you understand certain rules. Since many consider the stock market a risky proposition, people are opting for real estate investments.

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Is your dream home a former grow-op?

Before you’re sold on a home’s granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, you should know that a previous owner might have cooked up a lot more in the basement, bedrooms or even the family room. There may be some stigma attached to buying or owning a home that was formerly used as a grow-op

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Why you should house-hunt in the rain

As the old adage goes, April showers bring May flowers…but they may also help you find your next home, too. June through October are always the best and busiest months for house hunting – the sunshine of summer and full colours of fall have everyone and their homes looking their best

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Set in stone: give your driveway some love

Whether you go with classic black or a more modern concrete or stone, a neat and presentable driveway is not only functional but also attractive to look at. A well-maintained driveway can also improve your home’s curb appeal and increase its resale value.

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Before you commit, date your prospective hood

“So what’s the neighbourhood really like?” It’s an oft-asked question from prospective homebuyers when they’re on the hunt for a new address. It’s a loaded one, taking into account their lifestyle preferences, and whether or not the area is family-friendly or suitable for first-time home buyers.

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Getting all up in your ceilings

Few things date your home more than the craggy, pockmarked facade of an acoustic – or popcorn – ceiling. The spray-on technique for finishing ceilings was made popular in the 50s and fizzled out somewhere in the late 80s. Once the standard for bedroom and residential hallways, it was favourited for its ability to hide…

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