Posts Tagged ‘good to know’

Toronto Real Estate trends for June 2018

This infographic on real estate market trends gives you an up-to-date look at the Toronto housing market. We’ve made real estate data like average house prices, housing inventory, and days on market readily available in an easy-to-understand graphic format.

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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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Know the difference between an agent and a broker

Finding a house, commercial space, or a rental apartment that perfectly suits your requirements and budget can be a tough job. Bringing in a specialist like a real estate broker or agent makes it substantially easier. But who’s right for the job?

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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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Recyclables make a greener home

The use of recycled materials in green homes and buildings proves to be one of the most common ways to show sustainability. Aside from economic benefits, recycled or salvaged materials can add character and unique appeal.

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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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How well do you know your home?

How much do you really know about your house?

So, after a long and extensive search, you’ve finally found – and fallen in love with – your new forever home. You know that you’ve bought it from Mr. & Mrs. Ramsey, who’ve lived in the house for 22 years, but who was there before that? And before that?

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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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