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SHOULD I LIST IN THE SUMMER OR WAIT UNTIL FALL?

May 31, 2017
We are often asked by our clients if they should list in the summer or wait until the fall. Although there is no co [more]
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WHAT’S THE BEST STRATEGY TO SELL MY HOME?

Apr 27, 2017
Whether you are selling a condo or a cottage, pricing a home correctly from the beginning is key. It gives you a co [more]
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HOW TO AVOID POTENTIAL SET-BACKS

Apr 26, 2017
The MLS system will sell my house on its own The MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is an essential tool in any agent’s [more]
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SHOULD YOU BUY FIRST OR SELL FIRST?

Apr 26, 2017
It is the classic “chicken or egg” conundrum. Which comes first? Do you buy or sell first? In strong se [more]
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AN INTERIOR DESIGNER’S PERSPECTIVE

Apr 26, 2017
Thoughts from John Barnwell: When selling a home, I often work with clients to help simplify and depersonalize thei [more]
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DRAMATIC SHIFT IN MORTGAGE UNDERWRITING

Feb 22, 2017
Currently we are in a kind of market that even the most seasoned of Realtors has never seen.  The last sellers’ mar [more]
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WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE LISTING YOUR HOME

Dec 13, 2016
If you’re thinking of selling your home in 2017, now’s the time to start planning. It’s important to know how to po [more]
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WHAT’S THE FIRST STEP TO SELLING MY HOME OF 10+ YEARS?

Aug 18, 2016
Styles and tastes change about every 15 years. When selling, the best approach is to make your home appear current in style and appeal to the widest net of buyers possible. We work very closely with p [more]
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DO FINISHED BASEMENTS ADD VALUE TO MY HOME?

Aug 09, 2016
Given the high cost of land in Toronto, the broad based answer is “yes”. In most cases, a finished basement does add value, as compared with a house with an unfinished basement. However, it is general [more]
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IS LANDSCAPING A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR A SELLER?

Aug 01, 2016
The general rule is that you should “keep up with your neighbours” and perhaps just a bit more. In some places that means professional landscaping and in others just some upkeep and attention to detai [more]
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WOULD SOLAR POWER INCREASE THE VALUE OF MY HOME?

Jul 12, 2016
Solar power is fairly new to Ontario, so we do not have enough history to prove that it will increase the value of your home. However, two separate studies conducted in the U.S. have suggested that so [more]
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DOES HAVING MY HOME STAGED GUARANTEE THAT MY HOME WILL SELL?

Jul 09, 2016
While there is no guarantee, staging will give your home a leg up over the competition. If your home is clean, clutter free and neutrally decorated, buyers will have a much easier time imagining thems [more]
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