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“You never get a second chance at a first impression.”  We’ve all heard this expression before.  And now, while you are preparing your house to sell, it should not be far from your mind. 

 

While logical factors such as price and location narrow the pool of houses a potential buyer will look at, the ultimate decision to buy a particular house is fuelled by a mixture of logic and emotion.  And emotion often wins out.  The same might be said for the process of selling a home.  For this reason, Real Estate Agents, when they talk to you about buying real estate, will refer to your purchase as a “home.”  When discussing the sale of your current home, however, an agent will refer...

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ByMartha Uniacke Breen

Find out which home upgrades are least likely to return their full investment when you sell your home.

 

Some renovation upgrades, such as kitchens and bathrooms, are usually fairly reliable for adding to a home’s resale value. But there are others (and if you’ve gone househunting in the last few years, perhaps you’ve seen a few) that are just plain bone-headed. What’s worth the cost and what isn’t?

Kathy Monahan, an agent with Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. in Toronto, has seen some real eye-rollers in her time. We asked her which home upgrades are least likely to return their full investment (or close to it) when you sell, or can even turn buyers off. Some of her...

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If you’re planning a renovation soon, then the exterior of your property is one area to get looking just right. Whether renovating to improve the valuation or to increase your chances of selling, the exterior is the first thing you or your buyer sees.

Will you transform your house into one that stands out from the crowd and attracts prospective buyers because their first impression is so positive? Or will it be a so-so renovation that risks potential buyers driving right on past and not even getting out of their cars to some and have a look inside?

Think about it – there’s no point in having a beautiful new bathroom and a top of the range kitchen inside the house if the first, “lasting impression” of your home is...

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Top Legal Mistakes to Avoid

 

 

The process of buying or selling a house seems to involve a million details.  It is important that you educate yourself on as many parts of this process as you can—this knowledge could mean the difference of thousands of dollars in the long-run.  The legal issues involved in the process are often particularly intricate, ranging from matters of common knowledge to subtle details that might escape the untrained eye.  Any of these issues, if not handled properly, could develop into larger problems 

 

With so many  legal issues to consider, your first step should be to seek out experienced p...

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Home Inspections:  Top Ten Problems

 

Each homebuyer has different ideas of what will constitute the ideal home for them, these notions often based on particular aesthetic preferences.  But one thing that unites all potential homebuyers is the desire to find a home that is fundamentally sound—in areas beyond the immediate sweep of the eye—and that will provide a safe, comfortable, and efficient foundation for their life behind a new door. 

 

This is where the services of a home inspector come in.  During a home inspection, at least 30 areas of the home are placed under the home inspector’s “microscope.”...

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A great article on 5 questions that you should be asking yourself before deciding to move. Found on the Globe and Mail March 14th.  

 

Original article found here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/home-cents/five-questions-to-ask-before-selling-your-house/article2367962/

 

In June, 2010, when my boyfriend and I bought our first house together – a 1940s bungalow in Mimico just steps away from Lake Ontario – we were thrilled. Home ownership signalled our status as adults. Like many young and eager homeowners, we spent countless hours hunting the aisles of IKEA and Home Depot, as well as painting and assembling furniture. (It's likely I still have flakes of paint in my hair and Allen...

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