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By: Megan Scott

Home-Selling Tip: Fresh Air Sells

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Household smells in our own homes can be a problem because we get accustomed to them. However, it takes just a few seconds in a stranger’s home, to know if a smoker lives there. The smell is in the air! So, when you put your home on the market, think about the common smells you might have lingering in your home. Remember, you may no longer notice them, but a prospective buyer will. These m...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Inspect Your Walls Before You Sell

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Say you’re trying to sell a used car. Imagine that it’s a desirable make and model, the mileage is low, and, overall, it’s in great condition…except, that is, for the body. Unfortunately, there are a few areas where the paint is scratched, and there are a couple of dents and rust spots too. Are you going to have trouble selling that car? Probably. Many potential buyers w...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Inspections vs. Appraisals vs. AVMs

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Inspections, appraisals, and automated valuation models, while related, all have different functions but can be easily confused. Let's take a closer look. Inspections: A property inspection is ordered by the buyer and is meant to be an unbiased look at the condition of the property. While not necessarily required by a lender, an inspection protects the buyer from purchasing a home that requir...Read More

By: Megan Scott

GTA REALTORS® Release December and Annual 2019 Stats

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins reported that December 2019 residential sales reported through TREB's MLS® System by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® were up by 17.4 percent year-over-year to 4,399. Total sales for the calendar year 2019 amounted to 87,825 – up by 12.6 percent compared to the decade low 78,015 sales reported in 2018. On an annual basis, 2019 sal...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home-Selling Tip: Three Lists to Make When Selling Your Home

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When you put your property up for sale, you want to make sure that potential buyers get all the information they need on the features of your home and its surrounding area. If, for example, buyers don’t realize there is a great school just a couple of blocks away, they might cross your property off their shortlist. An effective way to make sure something like that doesn’t happen is to...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Set Learning Goals Instead of Resolutions

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Are you making a New Year’s resolution this month? Whether it’s to quit smoking, lose weight, or spend more time with your family, you’ll have a much better chance of success if you turn that goal into a learning goal instead. A learning goal is simply a commitment to learning something rather than to achieve a specific milestone. Say, for example, that your New Year’s res...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Troubleshooting Common Plumbing Issues

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Plumbing issues can be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. You may be able to fix some things on your own, but if not, being able to diagnose the problem will make it easier for you to hire a professional to get the job done. Here are a few common plumbing problems you may encounter and ways to overcome them. Broken pipes Nation-wide, many municipalities face aging infrastructure, including...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Selling Tips: Selling Your Home Doesn’t Have to be Overwhelming

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  When people think about selling their home, many focus on all the things they will have to do: paint the kitchen; clean closets; prepare for viewings; find another home; arrange financing; start packing; etc. It can all seem very overwhelming, very quickly. In fact, if you focus on the long to-do list, you may be dissuaded from ever making a move! It doesn’t have to be that way. Th...Read More

By: Megan Scott

GTA REALTORS® Release November 2019 Stats

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,090 sales through TREB's MLS® System in November 2019 – a 14.2 percent increase compared to November 2018. On a GTA-wide basis, sales were up year-over-year for all major market segments. Annual sales growth in ground-oriented home types, including detached houses, led the...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Want to take the pain out of homebuying? Keep your lifestyle priorities top of mind.

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3 Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask Want to take the pain out of homebuying? Keep your lifestyle priorities top of mind. If you’re planning to buy a new home, there’s great news: More houses have hit the market in recent months. This means you’ve got more options to choose from. Choice is always good, but it can also be overwhelming. The key? Careful, disciplined prioritiz...Read More