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By: Megan Scott

Affordable Staging Ideas

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Remember the last time you walked through a furniture showroom? You probably noticed that the sofa, chairs, tables and other furnishings were arranged - or staged - to make them look more appealing. You might have seen an attractive lamp on a sofa end table, or an appetizing bowl of fruit on a dining room buffet. When preparing your home for sale, you should do much the same thing. Stage each roo...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Improvement Tip: Curb Appeal

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Update your home's curb appeal with pops of color that add a cheerful touch this time of year.   Get a Step Up with Railings - Chipped, tired railings can make a home look outdated and unkempt, but making those pieces look new again is a relatively quick and easy project. Keeping the railing monochromatic in a color that complements the rest of the house's paint and trim creates a c...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Characteristics of a Desirable Street

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Sometimes you know a desirable street when you see one. For example, it’s obvious that a home on a cul-de-sac is enticing mainly because there isn’t any through traffic. What are the other characteristics of a desirable street that may not be as obvious? Here are just a few: Sidewalks. A sidewalk in front of your home is not only handy, it also adds to the property’s curb appeal...Read More

By: Megan Scott

When to Call a Real Estate Agent

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If you’re like most people, you go to see a doctor when you’re not feeling well or have a health concern. However, you may also visit your doctor for a check-up, or to ask questions about healthy living. In fact, consulting your doctor for anything health-related is a smart idea. The same holds true when it comes to real estate. Many people only call a real estate agent when they&rs...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Do You Know the Basics of Home Security?

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Most people feel confident that they know the basics of home security. For example, they know to: keep all doors locked; have a light on in the house while away; and, never hide a key outside in an obvious place, like under the mat. Yet, almost a million and a half properties get burglarized in North America each year. So, how can you prevent that from happening to your home? Here are a few lesse...Read More

By: Megan Scott

What Home Inspectors See that You Can’t

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When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues”. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be replaced, immediately, for thousands of dollars. Nevertheless, you might questio...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Retrofitting Houses and Condos for Seniors

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Many seniors are reaching the stage in their lives when they are choosing to downsize their homes for lifestyle or financial reasons. Other seniors are faced with a more difficult decision. Health and/or mobility concerns may require them to either retrofit their existing home to meet their changing needs, or to seek a more accommodating home. The decision can be difficult because many simply don&...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Cost-efficient Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

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If you want to improve how your home shows to potential buyers, you don’t necessarily need to invest in a costly remodelling or renovation. In fact, there are some simple - and relatively inexpensive - things you can do to make your property look significantly better. Let’s take a look at some of the options available: Paint it. There’s no doubt about it. A fresh coat of paint ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Affordability Challenges Keep Millennials on the Sidelines

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Affordability is fading fast—and although millennials are eager to enter the market, and succeeding, they're bearing the brunt of the challenge, according to recent research. Sixty-three percent of millennials under 29 are challenged by the cost of homeownership, according to a CoreLogic and RTi Research study. The expense, in fact, is their No. 1 reason for remaining a renter. "...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Making your home as attractive as possible

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Imagine if, for some unexpected reason, you had to make a move right away. What could you do with your property to make it as attractive as possible to potential buyers? The simplest and most inexpensive way: Paint. In just one day, with just one gallon of paint, you can add a crisp new look to a front door, a fence gate, a kids room, a bathroom, several yards of trim, a window frame, a fireplac...Read More