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By: Megan Scott

Home Buying Tip: Don't Pay for Home Features that You Don't Need

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Don't need it? Then don't pay for it. You know all those fantastic home features you hear your friends gushing about in their new home? The top-notch school district and Jacuzzi? The spacious third level and even more abundant yard?  Well, there’s nothing wrong with any of those things. But they’re not right for everyone.  In fact, for some buyers, they might e...Read More

By: Megan Scott

When Should You Stop Renting in Mississauga?

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When is it time to stop renting a home and seriously consider buying your own place? That’s a personal question and a very personal decision — it really depends on your lifestyle, your finances, your employment plans, and many other factors that could make buying a house a really good idea, or an absolutely terrible one.   To figure out where you are on the homeownership spectrum ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Affordable Home Repairs That Could Save You Thousands

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If your house could talk, it would tell you that spending a little money now on small repairs could save you big bucks down the road. We’ve put together 15 of the best small updates for keeping your home happy and your wallet full. Stop Talking and Start Caulking Exterior caulking loses its integrity over time. When it begins to crumble and pull away, it can allow rain to seep through windo...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Buying Tip: New Job? How It'll Affect Your Loan

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The first-time homebuyer often faces challenges that don’t affect experienced home buyers. They tend to have less money saved for a down payment. First-timers often carry a collection of student loans and other debt, which makes budgeting for a household difficult. These buyers tend to skew younger and also face hurdles with their employment history (or, lack of). B...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Maintenance: Floor Cleaning Tips & Tricks

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Regardless of how tidy you are, your floors, rugs, and carpets get dirty. Between the dirt, you track in on your shoes, the accidental spills, and the inevitable accumulation of dust, your floors can get quite grimy. Here are a few cleaning tips and tricks for all types of flooring. Natural Stone Floors One of the most important rules when it comes to cleaning natural stone is to steer clear of a...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Improvement Tip: Being Safe with the Chemicals in Your Home

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You would have to visit your local pharmacy or science lab to rival the number of potentially dangerous chemicals in the average home. You likely store everything from fertilizers and acidic cleaners, to gasoline and corrosive drain openers. Obviously, it makes sense to ensure that everyone in your home uses and stores these items safely. For example, laundry detergent packs - which have become p...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Buying Tip: Will the Neighbourhood Go Up in Value?

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When you purchase a home, you hope it will continually go up in value - just like a good investment. However, there’s something else that you also want to see an increase in value: the neighborhood. In fact, the neighbourhood plays a key role in what the home will be worth in the years to come. If the neighbourhood goes down in terms of desirability, so will the market value of the home. So...Read More

By: Megan Scott

GTA REALTORS® Release August 2019 Stats

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    GTA REALTORS® Release August 2019 Stats Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,711 residential sales through TREB's MLS® System in August 2019. This result represented a 13.4 percent increase compared to 6,797 sales reported in August 2018. On a month over- month basis, after preliminary seasonal...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Selling Tips: 5 Unusual (But Effective) Home Staging Ideas

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“Staging” your home is all about making the space in your home as appealing as possible to buyers. You may already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter and removing personal photographs. Here are some other tips that are less well known yet very effective: A chandelier. Surprisingly, installing a chandelier is one of the simplest ways to make a foyer, dining room or living room...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Buying Tips: How To Buy A House, In 7 Steps

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This story is based on an episode from Life Kit's guide, How To Buy A House. Check out these episodes: "Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money" and "Should I Rent or Buy A House?" Subscribe to listen later on Apple Podcasts, NPR One or your favorite podcast app. The journey to buying a house can lead you down some perilous roads, past pushy real estate agents, self-inter...Read More