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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

By: Megan Scott

Home Buying Tips: Don't Pay More Than What It's Worth

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It’s finally happened — after months of searching, you’ve found your dream home. It’s the perfect size for your growing family, the kitchen was just remodeled and there’s a huge deck for entertaining. And best of all, the seller accepted your offer!  As we near your closing date, your lender will want to verify the home’s value with an appraisal. This migh...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home-Selling Tip: Smart Ways to Save on Your Bathroom Renovation

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Looking to liven up your bathroom? Better set aside some big bucks. According to HomeAdvisor, "The average bathroom remodel costs $10,354." Don't panic, you can still get a fresh, new look at a fraction of the cost, with these money-saving tips and tricks. Keep the same layout You might want to chuck it all and start over with a completely new layout, but the cost of moving wat...Read More

By: Megan Scott

GTA REALTORS® Release July 2019 Stats

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,595 sales through TREB's MLS® System in July 2019. This result was up by 24.3 percent compared to July 2018. On a month-over-month basis, sales were up by 5.1 percent, after preliminary seasonal adjustment. New listings entered into TREB's MLS® System in July 2019 were ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Buying: Thinking of Buying an Older Home? Here Are Some Things to Keep in Mind

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When searching for the next house to call home, there's a lot to consider. Opening your home search to older constructions can increase your options, however, older homes may be harboring issues beneath the surface. Here are some things to consider (and have inspected) when purchasing an older home.  Foundation and Structural Issues Due to their age, older homes should be inspected thoro...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Selling Tip: 5 Things Buyers Hate to See

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When you show your home to prospective buyers, there is probably a long list of things you’re hoping they’ll notice. For example, you’ll want them to see the beautiful chandelier in the foyer or the spacious backyard and large deck, or the kitchen with the island big enough for a whole family to sit down for breakfast. But what about those things you’re hoping buyers will ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home-Selling Tip: 5 Things Buyers Hate to See

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When you show your home to prospective buyers, there is probably a long list of things you’re hoping they’ll notice. For example, you’ll want them to see the beautiful chandelier in the foyer or the spacious backyard and large deck, or the kitchen with the island big enough for a whole family to sit down for breakfast. But what about those things you’re hoping buyers will ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

To-Dos: Your August Home Checklist

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?As summer winds down, take these steps to get your home and family organized for fall.   With the transition from summer travels to the beginning of a new school year (and maybe some back-to-work blues), August can feel like a sudden downshift from the fun of vacation. Stretch out these last days of summer by squeezing in a few more home projects, savoring simple pleasures and, when the ti...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Selling Tips: How To Maximize Space In A Tiny Home

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Inevitably when you’re watching one of those tiny house reality shows, a buyer who’s looking at a tiny house says something along the lines of, “Well, there isn’t much space/storage room, is there?” That’s a given when it comes to a tiny house. The clue is in the name, after all — a tiny house just isn’t going to have a lot of room, especially for s...Read More