Whether you’re a first timer or an experienced homeowner, a home buyer checklist can help you get organized. Get ready so that when you find “the one”, you’re ready to make an offer!

  1. Prepare a budget. Get a clear picture of your family’s finances before you hire an agent or apply for a mortgage. List all your monthly fixed expenses, such as car payments, current rent or mortgage, utilities, school tuition, and loan payments. Add categories for other expenses such as food...
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You want to sell your home in the shortest possible time for the highest possible price, right? Of course that is every seller’s goal – and it’s your Realtor’s goal as well! to help out, I’ve compiled these 8 easy ways for you to prepare your home for sale.

  1. Follow the 50% rule. Prepare your home for a quick sale by looking at every flat surface in your house and taking at least 50% of the items away. This goes for kitchen and bathroom counters, desktops, bookshelves and...
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When home buyers drive your neighborhood or when Realtors are previewing for their clients, what do they see? Here are 8 curb appeal tips for creating a first impression that makes them want to see more.

Take a walk around your property right now—front to back. Pretend you’re a prospective buyer. Do you like what you see?

  1. Start at the door. Get out your paintbrush and spruce up the front door. A bright color will attract attention from the street, if that fits with your overall exterior....
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If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design.

Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need updating immediately (or in the near future) so they can factor renovation costs into their overall budget.

Even if you have no immediate plans to buy or sell,...

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As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?”

The Canadian real estate market experienced a cooldown in 2018 following years of rapid growth. This left many homeowners and potential buyers feeling skittish. Fortunately, economists expect the market to stabilize in 2019 and continue to appreciate at a more sustainable rate. To help guide you through this shifting landscape, we’ve summarized some of the expert predictions and key factors...

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