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4 unexpected upgrades to increase your home's value
With home prices increasingly steadily, now is the time to invest in your home. Whether you're ready to sell now, or want to boost your home's value for the future, there are a few upgrades that can make a big impact. Read More...
5 landscaping tips to increase your property value
Investing in landscaping can bring some of the biggest returns for homeowners, yet too often it remains overlooked or underdone. The same care and attention we apply to interior renovations should be applied to the garden. “Curb appeal plays a huge role in selling your home and adding value to it,” says Michelle Sordi, director of marketing at Husqvarna, the world's largest producer of outdoor power products. “Enhancing your outdoor space with smart landscaping solutions is a great way to invest in your home.” Read More...
Terms to know when buying or selling a home
When it comes to real estate, there is no shortage of terminology and plenty of room for confusion. Here is a list of a few common real estate terms you'll hear at least once during your home buying and selling process... Read More...
Buying or selling a home? Now is a good time for both
The second busiest season for buying and selling homes is upon us, but what is it about autumn that causes an upswing in real estate activity? Read More...
Get professional assistance when selling a home
The availability of information via the Internet makes doing just about anything by ourselves seem possible, but is it wise to take all matters into our own hands? Read More...
How to price your home just right when selling
When shopping for property, buyers pay attention to the price more than any other factor, new research from the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) reveals. According to 75% of Ontarians planning to buy in the next two years, price has the biggest impact on whether a buyer wants to see more of a home. Read More...
Get to know a little real estate language
There are many terms you'll hear real estate professionals use during your home buying process. While there are too many to list, these are a few you'll surely hear at least once:. Read More...
Upgrade wisely when selling a home
Are you planning to put your property up for sale? If so, and if you'd like to increase its value, think strategically about how, and where, to remodel. Take a look at a few ideas to prioritize any refurbishing and upgrades for the best success in the re-sale market... Read More...
Four tips to ensure moving day goes as smoothly as possible
Moving can be a real headache. For one, it requires a lot of planning: finding a mover, sorting your personal belongings and coordinating the timing of the move. Then, there is the constant worry of whether your belongings are safe as they get packed away, loaded up and moved to your new home. Read More...
5 questions to ask before hiring a real estate professional
So you're ready to buy or sell your home, and you want the guidance of a real estate professional to help you with the process. But how do you pick the one that is right for you? Read More...
How to protect your property during a buyer 'open house'
How comfortable would you feel opening your home to a complete stranger? Under normal circumstances, most people would never let strangers roam around their home, but it's a key component of an open house when selling a home. It's important to understand the potential for theft or damage. Read More...
Take time to navigate all of the real estate fine print
With the excitement and pressures associated with buying or selling a home, it can be tempting to speed things along by signing forms that you haven't really read. But taking the time to read and understand what you're signing is essential. Read More...
Boost the value of your home with strategic updates
Selling a home can be stressful. Between the constant cleaning and scheduling for countless showings, homeowners also want to make sure they get a fair price for their pride and joy Read More...
3 Simple Décor Updates to Get Your Home Ready to Sell
Starting a new life in a new home is an exciting milestone for families and couples. However, for many home buyers, this ray of excitement comes with a cloud of stress to make the necessary updates so that your home is in tip top shape and ready to sell. Before knocking down walls and... Read More...
How to get your home ready quickly when selling
A scheduled 'open house' is an ideal way to show a home in its best condition. Sometimes however, prospective buyers offer little notice before requesting a visit, says Patricia Verge, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). “Sellers need to be prepared to welcome potential buyers at any time, sometimes even at mealtime.” Read More...