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Selling Your Home in Fall Season

Wednesday Oct 04th, 2017

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  Selling Your  Home this Autumn Season  Season is still dry and not that cold, definitely during fall - buyers are still on the lookout for a good home. Prepare your home for a good sale with the following tips: 1. Look after your yard Make sure leaves are out of sight most of the times, especially the photographer's visit.Clean the yard everyday; keep the gutters clean and if needed, repair or replace them. 2. Check your Furnace As coming days will be much... [read more]

Choosing Your Movers

Wednesday Sep 06th, 2017

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  Yearly,  the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services received hundreds of complaints about moving companies – and many more likely didn’t get reported. Keep yourself and your belongings protected – use these tips and avoid hiring a bad moving company. Do your research Moving companies are not licensed by the province, but doing some research can help you find a reliable mover. Consider: asking friends, family or coworkers for... [read more]

Taking Care of your Water Tanks

Wednesday Aug 02nd, 2017

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A quality water tank is an important investment. Unfortunately, just owning a water tank doesn’t guarantee safe, potable water when you need it most. Proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure the water in the tank is pure and ready for use when needed.   Below are four steps to help you take care of your water tank:           1. Your Maintenance Plan Should Begin Before You Purchase Your Tank   There are a lot of different... [read more]

LOOKING AT BRIDGE FINANCING

Friday Jul 07th, 2017

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LEARN THE FACTS ABOUT BRIDGE FINANCING  1. It's for a specific amount, which is your home's selling price minus your current mortgage and costs (realtor and legal fees).  2. It's for a short period of time (like 1-30 days) and your lender will need a firm agreement of Purchase and Sale for the property you sold and will check if all conditions are met. 3. Not all Lenders offer bridge financing loan, although there are private lenders that meet this... [read more]

Ready to save for Summer Heat?

Tuesday May 02nd, 2017

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  We just welcomed the spring season but we are all preparing for summer.  Airconditioners (AC) are just one of the few ways many of us think about to keep cool, but there are many other options we can take to keep cool and save energy (and cost) associated with running the airconditioners.  In using the AC, you may add a fan near the window AC to further distribute the cooling effect. In addition, ensure that filters are change timely based on manufacturer's... [read more]

Keeping Your Home Allergen-Free

Tuesday May 02nd, 2017

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  Keeping Your Home Allergen-Free If you have hay fever or allergic asthma, take a few steps to reduce allergens in your home. Some steps to reduce indoor allergens are complicated and time-consuming — but there are some easy things you can do that may help. Some steps may be more effective than others, depending on what particular allergy or allergies you have.   Bedroom   Bed and bedding. Encase pillows, mattresses and box springs in... [read more]

Winning a Bidding War in Today's Real Estate Market

Monday Apr 03rd, 2017

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Are you a first time buyer, looking for a bigger home, or downsizing or upgrading? Investing in real estate is a smart decision – but only if you do it wisely. Bidding wars, on today's hot market is everywhere. Here are some tips you may consider.    1. Have your self pre-approved in mortgage  Have a pre-approval for the maximum price you can bid.  The bank will definitely do the computation of all your expenses that needs to be set aside. It's... [read more]

Checklist for Showing Appointments

Monday Apr 03rd, 2017

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Showing the House   Once you list your home in the market, your home should always be ready to show. Yes, it is sometimes inconvenient for you, but once you decide to sell, especially on the 1st week, it is advisable to be cooperative. If for some reasons, you refused to show, some agents might re-schedule or  they will just totally skip your house. Even if they come back another time, it will probably be with different buyers and you may have just lost a chance to sell... [read more]

Where Does Your Money Goes?

Thursday Mar 02nd, 2017

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From the study done by Statitics Canda, our debt-to disposable income ratios are at all-time high.   For every single dollar of disposable income there is $1.67 we have to pay back. The main drivers are real estate prices. With interest rates remaining at low, Canadians continue to feel comfortable borrowing more.  Here's some common areas where many of us are putting our money, just to name a few.   1. Grocery Stores - Once or twice a week grocery is usual for... [read more]

Apps for Homebuyers, Sellers and Homeowners

Thursday Mar 02nd, 2017

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      The digital age has made life a lot easier when ot comes to keeping yourself organized. Whether its finding the perfect furnishings or keeping your expenses and household chores organized, these apps makes it fun and manageable.  Here are some of useful apps I can share.  A. Buying & Relocating 1. Walk Score - This app shows proximity of a porperty you are looking to nearby amenities (schools, stores, etc). 2. Photo Measures (with fee) -... [read more]

Small Steps for Real Estate Initiatives

Friday Feb 10th, 2017

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Having been in a Real Estate Business as my cup of tea, I would like to share some pointers on how can a buyer and a seller start to give them an idea on how a transaction can be processed.   For Buyers, here are some:   1. Set a budget and find out how much can you afford – Various tools are available online to help you. You may visit my website to begin with. Please click here.   2. Get ready with your documents – If you will have your purchased be... [read more]

Re-designing on your own or seek a professional?

Friday Feb 10th, 2017

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    The process of dressing up your home can be exciting, especially for ladies and first time home owners. But getting the expertise and knowledge of a professional stager is always an option to bring out the best in your home.   To begin with – set your budget and determine the scope of work you would like to be handled by the professionals and how long will it take to finish. You may want to have some areas of your home fully re-designed, not the entire... [read more]

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