Package Your House to Sell – Why Hiring a Home Stager is a Must!

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Have you ever gotten a gift from Tiffany’s? From the lovely velvet pouch, beautiful blue bag and white satin ribbon… The packaging is as awesome as the Tony gift inside. How many of you kept the packaging too? Genius packaging of a product – Right? Take that same logic when you are selling your home […]

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Mortgage Renewals And The Stress Test

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One in four borrowers will renew their mortgage this year, according to the Bank of Canada. Some of these people will find out that renewing has become a whole lot trickier and potentially more expensive, thanks to two important new rules. The Much-Publicized Stress Test – As of January 1st, the federal government (through the […]

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Make Your Bathroom Feel Like A Spa – Without Renovating

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Some people view their bathroom as a sanctuary, while others view it as a, well, bathroom. If you fall into the former camp, there are easy ways to make your bathroom feel more like a spa, and since the practice of self-care and treating yourself is becoming more embraced than ever, you don’t have to […]

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The Art of Negotiating…Emotionless?

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If you have ever tried to sell something you love, it is not an easy thing. If we are emotionally attached to something, how do you put a price on it? It is impossible, or at least impossible if you cannot find a buyer that has the same emotion as you do. That is often […]

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A Short Spring Cleaning List For The Busy Homeowner

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Time for homeowners to roll up their sleeves and tackle areas of the house that have long been neglected. However, if you abhor the thought of turning you rhouse upside down and scrubbing it from top to bottom, its perfectly okay to focus on the most essential chores instead. Wipe the baseboards Even though baseboards […]

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How Will The Legalization Of Marijuana Affect The Real Estate?

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The country is still months away from the legalization of recreational marijuana, but the real estate industry is already scrambling to adapt to the major overhaul. Expected to come into effect later this year, the new federal legislation will make it legal for anyone 18 and older to consume marijuana in their homes and grow […]

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December 2017 Market Update

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92,394 home sales were reported through the TREB MLS in 2017. Annual home sales were down 18.3% from a record-setting 2016, but the average price climbed up 12.7% compared with 2016. While sales have fallen for seven months since May, the GTA has seen signs of recovery in the past few months, with sales in […]

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New Mortgage Rules Come Into Effect January 1, 2018

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If you’re looking to buy and will have more than 20% down, or if you are considering refinancing, then you might want to do so before January 1, 2018. Why? On October 17, 2017 the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released new guidelines for residential mortgage underwriting at all federally regulated financial […]

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Buying A Condo? Make sure you ask the right questions

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Stats Canada tells us that from January to April 2017, total housing starts in Ontario totalled 18,707 and of these 47% or 8,804 were condominiums. There are lots of reasons to purchase a condo; first time home buyers view condos as a good entry into home ownership, and they can be the perfect fit for […]

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Indoor Air Quality

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Our homes harbor more than just our families and possessions. Home is also where pollutants, allergens, and other irritants accumulate and thrive, with possible harmful effects on our health. There are simple steps homeowners can take to improve the air quality in their home and increase their comfort and well being. HANDLE HUMIDITY High humidity […]

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