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Home Improvements That Get Your House Sold

This is an American article, but information still fits for our Canadian market. It took James Peterson only six days to sell his house for the full asking price. He did it, says Dallas-Fort Worth real estate agent Geoff Walsh, by making some strategic improvements that were key to getting the house sold. Walsh — Peterson’s neighbor as well as his agent — advised him to upgrade the appliances and countertops in the kitchen, replace worn carpet and tile, and add some simple landscaping. In Peterson’s neighborhood, where comparable homes sell in the $400,000 range, the investment...
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Create A Fabulous Foyer

Create A Fabulous Foyer
 Fabulous Foyer The importance of a home’s foyer cannot not be overlooked, particularly if you are considering selling. As the first room people see upon entering your home, your foyer can be the make it or break it point of appeal. The word foyer comes from the French word foie, which means fireplace. In early days, any room with a fireplace meant a warm room, one that was comfortable and inviting, the kind of impact you want when someone walks into your home. That is probably why it became associated with a vestibule or entrance hall. Today’s trends for foyers mirror other areas of the home;...
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Look What Our Realtor Did To Us!

Watch this video to see what our Toronto real estate agent did to us: http://bit.ly/YIUYai
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5 Tips Buyers Would Give Sellers if they Could

It is a rare occurrence these days to have a home’s buyer and seller sit down  around the kitchen table to make a deal. In some areas, they do still sit around  the attorney’s boardroom table to close the deal, but by that time, the deal is  done and the ship has already sailed on any avoidable mistakes. So in the  vast majority of home sales, buyer and seller never connect in person, never  talk, and never exchange insights or information except in the most formal,  written formats – despite being effective business colleagues in one of the  single most important transactions of their...
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Are We In A Buyers Or Sellers Market?

Are We In A Buyers Or Sellers Market?
The quick answer to the question as to whether we are in a buyers or sellers market is: it depends. It depends on what type of property we are talking about as well as its current level of supply and demand. Right now, most areas of the GTA sit with a lack of good saleable inventory of houses, yet not so for condominiums. Why is that? Condominiums are by far the choice property for first time buyers and for the first time in decades, the first time buyer isn’t driving the market. This is as a result of two different factors. The most significant is the newly enforced government legislated...
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