Jul

28

Why Would Someone List Their House For $1?

  I have to question a seller’s frame of mind when a realtor suggests listing their home for a dollar.  To me, this one of the silliest gimmicks  in selling in this market or any market. There are so many reasons in which this tactic fails. What got me on this topic was I recently […]

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Mar

31

Painting a Quick Way To Increase Your Home’s Value

The easiest and quickest way to brighten up any room is simply by adding a fresh coat of paint.   A simple and affordable way to transform a space from ho hum to wow. We all have our on sense of style and for you it might be having a mustard coloured kitchen with your livingroom […]

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Mar

24

Clean It or Remove It: Raising Your Home’s Value

Here is a picture I took two years ago of a Toronto city crew removing 3 bins of junk from an east-end hoarder’s house.   It took them 3 days to clear it out. Statistic:  41% of surveyed real estate professionals put dirt, smells and clutter on the list of costliest home-selling mistakes  This is the […]

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Mar

20

Make a Lasting Impression and Raise Your Toronto Home’s Value

With the end of what was a long cold winter we all are anticipating the spring weather to come.  But with the coming of Spring it also heralds in the busiest period of the year in our Toronto Real Estate market. With the announcement of continued low interest rates the next couple of months will […]

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Sep

12

From Supersize to Downsize: House Downsizing

Over the past year I have found more and more of my clients starting to implement their exit plan.   With the kids finished school and living on their own it’s time to get on with the next phase of your life. A key component of that plan is determining the date on when you will […]

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Jun

03

Tenants Have Rights! How Not To Sell a Rental Property

It takes a little planning, but why would someone selling their rental property box themselves into a corner. Recently I had a friend of mine tell me that the house he and his family were renting was being put up for sale.  They had a heads up from the owner as for the previous 6 […]

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May

20

Selling or Buying a House Is Not A Poker Game!

What drives me crazy are cheesy realtor billboards saying they’re “Top Negotiators”. It’s this group who tell home owners that selling their home is similar to a poker game, with a mindset establishing a scenario of a winner and a loser. What you establish here is a take it or leave it attitude, which will […]

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Mar

12

Saving Realtor Commission May Just Cost You More

No one likes to pay for a service and this  applies to the sale of a home.  Who wants to pay that commission and for what?   A number of new house marketing We have heard the radio commercials for Comfree claiming how home owners can sell their home and pocket the $20,000 or $30,000 in […]

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Feb

19

Toronto Home Buying Is Like The Olympics It’s A Competition!

If you haven’t heard our present Toronto housing market has a sever shortage of good listings.   However in saying this it only applies to our housing market and not the condominium market where you still have your choice of dozen of units to choose from in any one building across the city. If you are […]

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Nov

13

Toronto’s Housing Market Is Just Like The Weather

 Toronto’s Housing Market Is Just Like The Weather Weather is local and same goes for the housing market.  It could be raining in one part of town while 10 kilometers away the sun is still shining.  The same applies to real estate where one neighbourhood house sales are sluggish where another homes are selling the […]

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