Buy and Sell

Are You Ready to Buy Up?

Posted on Feb 18, 2020 in Buy and Sell


No matter how much you love your current home, you may still be dreaming of the day you can buy up into a better home in a better neighbourhood.

Is that day today or a few years down the road?

Here’s a quick way to make that assessment.

First, make a list of all the practical reasons why it might be time to move up. Those reasons might include feature...

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How to Quick-Prep Your Home For Sale

Posted on Dec 09, 2019 in Buy and Sell


Ideally, you should plan to have plenty of time to prepare your home for sale. You want to be able to get everything fixed and cleaned up, and perhaps even make a few improvements, such as installing a new counter top in the kitchen.

For any number of reasons, that’s not always possible. If you have to suddenly relocate for work, for example, you ma...

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5 Unusual (But Effective) Home Staging Ideas

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Buy and Sell


Staging” your home is all about making the space in your home as appealing as possible to buyers. You may already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter, and removing personal photographs. Here are some other tips that are less well known yet very effective:

A chandelier. Surprisingly, installing a chandelier is one of the simplest ways to mak...

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Four Signs You've Outgrown Your Current Home

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 in Buy and Sell


It’s not uncommon for couples with growing families to trade in their compact cars for something roomier, like a mini-van. The same thing happens with homes. Sometimes families simply outgrow them.

How can you tell if that’s happening with your property? Here are some sure-fire signs:

  1. You need more space.
    This is the most common reason people upgrade...

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5 Things Buyers HATE to See

Posted on Jul 05, 2019 in Buy and Sell

When you show your home to prospective buyers, there is probably a long list of things you’re hoping they’ll notice. For example, you’ll want them to see the beautiful chandelier in the foyer or the spacious backyard and large deck, or the kitchen with the island big enough for a whole family to sit down for breakfast.

But what about those things yo...

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Pack Your Memories Away When Selling

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Buy and Sell


Items that remind us of special people, events, milestones and interests are an important part of what makes a house a home. Pictures on the fireplace mantle, for example, showcase family and friends that are important to us. You might also have trophies, certificates, greeting cards, and other mementos on display in key places.

Of course, all of th...

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