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Can You Renovate a Heritage Home

Can You Renovate a Heritage Home

Many people are hesitant, or completely against buying real estate if the property has a Heritage or similar type of designation.  The fear often becomes that they could never renovate the heritage home or do much in the way of renovating the property as well as the questionable longterm resale value –the opposite couldn’t be any truer.

Three Strange Things That Turned Our Buyers Off

Three Strange Things That Turned Our Buyers Off

It’s not the highly upgraded homes that sell fastest and for the most money, it’s the meticulously maintained ones that do. One of our goals with every house that we list for sale is to get it in front of the largest audience possible.  This means that we’re connecting with all different types of people,

Five Smells in Your House That Will Kill Your Sale and How to Fix Them

Five Smells in Your House That Will Kill Your Sale and How to Fix Them

I recently showed a house that had plug-in air fresheners in almost every room… it was unbearable.  My clients were so turned off that I felt obliged to write about how those air fresheners may have killed the home owner’s sale. When selling a house, you really need to appeal to all of the senses

It’s Time to Reduce Your Price

It’s Time to Reduce Your Price

Pricing your home accurately is one of the many critical components to a successful transaction when selling your house. Similarly, recognizing when it’s time to adjust the price is equally important. Selling your house, or even listing a property for rent, may put you on an emotional roller coaster. From the financial implications of not

Insider Tips for First Time Home Buyers – Part 5|5

Insider Tips for First Time Home Buyers – Part 5|5

We’re in the home stretch guys – This is it .. Part 5! THE TRUE COST OF PURCHASING YOUR HOME. Congratulations! You’ve saved up your down payment to buy a house! Don’t forget, there are a lot of other expenses that come with purchasing a home too. Land transfer tax   Lawyer’s Fees Title

Insider Tips for First Time Home Buyers – Part 4|5

Insider Tips for First Time Home Buyers – Part 4|5

Alright, we’re almost there!  This is part four of five of Insider Tips for First Time Home Buyers.  Let’s talk MORTGAGES! Have you ever heard of the term “Don’t put the cart before the horse”? Well, a ton of people tend to do this when looking for homes. But what does it mean? It means,

Insider Tips for First Time Home Buyers – Part 3|5

Insider Tips for First Time Home Buyers – Part 3|5

Welcome back and thanks for coming back to check out Part 3 of Insider Tips for First Time Home Buyers. This tip is all about the incentives you should be taking advantage of – Let’s check them out! CREDITS The first incentive you will take advantage of is the credit towards your land transfer tax.

Insider Tips for First Time Home Buyers – Part 2|5

Insider Tips for First Time Home Buyers – Part 2|5

Thanks for coming back to check out Part 2 of Insider Tips for First Time Homebuyers! Let’s get right into it. UNDERSTANDING WHY YOU SHOULDN’T USE THE SELLER’S REALTOR Using the seller’s realtor is kind of like using your ex-spouse’s divorce lawyer to settle your litigation. It’s just not a good idea anytime. Period.  It

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