\\ KEYWORD : House




Foyer a welcome invitation

June 25, 2020

No doubt about it: first impressions count. And when it comes to your home, the foyer is the area that first strikes the eye. "The foyer should be a beautiful hors d'oeuvre," said Francoise Chanteau, owner of Montreal's Lakeshore Decor. "Very appetizing, and make you and your guests want to feast the eyes on the rest of the house." It's also ...

Prepare your home for sale

June 24, 2020

Break out the mop and the paintbrush. It’s time to give your home a mini-makeover. Here are all the little things you can do to attract the big offers. Time to see your home through a buyer’s eyes. Over the years, you’ve grown quite comfortable with your home’s little imperfections; the hole in the screen door, the chipped paint on the ...

Microhood a must for any Kitchen Upgrade

June 23, 2020

Looking for a nice way to upgrade your kitchen and add both counter space and convenience? You might not need to look any further than replacing your existing range hood with a microwave/hood combination. Now known generically as a microhood, this useful appliance comes in a variety of colors, sizes and features to fit the requirements of just ...

Why Use a REALTOR®?

June 20, 2020

All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR "®" logo on the business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® ...

Multiple listing service

June 16, 2020

What is the Multiple Listing Service and how can it benefit you when buying or selling property? Multiple Listing is an agreement between sellers and real-estate brokers that allows the broker to distribute information on the properties they have listed for sale to other members of a local real-estate organization or board, in order to provide the ...

6 tips to a successful home sale

June 13, 2020

Today's housing markets are good and bad news for home sellers: Sales have picked up, but buyers still have the upper hand. That means sellers who are determined to get more - or at least give up less - need to be well-prepared for the negotiation that can result in a deal. Here are six tips: 1. Stand out. Homes that are decluttered, ...

Are you buying material?

June 11, 2020

So you think you're ready to become your own landlord - ready to put down some roots in a community and build your own personal nest egg. There's no doubt owning a home has many advantages. Yet, this great financial asset also comes with weighty responsibilities. It's a good idea to think carefully about renting vs. buying before taking the ...

Should I paint roof to better match house?

May 13, 2020

Q: I have enjoyed your column for some time, and I now have a question about the composition shingle roof on a house we just purchased. The roof is only 5 years old and is in good shape, but we want to paint the house. Unfortunately, the existing roof color will contrast poorly with the paint colors we've chosen. Is there any kind of paint or ...

Lots of Changes in Home Buyers' and Sellers' Profiles

May 12, 2020

The profile of home buyers will change significantly in the next few years, according to a public telephone survey conducted in September for the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board (GMREB). The survey, which is the fourth one, helps profile buyers and sellers, as well as measure their intentions over the next five years. Buyers' and Sellers' ...

Risking it all

April 30, 2020

'For Sale By Owner' has the lure of saving commissions. Sellers can place their own sign in the yard and list their home on internet sites. Buyers have the option of peering inside through those internet sites and deciding on which houses interest them most before making that call. You can even download contracts for your personal use. But before ...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17


\\ KEYWORD : House