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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' ...

5 Reasons Selling By Owner is a Set-Up for Failure

April 10, 2020

For Sale By Owner = FSBO As a FSBO, you only have four ways to attract buyers. Classified advertising. Open House For-Sale-Signs Internet Over 80% of homes are sold because the Buyer's Broker or Agent was being offered a commission on MLS. This is one route not open to you as a FSBO. By not listing your home on MLS, you forgo the ...

Perfect laundry

April 9, 2020

It may not be the first thing a potential home buyer sees but you can bet that paying attention to this area will certainly make a positive impact. So what can you do to make this neglected space more attractive? The laundry task is more than tossing the clothes into the machine with some soap. Ask anyone who is in charge of the laundry ...

The Inspection

February 15, 2020

You've found your dream home. But don't buy before ... Your house has been sold, pending an inspection. Now the tough part begins. Here's the drill: Two vehicles pull up outside your front door. From one, out steps the real estate agent, client in tow. From the other emerges the most feared face in real estate sales: the house ...

Home Buyers and Renovators Willing to Spend on Green Upgrades, Says TD Canada Trust Poll

February 14, 2020

Not only is the environment a top-of mind issue for many Canadian homeowners, but the majority are also willing to ante up a higher purchase price in support of their beliefs. The TD Canada Trust Green Building Poll, conducted by Ipsos Reid to examine Canadians' views on environmentally friendly housing, found that 73% of Canadian homeowners or ...

Sellers list right to avoid price reductions

November 11, 2019

In most areas of the country, 2007 marked a change in the residential home-sale market. Buyers gained clout for the first time in over a decade. Inventories of homes for sale grew to record levels in some places. Price reductions, which carried a negative stigma when listings were easy to sell, came to be seen as a necessary part of the home-sale ...

The 5 Secret Benefits of Good Pricing

September 21, 2019

Faster Sale. When your home sells faster, you save on carrying costs (the mortgage payment, property taxes, utilities and other costs of ownership). A quicker sale creates less inconvenience for you. If you've sold a home before, you know the energy it takes to prepare for showings: keeping the home meticulously clean, making child care and pet ...

Seller’s Info

September 20, 2019

Whether you’re planning to sell your home in the next few months or just studying up for that eventuality, there’s no time like now to prepare. If buying a house seems complicated, selling involves even more responsibilities and expenses. Here are some common steps to selling your home: 1. Prepare Your Home for Sale Well before you’re ...

Luxe-for-less home makeovers

September 19, 2019

Forget collagen or chemical peels. If you're like many, it's your home that really needs a facelift. This quarter, Americans are expected to spend $171.1 billion on home improvement, according to research by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. While that number is staggering, it's still 2.5% less than what homeowners spent in ...

Divide and conquer

September 17, 2019

At first it sounds exciting. Then reality sets in. Along with a new home comes packing, moving, arranging for new doctors, schools, utilities and other services. You'll have to find a new route to your job and learn about the new neighbors and the best places to shop. And you haven't even started with getting your home ready to sell? ...
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