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Buying an Older House? Here’s What Unexpected Repairs Might Cost You

You found your dream century home and your conditional offer has been accepted. But after receiving your home inspector’s report, it turns out your charming Victorian cottage needs more than a fresh coat of paint. Photo by Nolan Issac on Unsplash While this doesn’t mean you need to back out of the deal, it’s important to know ...

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31 Reasons, Your Realtors® are Worth His / Her Salary

REASON # 1 The numbers are In. Statistics from the National Association of Realtors® prove that homes listed with a licensed full-time agent sell for approximately 26% more than those sold “For Sale By Owner”, even after the commission. Why? Mainly because active agents know the market and what a ...

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Real Estate – More Than Just Sales

Members of the public seem to think that all I do is sell property. While that is part of my work, the amount of time I spend selling represents just 20 per cent of my job activities. The role of the REALTOR®, in my view, is not so much a ...

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Money Laundering Can Drive Home Prices A Lot Higher, In A Short Period Of Time

The Objective Of Money Laundering When you buy an asset, whether a home or an investment property, you try to get the best value for your time and money. You want a deal. The seller is trying to extract the maximum price they can get from you, without driving you ...

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10 Family Camping Games to Play This Summer

These family camping games make the great outdoors even more fun. Courtesy of Julia K. Porter WAVEBREAKMEDIA/SHUTTERSTOCK Whether you’re roughing it in a tent or lounging in a camper (like me!), take advantage of the time to play fun family camping games. I asked friends for their top recommendations. Going camping ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for the Summer Season

Father’s Day signifies summer is here! So here are my top tips to get you ready for summer.   1 of 17 Ensure all air vents are clean and uncluttered In keeping with maintaining proper air flow throughout your home, it’s important to make sure all air vents and returns ...

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10 Common Costs of Owning a Home

1-Property tax. May of the services you will enjoy in your new neighbourhood, from parks and recreation facilities to road maintenance and schools, are funded by property taxes. Rates vary widely from region to region and home to home. Annual taxes can top several thousand dollars in urban centres, so ...

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