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The Importance of Showing your Home Often

Imagine coming across a “Home for Sale” listing on the internet. It’s in a community you’re seriously considering. You and your family are excited. You can hardly wait to view the property and see if it could be your next dream home. Then, there’s a problem. When you contact the agent, she ...

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Residential Rent Increase for 2022

Rules for rent increase In most cases, the rent for a residential unit can be increased 12 months after either: the last rent increase the date the tenancy begins The landlord must give a tenant written notice of a rent increase at least 90 days before it takes effect. The proper forms for this notice are available from ...

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Using Neighbourhood Data to Help Sell Your Home

. Your neighbourhood has a lot of features that can help you sell your home faster. Unfortunately, buyers don’t usually notice those features just by driving around. So, you need to make sure they get all the information they need about your neighbourhood. For example, say homes don’t go on the market ...

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Marijuana Grow Houses: What are the Signs?

Most home buyers tend to focus on what they can see: bright, open spaces, attractive finishes and a nicely landscaped yard. But a home’s striking appearance could be concealing the damage of a former marijuana grow op. The signs can be tough to spot. With so much at stake, take advantage ...

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Six Commercial Real Estate Investment Strategies for 2022

Investment strategies for 2022 range from selling overpriced industrial assets to taking a full accounting of the top Commercial Real Estate risks. With the holiday weekend behind us, it is not too soon to look at what will be the top investment strategies for next year. They include: Sell Overpriced ...

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Why the Next Few Months are the Best Time to Put Homes on Sale

Timing is a crucial consideration when selling a home. A recent market study indicated it is ideal to put properties on sale during the months of February, March, and April. While the weather is not ideal during February, the month allows home sellers to gain exposure before the spring rush. The normally ...

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The Seller Representation/Listing Agreement

Guaranteeing You the Very Best in Real Estate Service When it comes to just about every kind of contract, signing on the dotted line makes us all a little bit nervous. When buying a home, most people are aware they sign a Buyer's Agreement with a REALTOR®. There is, however, an agreement ...

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Take a Walk on the Boardwalk (or Sidewalk)

If you’ve played the game Monopoly, you’ve probably picked up the Chance card that reads, “Take a walk on the Boardwalk. If you pass Go…” That’s good advice when shopping for a new home. When you see a property you like and you’re thinking of making an offer, spend some time ...

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Government Programs for Home Buyers and Regulations for Property Owners

A home is usually the single largest investment that most people make in their lives. Achieving your dream can be made easier by taking advantage of various Government Programs for home buyers and property owners. Some of the programs are targeted to first-time buyers, while others apply more generally. Other ...

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Commercial Real Estate Acquisition: 5 Tips for Success

Buying real estate is a costly undertaking, and business owners need to exercise due diligence every step of the way. Without proper planning, entrepreneurs can face a host of problems, including inadequate financing, unexpected construction costs, inefficient layout and environmental lawsuits. Although real estate costs have shot up in recent decades, entrepreneurs are still ...

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