Categories for Residential

Sole Discretion Clauses are NOT “get out of jail free cards”

  We are hearing that during this pandemic more than one buyer has put an offer in on a property, conditional on financing and/or inspection, and when it came time to waive it they failed to do so. This is even though there was no legitimate reason not to waive ...

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Want to Sell Your House Faster? Make it Anonymous

What do you notice when you visit a model home in a new development? Often, you will find wonderfully furnished and decorated rooms that anyone could live in. The operative word here is “anyone”. Sure, there might be a computer screen on a desk in the den, or a child’s ...

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“Client” or “Customer” – What’s the difference?

  Consumers sometimes use the terms “client” and “customer” interchangeably, but there’s a big difference between the two. If you’re relatively inexperienced in buying and selling properties and you want some expert guidance and advice, I strongly recommend signing on as a client, and not as a customer. Whether you ...

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3 Ways to Make Your Home Accessible for All Ages

As multi-generational families are opting to live under one roof, homeowners may want to renovate to accommodate this growing demographic. Here are some tips to create an inviting home, while also maintaining universal appeal for all occupants regardless of age: Keep your options open When planning renos, keep your floor ...

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How to Tell if a Neighbourhood is Improving

When you’re looking for a new home, you want to find one in a great neighbourhood – or, at least, in a neighbourhood that is on the upswing. How can you tell if a particular area is improving? Here are some common indicators: Pride of ownership. Take a walk around ...

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Multiple Offers are Being Accepted

Are we able to see what others are offering before we make ours? This has been a more common question lately, as many transactions are taking place with multiple (competing) offers. Sellers represented by real estate brokerages in Ontario accept offers in what is referred to as closed bidding process, ...

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What Is a Full-Service REALTOR®?

Many home sellers are looking for ways to make more out of the sale of their home. Because houses represent one of the largest purchases in many Canadian’s lives, it’s only natural for you to want to make all that you have put in (plus some, if the market is ...

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More Than One in Ten Homeowners in Canada’s Three Largest Urban Centres Owns Multiple Properties

Highlights: 14% of homeowners in Greater Vancouver, 13% in the Greater Toronto Area and 12% in the Greater Montreal Area own more than one property More than 40% of secondary property owners in the greater regions of Vancouver and Toronto, and 21% in the Greater Montreal Area, used equity from ...

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Beyond Boxes: Packing Materials You May Need for your Move

As you probably know, when you’re preparing to move, you’ll need boxes and tape — and, perhaps some bubble-wrap or old newspapers to use as protective wrapping for delicate items. But that may not be all you need. Take a look at this list and see if you want to ...

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Free Moving Made Easier Checklist

Congratulations on finding your dream home! Now it’s time for the big move. To ensure your transition is as smooth as possible, I’ve created a moving checklist for you to follow from the beginning to the end of your journey. Happy moving! Click here to get your free copy ...

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