April 2019

Bad Neighbours can be Hazardous to Your Properties Value

Posted on Apr 29, 2019


It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare:
Your new neighbour has decided to tear down the charming colonial and build a monster home. 
Or he’s turned his backyard into a junkyard. Or she’s having noisy parties.
Yes, having bad neighbours can be awful. 
Did you know they also can lower the value of your home by up to 10 percent.
A recent study by the US Ap...

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Mars and Venus Weigh in on Home Buying!

Posted on Apr 16, 2019


John Gray’s “Men are from Mars; women are from Venus” mentality may apply to far more than communication styles, conflict resolution and acts of love. 
Turns out, there may be differences between the genders when it comes to purchasing a home.
Homebuilder Mark Patterson took a women-centric design course and made big sales based on what he learned. 
P...

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Make Your Home Buyer Friendly with Focused Staging!

Posted on Apr 09, 2019


With the move to buyers’ markets in many areas, you’ll want your for-sale home to look its best, and that requires focus. 
Focused staging, that is.
Staging your home can increase the offer amount by up to 10%, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Staging. But what if you haven’t the time or cash to stage the w...

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Are Renos Worth the Effort for Resale?

Posted on Apr 01, 2019


Are Renos Worth the Effort for Resale?
At some point during the chaos of every renovation, one question is asked: 
“Is it worth it?” 
Is it worth the upheaval? Is it worth the cost? Most importantly, is it worth the effort when it comes time to sell?
The answer: 
It depends. 
It depends on what you choose to renovate. 
Are you planning major overhauls or...

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