When you’re selling your home, first impressions are everything. A prospective buyer will decide in a single glance if they want to consider purchasing your home, or even step inside and take a look. How does your home look at first glance? Stand on the sidewalk in front of your home and take a good long look. Do you like what you see? Will … Read More Maximize your Curb Appeal
HOW A PRE-APPROVED MORTGAGE CAN HELP YOU Whether you’re planning the purchase of your first or fourteenth home, it pays to obtain a mortgage prequalification certificate (better known as a pre-approved mortgage) from the lender of your choice. Not only does this step provide peace of mind, it also helps your offer stand out from the pack in a multiple-bid situation. A REALITY CHECK … Read More A Pre-Approved Mortgage – Yes or No?
Making your home appealing takes more than just a quick cleanup and some scented candles. When you’ve got your place on the market, here are some tips for creating a great experience for prospective buyers, and really showing off your property to its fullest advantage. 1. Depersonalize. This is one of the most important rules of home staging. Store the kids’ artwork, your family photos, … Read More First Time Sellers
FIRST-TIME BUYERS PLAN: 8 STEPS TO BUYING SMART NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF CANADIAN HOME BUYING STEP 1: FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH YOU CAN AFFORD. Falling in love with a house you can’t afford can be heartbreaking. Avoid disappointment by figuring out your budget before you start looking. First, decide how much you can afford for your down payment. The Home Buyers Plan lets you … Read More First Time Buyers
Moving is tough enough on humans – imagine how overwhelming it would be if you didn’t understand what was going on. When you’re moving with pets, the boxes, the commotion and tension can add up to confused, stressed – even sick – animals. To keep your cat or dog (or iguana) calm and relatively happy during your move, all you need is a little … Read More Moving with Pets