Synthetic and Composite Countertops

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Synthetic and Composite Countertops

Tags: Countertops, composite, synthetic, kitchen makeover

New countertops have always been a major contributor to kitchen makeovers, and the range of choices has never been greater. Beyond laminates and tile, or natural stone, wood and bamboo, some durable acrylics have become quite popular.  But, there are also newer composite materials that offer advantages which might make them an ideal compromise between natural and synthetic countertops. Gener...Read More

Will a Home Inspection Help Sell Your Home Faster?

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Will a Home Inspection Help Sell Your Home Faster?

Tags: Home inspection, Seller, Buyer, Sell

Usually, a home inspection is done after an offer is made to buy a home. The offer will typically include a condition that the property must pass such an inspection. The buyer then hires the inspector, who goes through the home, top to bottom, inside and out, looking for issues.   However, you can also get an ...Read More

Should You Buy a Home that Needs Work?

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Should You Buy a Home that Needs Work?

Tags: Home, Work, Improvements

Imagine you find a home on the market that checks all the boxes. There’s only one issue. It needs work. Perhaps the paint has faded, or the kitchen is old, or there are repairs needed. Should you make an offer on that home? That depends on many factors, of course. The first thing you should consider is whether or not the home is otherwise ideal. If it has everything you want — locati...Read More

“Non-Market” Reasons Why it Might Be the Ideal Time to Sell

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“Non-Market” Reasons Why it Might Be the Ideal Time to Sell

Tags: Buy,Sell,Market Conditions,Non-Market Conditions

When considering whether or not to sell their home, many people think about market conditions. They consider whether it’s a buyer’s or seller’s market. They look at trends. They try to time the sale to get the best price for their property. While market conditions certainly can play a role in deciding whether you should sell now rather than later, many other factors can influenc...Read More

When Does a Resale Home Have a Warranty?

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When Does a Resale Home Have a Warranty?

Tags: Home, Warranty, Tarion

(NC) If you’ve got your eye on a resale house or condominium unit that was built recently, here’s a tip: Find out when the first owners took occupancy. Why? Because almost every newly built home in Ontario comes with a mandatory builder’s warranty that begins on the original closing date and stays with the home no matter how many times it changes hands. Knowing that your next hom...Read More

Tips To Help You Ease Into Your Brand-New Home

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Tips To Help You Ease Into Your Brand-New Home

Tags: Homes, Pre-Delivery Inspection, inspection, Warranty, Home Maintenance

(NC) All homes come with responsibilities. Older homes often require more significant repairs and inspection before you move in and throughout your time there. But new-build homes come with a unique set of duties associated with your builder’s warranty. To make sure you’re ready for it and to get the most out of your coverage, here are a few tips: 1. Take your pre-delivery inspection ...Read More

What Higher Interest Means When Buying A Home

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What Higher Interest Means When Buying A Home

Tags: interest, interest rates, mortgage, inflation

(NC) As inflation rises, many of us are adjusting our expectations of what we can afford in all areas of life. With rising interest rates accompanying this rise in inflation, you might be wondering what these changes mean for the housing market, and your current or future mortgage.  Here’s what you need to know:   Mortgage choices matter Rising interest rates have a different eff...Read More

Determining the Future of a Neighbourhood

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Determining the Future of a Neighbourhood

Tags: Neighbourhood, Future

Imagine you have a crystal ball that enables you to see what a neighbourhood will be like in five years. Wouldn’t that be handy? You’d be able to get a glimpse of the area’s future before deciding to move there.  Unfortunately, that crystal ball hasn’t been invented yet. But, you can still predict the future of a neighbourhood with a fairly high degree of accuracy. On...Read More

Planning a home improvement project? A kitchen renovation can increase your home’s value by 20%

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Planning a home improvement project? A kitchen renovation can increase your home’s value by 20%

Tags: Home improvements, kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, sellers

According to a recent Royal LePage survey of 340 real estate professionals across the country, a kitchen renovation is the most worthwhile home improvement project. Respondents say that, on average, a kitchen renovation has the potential to increase a property’s value by 20 per cent. A bathroom renovation ranked second, with the potential to increase a home’s value by an average of 16 ...Read More

Places Buyers Look When Viewing Your Home

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Places Buyers Look When Viewing Your Home

Tags: Buyers,view, home

You might be surprised to know which spaces in a home most buyers look at when viewing a property. If you’re preparing your home for sale, make sure to consider the following places that are likely to be checked out:   Inside closets. Buyers want to get a sense of the size and capacity of all your closets. Make sure they’re clean and well organized. Avoid the “overstuffed&...Read More

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