THE IMPORTANCE OF STAGING A HOME FOR SALE

THE IMPORTANCE OF STAGING A HOME FOR SALE

A good first time impression is key to selling your house! Your house must stand out to potential buyers from the moment they pull up to the curb and walk through the door. Staging, helps buyers to envision the property as their own. The results will bring higher bids and quicker sales.
Here are some great tips to help stage your home and help potential buyers see themselves moving in.

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LEGO My House: How Many LEGOs Would It Take to Build Your House?

LEGO My House: How Many LEGOs Would It Take to Build Your House?

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INFOGRAPHICS: Economic Impact of a Home Sale

INFOGRAPHIC: When a family or individual purchases a home, there are direct and indirect ripple effects in the province and local economies. With any home purchase, there is more to the buyer’s and seller’s expenditures than the mortgage payment and closing costs.more…….

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10 Things to ask your GTA Toronto Realtor

10 Things to ask your GTA Toronto Realtor

Questions to Ask Your Listing Agent

When you’re dealing with the big money involved in selling a house, you need to have complete confidence in the person handling the important details. After all, real estate isn’t your area of expertise, so you want to benefit from the experience and help of a professional. But how can you be sure you’re partnering with the best agent for your needs?

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6 Clever Home Features

6 Clever Home Features

When you buy a home that’s already been constructed, what you see is pretty much what you get. You can’t just wave a wand and magically rearrange the outlets or create new storage space. However, when you build a home for yourself, the floor plan is your oyster. You can incorporate as many useful features into the structure of the house as you want without worrying about costly installation fees.

Regardless of whether these installations are simply a few outlets on the mantle to help with Christmas decorating, or elaborately installed heated floors in the master bathroom, they’ll all make your home more comfortable and more valuable. So, if you plan on building a house this year, take a minute to consider incorporating these five helpful features into plans before you start construction.

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Cheap Home Renovations That Pay Off

Remodeling magazine’s “2008-2009 Cost vs. Value Report” confirms that the home renovation projects that will add the most value to your home (meaning that you are most likely to recoup the highest percentage of the project cost when you go to sell your home) are pricey big-ticket items such as replacing siding with fiber-cement ($13,177 with 87% cost recouped) or vinyl ($12,528 with 80% cost recouped) and adding a wood deck ($10,601 with 82% cost recouped).

But if those home renovations are beyond your price point and you’re looking at a budget of just $1,000 what should you invest in to get the most bang for your buck?

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Waiting for New Owners: $29 Million Asking Price!

Waiting for New Owners: $29 Million Asking Price!

Celine Dion’s Laval, Quebec Mansion For Sale Source: Hannif Highclass Publish:MY BLOG: Toronto Real Estate: May 21, 2011 what you should expect Would you like to live in Celine Dion’s 24,000-square-foot, Quebec French-style chateau on a private island? It can be yours — furniture and all — for just $29.7-million. The Canadian songstress is selling […]

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Wyoming town – population 1 – sells for $900,000

Wyoming town – population 1 – sells for $900,000

Not a Joke but a Realty! Source: Hannif Highclass Publish:MY BLOG: Toronto Real Estate: April 7, 2011 The town of Buford, Wyoming – population 1 – was sold for $900,000 to an unidentified buyer from Vietnam on Thursday after an 11-minute Internet auction that attracted worldwide interest. The tiny Western town garnered online viewers and […]

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Home prices rise in February, but pace slows

Home prices rise in February, but pace slows

WHY Home Prices are still on the Rise? Source: Hannif Highclass Publish:MY BLOG: Toronto Real Estate: April 6, 2011 what you should expect Price increases in Canada’s booming housing market may be topping out, according to the latest survey by the country’s largest real estate organization. The Canadian Real Estate Association says the survey of […]

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Mortgage Rates Canada: Tipsy Topsy?

Mortgage Rates Canada: Tipsy Topsy?

Royal Bank Canada is raising its posted fixed and variable mortgage rates, of between 10 and 50 basis points in a sign the era of ultra low borrowing could be drawing to a close.

The Toronto-based lender said its posted five-year closed mortgage rates will move up 20 basis points to 5.44 per cent effective Mar. 29, while bank’s special fixed rate offer on a four-year fixed rate will add 50 basis points to 3.49.

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