Renting-Out-Your-Basement

It is important that you perform some necessary due diligence. There are many risks associated with renting out a basement apartment in a building that isn’t zoned for accessory apartments, or that contravenes municipal or provincial codes.

ASK-Questions-before-signing

A listing agreement is a legal contract stating that you agree to work exclusively with a real estate brokerage for an agreed-upon length of time when you’re in the market to sell your home. The agreement makes you a client of the brokerage, meaning it owes you a fiduciary duty to act in your best interests in a real estate transaction.

HOME-SELLING-TIPS

If you’re thinking about selling your home this season follow these tips to get off and running. Making an excellent first impression is key to attracting interested buyers and selling your home quicker. If you are well prepared for the home selling process it will be less stressful, and your home is likely to sell quicker!

Pre-Closing-Tip-and-Ideas-For-Home-Buyers

Buying a home includes a number of key steps and the process can sometimes be tricky. Your real estate salesperson can answer your questions and guide you to the finish line. In the meantime, however, here are a few actions you will need to take before you can move into your new home.

HOME-RENOVATION-TIPS

If you are considering a home renovation in the near future it’s best to be prepared. A poorly planned renovation can lead to big headaches. Be smart with your time and money by following these tips.

BUYERS-REPRESENTATION-AGREEMENT

A buyer representation agreement (BRA) is a contract that binds you to work exclusively with one real estate brokerage for an agreed-upon period of time when you’re in the market to buy a home. 

a-curb-appeal-checklist

Spring is the perfect time to perk-up your home’s curb appeal. To get started, it’s best that you go outdoors and take a walk around your home and property to inspect what may need to be done. Try to see your home through the eyes of potential homebuyers. What would they notice as needing some love and attention? 

When you inspect the exterior of your home you should inspect it from all sides, and from the roof down. While you are walking around the property you may find it helpful to take notes, then gather your gear and get started!  

difference-between-condo-and-co-opReal estate terminology isn’t always clear and understandable. If you’re thinking of buying a condo or co-op, I strongly recommend working closely with a registered real estate salesperson who can answer your questions, and explain the meaning of certain terms. And when you find the right salesperson for you, make sure you’re open and honest about your budget and the dwelling or ownership model that’s the best fit for your lifestyle.

spring-cleaning-checklist

Is your home ready for the summer? I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to open the windows and let some fresh air in. Typically, I spend the winter and spring months organizing, straightening and surface cleaning. To be honest, I prefer to spend those cooler days cuddled up with a great book or cooking up some new crock pot recipes. However, at the first sign of warm weather, I actually get excited about giving every inch of my home a shine.

the difference between homes

Whenever you buy a property, I strongly recommend performing your own due diligence (that may include getting a home inspection done), and working closely with your salesperson. That means talking openly about your needs and expectations and getting clarifications for any terms that you don’t fully understand.

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