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How to Decorate a Room on a Shoestring

It would be ideal if you could hire an interior designer and completely remodel your living room. But, let’s face it, that could be very expensive. That doesn’t mean you can’t make your current room look a lot better. Here are some simple, low-cost decorating tips that will accomplish just that. Put ...

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Enhance Your Foyer Appeal

You’ve probably heard the term “curb appeal”. It refers to how your property looks when a potential buyer first sees it from the curb. Curb appeal plays an important role in the first impression a buyer gets of your home. There is another type of appeal you should also be concerned ...

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Getting a Taste of The Market

While you may not be seriously considering selling your home or looking for a new one, you might still be interested in what’s going on in the marketplace. After all, it’s nice to see “what’s out there” and find out more about some of the homes that are currently listed ...

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High Holy Days and Baseball

What a Difference a Year Makes! While COVID-19 has been a nightmare for the world and we all wish it had never happened, some good things have also come from it. The demand for and availability of streaming technology has blown up and we are now able to virtually attend, watch ...

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Go Beyond Property Needs and Wants

When you shop for a new home, you’ll probably start by thinking about what you need in your next property. Your list might include a spacious kitchen; three bedrooms; and, a mature tree in the backyard. Those are property features and, of course, they’re important. But finding your next dream home ...

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The Vocabulary of Selling a Home

As in any industry, there are terms and buzzwords that are unique to residential real estate. When you put your home on the market, you should know what those terms mean. Here are definitions for the most common ones: Fair market value: This is an estimate of how much a specific ...

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Can You Afford the Home You Want?

Can you afford to purchase the home you really want? Here are some things to consider: What kind of home do you want? What kind of area do you want to live in? What features and characteristics do you need in a home? (Three bedrooms? A large living room for entertaining? A ...

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Make a “Great Things” List

What’s great about your home? Is it the spacious foyer and generous main floor closet space? Is it the beautiful washroom? Is it the playground that is only a short walking distance away? Although some properties may look similar at first glance, every home is unique – with features and characteristics ...

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What Buyers Notice Most When Viewing a Home

Do you remember the last time you viewed a home for sale? What do you recall about that property? You likely remember the features and characteristics that stood out, such as the gorgeous hardwood floors, the spacious kitchen with the long island, or… the faucet that was dripping in the ...

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The Offer With Strings Attached

You put your home up for sale. You work hard to make it look attractive to potential buyers. Then, you finally get an offer. But there’s a catch. The offer comes with a string or two attached… a couple of “conditions”. Should you be worried? First of all, don’t panic. It’s common ...

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