Category Archives: Blog from a Seller’s Perspective

What is the best Season to Sell my Home?

Common belief has held that the best time to sell a home is in the spring, and the best time to buy is in the fall. Although there is merit to this argument, not everything can be so definitive and … Read More »

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I stay or should I go. Its not just an anthemic line to a classic song from The Clash. It’s also an age-old question of homeowners everywhere. When your home’s not so perfect, you get the wandering real estate … Read More »

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DOGS, CATS AND REAL ESTATE

Canadians love their pets – really love them. About 57 per cent of Canadians own a pet, according to a recent poll by Ipsos Public Affairs. That’s not as many as in the U.S., where 67 per cent of households … Read More »

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CANADIAN RENOVATION SPENDING WILL STAY STRONG FOR YEARS

If you’re getting your house ready to sell, chances are good that you’ll be spending some money to fix it up and make it more attractive to buyers. If you just bought a house, you’re likely going to spend some … Read More »

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Most Canadian Homeowners Have No Plans to Downsize

A recent survey by Leger Marketing, sponsored by Royal LePage Real Estate, found the demand for suburban detached homes remains strong among baby boomers and their children, known as Generation Y. “Baby boomers are the wealthiest generation in Canadian history,” … Read More »

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Radon Gas Is Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer

Ongoing research into the presence and effects of radon gas has produced some disturbing results – the gas is in almost twice as many Canadian homes as previously estimated. Health Canada estimates that radon exposure causes the deaths of about … Read More »

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Canadian Home Ownership Trends Point To Smaller Houses

For the last decade there’s been an unprecedented condominium boom in Canada’s major cities. There has been lots of concern that the condo market is overbuilt, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto. “Who is going to live in all of these … Read More »

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Which Real Estate Decisions Will You Make in 2013?

In the last weeks of what has been both an action-packed and a wait-and-see year, attention will shift from 2012 goings-on to projections for 2013 – as if anyone knows for sure. January will see the annual forward-looking media broadcasts … Read More »

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Real Estate’s “Loose Ends” Are Expensive

Loose ends can unravel good intentions and well-laid plans. Compound this vulnerability with uncertain times, and you’ll hear a lot of “if only I’d…” from those stricken with hindsight clarity. “Loose ends” result from procrastination, unfinished projects, incomplete research, or … Read More »

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Landlords: 12 Proven Strategies for Avoiding Nonpayment and Other Nightmares

For private landlords expecting to earn rental income and qualify for rental tax advantages, a tenant NOT paying rent can be a nightmare. Strategy #1: Establish budgets and profit projections based on 70 to 80 percent of potential rental income, … Read More »

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