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”DRESS” YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE | LEARN HOW TO GET THE MOST MONEY FOR YOUR HOME! - 03/25/11 09:47 AM
The CENTURY 21® System objective is to sell your home at the best price possible in the shortest amount of time. Highlighting the features of your home is very important if you want to sell close to your asking price and as quickly as possible. Home staging is the process of preparing your home for sale. This guide will help you highlight your home’s best features in ways that appeal to your prospective home buyers’ senses and emotions. It includes great interior-design ideas and home-improvement tips. Staged homes are perceived as comfortable, attractive and well cared for, and have been proven (1 comments)
5 Simple Step To Making Your Home More Secure - 03/24/11 02:05 PM
Home security is an important yet often over looked part of owning a home. Home security doesn’t always have to be elaborate or expensive and a few simple changes can make criminals think twice about robbing your home. Here are five helpful tips to make your home more secure. 1. Install exterior motion sensing lights at entrances to your home and garage. 2. Home security systems are effective but if you can’t afford one try installing dummy stickers and a alarm box in a prominent place on your property. 3. Lock exterior gates to ward of burglars from casing the property (0 comments)
In order to serve our clients better Century 21 United Realty Inc. delivers a Quality Service Survey to each client after a property transaction occurs. It is extremely important to us that we represent each client to excellent service and expertise. Here is what our 2010 Quality Service Survey results are: 99% of our Customers would use our services again 99% of our Customers would recommend us to their friends 100% of our Customers felt that their Sales Representative met with the CENTURY 21 standard of trustworthiness and professionalism 98% of our Customers felt that we had explained everything they (0 comments)
Changes to Mortgage Rules - 03/16/11 11:29 AM
The Government of Canada announced adjustments to the rules for government-backed insured mortgages. These changes are an effort to address concerns about the increasing levels of Canadian household debt. They are designed to ensure that homebuyers don’t risk their financial security by buying more than they can afford. So what do these adjustments mean to the average homeowner? Here’s a look at the new rules that were announced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty: Reduce the maximum amortization period to 30 years from 35 years for new government-backed insured mortgages with loan-to-value ratios of more than 80 per cent. By reducing (1 comments)
If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a vacation home for investment purposes, at least one expert thinks it’s time to stop procrastinating. Now, she says, is the time to buy. “Vacation homes are almost always a good investment,” says Christine Karpinski, author of How to Rent Vacation Properties by Owner, 2nd Edition. “There has never been a better time to buy a vacation home—it’s like the planets have all lined up perfectly.” Karpinski, who owns vacation homes in several parts of the country, says that she is looking for new properties herself. Here’s why she thinks now is a great (0 comments)
Why should you get pre-approved before you start to browse - 03/04/11 11:07 AM
Getting pre-approved before you start your house hunt provides you with an edge over other prospective buyers, saves you time and can spare you the disappointment of falling in love with a home you cannot afford. First, there is a difference between being pre-qualified and pre-approved. Pre-qualification refers only to the amount for which you might expect to be approved, and is not an in-depth evaluation or your credit report.
Getting pre-approved is the next step and more involved, as a lender performs an extensive check on your financial background and current credit rating. The lender can tell you the (0 comments)
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