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2014 

  Selling a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will make, and working with the right realtor to market your home, is another important decision you will make to achieve the best possible benefit.  Selling a home can be a stressful experience, and although you probably have ...
12/28/2014
                CURB APPEAL - MAKE THE OUTSIDE INVITING TO GET THE BUYERS INSIDE                                                                         In my 27+ years as a real estate agent, I can usually tell when I pull up in front of a home I'm about to show what the inside of a home will lo...
12/27/2014
FINANCING PRE-APPOVAL - IS IT REALLY THAT IMPORTANT? I have been a real estate agent for 27 years, and one of the things I always suggest to my clients is for them to contact their financial institution or a mortgage broker and get their financing pre-approval in place prior to going out house hu...
12/26/2014
The real estate industry sometimes uses language that appears at first glance to be clear, but do you as a consumer know what some terms really mean? At first glance, the words "Client" and "Customer" seem pretty clear-cut, but they mean completely different things to a REALTOR®. It also means a ...
12/26/2014
  I think sellers are of the opinion that once a realtor has listed their home for sale, they can sit back and expect their home to sell without giving much thought to the facdt that they have eto be an activei participant. Here is a short video with some ideas on how you can help your realtor.  ...
12/25/2014
What is the mental image you see when you think of a log home?  Is it a small one room crudely constructed log cabin where the early pioneers and settlers lived in the open spaces?  I used to think of that TV show "Little House on the Prairie when I thought about log homes.  Not any more!! Log h...
12/24/2014
SENIORS, HIRE A PROFESSIONAL TO ASSIST YOU   There comes a time in everyone’s life when they are faced with decisions that can seem overwhelming.  If you are a Senior or a Boomer, and are facing a decision on whether or not to sell your  home, or stay in it as long as you can… or if you are a fa...
12/24/2014
 10 TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR THAT IMPORTANT PURCHASE OR SALE As reported by Mark Weisleder  in The Toronto Star Here are 10 ways to prepare yourself. 1.  Be Prepared The best way to avoid this is to be prepared when you buy a home. This means doing research and finding the right agent – should...
12/24/2014
THE PITFALLS WHEN HIRING A CONTRACTOR.. If you have a renovation in your future, one of the first and most important thing to do is hire a great contractor. Here are some suggestions on how to hire a good one and some suggestions as to what details should be in writing in the contract. How to Hi...
12/24/2014
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