real estate: 277 Kingswood Dr offers a Layout for Everyone - 04/06/19 02:04 PM
It's a seller's market here in the Halifax Region but that doesn't mean you shouldn't prepare. Two very important reasons why: 1) to meet buyers' high expectations 2) maximize earnings on the sale.
The homeowner of this updated, move-in ready home has done everything to welcome new homeowners. The unique layout will allow loved ones to stay sleeping while entertaining and allow you to hear yourself think in the kitchen while others are enjoying the basement. Check out details at www.277KingswoodDr.ca and you'll see all the work that was done.
You’ll find all you need in the region’ most desirable neighbourhood, Kingswood, where commuting from … (0 comments)

real estate: Staging Secrets You Won't Find on the Internet! - 03/07/18 10:13 AM
The best 30 minutes you'll spend!
Want to make as much money as you can from the sale of your property? Don't know why your property wouldn't sell and want to know how?  You know you have to do it but do you know how to do it effectively? Just another home staging seminar? Nope! You've seen the shows and researched online but it's a lot more than de-cluttering and furniture arrangement. What are the secrets to making it really effective?
I'm going share my proven secrets and tell you how to take home staging to the next level.
Today’s market place is … (0 comments)

real estate: Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018 - 02/09/18 01:06 PM
I frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely.
Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home?
So I’ve rounded up some of the hottest trends in home design to help guide you through the process. Whether you’ve planned a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, making smart and informed design choices will help you maximize your return on investment … … (4 comments)

real estate: Real Estate 2018: What to Expect - 01/17/18 07:54 AM
Real Estate 2018: What to Expect
 
 As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”
 
It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who care; current homeowners also want reassurance about the value of their investment. No one knows exactly what 2018 will bring, but we’ve outlined expert predictions on where the market is headed and how government interventions are expected to impact the Canadian housing market in the year ahead.
 
 
HOUSING PRICES WILL REMAIN HIGH IN URBAN CENTRES
 
Although the Toronto real estate market did experience a slowdown in 2017, housing affordability … (2 comments)

real estate: 15 Things Sellers Should Do for a Smooth Closing Day Inspection - 11/10/17 07:00 AM
Congratulations! You have an accepted offer! It just met all conditions and is now considered sold. Exciting, but don't relax, the deal isn't complete until closing day. On that day, buyers and their agent arrive at the house to inspect it before calling their lawyer to start the transfer process. If there are any discrepencies, it could cause delays and at worst, cancel the deal.
The following is a list of things you can do to prepare for a smooth closing day inspection:
Call and arrange for transfer of utilities immediately. Important point, write the details on a calendar. If there is an amendment … (0 comments)

real estate: Ideal Solution for Busy People! 54 Greenside Lane - 09/28/17 09:16 AM
The perfect home for busy people.
Enjoy condo life in a 3000 sq.ft 2-storey home in a quiet and safe setting. Drive home to a prestigious address in the gorgeous treed surroundings of Glen Arbour without all the work of an acre property! No shoveling, no salting, no mowing, no outside work at all! In fact, all condo updates are complete so just move in with no expected future additional expenses.  
Just some of the highlights of the home include 9 ft ceilings, spacious rooms, crown moldings, upgraded trim, carpet free, solid hardwood floors, corian counters in an updated kitchen, main floor laundry and … (2 comments)

real estate: Top 12 Apps for Homeowners and Renters - 09/08/17 02:35 PM
Top 12 Apps for Homeowners and Renters
The average person checks their smartphone 46 times a day, with people under the age of 24 checking it an average of 74 times a day.1 Smartphones are not only a useful tool for communication. With the following apps, you can get organized (whether you plan to buy or sell), save money, learn about the homes in your neighborhood and get inspired for your next renovation project.
 
Apps For Homeowners: Get Renovation Inspiration
These apps not only offer ideas for your next remodel or home décor project, some of them even give you a preview of what … (5 comments)

real estate: 6 Upsides to Downsizing - 07/19/17 11:05 AM
Being in real estate, I often meet people in varying stages of their lives. In common is the endless pursuit of happiness and because I am older, I encounter more people in a later stage. One where contemplation of lifestyle is a huge factor in the decision to move.
It’s this that has me thinking back to four years ago when my husband and I decided to downsize. We were working hard to pay for a large home on a large lot that we didn’t use most of, to house stuff we didn’t love or use. We spent our spare time and … (0 comments)

real estate: Open House at 73 Strathaven, Bedford, Nova Scotia - 06/05/17 03:04 PM
This is one house you don't want to miss!
Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:00 - 4:00pm
Be prepared to be bombarded by friends & family when they hear you have a heated in-ground pool! Your outdoor amenity includes a private, fenced backyard backing onto a greenbelt, a pool house and a setting that has a resort-like feel. Not to mention, the oversized deck to accommodate all your guests. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Ravines of Bedford South, this ravishing custom built home is flooded with sunshine!
The great room with soaring 18ft ceilings and an abundance of windows, leaves … (0 comments)

real estate: Don’t Get Burned – Get an Inspection to Save Money on Your Purchase - 08/17/16 11:18 PM

Okay, you made one of the most important decisions in your life: you’re buying a home! You found your ideal home. It’s in your desired neighborhood, close to everything you love, you dig its design and feel, and you’re ready to finalize the deal.
But, whoa … wait a minute! Buying a home isn’t like buying a toaster. If you discover something’s wrong with your new home, you can’t return it for a refund or an even exchange. You’re stuck with your buying decision. Purchasing a home is an important investment and should be treated as such. Therefore, before finalizing anything, your … (0 comments)

real estate: Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a Home - 05/09/16 05:22 AM

 
How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to open a credit card, apply for a loan, purchase a car, or rent an apartment.
It is especially important to have clean credit before you try to buy a home. With a less-than-great score, you may not get preapproved for a mortgage. If you can’t get a mortgage, you may only be able to buy a home if you can make an all-cash offer.
Or if you do get preapproval, you might get … (4 comments)

real estate: Dear Friends and Family: - 03/18/14 10:25 PM
Dear Friends & Family,
I want you to know that I truly understand your trepidation in hiring me because you are concerned about a couple of issues.  I would like the opportunity to address those concerns.
I don't need to know any of your personal finances. True story.  You talk to your mortgage broker/bank about all things financial. I only need to have a mortgage pre-approval letter. I don't expect you to hire me because we're friends or family but do expect to be interviewed with other agents. You can't hurt my feelings when you are honest with me but you … (2 comments)

real estate: A 5 Year Look at the Real Estate Market of South End Halifax, NS - 02/04/14 10:58 PM
South End Halifax, Nova Scotia 
Single Family Home Prices
  A Five Year Look
Real estate market data for the Halifax Regional Municipality provided by Tina Parker of Century21 Trident Realty in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. All data are from the MLS system are used for general purposes only and not to be used without written permission. 
This post is looking into the MLS area of 2 so if you’re currently looking to buy in the area, you’ll have a good reference.
This is one of several market reports taking a five year look into market performance in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and will be broken down into segments as … (3 comments)

real estate: A 5 Year Look at the Real Estate Market of Fall River & Waverley, NS - 01/31/14 07:14 AM
Waverley, Fall River, Oakfield, Nova Scotia 
Single Family Home Prices
  A Five Year Look
Real estate market data for the Halifax Regional Municipality provided by Tina Parker of Century21 Trident Realty in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. All data are from the MLS system are used for general purposes only and not to be used without written permission. 
This post is looking into the MLS area of 30 so if you’re currently looking to buy in the area, you’ll have a good reference.
This is one of several market reports taking a five year look into market performance in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and will be broken down into segments … (0 comments)

real estate: A 5 Year Look at the Real Estate Market of Dartmouth Nova Scotia - 01/13/14 08:53 PM
Real estate market data for the Halifax Regional Municipality provided by Tina Parker of Century21 Trident Realty in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. All data are from the MLS system. Statistics are used for general purposes only and not to be used without written permission. 

A Five Year Look into the neighbourhoods of:  Southdale, Manor Park, Creighton Park, Albro Lake, Montebellow, Port Wallis, Keystone, Woodlawn, Portland Estates, Nantucket, Nova Scotia.
This post is looking into MLS areas of 12, 13, 14, and 17 so if you’re currently looking to buy in the area, you’ll have a good reference. They are neighbourhoods similar in many … (0 comments)

real estate: How Does One Go About Detaching Their Feelings From a Home of Memories - 12/17/13 03:04 AM
Downsizing has become a popular word; aging boomers are increasingly looking to lighten the load and sell the family home. They aren't like seniors of previous generations, deciding that it's okay to start a new chapter and not wait for the book to end.
Easy to say, downsizing, but it is a daunting task to sort through all the memories and figure out what can stay and what should go without hurting loved ones who gave gifts over the years. So where do you start?
I've worked with many seniors going through this transition and have suggestions that may seem simple … (3 comments)

real estate: Why Should I Spend Money on My Property When I'm Moving? - 11/28/13 12:24 AM

As with any professional home stager you talk to, they'll agree this is a common response to consultations recommending certain improvements.  It's a natural reaction, especially to people who are from a generation that bought and sold houses for years. This of course, happening before several factors came into play to change the approach to selling real estate in the 21st century.
First being lifestyles. Life is just so darn busy! Work, housework, kids, kids' busy lives, family. And if they're in the sandwich generation where they have both kids and parents to care for, they're stressed to the max. … (18 comments)

real estate: Renovated Home at 40 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - 10/15/11 02:30 AM
Large Family Home in Woodlawn 40 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth, B2W 2R8 View Map Welcome to 40 Woodlawn Road which has been beautifully updated with oak kitchen cabinets; brand new stainless steel appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher & microwave/rangehood); all new light fixtures; 2 fully updated bathrooms - main level bath has tub/tub surround/toilet & pedestal sink; upper level bath has soaker tub/shower with tile surround/oak vanity & toilet; Natural finish Birch wood floors on main & upper levels; Medium dark laminate floor in Rec Room; Bonus areas include 4 eave storage areas off upper bedrooms; mudroom with walkout to driveway & coldroom/storage … (1 comments)

real estate: A Year Round Stay-cation Destination in Williamswood, Nova Scotia - 02/11/11 12:56 AM
Be on "staycation" year round! 35 Sarah Ingraham, Williamswood, NS B3V 1N2 View Map OPEN HOUSE, FEBRUARY 13th, 2-4pm. Relax, entertain, kayak, swim, skate, cross country ski. Enjoy your “stay-cation” right here! Come home to tranquility that is felt in the backyard oasis backed by a large babbling brook opening to Moody Lake for year round activities. Interact with your guests in the open concept main floor with its 10ft cathedral ceilings, propane fireplace and access to the private back deck, gorgeous view & its soothing sounds. Or enjoy entertaining in the large family/games room with its own wet bar that … (0 comments)

real estate: Take My Advice I'm Not Using It - Part Three - 12/21/10 02:51 AM
I've been writing a little lately about my professional advice and personal preferences.  Even though I've researched and know what the majority of potential home buyers are looking for, I can't help but wonder why. For example, tile floors. 
Okay, they are beautiful I’ll give you that but have you ever dropped a breakable item on tile floor? It certainly wouldn’t shatter on a vinyl floor as it would on tile and it would have a chance of not breaking at all. And aren't marble floors beautiful to look at.  I've seen them in the kitchen, the entrance and bathroom. Has anyone thought about water … (14 comments)

 
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CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax

Bedford, NS

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As a designated Certified Negotiation Expert, Certified Real Estate Digital Marketing, Seniors Real Estate Specialist & Certified Staging Professional REALTOR®, Tina will combine proven home staging techniques with over 25 combined years experience in design and marketing strategies, using insight into the minds of potential buyers to produce an effective marketing approach. Effective strategies to help with your real estate goals!


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