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First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Real Estate  Real Estate 101

Buying a home can be scary, there’s no doubt about it. But, there are a few common “What If’s” that actually have easy and quick solutions to give you better peace of mind through this nerve wracking transaction. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 concerns home buyers have and why you shouldn’t worry about any of them. You’ll be on your way to your dream home in no time!

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Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Staging

If you’re like the vast majority of home owners, you’re probably not dreaming of your home sitting stagnant on the market for months or even years without so much as a nibble. That’s why we thought it was important to make a list of factors that determine just how long you’re going to have to wait before getting out of your old home. While there are many other factors that are beyond a sellers control like the state of the economy and market demand, there are also a variety of things a seller can control that can (and will) determine how long your home is on the market. So if you’re looking for a quick sale, you’ve come to the right place!

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Decorations  DIY  Seasonal

With Halloween sneaking up on us this weekend, we thought we would share some of our favourite DIY decorations to make your home just a bit spookier! And whether you’re new to DIY or a seasoned pro, we’ve found something for you. Simply check out our pumpkin rating system below each photo to see if the project is 1 Pumpkin (super easy and kid friendly) or 5 Pumpkins (not for the faint of heart!). Which ever decorations you choose, make sure to have a safe and spooktacular Halloween!

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Home Improvements  Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Renovations

When it comes to buying a fixer-upper, it’s essential to acquire as much information as you can to make the best decision about your future home. While this is an important step in all Real Estate transactions, fixer-uppers bring a whole new set of potential problems and possible hidden costs to the table. So whether you’re just beginning to think about adding fixer-uppers to your list of potential homes, or you’re in the middle of finalizing your sale, this list will provide you with the 9 Key Questions to ask your Realtor, Contractor and yourself before diving in head first.

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Home Improvements  Inspections  Real Estate 101

Let us start by saying that it’s perfectly normal for homes to have a couple dings and dents when they’ve been lived in and loved for many years. That is what they are made for after all, living! These are often superficial problems that can be easily fixed with a can of paint or new carpeting, but sometimes what you don’t see that can do the real damage.

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DIY  Home Improvements  Renovations

While large home upgrades such as renovating your kitchen or adding an extra room may be out of the budget, these simple and unique DIY upgrades just may fit the bill. Projects like these not only to give your home a bit more personality, but may also add a bit of resale value to boot.

Like we’ve said in previous posts, choosing upgrades that are functional and traditional are best for adding value to your home. But, there are some options that blur the lines and can add a touch of personalization as well as  functionality. Below we’ve listed 5 of our top picks for adding the best of both worlds to your home.

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Celebrity  Curb Appeal  Real Estate  Real Estate 101  TV Homes

Well Flintstone’s fans, it looks like it’s come time for Fred and Wilma to leave their old digs and look for something a bit more contemporary. Their iconic “Home” has recently come up for sale, and while it (sadly) isn’t located in a town called Bedrock, it is located near beautiful San Francisco (which we’re willing to bet has a lot more modern amenities). And although this home may be old, we’re talking prehistoric here, it’s not going to come cheap! It’s current listing price is $4.2 Million and that doesn’t even include super-cool next-door neighbours Barney and Betty Rubble.

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Real Estate 101

Who doesn’t need a break every now and then? That’s why we wrote this post! So in-between all your serious number crunching and intense negotiations on your dream home, you can take a second to learn 8 fun Real Estate facts that will get you thinking, or, at least laughing!

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Real Estate Myths
Home Improvements  Real Estate  Real Estate 101

Even if you’ve never bought or sold a home before, we’re willing to bet that you’ve heard of some of these popular Real Estate myths. They may have come from relatives, friends or even the media but like many facts floating around on the internet, they just aren’t true. So, here are the top 5 Real Estate Myths that most home owners believe, and why they are just plain wrong.

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Celebrity  Real Estate

While this may not be new news, JLo has recently put her Hidden Hills home up on the market, again. She initially listed the home she shared with now ex-husband, Marc Anthony,  for $17M back in February 2015 but for some reason, it just didn’t get any takers.

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