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Finding the Perfect “Kid-Friendly” Neighborhood

Fast forward a few years and imagine that your kids have grown up. They’ve come back to the “old neighborhood” to reminisce. What will they remember? The playground where they hung out with their friends? The quiet cul-de-sac where they learned to ride their bikes? The park where they picnicked ...

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Will Your Furniture Fit?

When shopping for a new house or condo, most buyers consider factors such as neighborhood, proximity to schools, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, size of the kitchen, and more.These are, of course, all important considerations. But, there’s one question that few buyers ask until it’s too late: “Will our furniture ...

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Are You Ready to Buy Up?

No matter how much you love your current home, you may still be dreaming of the day you can buy up into a better home in a better neighborhood. Is that day today or a few years down the road? Here’s a quick way to make that assessment. First, make a list of ...

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Fresh Air Sells

Household smells in our own homes can be a problem because we get accustomed to them. However, it takes just a few seconds in a stranger’s home, to know if a smoker lives there. The smell is in the air! So, when you put your home on the market, think about ...

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HOW TO PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE 10 YEARS EARLY AND SAVE $72,000 IN THE PROCESS

HOW TO PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE 10 YEARS EARLY AND SAVE $72,000 IN THE PROCESS A mortgage is the single largest debt the average Canadian or American will ever have to pay off. How about paying off your mortgage in 5 years…or 10 years? Well, that’s a goal many a homeowner ...

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Who Pays the Real Estate Agent When You Buy or Sell a Home?

    For both buyers and sellers, the help of a knowledgeable broker is valuable, but who pays for the services of the real estate agent? If you're about to start your home-buying journey, you're likely thinking about hiring a real estate agent. Buyers and sellers are responsible for paying for different fees, so it's ...

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