Tips For Home Owners – Protect The Greatest Investment Of Your Life

In the last few years, there has been steady appreciation in the value of Canadian homes.  This trend is likely to continue in the years to come.  Because real estate is exempt from capital gains taxes, your home makes a wonderful investment that is almost guaranteed to bring excellent returns.  Here are some tips on Continue reading

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Staging – Setting Your Home’s Mood For Potential Buyers

How important is staging in selling your home?  Consider this – it’s so important that a multi-million dollar staging industry now exists with professional stagers.  These people are not realtors or interior decorators; they’re professionals whose sole occupation is staging your home for potential buyers.  Staging plays a huge role in whether your house gets sold or not. Continue reading

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The Best Home Upgrades – 9 Favorites

There are lots of fairly simple renovations you can do to greatly increase your home’s value.  Some are easy, some are hard; some are cheap and some cost a bit.  But all will make your home more valuable and that will get you a better return on your investment.  Here are some of the most popular home upgrades. Continue reading

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How To Save Money On Realtor Commissions

As housing prices go up, so do realtor commissions.  Since these commissions add to the price of your house, this makes it tougher for you to sell.  In a market where house prices are already high, this adds an extra challenge to selling your home.  Commissions may be high, but there are some ways that you can save on them. Continue reading

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For Sale By Owner – Selling Your Home Privately

Lots of folks decide to sell their homes privately by themselves.  Why do this?  Because when you sell your home privately, you don’t pay anyone a commission.  You keep it yourself.  But there’s a lot of work that you have to do if you want to sell your home smart and get what it’s worth. Continue reading

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The Best Time To Buy Real Estate In Canada

This is one of the most asked questions in the world of real estate.  Everybody wants to get the best deal possible and have the greatest range of options in terms of homes to buy.  So, when is the best time to buy real estate in Canada? Continue reading

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5 Ways To Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

When potential buyers are cruising by your house for sale, they see the house for just a few seconds.  During those crucial few seconds, they decide whether to stop and have a look or keep on driving.  First impressions really matter, and this is why curb appeal is an important consideration.  Your curb appeal is what makes them stop and Continue reading

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Tips On Investing In Canadian Real Estate

Investing in Canadian real estate is almost always profitable.  Canadian house prices tend to rise year after year.  A number of factors cause this trend, but the important thing for you is that investing in a home is an excellent way to build equity and sell later at a higher cost.  Here are some tips in real estate investing in Canada. Continue reading

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Buying A New Home Vs. Renovating – The Pros And Cons Of Each

There comes a time when every home owner asks themselves this question – “Should I renovate my home or buy a new one?”  This is a major decision.  Either way it means spending a whole pile of cash and making major changes to your lifestyle.  It could even be the biggest decision of your life.  There’s no right answer for everybody.  Instead, there are pros and cons of each option.  Let’s take a minute to look at these. Continue reading

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The Biggest Purchase Of Your Life – Tips For Home Buyers

Your home is the biggest purchase of your life.  It’s the place where you’ll spend years of your life.  It might also be a great investment that will build you equity and that you can sell for an incredible profit someday.  Here are some tips on buying homes. Continue reading

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