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November 2011

Found 3 blog entries for November 2011.

Well, the time has come. You’ve made a very nice bed for the new baby in a dresser drawer, you’ve placed a TV in the unfinished basement, and you spend your “me” time in the bathroom (because it’s the only door that locks), but somehow, life in your little shoebox is feeling less and less like home. You need to move.

So what does it take to make the leap from your two-bedroom condo to a four bedroom house? Well a little bit of planning and a lot of…credit. (Haha, you thought I was going to say money, didn’t you?) I have many buyers today who own the home they’re in, but need to make a move, so let’s talk about what it’s going to take to get rid of one home, and safely transition to the next.

Many buyers get so excited about the prospect of moving to a

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A Buyer’s Reference

You’ve found the house, you’ve made the offer, you’ve done the inspection, and you’ve waived conditions. Closing day is fast-approaching and you’re smart enough to know that your mortgage alone is not going to cover the cost of moving into your dream home. Sadly, you’re going to have to crank open that cheque book, and write one more cheque (or a few depending on your real estate lawyer) to make your dream a reality.

Some of the costs that you will pay for in buying a home will be paid before the deal is even final, and some of them won’t be payable until the last day, but how much money should be sitting in your chequing account that does not make up your downpayment? That’s what today’s blog is all about! Let’s talk closing

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Well, we had our first snowfall of the year. Sadly, I looked out the window this morning, and it’s not all gone. So that means it’s time to talk about winter curb appeal. If you’re planning on listing your home in the winter, a layer of snow does not relieve you from your obligation to make your home’s first impression one that counts. Winter buyers still want to see the best that your home can offer, and they’re making those first judgments from the moment that they roll up to your driveway.

Luckily, winter curb appeal is a lot easier to perfect than summer curb appeal. With the lawn mower and garden shears safely stored in the shed for the winter, it’s time to dust off the shovel and broom and take them for a spin around your property.

It is

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