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February 2014

Found 4 blog entries for February 2014.

I get it; your basement is the place where all your dreams come true. It’s the place that was blank when you bought it, so you want to make it everything that your upstairs never could be. You want a wet bar, NO, a second kitchen! You want 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, golden floors and a heated toilet seat. You want a drawer and a cabinet for every children’s shoe you have tripped over in your entire life. I know. I’ve been there with you. It’s hard not to over-finish your basement, but unless you plan to live there for the next 20 years, don’t do it. It’s not worth it, and it never pays.

The resale value of any improvement you do in your home is substantially less when it’s done in the basement. Which means hardwood floors will actually add value in the

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Once you’ve dealt with the offer to purchase, negotiations, and conditional phase, your purchase or sale will be a firm deal. A firm deal means that neither side can back out without serious legal repercussions. So, you’re moving! Here’s everything you need to know about what needs to be done in this phase whether you are buying or selling.


Talk to Condo Management Company: If you have purchased a condo, you will need to book a time to move in. Many condos do not allow a move in unless it is scheduled in advance. While you are on the phone, confirm what your condo fees cover (If you haven’t already in the offer process, and you should have.) and arrange payment of your fees, whether that is by credit card, post-dated cheque or EFT. Make sure

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So you’ve cruised the MLS and begun to see some houses that make you say, as the famed Tiny Fey once did: “I want to go to there.” Your home is small, and terrible, and annoying and the one you see on the MLS is large and wonderful and perfect.

Trying to think of how you can make the move from one house to another can be a lot to take on, especially if you’re like 90% of the clients I work with, and you need the money from the home you’re in, in order to purchase a new one.

So here is a step by step guide to making the transition from one home to the next when you need the money from one house in order to purchase the second.

1)      Call Your Agent: Before we start anything, we need to know what your current home is worth, and that number is always

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