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Here is some food for thought...regardless if you’re Canadian or American. Every Christmas it seems that the gifts get bigger and much more expensive...and most of those gifts come from giant factories outside our native lands. Let’s be realistic...I know it’s impossible to buy 100% Canadian; wi...
Civility or Narcissist Everyone is talking about civility these days...or more correctly the lack of it. But oddly enough, I don’t think it’s just incivility that's taking place in our society - its blatant narcissism. Let’s not even factor in the lack of manners...I’m not talking about poor etiq...
The Morning After. We've all heard this phrase at some point in our lives; usually referring to a hang-over.... Today, the once kooky phrase has crept into the world of real estate and cozied up beside Buyer’s regret and Seller’s shock. Here are a few highlights from two true stories that I recen...
I’ve had prospective sellers ask me "where do you advertise?" My typical response is almost everywhere except print media...it's too old fashioned for me, and the exposure/value just isn't there anymore. If I'm competing for a listing, my marketing plan is well detailed and I usually end up with ...
Arranging Your Mortgage Buying a Home today is an extremely attractive proposition. Interest rates are at their lowest in decades and the housing market is full of homes to suit just about any budget or family requirement. Still, you'll inevitably have to deal with financing and this will mean ta...
Closing The Deal It's an exciting time. Your offer has been accepted. You can't wait to move into your new home. But don't start celebrating yet. There is one final stage involved in purchasing a home -- closing the deal. Closing is the point at which ownership and usually possession of the prope...
Quick Ways To Spruce Up Your Home Sometimes, all it takes is a few simple fix-ups to improve the look of your home and make it more marketable. Even if you don't plan to sell in the near future, a change of face can make your home more comfortable and appealing. If your kitchen, bathroom and othe...
Listen To Your REALTOR® Owning a home gives people a definite sense of pride and achievement, sometimes it also gives them strange subjective viewpoints which may not necessarily be a true picture of reality when it comes to selling. (Is that polite enough?) Many of my clients when listing their...
Education keeps REALTOR® standards high When consumers choose a REALTOR® to help them buy or sell a property, they are placing their trust in someone who is knowledgeable and who will protect their interests. A REALTOR'S® role is to provide clients with sound, effective, timely advice and profess...
Foreclosure - FYI Few people think they will lose their home, they think they have more time. Here's a general outline of how it happens. Note: Timelines may vary. ·         First month missed payment - your lender will contact you by letter or phone. A housing counselor in your area may be able ...

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