Upgrades That Could Hurt Your Home's Resale Value

Upgrades That Could Hurt Your Home's Resale Value

For the most part, in real estate we associate the word "upgrade" with a positive improvement made to a home. However, not all upgrades are created equal. Instead of increasing your home's value, some upgrades can actually decrease the value.

If you plan to sell your home in the near future, here is a list of upgrades to skip so you don't end up disappointed with the return on your investment.

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Why The Winter Could Be The Best Time To Sell Your Home

Why The Winter Could Be The Best Time To Sell Your Home

While the Spring is often thought to be the hottest season in the real estate market, I propose two reasons why the Winter might be the best time to put your home up for sale

If you have been thinking of selling but decided to wait until the Spring, it might be worth reconsidering. There are buyers out there and they are hungry, motivated and not playing around. Your home might be just what they are looking for.  

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15 Steps To Prepare Your Home For Sale

15 Steps To Prepare Your Home For Sale

Today’s buyers are looking to have their socks knocked off when they walk into your home, but many sellers don’t give themselves the time to properly prepare their home to leave a lasting first impression. With a little preparation, we can ensure we have done everything possible to prepare your home for even the pickiest of buyers.

I've outlined the 15 steps you can take to get your home ready to go up for sale.

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The One Thing I Want You To Know

The One Thing I Want You To Know

It’s the first Monday of 2014. Like almost everyone else, the start of a new year makes me excited and leaves me feeling extra ambitious. For example, today I started my day with oatmeal and blueberries, instead of the usual leftover chocolate and Christmas baking that have been my breakfast staples through the month of December. Horrible, I know. But I’m not sorry.  :) 

As I make plans, to-do lists, and set goals in order to make 2014 my best year yet, I needed to do one thing first. Warning: Things are about to get personal.

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Toronto and Mississauga House Crushes - Week of October 21, 2013

Toronto and Mississauga House Crushes - Week of October 21, 2013

Another week, another great list of Toronto and Mississauga homes up for sale.

My favourite home this week is a loft on Queen St E in The Beach. The terrace is not just your average balcony. See the photos and find out why this property is my fav below. 

58 Toronto homes and 19 Mississauga homes made my crush list this week.

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How To Get a Great Toronto Rental

How To Get a Great Toronto Rental

Finding a great Toronto rental can be challenging when the best properties are being leased within days of coming on the market. I've put together a complete guide to helping you secure the rental of your dreams. 

Get all the details on the necessary documents you will need, whether you should get a real estate agent's help, where to find rental postings, how to submit an offer, what to do once your offer is accepted and a bunch of other helpful tips!

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