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Upgrades Buyers Are Looking for in 2014

  When I do an open house, I get to see a lot of buyers within one day or two. It also lets me do a mental survey of the things that most buyers are looking for that they want, and the things they are willing to do. Here is a list of things I’ve…

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Open House Thoughts

My open houses always fuels ideas about people looking to buy a house.  This particular weekend, I notice that people who are neighbours pretend to be buyers and are bad liars. One thing that I do when somebody comes into the open house, is question them ever so slightly. My questions might seem friendly, but…

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How To Win A Bidding War! Plain & Simple

Toronto’s market is getting crazy. Houses are going for over asking, partly manufactured by Real Estate Agents, and partly by buyers who will stop at nothing to win a fight! 1. Get Pre-Approved for a mortgage, and be 100% sure you will not get turned down. Before you put an offer in, send the listing…

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PHOTOSHOPPING YOUR HOUSE

Recently the press has had a field day with one house in Mississauga that has been photo shopped to make it look like it has a longer driveway. I believe the camera man also used a wide angle lens in the photo. There has been an article in a Real Estate news paper that CREA…

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Finding a good school before you move

Moving and relocating your child to a new home, a new neighborhood and a new school is always going to be difficult, especially if you’ve been involved in your child’s education by helping out in the classroom or signing up for school outings. You know every teacher and feel confident your child is receiving a…