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Make Sure to Google The Property You Are Buying First!

So you put an offer in, you’re deposit is down, you’ve got the financing, you’ve done a home inspection and you’re ready to move in. Wrong! You should do a web search and a newspaper search on the house you are looking to spend the rest of your life in. Most people think because they…

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You want to Use the Old Photos? Really?

I hear horror stories about how agents will just use the old photos from MLS. Its the laziest thing an agent can do. Even to take a picture with your iPhone would be better resolution than old photos from MLS. Its crazy to think that an agent in this day and age will have the…

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Should You Buy a Cottage?

We are getting to the heart of the summer months now The question is should you buy a cottage, or rent one out? There are many pros and cons to this. Lets say for instance you buy a cottage for $200-300000. If you calculate the mortgage over 25 years, add interest, well you get the…

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To Present or Not Present

The old ways or yester year was to call the opposing agent and say you have an offer and you would like to present. You would then battle it out until wee hours of the night and at the end of it all, a house would be sold and bought. Fast forward 50 years and…

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How A Bridge Can Help You

Never have your closing date and selling date on the same day. That is my professional, and I stress the Professional Advice here. Its more like common sense.  You would be surprised how many times a house doesn’t close on the closing date. It is common to close a day after, sometimes on a Monday…

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LOWBALL Offers Are a Waste of Time

I don’t know when this was ever acceptable, unless the comparables call for this kind of offer PLEASE STOP. You’re not cleaver or savvy. My plea not only goes out to buyers, but agents as well. I have been put in the position to put a low ball offer in. It is a complete waste of…

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Can I Do An Open House In My Condo?

When I list a condo, I always get asked by my sellers if we can do an open house, or should we. I always say it depends. I have done many in my time but there are a few hurdles to go through. First off you must find out through management if is allowed in…