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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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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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Jimmy The Renovator: Why to Use a Big Box Contractor

Anybody that knows me personally knows that I’ve had some struggles with a kitchen cabinet maker this past year. Its actually sort of ironic because, I should’ve taken my own advice before hiring them. I write articles regarding hiring a contractor but i didn’t follow my own rules. I will never make that mistake again. …

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Jimmy The Renovator: Starting From The Bottom

Foundation settlement can lead to major structural problems within your home. Luckily there are ways to repair a concrete foundation without having to tear it out and start from scratch. Foundation settlement and movement requiring foundation repair can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around…

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Waiving Conditions: What are Your Risks

If you are a buyer in Toronto right now, you are familiar with submitting an offer with no pending clauses. The most important ones being Financing & Inspection. Two very important clauses. There are other potential ones but these are the cookies that matter.  Waiving these clauses and offering a good amount does not even…

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Make Sure You Get a Status Certificate

When you buy a condo one of the clauses that is very important, is the status certificate clause. The status certificate gives the buyer a snapshot of what’s going on in the condo office and property management. Let’s face it, there are good condo property managers, and bad ones. Here are a few things you…

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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…