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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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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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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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Hot Market = Ridiculous Asking Prices

Recently I have been taking my buyers to properties and we have realized that because it is a hot market people are just throwing their houses on the market with ridiculous prices. Another key thing we are noticing is that rather than prepare their houses for showings they don’t bother to clean nor even have…

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Falling In Love with a House is BAD

I always tell my clients not to fall in love with a house before they receive the keys. I am an optimistic in everything I do in life and always expect the best but sometimes people lose their nerve and do crazy things. From selling mortgages to selling houses, deals sometimes do fall apart. I…

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Jimmy The Renovator: Check Your Plumbing!

Keeping the plumbing system in functioning order is the only way to prolong the life of your plumbing fixtures and avoid expensive plumbing repairs. The following checklist should be carried out twice a year to maintain the good order of your home plumbing and nip in the bud any potential plumbing complication. It is highly…

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uh oh…We Bought A DuD :(

It happens all of the time. You buy a new house and there is unforeseen damage to the house that was not expected. Picture this, you move into your new house, 6 months down the road you find out you have structural damage and now your basement is leaking. I’ve seen it time and time…