Need to Know Tips When Staging a Home
7 Jan 2019

Need to Know Tips When Staging a Home

Want to get the most money for your home? You’d better stage it beautifully. Home staging is the art of prepping a home for sale. The goal is to make it as appealing as possible for the highest number of potential buyers. They should be able to walk through your…

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How To Stage Your Home Like A Pro
21 Aug 2017

If you are selling your home, one of the most important things you can do to make sure it sells fast, and for as much above market price as possible, is to stage it like…

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6 Jun 2016

Staging your home before showing it can make a huge difference. It may help you make a quicker sale or get more money for your home. When entering a home for the first time, potential buyers form a quick first impression based on appearance, atmosphere and even scent. With a beautifully staged home, you can make sure this first impression is a good one! However, professional house stagers and all the furniture and decorating that they recommend can be pricey. For those who are on a budget, but still want to make the most out of their sale, here are some tips for staging your house, the affordable way! De-clutter. When a potential buyer walks into a home, they want…

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9 Jul 2013

As moving from a single-family home to condominium is a common trend these days in Canada, those doing so should take a few tips to help them save on space. Organize Those moving into a smaller…

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24 May 2013

Home staging is a proven way to sell your home twice as fast while fetching a higher sale price. Have you ever heard of home staging?When you are selling your house, home staging refers to…

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21 May 2013

As people approach retirement, many consider downsizing their home in order to maintain their lifestyle. Many spend their lives working hard, acquiring a great deal of valuable items. Self storage is a great solution to…

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18 Apr 2013

The Teranet-National Bank composite house price index recently revealed that Canada's housing market might be improving. The data from the report showed that the price index for homes increased by 0.4 percent in February, which was…

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4 Apr 2013

After a stagnant February, Toronto's housing sales went downward in March. According to the Toronto Star, the Toronto Real Estate Board released data that revealed sales in March were down 17 percent compared to the same time…

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19 Feb 2013

More Toronto residents are going to begin looking at homes within the next few months, according to the Toronto Star. While there is no way to predict what the final outcome will be, the source…

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6 Feb 2013

The Toronto Real Estate Board recently announced some exciting news for homeowners in the community. The organization’s announcement revealed that home sales were down 1.3 percent in Toronto last month, which means the city did…

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17 Jan 2013

There’s good news for the Toronto housing market so far this year, and that is that it has lowered a bit. For those living in the city, they will most likely be happy to hear the housing market has become more affordable within the past few months, although there’s no way to be sure whether it will completely recover, according to the Wall Street Journal. Some people have had to downsize their homes due to the economy and many have chosen to purchase self storage spaces to store some of their items. According to the Financial Post, December transactions from the Canadian Real Estate Association show the annual dollar volume was down about $1.379-billion compared to last year. Gregory Klump,…

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4 Jun 2012

The 89-floor Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, making the luxury high-rise condo on the top floor the tallest home in America. The massive apartment recently went on the market, and the owner is reportedly seeking at least $32 million for the property, reports Forbes."There really is nothing comparable to this property in Chicago or the United States. It is one of the largest condominiums all on one floor, which makes it very desirable," real estate agent Chezi Rafaeli told the news source.Then again, there are a few spots that compare. For example, a yet-to-be-built top-floor penthouse in New York City's new One57 building recently sold for $90 million, making…

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16 May 2012

A new report by the Canadian Real Estate Association shows real estate markets in Toronto and Calgary are booming, while other cities and parts of the country may be starting to cool off.Most point to Canada's current real estate market as one of the hottest in the world, but the current boom is being driven by several high-profile cities. Overall, home sales in Canada were up 11.5 percent in April compared to a year earlier, reports Reuters. However, several cities were more responsible for this rise than others.Toronto continues to be the most consistent city in terms of high sales, with a 14.5 percent increase in April, beating the national average. Yet it was Calgary that saw the biggest surge…

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16 May 2012

Buying a home for the first time can be a scary experience for just about everyone, as it's a major decision with big financial implications. Moneyville blogger Krystal Yee recently completed her first year in a new home and offered up some tips for those considering their first purchase.The top tip Yee offers is to buy for less than you can afford. Yee was approved for a $300,000 mortgage, but ultimately settled on a home that cost $238,000. This left her with more money for home improvement and savings. In addition, Yee opted to increase her mortgage payments in both size and frequency to get the home paid off quicker, cutting down drastically on the amount she'll spend on interest…

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29 Dec 2011

The Toronto Star reports that the real estate market in Ontario's capital city will calm down a bit in 2012. In November, home sales were up 9.7 percent over the same time in 2010, and the average house price was higher than it had been in some time.Toronto residents who may have been waiting for the market to cool off a bit before purchasing will soon get their chance as BMO Economics predicts that price increases will slow considerably. The news source indicates that home sales in Toronto are beginning to decline, which could cause a drop in prices.Moving can be a pain, and packing and clutter are some of the major annoyances that go along with relocating. Toronto storage…

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