June 2015

4 Tips for Finding Short-term Rentals for Relocating Home Buyers

Posted on Jun 03, 2015 in Buying



Relocating? Shop for Your Home from a Short-term RentalWhen you're relocating to a new city, home hunting remotely is no fun. Have you considered a short-term rental? Here are four ways you can secure a short-term rental that will give you the time you need to find your new home.If you're relocating to a new city, hunting for a home remotely can be...

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Ten Ways to Plan Ahead for the Purchase of a New Home

Posted on Jun 03, 2015 in Buying




There are many advantages to purchasing a new home: buyers are able to build equity, to enjoy the pride of ownership, and to obtain accommodation that is often larger and/or more luxurious than what is available to rent.

If you are planning to buy a home within the next few weeks or months, preparing now can help you save time and money. When compet...

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Insuring Your Condo

Posted on Jun 03, 2015 in Buying



WHAT YOUR STRATA CORPORATION INSURES:
The strata corporation policy insures the buildings and common property outside your unit. It also insures permanently affixed items inside your unit such as kitchen cabinets, light fixtures, permanent floorcoverings, stoves, intercom, built-in dishwashers and other similar items that were permanently installed...

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Renting versus Ownership - Pros and Cons

Posted on Jun 03, 2015 in Buying



Spring has sprung and along with the daffodils, it seems, so has the age old debate of “Rent or Buy?”.

To those of us committed to the business of real estate, the preferential route seems all too obvious.
To buy is to build equity in your future.
To rent is a virtual license to pour hard earned money down the drain.
To buy is to see gains surpass thos...

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Staging your Home on a Budget

Posted on Jun 03, 2015 in Cleaning



Have your home ready for showings without putting a dent on your wallet!


The goal and desire of every seller is to have their home sell fast and for top dollar. However, it’s not luck that makes it happen. It takes careful consideration, planning, and knowledge on how to professionally prepare your home to pique the interest of as many potential buy...

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Can Your Kitchen Pass the Food Safety Test?

Posted on Jun 03, 2015 in Home Safety



What comes to mind when you think of a clean kitchen? Shiny waxed floors? Gleaming stainless steel sinks? Spotless counters and neatly arranged cupboards?

They can help, but a truly “clean” kitchen–that is, one that ensures safe food–relies on more than just looks: It also depends on safe food practices.

In the home, food safety concerns revolve arou...

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