April 28, 2014

So how do you avoid fighting over your deposit when you move out?

Approach it like renting a car. Before you drive the car off the lot, someone comes out with a little diagram of the car and notes any scratches, dents or other damage. When you return the car you go through […]
April 14, 2014

Bathroom upgrades using overlays

If you’re considering a bathroom update, you’re probably familiar with the typical approaches, such as replacing a countertop or toilet, or removing all the fixtures and finishes to complete a floor-to-ceiling renovation. However, there is another, far less expensive way […]
April 10, 2014

Buyers can get instantly turned off. Here are their five biggest turn-offs:

1. Overpricing for the market 2. Smells 3. Clutter 4. Deferred maintenance 5. Dark, dated décor Overpricing your home Overpricing your home is like trying to crash the country club without a membership. You’ll be found out and escorted out. […]
April 9, 2014

Sales and Average Price Up in March

Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported strong year-over-year increases in TorontoMLS home sales and the average selling price in March 2014. Home ownership affordability, backstopped by low borrowing costs, continued to be […]
April 1, 2014

Getting the most from an Open House

Have you ever attended an “Open House” advertised in your area or in a community you like? Most people have. Even if you’re not serious about moving, viewing a few properties in a neighbourhood you like is a great way […]