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HOW TO GET YOUR CREDIT SCORE AND HISTORY
Posted on Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 08:40:00 PM  in My services

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS:


1) Go to www.equifax.ca 

You will see window like below:

 

Equifax

2)Find the product( Equifax Credit Report and Score)

3)Set up your profile and register

4)Follow the instructions.

5)Download pdf on desktop.

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HOW TO STAGE YOUR HOME TO GET THE BEST PRICE
Friday, 12 February 2016, 01:19:00 PM

Before you place your home on the market, you should talk to your real estate agent about properly setting the stage for your dwelling. By showing your house off in its premium light, you can get the best price for your home. Consider these easy tips to set the stage for your home:

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MARKET WATCH JANUARY 2016
Friday, 12 February 2016, 11:00:00 AM

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ROLE OF FRESH PAINT IN SELLING
Posted on Wed, 20 Jan 2016, 09:40:00 AM  in Home selling tips
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MARKET WATCH DECEMBER 2015
Thursday, 07 January 2016, 08:55:00 AM

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MARKET WATCH NOVEMBER 2015
Monday, 04 January 2016, 03:51:14 PM

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How to Stage Your Home to Get the Best Price
Monday, 22 April 2013, 04:06:50 PM

Before you place your home on the market, you should talk to your real estate agent about properly setting the stage for your dwelling. By showing your house off in its premium light, you can get the best price for your home. Consider these easy tips to set the stage for your home:

De-Clutter

Break out the boxes and cleaning supplies and start de-cluttering your home. Begin in the basement and work your way up to the attic. If you haven't used or worn it in over a year, you would be wise to throw it away. If the items are in good condition, consider having a yard sale or donating to a charitable organization. Place the belongings that you would like to keep in storage containers and stack them neatly in the garage, attic or basement. Prospective buyers interested in your home are going to open cupboards, cabinets and utility closets, so you need to make sure everything has been thoroughly cleaned.

Fresh Coat of Paint

Try to create a move-in environment by adding a fresh coat of paint. Newly painted walls and baseboards can brighten any room in a home, especially if the areas have been blemished or damaged. A neutral color such as soft beige can be warm and welcoming to buyers upon entering your home, and these colors blend with all types of furnishings.

Eliminate Odors

Foul odors can deter a buyer from wanting to purchase your home. Before placing your house on the market, a real estate agent will advise you to have the carpets, draperies and upholstery cleaned, especially if you're a smoker. Before your real estate agent has an open house or shows your home to a buyer, you can pop a batch of cookies in the oven to create a homey atmosphere with delectable smells emanating from the kitchen.

Spruce up the Kitchen

One of the most important rooms in a home is the kitchen. Creating an updated look to this room can be easy with a few simple tips. Add new knobs to your kitchen cabinets for a modernized look. Walls in the kitchen can become stained with food and other airborne particles. Add a fresh coat of paint in a warm butter yellow or beige to brighten up your kitchen space. Refurbish your wood or tile flooring with industrial cleaning products and replace any pieces that have become broken or worn.

Curb Appeal

The moment your agent pulls up to your home with a prospective buyer, you want the outside of your dwelling to look inviting. This means adding a bit of pizzazz by trimming bushes, planting colorful flowers, putting away gardening tools, cutting the grass, edging and adding a fresh coat of paint to the exterior.

Repairs

If your home is in need of repairs, you want to make sure to tackle the work before placing your home on the market. This includes checking the faucets for leaks, replacing broken toilet seats, tightening loose stair rails and repairing broken windows or screens.

Remove Personal Belongings

You want the buyers to see the place as their own as they move from room to room in your home. Put away personal belongings such as family photos, sports memorabilia and doll collections. Keep the rooms neutral by painting over children's wall murals.

Set the Mood

When an agent calls for a showing, you can set the mood for the buyers. Place soft music on in the background, turn the lights on in every room of the home, place fresh cut flowers on the dining room table and have a pitcher of lemonade and cookies out on the counter to showcase your home in a positive light. This also makes a brilliant first impression as the buyers enter your home.

Engaging the buyers senses the moment they see your home is critical to obtaining the highest price. Your real estate agent will be able to give your dwelling a personalized going-over to determine if your home is ready for the sale.

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DRAWBACKS OF BUYING UPPER FIXER
Monday, 25 February 2013, 01:24:17 AM
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When you think about buying a fixer upper, you may have immediate hopes of earning profits through a quick flip sale or renting the home to future tenants

Before you hop on the bandwagon, you should be aware of the drawbacks of buying a fixer upper. You can work with a real estate agent to find out whether this is truly the best option for you. You may find that buying an ordinary home without any need for repairs is actually your best bet. Before you spend your hard-earned money on a fixer upper, here are some factors to consider.

 

1.    Potential Hidden Defects

2.    The High Cost of Repairs

3.    Pest and Infestation Problems

4.    Inspect Sewer Lines

5.    Natural Hazards

  

1.Potential Hidden Defects

Real estate agents make it their sole job to uncover hidden defects in properties. One of the reasons people buy fixer upper homes is because they feel comfortable with the risk of not everything in the home being built to code or perfection.

Home Inspection Tips for Spotting Deal Breakers

If you are buying a fixer upper, you should have the mindset of being prepared for problems that could range from a minor leaky faucet to major foundational issues. A real estate agent can help you fully research and become informed about all of the potential issues that could arise when buying a fixer upper home.

2. The High Cost of Repairs

Buying a fixer upper could easily require hundreds of thousands of dollars in expensive repairs. A real estate agent can help you anticipate these costs so that you are not swayed into buying a property that only appears to be a good deal. As you consider the purchase of a fixer upper home, make a list of "easy fixes" and "hard fixes" that you find. Easy fixes are things like repainting the walls, replacing doors, installing new carpet, replacing light switches or replacing decks.

              

 More difficult fixes include adding central air-conditioning units, replacing plumbing systems, fixing foundational issues, installing windows, replacing garages and pouring cement on driveway areas. These fixes are not only difficult, but they can also be time-consuming and costly. You will want to be aware of your own preferred move-in date before you decide to buy a fixer upper that requires these sorts of fixes.

3. Pest and Infestation Problems

You should also be aware of the potential for pest and infestation problems in a fixer upper home. A real estate agent can ensure that these inspections are completed prior to your move-in date. Agents can also try to get the bank to pay for inspections so that you don't have to cover this cost. Some people purchase a home with the notion that there will be no insect or rodent problems.

 This is the type of problem that you do not want to discover after buying a home. Before you buy a property, you may want to invest in a pest control service to inspect it thoroughly. This way, you can avoid purchasing the home if it is infested with roaches, termites or other types of unseemly insects. It may cost more to exterminate these pests from the property than it would to actually purchase the home. Also, insects or rodents may have done damage to other systems, such as the interior walls or the foundation itself.

4. Inspect Sewer Lines

In some neighborhoods, very old pipeline materials may be used to sustain the local community. These pipelines can be faulty and may be easily destroyed. You do not want to purchase a fixer upper that uses old pipelines and may potentially have a lot of sewer issues in the future. To avoid experiencing this, scheduling a sewer line inspection is important. This is another type of inspection that a real estate agent can arrange for you before you move into a fixer upper. This sort of issue may be entirely outside of your control, and there may be no way to actually fix the issue. It is easier to buy a home that has updated sewer lines to avoid any plumbing problems in the future.

5.Natural Hazards

A fixer upper home may also be located in an area that is known for natural hazards. You also do not want to buy a house in a region with contaminated water. Be sure to get an engineering report to confirm that there are no hazardous materials near the home that you are considering for purchase.

Overall, a real estate agent can help you decide whether buying a fixer upper home is truly in your best interest. He or she also saves you time by scheduling all necessary inspections and trying to get a bank or seller to cover the costs for you. It may more beneficial for you to buy a home that is in relatively new condition and avoid the problems associated with fixer upper homes.

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The Benefits of Buying Fixer Upper
Wednesday, 20 February 2013, 08:41:51 PM
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When you embark on the home-buying process, you may not anticipate buying a fixer upper. A real estate sales representative can help you find a fixer upper that meets your budget and requires the amount of work that you are able to perform.

 

 

Perhaps buying a fixer upper is   the kind  of thing that you believe only well-seasoned investors do to make some quick cash. The truth is that whether you buy a fixer upper for immediate profits or actually intend to live in the home, it can be a smart way to save money. Buying a fixer upper home is an art, however, and you can benefit from the help of an experienced real estate sales representative in this process.

 

 



PAY THE PRICE YOU WANT

One of the greatest benefits of buying a fixer upper is that you have much more negotiation power. The seller is often conscious of the fact that there are many costly improvements needed on such a home. He or she is often just happy to find anyone considering the idea of purchase.              Because of this, a seller is much more willing to decrease the price to meet the accommodations of a buyer. Buyers should be cautious of deals that seem too good to be true. If a home is being sold at a ridiculously low price, then chances are that there are some major structural issues or other costly items that must be fixed. Hiring a real estate agent is an easy way to find out about any hidden defects in a fixer upper home before you purchase.

I NVESTING FOR THE FUTURE

The majority of people who tend to buy fixer upper homes are investors. They know how to make repairs at a cost-effective rate and sell a fixer upper home like brand new. They also know the benefit of buying a shoddy house and renting it to people who aren't too concerned about appearances, such as budget travelers. You should also pay attention to whether the home is located near an educational institution because it could easily be easily rented out to college students who need a place to live.

CREATING THE HOME THAT YOU WANT

If you plan on living in the fixer upper, this is the perfect opportunity to create the home that you have always envisioned. You can get creative and knock out walls to create spaces the way that you like. You can remodel an entire kitchen. Perhaps you want to replace the carpet with a hardwood floor or mosaic tiles. Some people appreciate the ability to create their own home from the ground up. If you are a creative person who loves to add a unique touch to spaces, then buying a fixer upper could be the best type of option for you. Of course, you will want to make sure that the home has a few basic requirements before you go ahead and purchase it. If you want the property to have a certain square footage or be in a certain location, then these are factors that you will need to consider as well.

INCREASING THE  VALUE

When you do personalize a home that was once a fixer upper, the value can increase tremendously. Future buyers will appreciate the hard work that went into creating a beautiful space. Perhaps you added murals to the walls or gorgeous tiles throughout the home. These are the sort of factors that buyers love to see when making an offer.
If you are thinking about buying a fixer upper, then a real estate agent can help you in the process. An agent can help you buy a fixer upper that will be manageable for you and will yield profits in the long run.

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