Five Questions You Should Ask Your Realtor Before You List Your House

You are getting ready to list your home for sale. It is time to interview Realtors, but what do you ask them? What do you need to know to help you make this important decision?  Here are some of the questions we recommend you ask, and the reasons why these questions are important. 5 questions you should ask ANY Realtor® BEFORE you decide to sign a listing agreement… 1: ...
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Should the Benefits of the Home Buyers’ Plan Extend to More than First-Time Home Buyers?

You know how the Federal Government’s Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) works, right? If you are a First-Time Home Buyer, you may borrow from your RRSPs up to $25,000 to assist you with your down payment, with no tax penalty, and you just pay the amount back into your RRSPs over the next 15 years. Since 2011, Realtors in Canada, through the Canadian Real Estate Association, have asked the government...
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Top 3 Tips for Selling Your Home

Watching too many TV shows about getting your home ready to sell? Not sure where to start? If you can only do three things when selling your home, these should be the three you tackle! 1.   CLEANLINESS- Buyers pay for a clean house. Buyers will deduct from the value, in their minds, when your house is not clean, and actually may not even look seriously at your home as...
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Timing is Everything! When Should You Buy Downtown Kingston Homes?

There are many factors to consider when buying real estate, regardless of whether you are interested in a single-family home, a condo or investment property.  But in Downtown Kingston, Ontario, timing can be key.  Here is what we know. The University Schedule In Downtown Kingston, most rental properties have leases that run from May 1st to April 30th of the following year. For this reason, you will see a...
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Military Relocation: Expect to Be Posted Out in the Spring? Check Out My Best Tip!

So why am I writing about Military relocation in September, when posting season is months away?  We were recently called by a couple expecting to be posted in the spring of 2016, looking for advice on anything they need to do now to prepare their home for a timely sale.  We were happy to meet with them, take a walk through their property, look at their recent improvements, and...
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