Identifying and Removing Pet Stains & Odors

Many of us adore—and sometimes live for—our beloved pets. Many pet lovers own homes, and as often happens, begin to think about selling. However much you stand by your animal, and whether not you’re thinking of selling (though more so if you are), how would you like some good tips on how to remove any […]

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Essentials for Your Real Estate Closing

These are the must-have items all the well-informed Buyers AND Sellers are bringing to closing! A valid photo I.D. (drivers license): Everyone involved wants to be sure the right people are signing this day, so don’t forget it! Your Checkbook: Even if you normally use only plastic. Sometimes there can be a small overage or […]

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Pet Owners: Preparing Your Home For Showings

Selling your home requires so much work! (But you know that, right?) If you’re preparing your home for sale, and if you’re a pet owner, well, there’s even more work to do. You’ll face additional challenges before and during the showings. Two big-ticket items must be dealt with: a thorough clean-up of pet odors, stains, […]

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House? Condominium? Which is Right for You?

Are you trying to decide what kind of home to be searching for? Singles, young couples, small families and empty-nesters often weigh condos and single family homes. It’s all a matter of deciding what is most important to you, and what is not important. Many articles and websites evaluate “the pros and cons” of each…but […]

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Planning for a Smooth Move!

When my family moved from Wasaga Beach, Ontario to Columbus, Ohio, we had many logistics to overcome. Getting our cars approved, organizing the moving truck, getting rid of all the liquids in our house, saying our goodbyes and finding temporary housing in our new country. Fortunately, we had the help of a relocation company, although […]

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Not All Real Estate Advertising is Created Equal

I took a late night picture of the exterior of this home while visiting New Orleans during Carnival week. When I looked up the information, I realized it was a perfect example of how listing marketing can vary by agent as well as demonstrate how listing facts can appear inaccurate online. I wrote about the […]

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Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home – Part 5

This is the fifth and final post in a series called Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home. See Buyer Mistake #4 here. Buyer Home Search Mistake #5: Assuming all sellers are desperate to sell their homes You’d think that if someone has placed their home on the market for sale that […]

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Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home – Part 4

This is the fourth post in a series called Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home. See Buyer Mistake #3 here. Buyer Home Search Mistake #4: Exclusively Searching Foreclosures Because You Assume They Are The Best Deals When the market first dropped foreclosures were most often the best deals because home owners […]

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Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home – Part 3

This is the third post in a series called Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home. See Buyer Mistake #2 here. Buyer Home Search Mistake #3: Using Search Criteria that is Too Restrictive Thank goodness for modern technology, computers, auto-searches and databases. When the market was seller centric… meaning there were more […]

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Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home – Part 2

This is the second post in a series called Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home. See Buyer Mistake # 1 here. Buyer Home Search Mistake #2: Assuming an agent will let you into a house with very little personal info on you. For most people, purchasing a home is an exciting […]

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