Posts Tagged ‘home’

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So I was sitting here thinking “I really need to write up a blog entry…what should I write about?”.  A renovation idea? Naw. Politics? No, I’ve already stirred up enough there. Some upcoming event in the area? Maybe, but I want to write up something people will find interesting. Then I came across an article, and it hit me. The Most Expensive House Ever Sold. I read about it, I looked at the pictures, and you know what I found? When you have a ludicrous amount of money, you can build just about anything you ever dreamed of! Take a look:

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We’ve all heard that statement, right?  And lets face it, there’s a lot of truth to it.  Fences offer privacy, let you keep a dog in the yard without worries, sometimes even adds a level of security to your property.  If you don’t already have a fence around your backyard though, what do you need before you put one up? (more…)

My backyard!

My backyard!

This is my first post in 2014, and for some reason I really want to say something profound. Something with a bit of weight. Something that might give you insight to who I am. At the same time, I don’t want to deviate from the general theme of my blog.

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photo courtesy of seemsartless.com

photo courtesy of seemsartless.com

Well, if it leaks, of course!  But how long should you let it go before it does start leaking before you swap over those shingles for new ones?  And what exactly are your options?  Is it something you can do yourself?  Should you? (more…)

Ok, I really need to make a part 2 of my last post.  This is it.  So last time I spoke about the mortgage broker that I use pretty frequently, but I can’t talk about mortgages without talking about someone else too.  Enter, Sheryl Williams!

Any good team consists of more than one way to get a job done, and done right.  I’ve assisted several clients in the past that have a variety of opinions on different lenders…some are more biased than others, and some opinions are more validated than others too!  Some people prefer to work with a bank to get their mortgage, some rather the mortgage broker. (more…)

Canadian-Money

No one, that’s who!  Well, ok, maybe not no one, but if there’s a good prize at the end of it, and no real commitment to enter, of course people love it.  Guess what I have for you!  An incredible contest with an even more incredible prize!!  Ok, so what’s the biggest out of pocket expense when buying a home?  This one’s easy…it’s your down payment.  5% of your total borrowing costs.  That’s a huge chunk!  Read on, my friends…read on… (more…)

ImageSilly question, right?  Well, maybe not.  Odds are, if you’re thinking of selling your house then you’ve lived in it for a while now.  Driving up to it every day, seeing it all the time, it’s natural to look at it under a different light than potential buyers.

Curb appeal is the physical attractiveness of your home from the outside…specifically the curb.  (I know, but sometimes it’s necessary to state the obvious to make a point).  Most buyers are doing their preliminary house hunting online, and a lot of them will do a “drive by” of a potential home before they call up their agent to have a look inside.  Does your home stack up?  If someone drove past your house, from the street does it look enticing enough to make people want to look further?  That’s our goal here.

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