Confessions of a stage-a-holic on the move.

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OK, I know this has nothing to do with Real Estate or Staging but it was such a good tip that I picked up that I had to share it. I have always found it a challenge to prevent food from sticking to the BBQ grill. I have tried commercial sprays but found that I would still get "stuck" if I ran out...
08/22/2007
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After making the decision back in April to relocate to the Halifax region...we are finally here! I have been an "east coast girl" for only a couple of weeks but I have to admit that I have completely fallen in love with this area. We are located in a sub-division that over looks St. Margaret's Ba...
08/09/2007
Our moving day is set for July 18th although our actual closing day isn't until August 3rd (a Friday of a long weekend). The other day I came home to find a message from the people that have purchased our home. They were asking if we could make arrangements for them to get the keys on the Thursda...
07/09/2007
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Well, with the final countdown to our big moving date and a 17 hour drive looming in-front of me, I have to start thinking of putting together my official "Driving Tunes CD". Trouble is, I am the type of person that when I hear a song I love it, know all the words and sing along but 10 seconds la...
06/27/2007
Last night Toronto city council voted in a 1.5% land transfer tax on the sale of residential and commercial property. So what does this mean to home buyers? Starting in January the purchaser of an average Toronto home, priced at a little more than $380,000, would pay $8,488 in total land transfer...
06/26/2007
My little digging wonder has lost the sparkle in her eye and the wag in her tail, and the poor look on her face is so sad.It started a couple of days ago, when I first noticed that she wasn't keeping up with me on our walk. She just moped about most of the day and her normally empty dish remained...
06/21/2007
 This is Sandy...she likes to dig.          Sandy likes to dig, in fact she dug up this flower bed over 6 times!                                             Bad Sandy!  Although with a face like that who can get mad. What took me hours to create, a beautiful lawn and lush flower beds, Sandy destr...
06/20/2007
...said Mimi to the camera while sitting in her cluttered, shocking green living room. I nearly fell off my chair. "You've got to be kidding me, right?" was all I could think of.No, this wasn't a client of mine but rather an episode of "Buy Me" on HGTV. The tag line for the show is "If these wall...
06/19/2007
Buying a home in another city isn't as hard as you think, with MLS you can view properties, find an agent and create a shortlist. Come on how hard can it be?Trouble began four days before we were due in Halifax; most of the homes we had short listed had been conditionally sold virtually overnight...
06/18/2007
After reading Karen Reynolds blog posting about ABC'c 20/20 re-broadcasting their segment on home staging I decided to do a little poking around on the Internet.To my surprise I managed to find the clip on-line on the stagedhomes.com. Here is the link if anyone is interested: http://www.stagedhom...
06/15/2007
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