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Moving into a new home is not always the best time to make changes: unless there are real defincies which need to be addressed immediately.  There are those who believe it is better to live in the home for a while and get the feel for it: which rooms are used and for what purpose, and where are t...
04/11/2009
I have almost finished painting my 'market office', only a few spots to cover behind the gas stove and repair some over -the- lines I am always guilty of when I paint.  However I got bored painting and started bringing my things in and staging.  That's more fun. The inspiration for my paint colou...
04/11/2009
I noticed that an attractive waterfront home nearby, which has been on the market for over a year, has had a change of realtor again.  So I did what I have been meaning to do and pulled in and peeked in the windows. First of all the property as I drove in was not being maintained.  Not serious ye...
04/07/2009
The Sunshine Coast of BC is a beautiful peninsula off the mainland of Vancouver.  We travel the Upper Levels highway from downtown or other parts of the Lower Mainland: the same highway which visitors to the Winter Olympics in February 2010 will take to see events at Whistler.  We then take a fer...
04/05/2009
Home staging is about making a home look its best: ensuring it looks attractive, spacious and welcoming.  This is difficult to achieve in some homes which have too much furniture, or too much clutter and no space the buyer can appreciate. One of the common problems many sellers have when they are...
04/03/2009
IT'S A TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS The real estate market is picking up for Spring.  See the real estate section of today's Globe & Mail.  It is about the Toronto market; however the major point applies to every market.  If your home does not look its best, there won't be a sale at all, or the offer ...
03/28/2009
  How interesting is this photo to potential buyers in the Spring? If you still have photos showing snow, snow shovels, Christmas lights or other unseasonal decorations, it is time for removing them and getting new shots taken of those properties. If you are advertising a property which has lots ...
03/26/2009
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