All About Nova Scotia Real Estate

By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
When it comes to redoing the various rooms in your home, the bathroom is often overlooked. Some homeowners won’t even touch the bathroom unless a leak or some other problem makes it necessary. This is a really poor way to look at it, however, especially given how much time we spend in the bathroom, between bathing, getting ready to face the day, and a few other things. Your bathroom is just as deserving of attention as any other room in your home.Of course, the why doesn’t really matter; whether you’re remodeling your bathroom because you want to change its look or you’re doing it because you’re already making repairs, the time to start is almost here. The question is, how do you get ready to remodel your bathroom? Here are some things that you should keep in mind before the remodel act...
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
Just ramblings of a very frustrated agent trying to help the loveliest couple find their dream home.We found the perfect house, seriously, the PERFECT house. I thought for sure we had it because my clients pulled out all the stops to get it. Yet it wasn't enough. I am so thankful my clients are understanding and know that it is beyond my control that we don't get offers accepted. Every property has its own buyer pool and it changes for every property we look at so we just need to submit an offer based on what we believe the property to be worth and not what it's listed for. It's the only way to be satisfied if we get it or not. I know it will work out, it usually does but in 11 years, it has never taken this long. Keeping the faith...
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
When most people talk about curb appeal, at least part of what they’re talking about involves landscaping and other greenery to make your home look inviting. That’s great during the spring and summer, and even the fall to an extent. What happens when the icy winds of winter sneak in, though, and a lot of that greenery is taken out of the equation until spring rolls around again? For some reason, it seems acceptable to just abandon curb appeal and making your home look inviting once the days grow short and the temperature drops.This doesn’t have to be the case, of course. There are ways to make your home seem warm and appealing throughout the year, making it look like a place that friends and family really want to visit. If you want to increase your home’s curb appeal throughout the wint...
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
For so many years, I always felt there was something wrong with me about not having a "passion". Everyone was talking about "finding" their passion and yet, I never found anything. What was wrong with me that I don't feel passionate about anything? Well, nothing. I just didn't know how to find within myself what sparked me. That's where real passion is. Find what really gives you energy and creating more of it. What ever makes you feel alive is what passion is. It is found within, not outside of yourself.New to me and I'll make 2022 a journey inwards more often. What I do know is, I love what I do and what sparks me is seeing how my talents make a difference in people's lives. Just my thoughts for today.\
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
As of January 4, 2022, the province of Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission implemented a new rule that changed how a property is considered sold during the purchase transaction. A form 408 needs to be signed removing the conditions to the offer and consider the property sold. Without it, the seller can consider the offer null and void and accept another offer. Big change from before when it was assumed all was good when there is no notification of dissatisfaction upon the deadline.
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
You may not be aware of it, but many paint and pigment companies choose colors that they think will be hot in the coming year. Shades of green seem to be an overwhelming favorite for 2022, with almost every company choosing some green hue as either their top pick, or part of their overall range of choices. In fact, green is so well-represented this year that there’s really only one company that seems to be bucking the green trend entirely, but it’s a big one.Pantone Color Institute, the company that actually manages color standards, broke from the pack with a significantly different choice for color of the year. Before we get to what that choice actually is, though, let’s take a moment to consider the rest of the color of the year choices from other companies. This will help you to appr...
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
Since the beginning of real estate statistics being recorded in Nova Scotia, there has never been a market as we are experiencing. Everywhere is starved for inventory but it's a first for us here. It's truly is unbelievable.
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
A young family matches perfectly to a 36 year of a house sold by the original owner moving on to their next chapter. Only two times in 11 years have I been privileged to be a part of a journey that seem to come out of a romance novel. Not your typical romance novel but a real estate love story.
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
Hooboy. You’ve finally bought a house, but the paint is so, so dark. “It’s only paint,” you told yourself as you walked through the place, and repeated at your walkthrough prior to closing. “It’s only paint.” And while it’s true that it’s only paint, and paint can always be painted over, going over dark walls is a much different story than trying to paint over light colored walls. Reds, purples, browns, and dark grays are particularly tricky, though anything with much pigment can pose a significant challenge if you’re not prepared. But don’t worry, we’ve put our best painting tips together to help you conquer your dark wall challenges.Tip #1: Primer Is Not OptionalIt can be easy to scoff at basic prep work when you’re “just painting,” but as with any project in your home, the end result...
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
Choosing a Walkway De-icerAs the threat of winter ice and snow increases, many homeowners start stocking up on deicer and other products to try and keep their walkways safe and clear throughout the winter. Not all deicer products are created equal, however, and some can actually do some harm around the home. Not only can some deicing compounds harm plants around your walkway, but they can even cause some damage to your walkways as well if you aren’t careful.Obviously, damage to your lawn or property isn’t ideal when trying to use a product to keep yourself and your family safe during the winter. With several options available, how do you know which deicer is best for your home? While it may differ based on the composition of specific deicer products, here are some things that you can lo...
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
The third quarter of 2021 shows a dramatically higher percent of sales than single family homes but the demand on inventory continues to rise prices in Halifax, Nova Scotia. These statistics are for Condominiums only so be sure the check out a separate post for Single Family homes.
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
The third quarter of 2021 shows the demand on housing inventory continues to rise in Halifax, Nova Scotia thus putting an upward pressure on prices on all homes. With values increasing rapidly in the Halifax Regional Municipality, sales climbed 21.3% outside the limits versus Halifax's 9.5% sales increase.These statistics are for Single Family Homes only so be sure the check out a separate post for Condominiums.
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
The pressure on accommodations in Halifax, Nova Scotia still prove to be driving prices on all homes including rental units higher. These statistics are for Single Family Homes only so be sure the check out a separate post for Condominiums.
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
The pressure on accommodations in Halifax, Nova Scotia still prove to be driving prices on all homes including rental units higher. These statistics are for Condominium only so be sure the check out a separate post for Single Family homes.
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(EXP Realty Canada Inc.)
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house, as problems with your roof can end up causing damage to a variety of other parts of your home. While most people are familiar with shingle roofs when it comes to home roofing options, there are actually a few different roof types available. One that is gaining a significant amount of popularity in recent years is metal roofing, due in part to its extreme durability and resistance to environmental factors that can damage traditional shingles. Once upon a time, metal roofing was largely made up of flat panels which seemed more at home on businesses or other non-residential structures. The material has come a long way since then, however. Modern metal roofing often mimics the look of shingles or tile roofs, adding a unique beauty ...
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