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By Brenda K, Your real estate consultant for life...
(Keller Williams Select Realty)
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  Are their advantages to listing your home in the winter?  Absolutely there is is!  Most sellers I meet with in the winter months believe they should wait until spring and I am quick to point out the the advantages of listing in the winter. Inventory is Lower - Because a lot of home sellers are believing this the inventory on the market is lower in the winter.  In the winter months in a averge suburban neighbourhood your two story home may be the only one on the market.  Jump ahead to the spring and you may find yourself competing with several other two story homes.  If the motivation of one of those seller's is urgent to get their home sold it may set the mark for the value of all the other two story homes close by.  If you want to be the big fish in the small pond listing in the wint...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Need help getting a mortgageNeed help getting a mortgage with bad creditHow to improve your creditHow to improve your credit rating Although I am better known as a Realtor(TM) and Appraiser I am also a licensed mortgage broker. I became a mortgage broker to better understand the aspects of financing real estate with the hopes the added expertise would make me better at selling my customers real estate and helping my buyer customers and small business customers with their financing needs. As a Realtor (TM) I deal with all the local banks and lenders on a regular basis selling and appraising real estate. Our policy is to never try and solicit a mortgage customer from any lender especially those that we do business with and have a relationship with.  Our primary role is to use our years of...
By Paul Viau, Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services
(Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog)
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 Photos Taken for Eric Merideth  -  Coldwell Banker Supercity, - South Shore   Located minutes from the Rotary and Dunbrack St. , HalifaxIt's Bright and open - worth a look! Nice big kitchen with island Eating area open to deck with steps to below. This great home is available to view today!   You can reach Eric at 902.830.5139  photographed by Paul Viau - High Shots Photography 
By Paul Viau, Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services
(Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog)
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High Shots Photography - Halifax     902 293 111357 Bosun Run Halifax, NSWant  to buy a townhouse under $300,000 in the Hemlock ravine area?I took these shots this week.  Nice hardwood floors ! For more info on this property check here. To view this home contact Jedd Wood at 902- 229- 2717.Open concept . Move in almost immediately. Large kitchen 
By Paul Viau, Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services
(Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog)
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Took this condo on the weekend. It is a deal if I ever saw one.  Priced at $289,000 Canadian dollars!Contact Jill Hann at Royal Lepage Atlantic for more details.  She can be reached at 902-471-2941.Panorama taken looking North towards Bedford from the 5th Floor Balcony. View of Living roomThe Kitchen   2 brs  +  2 bath + den   -  1685 sq/ft
By Paul Viau, Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services
(Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog)
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It's not often that I take a pieced together shot.But it was a clear day and I went for it.it was a little late (4:30) and a bit of shadowing.Taken For Ian Hart - Innovative Realty - Halifax , Nova ScotiaTaken from 60 Walter Haville Dr. Overlooking Halifax - in the distance.
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser
(Hants Realty Limited)
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    List My House In Fall River List My Home In Fall River List My Fall River Home Sell my Home List My Home   Hello my name is Larry Matthews and I've been selling real estate in Fall River Nova Scotia now for almost 40 years. I do a lot of marketing directed towards Nova Scotia's working out west whose shift schedule allows them to live at home and commutte back and forth from their job out west and their home in Nova Scotia. I'm finding quite a few of them are wanting locate near the airport in the communities of Fall River,Enfield, Elmsdale and Lantz. We all know why. Because it is just a great place to live and raise a family.As an appraiser I worked for Paul Miller the lawyer representing Fall River home owners againest Northern Construction's application for a quarry in Fall Rive...
By Paul Viau, Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services
(Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog)
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Downtown Halifax condos - They are spread out over a 10 km square area on the penninsula of Halifax. We are experiencing a shortage of condo listings! The demand is up , Sales are as high as ever recorded !But the yearly active count is way down. We are almost short 1/3 the listings1 This was well documented by Condos Nova Scotia in theirlast blog. Downtown Halifax Condos The weather has been great. One option is that investorshave bought up considerable inventory? Not over one year. Any ideas? I can't put my finger on it. With higher interest rates looming it's crazy to hold offselling.  I would appeciate any help ! This is the Martello building - Very popular condominium in Halifax.   Downtown Halifax Condos        
Standard Agreements are written to protect the public In NS,  we are fortunate to have well written, by lawyers with input from industry members, standard agreement forms of purchase & sale for various types of residential properties, the use of which is mandatory in our industry.  The use of these standard agreement forms make writing & responding to offers easier, less risky for the parties involved, & less time consuming than if each agreement was drafted from scratch.  The creation of different versions of the sgreement for different types of properties streamlines the process.  It is standard practice to encourage a buyer to have a formal inspection performed on a property, confirm financing approval, & ensure a property is ensuable before firming a deal.  In some cases, no matter...
By Merv Edinger & Associates
(Remax Nova)
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So you are considering becoming a FSBO ( aka A For Sale By Owner ).  You think you have enough spare time & it doesn't seem to be that hard, you just throw a sign on the lawn or an ad on kijiji.  Okay!  A lot of members of the public do not appreciate the value of MLS® system nor that of using a real estate agent & assume that they can either purchase or sell a new home/property easily by themselves.   I can respect the fact they they are willing to try & many ultimate decide to list with an agent.  If you are considering buying or selling your home privately, here are some facts that you should be aware of that could affect the sale from the point of view of your mortgage lender & lawyer: 6 key points to remember regarding private sales:   1. Buyer and Seller cannot use the same solici...
By Merv Edinger & Associates
(Remax Nova)
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When considering buying or selling a home, often the most expensive transaction many of us will make in our lives, it is important to have the facts.  We, of Merv Edinger & Associates of Re/Max Nova would like to share with you the most recent MLS® statistics regarding our marketplace.   For homes available for sale or to discuss what your options are when selling your home, please feel free to contact us at ( 902 )497-1217 & visit our website at http://www.MervEdinger.com. Nova Scotia’s real estate market sees positive gains in 2011 January 20, 2012 – Nova Scotia: The average sale price of homes sold in Nova Scotia made modest but healthy gains provincially, as reported by the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® in year-end statistics from its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System....
By Merv Edinger & Associates
(Remax Nova)
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We are very excited & proud to announce that REMAX nova has just been awarded the   REMAX Ontario-Atlantic                                                                   "Broker/Owner of the Year Award" This caps off what was an exciting year for our company in 2011, but it is also a great way to start what promises to be a terrific 2012! A special THANK YOU! to each of you, our REALTORS, for representing us so well over the past twelve months... And of course THANK YOU! to our administration team who are such an efficient and professional group. Without all of your efforts this distinction would not be possible & more importantly, this business would not be near as fun! Steve & Stephen are flying home from Toronto with the hardware as we speak. Once again, a sincere thank you to all...
By Merv Edinger & Associates
(Remax Nova)
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Did you know that the FREE DOWN PAYMENT program from certain lenders is not only available to buyers, not just first time buyers, of single family homes but also those who are in the market for owner-occupied duplexes. Profile to qualify: A minimum credit score of 650 has a steady provable income, no down payment saved Have funds saved for closing costs ( may be gifted to the buyer with a proof of the gift via a letter from the people giving the gift ).  Closing costs are approximately 3% of the purchase price. The property being purchased can be a maximum of 2 units & one unit must be owner occupied. Now you may say, but why pay a higher interest rate for this mortgage option when I can continue to rent for another few years & save up my down payment?  Here is why: Say the average home...
By Lisa Coates, Residential Home Sales Specialist
(Level Ten Construction Consultants)
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Dear Halifax For Sale By Owner,   Shrewd marketing companies are targeting you on the net, radio and television promoting that you can sell yourself and save the commission. I'm here to explain to you how this is a not the case. Do you honestly believe the buyer is not going to negotiate the real estate commission off your price and then some. Unless you offer your property below fair market value what buyer is going to call, email or knock on your door and say "I'll give you asking price?" Think back to when you purchased your property...most likely you purchased it with a real estate professional helping you identity the right home for you. Touring various homes and pointing out positive and negative features of the home. They probably also did a comparison market analysis on the top ...
By Paul Viau, Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services
(Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog)
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The weather is getting progressivly better - especially for the past 2 weeks.We had rain it seemed for the months of May ,june and July and the first week or so of August.    Halifax has always depended on tourist traffic . I hope people when they arrived in July expecting sun were not turned off too bad. We get 30 + plus Cruise Ships in our port each year. Many arrivefrom such ports of call as New york.   I suppose -people have to expect martime conditions like fog. But even I'm saying july was too much! Hurricane KATIA had better bless us by staying offshore next week!     Paul Viau is licensed to sell real estate in the province of Nova Scotia. 
By Lisa Coates, Residential Home Sales Specialist
(Level Ten Construction Consultants)
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Nova Scotia Housing Market Snap Shot 2nd Quarter Reports Good News for Buyers? According to the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors® press release July 21, 2011. Statics show the housing inventory of single family dwellings is up across the province 7.8 percent . This report compares sales April-June 2010 to April-June 2011. The data was collected by the provincial Multiple Listing Service®  MLS® on properties listed on MLS® in Nova Scotia. The results vary from region to region across the province for example the Highland Region had a increase of inventory of 30.7% in contrast Annapolis County had only a change of 2.3% Halifax-Dartmouth had a modest change of 5.2% and Cape Breton is up 18.3%. On the surface the increases may seem in favor of buyers but as there are many variables that ...
By Lisa Coates, Residential Home Sales Specialist
(Level Ten Construction Consultants)
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Hello Miss Coates, My name is Sam...I'm a Labrador Retriever - Shepard Mix. 6 years old and as you can see from my distinguished profile photo I socialize with felines. As of July 2011, my recorded age is 6 so no more of those puppy antics for me. I would really like to find a lowing Mommy and/or Daddy that own their home. The only reason I'm seeking a new home is my current family just sold the house and are moving into a condo that isn't "Furry Kid Friendly" Please have fun loving families contact you to set up interivews. Thanks a Bunch ...xoxoxooxoxoxoxo Sam
By Lisa Coates, Residential Home Sales Specialist
(Level Ten Construction Consultants)
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Can you see me now? Everyone has seen it...a or maybe not. A house in a nice neighborhood with a HUGE tree on the front lawn  In most cases the trees were planted with love many decades ago as a weekend project for the family celebrating a milestone.  But now 20 or 30 years later the trees are massive and over shadow the home and from the street you can barely see the house anymore. Personally, I'm all for saving the planet and keeping the air clean with the natural properties a tree preforms. But if your in the situation of buying or selling a house and it can't be found. This may be time to reconsider the sentimental value of the tree. Especially if your the seller. From the buyers perspective the tree or trees pose two problems. Over time a trees root system can wrap around water and...
By Roy Thomas
(Sutton Group-Professional Realty)
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According to the calendar, spring is right around the corner. However, you wouldn't know it with the cold bite that is still in the air. Between the frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall we have experienced this winter, it's worth looking at your Halifax home to consider the effect this cold winter may have had on your home. It's important to make sure that your homeowners insurance covers certain things to protect you and your home from the elements. For instance, are you covered for damage from burst water pipes? Are you responsible if someone slips on ice and gets injured while on your property? "Winter weather can wreak havoc on homes, and if you're not sure about what your home insurance covers, it can create headaches for homeowners," says Henry Blumenthal, VP and chief underwrit...

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