SELLER GUIDE

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME Appraisals & Market Value Are there standard ways to determine how much a home is worth?  How do you determine how much a home is worth?  What about appraised value and market value?  What is the difference between list price and sale price?  Disclosure Are agents responsible for disclosing material […]

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BUYER GUIDE

HOW TO BUY Appraisals & Market Value Are there standard ways to determine how much a home is worth? Yes. A comparative market analysis and an appraisal are the two most common and reliable ways to determine a home’s value. Your real estate agent can provide a comparative market analysis, an informal estimate of value […]

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Renters for a Weekend or a While: What’s the Best Use of Your Investment Property?

The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 percent in the past three years.1 And in Canada, rental units now account for nearly one-third of the country’s homes, with particular demand […]

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Ready To Live A Simpler Life? Go Big

It might sound like contradictory advice, but, if you want to live a simpler life, it pays to consider moving to something with more space to spread out. We are not talking necessarily about upgrading your lifestyle, but changing it so that you can enjoy everyone you love during your retirement years. Moving from the […]

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Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

There are a lot of “gurus” out there who promise to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing but there is also a way to make predictable, low-risk income through real estate investing. Let’s examine the tried-and-true tactics that can be used to increase your income, pay off debt … even […]

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Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment. With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish […]

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