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

By: Julie Scarlett

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

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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. And in Canada, rental units now account for nearly one-third of the country’s homes, with particular demand for multi-family units, including apartments...Read More

By: Julie Scarlett

How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

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It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying.   When you hire a home inspector, you get a professional, in-depth examination of the property’...Read More

By: Julie Scarlett

Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move

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Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming.  Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants, stores, service providers and more. Of...Read More

By: Julie Scarlett

10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

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Enter Blog 10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar Following are 10 tips you can use to get your home “show ready” prior to hitting the market. These easy and cost-effective ideas will help your house look its best—and help buyers visualize themselves living there. Even if you’re not currently in the market to sell, you can use these tactics to...Read More

By: Julie Scarlett

House Care Calendar

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HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk.   In no time at all, small problems can...Read More

By: Julie Scarlett

The Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

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  Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home.   If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage.   The Office of the Superintendent of Financia...Read More

By: Julie Scarlett

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

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We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely.   Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home?   So we’ve rounded up some of the hottest tren...Read More

By: Julie Scarlett

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

Tags: Real Estate, Georgetown

As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”    It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who care; current homeowners also want reassurance about the value of their investment. No one knows exactly what 2018 will bring, but we’ve outlined expert predictions on where the market is headed a...Read More

By: Julie Scarlett

WELCOME HOME: 
10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Hometown Haven

Tags: welcome home, neighbourhood, georgetown, real estate

If you’re considering a move, you may be worried about replacing the comfort and support of family and friends you’ll leave behind. Or maybe you’ve completed a move and would like to meet more of your neighbors. We’ll explore 10 ways you can utilize technology to foster in-person connections with your neighbors, make friends and get engaged in your local community. 1. ...Read More