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Our latest home for sale is loaded with features both on the exterior and interior. In this fast moving market as is Toronto sometimes these get lost in the fever that is home purchasing. 

First and foremost is that the home sits backing onto a ravine known as the Credit River. Next, it sits on a quiet cul du sac with an estate like curb appeal. Professional landscaping and of course a beautifully decked out swimming pool of grand size. So once you get past these major amenities you might not notice all the other add-ons the present owner has bestowed upon this gorgeous home. Then you see the photos, but they don't tell the whole story. So here they are. 

Now, what would think these would add to the home's value. The value should be measured in

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Go Fetchit is a new service I tried out the other day which runs like an Uber service for delivery and pickup of items. I needed to get rid of two appliances and lumber materials to be taken to the dump. We use Uhaul for our Staging service on a regular basis. But with Uhaul you need to get help with the lifting, rental of the truck, insurance on the truck and kilometers and gas for the truck. These are the fixed costs. So when I needed to get rid of the items already mentioned I wanted a simpler way of doing it minus all the headaches of finding help and insurance etc. 

I watched a recent TV program on Zoomers TV on Downsizing your home to a smaller premise. The show had a panel of advisors on it from the Real Estate industry, mortgage, and

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On all of the homes we get to sell we feature a virtual tour which shows the photos, an interactive floorplan, a map and a Virtual tour panning the photos of the home. As well to give your homes more life we now offer a video of the street and Lauren showcasing the homes features. This way you get to meet us prior to an appointment.

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Here's an experience , that if you believe may help you just get that winning offer.

Jack Cansfield, a best-selling author relays his own Mothers experience to us in The Secret. Do you believe in Manifest Destiny?

 She was buying a new house and several people besides her had put offers for this particular house. His Mother decided to use The Secret to make that house hers. She sat down and wrote her name and the new address of the house over and over. She continued doing this until it felt as though it was her address. She then imagined placing all of her furniture in that new house. Within hours of doing these things, she received a phone call saying her offer had been accepted. She was so thrilled, but it didn't come as a surprise to her

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Andy Capelluto

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AGENTOPINION

Will she convince him of the sales tactic's value?

    Craig C. Rowe BYCRAIG C. ROWE STAFF WRITER   Key Takeaways
  • Staging doesn't have to be about major renovations. Let the buyer worry about what kind of countertops they like.
  • Decluttering and cleaning needs to be done inside and outside of every house for sale.

We want everything out of the house that lets a person know who owns the house. – Andy Capelluto


Andy Capelluto

Andy Capelluto

Given my rather stiff stance on staging, my editors and I agreed it could be fun for me to speak with a woman who recently authored a book on the subject.

Her name is Andy

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Ready to Make an Offer? 4 Tips for Success | MyKCM

So you've been searching for that perfect house to call a 'home' and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this house yours comes true!

1. Understand How Much You Can Afford

"While it's not nearly as fun as house hunting, fully understanding your finances is critical in making an offer."

This 'tip' or 'step' really should take place before you start your home search process.

As we've mentioned before, getting pre-approved is one of many steps that will show home sellers that you are serious about buying, and will allow you to make your offer with the confidence of knowing that you have already

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Think You Should FSBO? 5 Reasons to Think Again! | MyKCM

In today's market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.

Here are the top five reasons:

1. Exposure to Prospective Buyers

Recent studies have shown that 88% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 21% looking at print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an internet strategy to promote the sale of your home. Do you?

2. Results Come from the Internet

 Where did buyers find the home they actually purchased?

  • 44% on the internet
  • 33% from a Real Estate Agent
  • 9% from a
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What Does Home Mean to You? | MyKCM

No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it's a certain scent or a favorite chair, the emotional reasons why we choose to buy our own home are, more often than not, the more powerful or compelling ones.

Every year, The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University conducts a survey to find driving factors behind why North Americans decide to buy a home.

The top 4 reasons to own a home cited by participants of the survey were not financial.

1. It means having a good place to raise children & provide them with a good education

From the best neighbourhoods to the best school districts, even those without children at the time of

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Unzippering the two economies is not going to be an easy feat. Initially the economists seem to all agree that mortgage rate will stay the same or go even lower due to the uncertainty. And Canada falls right in that pile with everyone else. 

 

Possible impact of Brexit on mortgage rates?

This recent article, the Washington Post explains how they feel the American economy will be affected.:

“Brexit has spawned the recent bout of volatility in global financial markets. That has anxious investors scurrying for safety -- and few assets are safer than U.S. Treasuries. High demand for government debt pulls down interest rates.

That all translates into ultra-low mortgage rates for American households. And with Britain voting for Brexit, they

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This is not a political decision we are asking for here.

#wegetyoumoving and we would like to help you decide whether it is time for you to move or not.

Do we stay or do we go? When you first bought your home you may have thought this is a good start but someday you want your dream home. With today's hot Real Estate market in Etobicoke especially Central and South Etobicoke combined with low-interest rates and your equity built up in your first home there are a lot of pluses to mull over. Will the market change? The government are concerned so interest rates may start to go up. But the rest of the country isn't seeing the type of numbers that Vancouver and Toronto are. Immigration looks to be continuing with no slow down in sight. And that is

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