ForSaleByOwner.com Founder Sells Condo — Using Real Estate Agent!!

  I just came across a great article about how the founder of ForSaleByOwner.com (a US based site similar to duProprio.com here in Quebec) just sold his own condo… by using a real estate broker!! “FSBOs” are properties that are For Sale by Owner. Every year, hundreds of thousands of properties are listed, not by...

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Canadian home prices rising again

According to the financial post, housing prices across the country are up slightly from the end of 2011 and just over 5% from last year. Read the full article...

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Aging houses garnering new interest

I just came across this great article by By Susan Semenak in THE GAZETTE. I love the shift towards mid century modernism; beats new construction any day! Read the Full Article Here...

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FIXER UPPER MYTHS & FACTS

What You Should Know BEFORE You Buy “A home will only sell for what the market can bear. What this means is that no matter how many upgrades were made, or how much money has been invested in the upgrades, a home will only sell for what the majority of homebuyers are willing to pay.” Before deciding that your next...

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Hidden Defect or the Guarantee of Quality

Hidden defect or the guarantee of quality When purchasing a commercial or residential property, it is not uncommon for the purchaser to discover a defect some time after the purchase takes place.  I had a client ask me today about what would constitute a hidden defect.  I found this helpful article online which ...

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Top 7 Reasons to Use a Buyer’s Agent in a Real Estate Transaction

Purchasing a home is a big step, and a big decision. The average person spends around 1/3 of their income on their home. The home that you choose has a big impact on your life, and can have a big impact on your finances, as well. It always surprises me when Buyers attempt to “go at it alone” because of the possibility of...

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Québec Posts Second Consecutive Increase in Sales in July

Québec Posts Second Consecutive Increase in Sales in July The 5,249 MLS® sales transactions that took place in the province of Québec in July 2011 represent a 2 per cent increase compared to the same period last year and the second consecutive monthly increase in sales. The 4 per cent increase in sales that was posted...

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How to Save Thousands When You Buy

HOMEBUYERS: How to Save Thousands When You Buy “When you analyze those successful home buyers who have the experience to purchase the home they want for thousands of dollars below a seller’s asking price, some common denominators emerge.” If you’re like most home buyers, you have two primary...

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