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10 Things to Know About the Offer Process

10 Things to Know About the Offer Process

November 30, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

10 Things to Know About the Offer Process Before making an offer on your dream house, here are the ten things you need to know about buying real estate to ensure your offer is solid. Buying real e ...

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10 Important Questions to Ask Your Contractor

10 Important Questions to Ask Your Contractor

November 9, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

10 Important Questions to Ask Your Contractor Are you thinking about hiring a contractor before selling real estate? Here are ten important questions you should ask the contractor before signing a co ...

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Common Mistakes That House Flippers Make & How to Avoid Them

Common Mistakes That House Flippers Make & How to Avoid Them

October 12, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Mistakes That Can Make House Flipping a Flop Common Mistakes That House Flippers Make & How to Avoid Them Making it in the world of house flipping means making sound and prudent decisions. Read on t ...

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How Many Homes Should You View Before Buying?

How Many Homes Should You View Before Buying?

August 10, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

If you are beginning the home-buying process, you may begin to wonder how long it will take until you find the perfect home for you and your family. The answer to that varies due to different factors. ...

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Tips for Buying Rental Investment Properties

Tips for Buying Rental Investment Properties

July 6, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Most people float the idea of investment property around at some point in their life, and the growing popularity of real estate buy-and-flip shows only makes the prospect more enticing. However, befor ...

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5 Negotiation Secrets Smart Buyers Use to Get Better Deals

5 Negotiation Secrets Smart Buyers Use to Get Better Deals

June 22, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Being a buyer in today's real estate market can be challenging. The market is very competitive right now, making the average buyer feel like it is impossible to secure a good deal. Luckily, some trick ...

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Are You Ready for Home Ownership? Find Out by Answering These 4 Questions

Are You Ready for Home Ownership? Find Out by Answering These 4 Questions

May 19, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Have you been dreaming about a larger, roomier or more luxurious living space? Or perhaps just want to experience the joy of owning your own home and building your net worth instead of renting? Let' ...

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Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home

Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home

April 20, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home Buying a home involves a lot of complex steps, but by doing your homework ahead of time, you can boost your know-how and have more confidence in ...

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5 Benefits of an Investment Property

5 Benefits of an Investment Property

April 6, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

5 Benefits of an Investment Property Building a strong real estate portfolio is a great way to create passive income now and a strong investment portfolio for later. If you are looking at buildin ...

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Tips for Picking the Right House to Buy and Flip

Tips for Picking the Right House to Buy and Flip

March 17, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Your Guide to Flipping Homes for Maximum Profit Not every property will make a promising flip. If you are thinking about flipping a house make sure to understand what it takes and the risks involved. ...

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Can Housing Upgrades Affect Your Insurance?

Can Housing Upgrades Affect Your Insurance?

February 28, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Housing upgrades have the potential to leave you underinsured so it is important to always contact your home insurance before starting a home renovation. Home renovations are trendy right now due to ...

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Infographic: The Cost of Buying a House in Ontario

Infographic: The Cost of Buying a House in Ontario

January 20, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

With prices soaring across the province and interest rates steadily holding at historic lows, it seems like the Ontario real estate market is on everyone’s mind right now. Whether you&rsquo ...

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7 Questions to Ask a Realtor Before Hiring Them

7 Questions to Ask a Realtor Before Hiring Them

January 4, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

As a home buyer or seller, hiring the right realtor should be your top priority. Read on for the seven questions to ask a realtor before hiring them to make sure you make the right choice.   Re ...

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Top 3 Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

Top 3 Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

January 3, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Selling a home can be a daunting process; finding a real estate professional may help ease a lot of the stress. They will not only help find a buyer and undertake the complex process of closing the de ...

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Renting VS Buying a Home

Renting VS Buying a Home

December 13, 2021 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Your colleagues, friends, and family may be enjoying the comfort of their homes, but you're still living in a rental property. Such situations may compel someone to think about purchasing a property. ...

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Cons of For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Cons of For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

October 18, 2021 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

You finally place your ad on the for sale by owner site! You are looking forward to answering tons of inquiries about your beautiful home but heard nothing yet. Selling your home shouldn't be this har ...

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Real Estate 101: Getting Your Home Ready To Show

Real Estate 101: Getting Your Home Ready To Show

September 20, 2021 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

So...you decided to sell your home? This was not a decision that was taken lightly. This is a home you've grown fond of and grown in love with deeply. Countless memories were created, maybe your child ...

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How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate | Home Selling Advice

How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate | Home Selling Advice

September 15, 2021 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate - Home Selling Advice How to negotiate and handle low-ball offers on your real estate property in a buyer's market without compromising the value or wort ...

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Things To Look Out For When Viewing A Property

Things To Look Out For When Viewing A Property

August 16, 2021 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Becoming a homeowner can be quite an exciting experience; however, house hunting is not a process without challenges. Depending on your personal preferences, needs, and budget, you need to carefully ...

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How a Funding Condition Can Secure Purchasers From Financial and Legal Penalties in  Ontario

How a Funding Condition Can Secure Purchasers From Financial and Legal Penalties in Ontario

July 21, 2021 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

When you make a deal to buy a home, in addition to thinking about how much money to provide, you likewise need to think about any conditions that you want to include. Some common conditions deal with ...

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Buying A Home As A Senior Citizen | ON

Buying A Home As A Senior Citizen | ON

July 5, 2021 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Buying a home is for everyone — or those who can afford to pay for their mortgage. Albeit you're 60 or 70 years old, it's possible and beneficial to own a home so long as you have the financial ...

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Your House-Closing Timeline: A Step-By-Step Guide | Ontario

Your House-Closing Timeline: A Step-By-Step Guide | Ontario

June 7, 2021 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

The process of buying a house can be quite exciting. However, the process is laborious, and it can also be nerve-wracking, especially if you do not know what to expect at what stage. The process is lo ...

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What Are the Next Steps After Your Offer Was Rejected? In Ontario

What Are the Next Steps After Your Offer Was Rejected? In Ontario

May 19, 2021 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

What are the next steps after your offer was rejected? Finding an ideal home can be a daunting process. It involves talking to a wide range of realtors and having a myriad of meetings with your mortg ...

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Top 10 Considerations When Moving to a New Area

Top 10 Considerations When Moving to a New Area

March 24, 2021 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Peak Moving Season being just around the corner, most movers and other professionals in the industry will tend to encourage moving during the offseason. No matter where you are moving to, here are som ...

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6 Signs a Home Will Likely Increase In Value

6 Signs a Home Will Likely Increase In Value

February 10, 2021 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

A home is a massive investment. Any new homeowner will naturally hope their investment will gain value. While nothing in life is guaranteed, there are some excellent indicators that a home is likely t ...

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Advice for First-Time Home Sellers

Advice for First-Time Home Sellers

February 8, 2021 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

When buying your home, you probably dreamt of passing it down to future generations. Now, things turned out different and you are looking to sell. You fell in love with your home and made a ton of ...

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5 Things NOT To Do When Selling Your House

5 Things NOT To Do When Selling Your House

November 23, 2020 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

The process of selling a residential property can be time-consuming and emotionally involving, especially if it is your first sale. While your home's curb appeal influences a prospective buyer's poten ...

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Five Tips for Buying a Condo

Five Tips for Buying a Condo

November 9, 2020 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Yaaay! You finally got enough to facilitate the down payment of your first condo, or perhaps this is your investment property. Here is a simplified guide that includes some tips for buying a condo.& ...

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Buying Land To Build A Home in Ontario

Buying Land To Build A Home in Ontario

August 20, 2020 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Buying Land To Build A Home If you've been dreaming of escaping your unruly neighbors, the hubbub of the city, or the restrictions of your homeowners' association, then buying land to build a home is ...

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Top 3 Home Improvement Ideas to Increase the Value of Your Home

Top 3 Home Improvement Ideas to Increase the Value of Your Home

August 12, 2020 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Homeowners are often excited about home renovations and updates. Some property owners also use that opportunity to fulfill their wish lists, such as adding a master bedroom or hardwood flooring. Wit ...

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Home Inspections, How They Can Benefit Home Buyers and Sellers

Home Inspections, How They Can Benefit Home Buyers and Sellers

July 15, 2020 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Owning a home is one of the most valuable investments you can make. While good living spaces should be as comfortable as possible, with time they should also be able to increase their ROI. That's why ...

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Useful Tips for Buying and Selling A Home During Covid-19

Useful Tips for Buying and Selling A Home During Covid-19

June 15, 2020 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

The coronavirus pandemic has derailed buying and selling activities in the property market. Albeit fewer homes have been listed for sale, the industry is gradually recovering. Prospective buyers can m ...

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Is it a Good Time to Become a First-Time Home Buyer?

Is it a Good Time to Become a First-Time Home Buyer?

May 27, 2020 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

We are facing a challenging time as we work together to combat COVID-19 in our country and even our own neighborhoods. With so much uncertainty in the air, is it a good time to think about buying a ho ...

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5 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid

5 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid

May 13, 2020 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Buying your first home is a scary and exciting process because it’s a HUGE commitment. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of home shopping and mistakes can leave you with buyer&rs ...

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Home Selling Season is Around the Corner: Tips to Get Ready

Home Selling Season is Around the Corner: Tips to Get Ready

March 20, 2020 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Home selling season is rapidly approaching. In most cases, spring is the top time to sell a home. One reason spring is the top-selling season is that home buyers align their moving schedule with their ...

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Real Estate 101: Essential Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Real Estate 101: Essential Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

March 6, 2020 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Buying a home is always a big decision, but when you're a first-time buyer it's even more important to get it right. Without home-buying experience to draw on, it's easy to make mistakes you could reg ...

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4 Hidden Problems That Could Be Hurting Your Home Sale

4 Hidden Problems That Could Be Hurting Your Home Sale

January 10, 2020 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

One of the biggest fears that home sellers have is that their property will end up on the real estate market for months on end. This is a nightmare for a number of reasons. First of all, having your h ...

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