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SPRING INTO ACTION

Spring is peak home-buying time. If you’re in the market for a new home this season, get a jump on your competition by ticking off these tasks before even beginning the home-hunting process.

PAINTING PERFECTION, FOR LESS!

There’s nothing that can change and refresh the look of a room faster and as cost-effectively as a fresh coat of paint. While big jobs, high ceilings and tight deadlines may necessitate the services of a professional painter, there are many other instances that are conducive to a successful DIY experience.

AGING IN (YOUR) PLACE

With an estimated 11,000 North Americans turning 65 every day, it’s safe to assume that more and more conversations are turning to housing considerations that will accommodate the aging population. 

CHILL CONTINUES THROUGHOUT MARKET

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) announced a drop in sales of almost 35 percent in February, as the average selling price fell more than 12 percent to $767,818.

AT FIRST GLANCE

A positive or negative first impression makes all the difference when you’re showing your home, so make note of these tips to help you create the best initial reaction possible for potential homebuyers.

TURN UP THE HEAT!

 

At this time of year, a warm home is a welcoming home. Take a few minutes now to ensure your toastiest heating options are also safe and energy efficient.

SAY “BYE” BEFORE “BUY”

Moving homes is not only emotionally taxing, but the physical task of hauling all your belongings from one place to another is just downright exhausting. Have a look at the following decluttering directions, whether you’re thinking of making a move soon, or simply want to get a jump on your spring-cleaning.

HOME SALES DOWN, AVERAGE PRICE UP

Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Tim Syrianos confirmed a total of 92,394 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in 2017. While this yearly total was down 18.3 percent compared to the record set in 2016, the average selling price for 2017 was $822,681 — a year-over-year increase of 12.7 percent.

LOOK UP: GET A ROOF CHECKUP

You’re no doubt thankful for the roof over your head, so take the time now to make sure that roof is in winter-ready shape, before the wet, blustery weather blows in. 

 

Tips and Tricks for Moving with Children

Moving can be hard on family members as they try to adjust to a new home and community. Deciding when and how to break the news to your children can be difficult. Your attitude towards moving and your willingness to let your children share in the experience will influence their feelings.  However, this simple guideline and the tips listed below can help make the move seamless and bring excitement.

 

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