By: Irene Bilinski

Pricing Market News Buyers and Sellers

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What is happening in the Ottawa Real Estate Market? Some good news for buyers and sellers. An average sale price for April 2015 ($379,959), which was an increase of 1.6% over April 2014 Average sale price to list price ratio in April 2015 was 97.5% (sale prices @2.5% less than list prices) Residential properties have moved even more strongly into a balanced market position while the condominium ...Read More

You Need to Be Banned From Your Own Open House

By: Irene Bilinski

You Need to Be Banned From Your Own Open House

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There isn’t a Real Estate Representative that wants you at your own open house, and actually neither do the potential buyers! You may think that by you being there you can answer questions that your agent may not be able to, after all you own the house. As a home owner, you love your house. When a potential buyer makes some negative comments about it, it’s hard to hear. You start to d...Read More

By: Irene Bilinski

Do You Want to Sell Your Home This Summer? Read These Must Do’s.

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Pricing your home for sale is not the only thing to consider when selling your home. Sellers need to consider a few factors about preparing their home for sale too. Here’s a list of Do’s in order to sell your home; Curb Appeal: Clean up the yard, rake the grass to get rid of as much tree and shrub bits that have landed there over the winter. A new coat of paint on the shutters or gara...Read More

By: Irene Bilinski

Revitalize Your Home Out of Hibernation with These Simple Suggestions:

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1. Work from the top down, inside to outside, to avoid getting what you just cleaned dirty again. 2. Do one room, even one area of one room, at a time to avoid unfinished jobs. The satisfaction of seeing one room sparkle will make the hard work feel like it’s worth the effort. 3 .When tidying, reduce trips around the house by temporarily depositing items in one spot enroute to but not at t...Read More

Should You Paint Your House Before You Sell?

By: Irene Bilinski

Should You Paint Your House Before You Sell?

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Do you paint or don’t you paint the inside of your house before you sell? It’s a question that I get asked quite a bit. A lot of home owners have chosen paint colours for their home based on what they like, the furniture in their home and it worked beautifully for them. The colours were chosen based on how they live in their home. But you are selling your home and this is when you hav...Read More

By: Irene Bilinski

Tips That You Can Do To Help Sell Your Home Faster

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It’s all in the details. When you are selling your home it’s not always the big changes that make a difference, sometimes it’s the little things too that get your home sold. The attraction for a potential buyer doesn’t always start when they are in your home, it starts before they even get to the door. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about: I was looking ...Read More

By: Irene Bilinski

Your Chandelier May Stall An Offer On Your Home

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I’ve seen this happen believe it or not. A new home buyer wants to put an offer on a home and include something like your chandelier. It can be because the chandelier is perfect for that spot or it is so unusual the new buyer wants to include it in the sale.  You on the other hand also love this chandelier. It could be because it was the first thing you bought for your home and you have...Read More

By: Irene Bilinski

Tips To Prevent Water Damage To Your Home From Snow Melting Quickly

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It’s been a really long, cold winter and most of us are excited about the temperatures rising in the spring. But with the warmer temperatures comes the spring thaw. If the snow melts too quickly there could be some water damage to your home. Here are some tips to prevent your home from the damage spring thaw can cause; If  your roof has a lot of snow on it, use a roof rake to pull the...Read More

By: Irene Bilinski

Should Appliances Influence The Home You Buy?

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Often times negotiating appliances into a home you buy is common practice and most times the seller of the home will include them in the purchase. But sometimes you may not want the appliances that come with home. Here’s a list of things to consider before you say yes to a house or if the appliances are worth negotiating for. Are they energy efficient the cost of running older appliances ov...Read More

By: Irene Bilinski

Dispelling The Myth About Selling Your Home In The Winter.

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You’ve probably heard the rumor that selling your home in the winter is not a good idea. We have pretty cold winters here in Toronto and this year is one of the worst. The myth is that home buyers just aren’t looking for a home this time of the year. But that’s not true at all. In my experience (and I’ve been in the Real Estate field a long time), it’s an excellent t...Read More