What Do The Cracks In Your Foundation Mean

By: Irene Bilinski

What Do The Cracks In Your Foundation Mean

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There are no perfect home. Houses have cracks whether they are old or new. Houses shift and settle into position after construction. Houses will have cracks in either the look of the finish or  are more serious to the structural components. Most of these cracks have no structural significance.  Types Of Foundation Cracks:  Shrinkage Cracks A newly poured, concrete foundation m...Read More

5 Simple Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen

By: Irene Bilinski

5 Simple Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen

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You don't have to spend a fortune to update your kitchen and give it a fresh look. You can make an impact in no time with these five simple ideas: New hardware: Changing handles and pulls to a more modern and decorative option is one of the easiest updates you can give to your kitchen. It's a quick job and really makes a difference in the entire space. Paint the cabinets: New c...Read More

	 Getting Pre-approved Is More Important Than Ever

By: Irene Bilinski

Getting Pre-approved Is More Important Than Ever

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With interest rates on the rise and many housing policy changes over the past year, it's more important than ever for first-time home buyers to have their mortgage pre-approval in hand when beginning the search for a new home. There are a few reasons why getting pre-approved is so important as you begin the journey towards home ownership. For one, it takes the guesswork out of house hunting! ...Read More

Home Sellers BEWARE!!

By: Irene Bilinski

Home Sellers BEWARE!!

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PREPARING YOUR HOUSE FOR AN INSPECTION I’ve been told by many home inspectors that there are issues that might come up during an inspection and to avoid any problems with potential buyers you should maybe have a look at the some of the items and repair/replace as required. Whether your home is old or newer, there are always a few things that just might not meet the buyers’ requir...Read More

Home Sellers You Need To Be Aware!!

By: Irene Bilinski

Home Sellers You Need To Be Aware!!

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I’ve been told by many home inspectors that there are issues that might come up during an inspection and to avoid any problems with potential buyers you should maybe have a look at the some of the items and repair/replace as required. Whether your home is old or newer, there are always a few things that just might not meet the buyers’ requirements and can either make or break a deal.&n...Read More

10 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Condo

By: Irene Bilinski

10 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Condo

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Condos are an awesome option for first time home buyers and downsizers.  For first time home buyers, it’s more affordable and you can start small.  For those that want to live in the core of a City and be close to work and restaurants, shopping and the activity – this is also a good option – some don’t even own a car.  For downsizers, they can travel without ...Read More

We All Wonder What Our Home Is Worth Now

By: Irene Bilinski

We All Wonder What Our Home Is Worth Now

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Well hopefully it’s worth more than you paid for it!  If you maintained your home, did necessary updates, added a bit of BLING, the annual appreciation should have increased the value by about, on average, 3-5% per year depending on whether you are a City Dweller, a Country Resident or an Apartment Occupant. After you have resided in your home for a few years, have your real estate age...Read More

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY YOU TAKE POSSESSION OF YOUR HOUSE

By: Irene Bilinski

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY YOU TAKE POSSESSION OF YOUR HOUSE

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This is a very important day for both the buyers and sellers.  This is the day that the transfer of ownership happens. IF YOU ARE THE SELLER:  1. Make sure that your lawyer has copies of all the documentation that you received from your lawyer when you purchased the property i.e. survey, deed and also provide your lawyer with the current property tax bills. 2. Do not cancel your house...Read More

What Does Freehold & Condominium Really Mean?

By: Irene Bilinski

What Does Freehold & Condominium Really Mean?

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There are several types of homes available – there are a few categories but condominium or freehold are the most common. Condominium can be a townhouse or apartment and the interior of each unit belongs to you and the outer portion of the unit is part of the common elements.  The common elements include the building, and land on which the condominium has been built.  There are con...Read More

Easy DIY Spooky Halloween Decorating Ideas

By: Irene Bilinski

Easy DIY Spooky Halloween Decorating Ideas

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Do you love driving around your neighbourhood during October, checking out the ghostly and gruesome Halloween decorations? Thinking of upping your game this year? With plenty of time to get crafty before October 31, make this the year to go all out and enter the running for your street's creepiest house! Here are 8 spooktacular ideas for creating a spine-chilling, Halloween home: 1. Remove y...Read More