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4 Tips for Selling a Home During Winter Featured Image

Although selling a home in the winter can be challenging, it's not impossible. As with any real estate transaction, taking the buyer's needs into account will get you more offers. How can you meet those needs and increase your chances of selling a home, especially during traditionally slow selling seasons? Read on to find out.

Make Your Home Easy to Navigate

If you can't park on the sidewalk because of a large snowdrift or the driveway is covered with snow, no one will stop by your open house. Parking a kilometre away and walking to the house in freezing weather is the last thing anyone wants to do. In addition, make sure the walk is shoveled and salted properly to avoid slip and fall accidents, which could scare people away.

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 The Five S's to Selling Your Home Featured Image

"I have a couple interested in looking at your house. When would be good for you?" Your heart pounds and you scrutinize your living room. With so many factors that can influence a buyer's decision, what can you do to make your house their dream home? Here are the top five areas that you can work on to maximize your home's appeal.

Sparkling

When you go car shopping, what is it that makes any car on the lot attractive? In most cases, it's that "new car feel" that makes it seem like THIS car could never get dirty, ever! 

The same applies to house shopping. It's so much fun to walk into a sparkling clean home and think, "Yeah! I bet this place never gets dirty!" Anything that enhances a home's ability to stay neat is a huge plus. Features like…

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How To Attract Serious Buyers to Your Home Featured Image

When you list your home for sale on the market, you want it sold quickly and for top dollar. The unfortunate truth, however, is that many people who go house hunting are not actively looking for a home or ready to make a purchase. For example, some individuals who may want to tour your home may be those nosy neighbours who are interested in learning more about what other properties in the area look like or what price they are listed for. Others may simply enjoy touring homes or may be feeling out the market. 

Of course, each time your home is shown, you have to make an extra effort to clean it, to be away from the house for several hours and more. Clearly, it's in your best interest to attract serious buyers to your home and to dissuade those who…

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How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time Featured Image

The real estate market is generally flourishing in the Edmonton area, which means many people are interested in selling their homes. However, when you sell your home, you have to find a new one. If you're looking to sell your home and buy a new one at the same time, you will no doubt face some challenges. A few helpful tips can aid you so both transactions turn out successful.

Expect the Stress

It is a no-brainer that both selling and buying a home are stressful situations. Therefore, you should go into the situation expecting to feel stressed. Doing one of these activities is stressful enough, so you should realize that doing both at the same time will double the feelings of anxiety you may experience. You will certainly have a few nights where…

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The Differences Between Selling a Condo and Selling a House Featured Image

The differences between a house and a condo are like night and day. These differences definitely play a role in buying and selling decisions.

House Versus Condo

Condo owners pay an association fee, used toward the upkeep of the property and common areas that condo owners share. These common areas are not controlled by owners. But usually, there is no yard work to worry about and maintenance issues are resolved by the association. Parking areas are maintained and outside lighting and landscape are the condo association's responsibilities. 

Condos are often found located in desirable areas (like central downtown) where single family houses are rare. These buildings are usually near offices and in historic districts, similar to the project in…

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