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4 Kitchen Countertop Materials for HomesUpon determining it is time to renovate the kitchen, homeowners must decide just what countertop material to use. With the right surface, the countertops can act as the focal point of this space and perfectly tie everything together. The surface also matters when it comes to utility, as it acts as the work surface for all the kitchen activities. For that reason, finding the perfect countertop material is well worth the time and effort it takes—and this guide aims to help.

Laminate

Since its development in the 1940s, laminate countertops have been a staple in kitchens all across Canada and beyond. Although they were once made of cheap plastic, advancements have resulted in the creation of high-pressure laminates that are both robust and

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What to Know About Over- and Under-Pricing a HomeListing a home close to its realistic value is absolutely vital in any home-selling strategy. Experts in the industry claim that pricing a home for sale is the most common aspect of the process where sellers make errors. This is why getting an experienced real estate professional who can properly evaluate and price your home competitively is so essential. Here are some considerations concerning over-pricing a home and under-pricing a home, along with the benefits of playing it smart by pricing it perfectly from the start.

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Potential Outcomes When Over-Pricing a Home

It's only natural to want top dollar and

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3 Ways to Help Sell Your Home During WinterMany homeowners try to avoid selling their home during the winter months because it’s a less popular season for both buying and selling. However, when a Lynx Ridge homeowner needs to sell their home, they often don’t have the luxury of waiting several months for a more desirable time. While it can seem more difficult to sell a home during the winter, it’s by no means impossible to do so. Just like selling a home during the spring or summer, homeowners need to focus on the home showings and creating a good first impression with potential buyers. Here are some of the best ways to put a home’s best foot forward during the winter season.

Keep the Home Bright

Everyone who lives here in Canada is well-aware of how little sunlight there is during the

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Guide for New Landlords Looking to Rent a HomeRenting a home instead of selling the home, even in a buyers market, may look like a great way to generate extra income. Some Canadian homeowners are well suited to the task and rent out primary and secondary homes. However, there are challenges that can arise when renting out a property and a discussion with a financial planner may help one ascertain whether it is worthwhile to try to rent according to applicable housing laws and restrictions. Understand more about what it takes to successfully rent a home today.

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Canadian Landlord Obligations

Those looking to rent a home for the first time may want to

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Seller Disclosure When Listing a HomeSellers do have certain obligations when working with potential buyers. Canadian homeowners aware of certain issues, such as mould, basement flooding or unpermitted work, may not be able to keep the information to themselves. Potential buyers should be privy to details about a home in specific circumstances and when regulated by the laws in the province or territory. Seller disclosure should not be overlooked when selling property in Canada, as details can make a significant difference to buyers.

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Read the Real Estate Disclosure Form

Sellers are responsible for completing the Real Estate Disclosure form or

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How Is VR Being Used to Sell Homes?Virtual reality (VR) is still a novelty for the vast majority of people. Their experience with it may be limited to anything from video games to pop-up exhibits in amusement parks. But those looking to purchase a luxury home may have more exposure to VR than sellers realize. The nicer a home is, the more VR can show off its quality. Sellers who help buyers become attached to the property—before they set foot on it—have the best chance of getting the unicorn price they were hoping for. See why VR has been so successful for those who want to maximize their marketing.

Extra Eyes

Consider a new home buyer located in a fast sellers market who has seen 10 properties in the course of a single weekend. They may have strong memories of two, vague memories

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Selling Your Home? How to Research the Real Estate MarketWhen the time comes to sell your home, it's important to know what's going on in the real estate market where you live. Having an understanding of the real estate market can help you make smart decisions before and during the sale process.

Doing research typically involves reading articles online, talking to real estate professionals, and making observations about the other homes that are selling in your area. As you're doing your research, below are the questions you should be seeking to answer.

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>Is it a Seller's or Buyer's Market?

A seller's market occurs when homes sell for high prices and home

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3 Warning Signs Sellers Need To KnowJust like buyers can on the lookout for signs that a home isn’t all it’s promised to be, sellers should also know and be able to recognize the different signs that can show that an offer just isn’t worth the trouble it could bring. Accepting a bad offer can cause a homeowner to lose money, not move on time, or even worse, so it’s important to recognize the signs. Here are some of the most common red flags that sellers need to know and why they should raise flags when they show up.

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1. Small Earnest Money Offer

When a buyer makes an offer on a home, they also include what is known as an earnest money

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Should You Use a Professional Photographer When Selling Your HomeBefore listing luxury real estate for sale, many homeowners must decide whether they want to hire a professional photographer, take their own photographs or have their real estate agent take them. While getting professional photographs taken may seem like an extravagance, it's an extravagance that can pay off! Below are some of the many reasons that hiring a professional photographer might be a good idea for you.

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Professional Photographers Know What Buyers Want

Many professional photographers know exactly what buyers want. This enables photographers to focus on these details when they're taking shots

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Can You Benefit from a Short Sale?Even with the best of intentions, some homeowners cannot continue to pay their mortgage. Even missing a single payment can initiate the foreclosure process with a lender. Foreclosure has serious consequences for a homeowner and can make it hard for an individual to finance a home in the future. Though many people may want to buy foreclosed properties, having a home foreclosed on is not always the best path. As an alternative, many choose to sell a home as a short sale.

Not everyone can go the route of a short sale, as a cooperating lender is involved in approving this option. However, short sales can benefit a homeowner and their lender. Understand more about the short sales process and how it works in Canada today.

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