By: Beverley Boone

Top Ways to Increase Return On Investment

Tags: Sales, ROI

  Top Ways to Increase Return On Investment with just $1,000 1. Shut the Front Door!   We all know first impressions are important, so the first step is making sure your home’s front door is in tip-top shape. You can do this by replacing the door outright ($1,000) or repainting it ($75 for paint and tools).   Rolling up your sleeves and pulling out the sandpaper is definit...Read More

By: Beverley Boone

Renovate vs Buy a Newer Home

Tags: Renovate vs Buy

  Renovate vs Buy a Newer Home Deciding whether to buy a newer home or stay put and invest in renovations is one of the hardest choices to make. There are a number of questions to ask yourself that will help make the choice a little clearer. Money Matters Being realistic about your budget is key when deciding if you should renovate or buy a newer home. Renovation costs can surpass the i...Read More

By: Beverley Boone

Questions to Ask When Buying Real Estate

Tags: Real Estate Questions

    Yay or Nay? Questions to Ask When Buying Real Estate The decision to buy a home is a very personal choice that depends on a number of factors, such as finances, future plans and comfort level. The good news is, professionals like real estate agents, mortgage brokers and even some real estate lawyers are usually willing to consult with you and give you advice before you dive right i...Read More

By: Beverley Boone

Growing Up in a Condo

Tags: Condo

Growing Up in a Condo With amenities like communal sandboxes to in-building child care, raising a family in a condo is a trend that’s gaining momentum in cities across Canada. Here are some tips to make the most out of your family’s condo living.                            A condo may have fewer rooms than a home...Read More

By: Beverley Boone

Pros & Cons of Having a Garden Bed

Tags: Exterior, Garden,

    Spring means getting your hands dirty for planting season. Whether it’s plants or vegetables, you might be thinking about creating a garden bed this year. Now, when it comes to gardening, I realize everyone has their own school of thought and specific way to address the year’s crop. However, if you’re new, here are a few pros and cons to building a garden bed. ...Read More

By: Beverley Boone

Home Trends You Can't Miss

Tags: Home Trends, Interior Staging

  I love getting caught up on the latest trends - especially when it comes to trends in home technology and design. These trends are great if you’re trying to freshen up the look of your home or give your home a tech update. Regardless of when you’re thinking about selling, these updates could be attractive to future buyers. Plus, you’ll love living with them. ...Read More

By: Beverley Boone

Most Common Mortgage Questions – And Answers

Tags: Mortgage Questions

If you're planning to buy a home, getting your financial footing is the first step in the process. After all, this is likely the biggest purchase you'll ever make. How much will a home cost? What can you afford to spend? And where will the money come from? While it's always a good idea to meet with a financial advisor to discuss the specifics of your situation, read on for starters. ...Read More

By: Beverley Boone

 
4 Factors That Will Affect Housing Activity in 2018

Tags: Real Estate 2018

Some prospective homebuyers are taking a wait-and-see approach to buying a home this year, perhaps anticipating further fallout from the new mortgage qualification rules or rising interest rates. Keep these four factors on your radar when deciding whether to purchase this year. ...Read More

By: Beverley Boone

How to Buy a Home Without Stress – Despite the Mortgage Stress Test

Tags: Mortgages

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By: Beverley Boone

The Tricky Business of Selling Your Home

Tags: House pricing

  Understanding the realistic value of your home is important if you’re selling and even if you’re not selling. I know your natural instinct is to ask for as much as possible when selling. Before you decide on a price, I want to help you understand why that might be a risky move. You might be thinking I’m a little crazy, but it’s true!  When looking at the valu...Read More