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Category: Home Ownership (20 posts)

  • August 22, 2018 @ 12:15 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling

You've put your house on the market, and you're ready to start spending all the money you know you'll make from the sale. There's only one problem. Your house isn't selling. After trying to figure

  • June 27, 2018 @ 1:13 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

6 Home Renovations That Will Increase Your Home's Value

Home renovations can be an expensive and time-consuming commitment, and whether you plan on staying put for the long haul or flipping the house right away, it's worth knowing which renovation projects

  • June 13, 2018 @ 11:14 AM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction is moving to one of the over-55 communities that ar

  • March 28, 2018 @ 12:25 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Five Things to Consider Before Flipping a House

House flipping can be a tempting way to make fast money, but not every fixer-upper has the potential to be profitable. Here's five things to consider before buying a property to flip. 1. Time Tele

  • March 14, 2018 @ 12:58 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions First

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circumstances, just as renting is a smart move in othe

  • January 10, 2018 @ 12:58 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a New Home vs an Existing Home

If you're planning on investing in real estate, then you're going to have two main options: to buy an existing home or buy a new home. An existing home is a house that has been lived in before, wherea

  • May 24, 2017 @ 1:52 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Three Simple Updates to Help Sell Your Home Fast

If you're getting ready to sell your home, you may be wondering what you can do to help it sell quickly. How can you make your home more appealing without investing a lot of time or money? The answer

  • April 26, 2017 @ 1:35 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Getting Your Whole Family on Board When Selling Your Home

If you are selling your home, this can be a challenge when you are in charge of getting your family on board as well. Selling a home with kids has its own challenges, but it isn't impossible. Here are

  • December 14, 2016 @ 11:20 AM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Going Away for the Holidays? Protect Your Home against Burglars!

Burglars look for opportune moments to enter homes in search of valuables, and they don't take breaks for the holidays. In fact, many burglaries take place during the holidays, especially when people

  • November 9, 2016 @ 12:04 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Curb Appeal on a Budget

If you're like most people looking to sell your home quickly, you already know the importance of curb appeal. While more and more homebuyers are looking online for homes for sale, a majority still do

  • August 24, 2016 @ 3:37 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

5 Simple Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

If you are working up to selling your home, there are a few quick updates that you can do to get it in better shape for the market. Minimal time upfront getting your property ready to sell can make al

  • June 8, 2016 @ 9:31 AM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Why is Saving Money so Hard?

Saving money is a lot like dieting -- easy to understand but difficult to execute and follow through. Intellectually, you know that having that extra piece of pie or second helping of French fries is

  • May 25, 2016 @ 9:46 AM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Before You Hire a Realtor Ask These 5 Questions

Selling a home is a big decision. An equally big decision is choosing a Realtor. On a basic level, your Realtor is responsible for finding the best buyer for your home at the price you're asking. Howe

  • April 27, 2016 @ 10:07 AM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circumstances, just as renting is a smart move in othe

  • March 23, 2016 @ 12:33 PM
  • Posted by Site Admin

Location, Condition, Price: The Top Three Features Of A Good Rental House

When you are shopping for an investment property you should make some of the same assessment criteria important that you would use if you were buying the property for yourself. A nice home in a good l

  • December 22, 2015 @ 12:21 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Five Sure Signs it's Time To Downsize

As you grow older, your needs will start to change.  One of the main things that you may want to consider altering is your accommodation or property.  But how do you know when it is time to

  • November 24, 2015 @ 1:34 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Buying a New Home Instead of an Existing Home? Things to Consider...

If you're planning on investing in real estate, then you're going to have two main options: to buy an existing home or buy a new home. An existing home is a house that has been lived in before, wherea

  • September 23, 2015 @ 12:19 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Holding an Open House - Can These Tempting Tips Boost Your Chances of a Sale?

Is your home currently on the market? Are you hoping for a quick sale and want to stack the odds in your favour? One powerful option to consider is to maximize the potential of the open house showings

  • August 12, 2015 @ 1:30 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Ten Cheap Home Upgrades That Pay Off

If you're thinking of renovating your home, you're in good company. According to Toronto-based real estate consultants Altus Group, Canadians spent a record $67.8 billion in home renovation in 2014 -

  • June 29, 2015 @ 9:33 AM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

4 Ways To Make Your Backyard A Summer Haven

Enjoying your backyard in the summer months is a treat if you have been cooped up indoors during the cold and wet months. Here are four ways you can spruce up your yard and make it a summer haven. 1.