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The Informed: January Article

You’re probably familiar with the term "home staging". It involves cleaning, de-cluttering, reorganizing, and decorating specifically in order to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Furniture stores do something similar when they "stage" a bedroom suite in a showroom.

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The Informed: February Article

There are dozens of ways to make your property more enticing to potential buyers. For example, you can invest in getting your home professionally "staged", which involves making it look a little like a model home. Or, you can do a major renovation to improve your home’s look and value.

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The Informed: March Article

The more you know about the best way to reach a goal, the more likely you are to get the result you want. So, whether you’re hunting for a new job, assembling a backyard BBQ, or training for a 3 mile run, you’ll want to use a proven process to help you get there.

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The Informed: April Article

When you’re showing your home to a potential buyer, you obviously want to make the best impression possible. You don’t want to make a mistake, and miss out on an opportunity to sell. So here are some of the most common home viewing blunders and how to avoid them:

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The Informed: May Article

You are probably already aware of the major things you need to do around your home to get it ready for sale. These include getting rid of clutter, doing minor repairs, and making everything clean and tidy so every room is as much of a showcase as possible.

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The Informed: June Article

When shopping for a new home, one of the most important considerations - yet one most people don’t pay enough attention to - is the lot type. Selecting the right one can significiantly increase your enjoyment of the home. Picking the wrong one can have the opposite effect.

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The Informed: July Article

Your home probably has dozens of great features that are going to help it stand out and sell faster. Perhaps it has a cosy sunken livingroom? Or an equipped and smartly decorated kitchen that Rachel Ray would envy? Or a location in a desirable neighborhood?

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The Informed: August Article

Do you have a picture in your head of what your "dream home" will look like? Most people shopping for a new house have a vision in mind. Your vision of the ideal property may include such features as a spacious patio, three good-sized bedrooms, a room for a quiet home office, a livingroom with a fireplace, and more.

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The Informed: September Article

There are a lot of preparations that need to be made when you are buying and selling a home. You have to arrange for financing, prepare your property so that it’s as attractive as possible to potential buyers, start the process of looking for a new home, and on and on. A great REALTOR® will help you do all that.

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The Informed: October Article

Shopping for a new home can be intimidating. With so many things to do and think about, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some good tips for making the home hunting process a lot easier and less stressful.

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The Informed: November Article

When you’re putting your property on the market, you want to make it seem as big and comfortable as possible. Let’s face it. Buyers are attracted to space. However, you probably have at least one room in your home - and perhaps even more - that feels small and a little cramped.

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The Informed: December Article

Even if you’ve purchased a home before, you may still find the terms and acronyms used in the real estate industry a little baffling. What in the world does "4B/2B" mean anyway? Here’s a quick list that will help you get a handle on the most common lingo you’re likely to come across.

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