Painting and Home Staging

12 August 2013
REMAX Realtron Realty Inc

Do I Really Need to Paint Before I Stage My Home? It’s a good question…one we hear over and over. The basic rule of Staging 101 is when choosing a paint colour “stay in neutral”. Your property needs to appeal to your target audience, while keeping in mind the widest range of potential buyers. Neutral wall and cabinet colours can be elegant and sophisticated…not offensive in the least. You may find the word “offensive” an interesting term to use when ...


Repair Clauses in Real Estate Contracts

18 July 2013
REMAX Realtron Realty Inc

Repair clauses in real estate contracts must be carefully worded. Most real estate agreements are conditional on the buyer being satisfied with a home inspection. The buyer inspector then usually finds problems and the buyer wants the seller to correct them in order to go through with the deal. As the following case illustrates, if you are not careful in how you word this repair obligation, court proceedings can arise: Mark Rosenhek agreed to buy a home from Elizabeth and ...

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Be Ready for Closing Day

19 June 2013
REMAX Realtron Realty Inc

Closing day in a house deal is a milestone for both the seller and the buyer. Next to the actual deal negotiation, it is very important that both the buyer and the seller are properly prepared for closing, to be able to handle any surprises. Sellers, here is a checklist to follow: 1) Make sure you have given your lawyer a copy of any deed, mortgage, survey and current property tax bills. You should have received these from your lawyer ...

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Before & After the Storm

05 June 2013
REMAX Realtron Realty Inc

Spring and summer storms can wreak havoc on property. Damage can be instant or cumulative; if initial damage is not addressed promptly it can often worsen as time goes by. Taking some preventive steps at home can reduce the chances of serious damage to homes and lives. Before the storm Check outside for loose items that may be blown away or collide with the home. Outdoor furniture, grills, toys, birdbaths and the like should be put away. Large objects such ...

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Planting Time

28 May 2013
REMAX Realtron Realty Inc

It’s the end of May, which for most of Canada, means that it’s planting time! Nothing can be more welcoming at your front door than a couple of bright, healthy urns of flowers or leafy green plants. If you’re selling your home, you want prospective buyers to be thinking “I could live here” before they even set foot in the house, so be sure to put your best foot forward by sprucing up your entryway. Try and select urns that complement the style of your home:

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