Presidents Gold Award
April 23rd, 2014 
Gaby Piper-Crawley, ASA

Sales Representative


Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage

office:905-822-6900
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Presidents Gold Award
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IS A HOME A GOOD INVESTMENT?10 BEST REASONS TO MOVE
For those wanting a steady return on their money, houses can be a sure bet. When the baby boomers started madly buying housesTo make the best remodel or move decision, it is important to understand all the reasons that you have to remodel and all the reasons that you have to move. This article reviews common reasons to move.
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RENTING VS. BUYING, WHICH IS BETTER?SHOULD I BUY REAL ESTATE AT THE TOP OF THE MARKET?
One thing is for sure; we all know that we need a roof over our head.How will you know a good house when you see it? What if you buy a house and can't sell the one you own?
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Real Estate Articles

Real Estate Articles

BUYING HOME CHECKLISTSELLING A HOME CAPITAL GAINS TAXSELLING YOUR HOME ON YOUR OWN - OR USING A REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
If you are buying a home, then, before you decide on whether this home is your dream home, the following checklist will help you look at prospective homes with a critical eye. We suggest printing this page and putting it on a clipboard. When you find a home that really interests you, mark the features you see and note their general condition on this list.The Income Tax Act does not specifically set out whether or not a gain or loss is capital in nature. The taxpayer is responsible for reporting the gain as income or capital gain. This report may then be challenged by the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency with the onus of proof on the taxpayer.If you have decided that now is the time to sell your home, you might be thinking: should I hire a Real Estate Sales Representative or do it alone. Have you ever considered repairing your own car? Anyone can buy the tools and parts. However, most of us just do not have the knowledge, training, experience or the expertise and commitment of time to do the job properly. Besides, there are plenty of experienced professionals to do the work for us.
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HOW REAL ESTATE MARKET CONDITIONS AFFECT YOUR OFFER PRICESTAGINGÖ FOR A FASTER SALE AND HIGHER PRICEDOWNSIZING YOUR RESIDENCE
A hot market is a "sellerís market". During a sellerís market, properties can sell within a few days of being listed and there are often multiple offers. Sometimes homes even sell above the asking price. Though most buyers want to get a "deal" on a home, reducing your offer by even a few thousand dollars could mean that someone else will get the home you desire.There are many television shows today that focus on home staging. If you have not watched any, do yourself a favor and tune in. They all say the same thing: do not even consider putting your house on the market until you have taken a close look at its condition. Experienced sales people know that you only have one shot at impressing potential buyers, so take some time to prepare your home for showings. You will be rewarded with a faster sale and a higher offer.A great many moves in our lives are to larger residences to accommodate growing families. Or, perhaps our financial development allows us to move up to a larger home with more features and amenities. There is no stress involved in trying to reduce our lifeís stuff to fit into a smaller place. If anything, we just need to shop for some more furniture for the new larger place.
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