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Investment in real estate property in Pickering, Whitby, and Ajax can be very tricky. It is necessary for an investor to have some knowledge on property investment or to recruit the services of professional realtors in the area who can help one to acquire a good property. This is especially important, as a home or commercial building may not always be as it appears.

For example, there are instances when one may decide to buy an adorable property in the heart of the town, but upon further investigation, may realize that the property has no long-term potential of a good stream of income, or worse yet, has serious problems that will cost a lot to fix. Therefore, you and your realtor should investigate several elements before you decide to invest in a

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Most home buyers are looking for a property they can move into right away, which means updated homes are much more appealing to the common buyer. While some renovations are very expensive and not worth the investment, there are many renovations that are relatively inexpensive that will breathe new life into your home. Here are some tips on how to save money on your renovation project:

·       Set a Budget
A budget is a necessity if you are looking to save money on your renovations. You need to come up with estimates of what everything may cost and what kind of return you will see on them. Having a budget will keep you on track and prevent you from overextending yourself financially. In the end, those boundaries you set for yourself will ensure that you

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In the competitive Pickering, Whitby, and Ajax markets, making your home feel updated and fresh can go a long way to attracting the right potential buyers. However, you don’t have to go out and hire a slew of contractors to transform your interior and make it feel more welcoming and modern. Here are a few simple tricks to give your home a revitalized look:

 

1) Replace old fixtures and accents.

This one can truly make a huge difference! You can start small by replacing light switch panels, outlet covers, and so on, and hire professionals to simply switch out faucets, interior doors, and light fixtures. These small details go a long way to making a home look more valuable.

 

2) Refresh the kitchen.

Kitchens are one of the main

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Preparing Your Home For A Spring Sale- John Karevska

Spring is the optimal time to sell your home in the GTA. As the snow melts away and the city blooms again, people feel invigorated and ready to make a move. Of course, this also means there will be many other homes on the market as well, so differentiating your property from the rest is key to selling quickly and for a great price! Through my years of experience helping sellers in Pickering, Whitby, and Ajax prepare their homes, I have developed an extensive list of tasks to do that help create a welcoming essence and show pride of ownership to buyers and their agents. Below are a few of my top tips for getting your home ready:

1. First impressions are important
Spend some time removing dead leaves from your yard, trimming back bushes, fixing any issues

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Now that it’s spring, you can fully show off your home’s front and backyards. Curb appeal can raise your property value by 10%. Watch the video for details and contact me for more tips on how to sell your home.

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Spending too much on your electricity bills? Watch the video for my #1 energy saving tip. I will be happy to help you find the perfect home to make your family memories. Contact me today: www.haveagreatday.ca

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Negotiating can be intimidating for home buyers. My years of negotiating experience and market knowledge will help you close your dream deal. Watch the video to learn how to get what you want in negotiations and contact me to learn more.

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Having plants in your home not only brings life to a room but they also have incredible health benefits. They can make you feel less tired, decrease your chances of catching a cold and purify the air. It is recommended to have one potted plant per 100 square feet to feel the benefits. Whether you live in the country with acres of land or in a condo downtown Toronto, you can enjoy the pure and simple joy of gardening. Here’s how to create a plant oasis, regardless of how much space you have.

 

Tips for backyard gardens: 

  1. Prep the beds: Before you plant, loosen the
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Some homeowners believe selling their own property is the best way to go, and while it certainly is possible, the services a real estate agent provides are truly invaluable to sellers, helping them get the best deal possible in the hot Pickering, Whitby, and Ajax markets. The top 3 ways sellers can benefit from working with a knowledgeable agent include:

1) Competitive pricing analysis
When you work with an agent that has a thorough understanding of the market, current trends, pricing strategies, and comparable properties, they can determine a price that will attract the right buyers to your home. An unbiased, researched-based approach is key to setting a price that reflects current demand.  

2) Professional marketing
Showcasing your home in local ads is

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With a competitive real estate market in the core of Toronto, the east end in Pickering, Whitby, and Ajax, are still affordable areas that home buyers may consider moving to. Real estate transactions can certainly be complex, but with an experienced professional by your side, it can be super simple, and even fun! Here are three tips to help you start your journey to home ownership in a hot market:

1. Be educated

Gain a clear idea of exactly what your household is looking for ahead of time so you know what to budget for, then obtain a pre-approval from a reputable mortgage lender before viewing any properties. It is really important to research the neigbourhoods and understand home values in that area ahead of time. In a seller's market, being a…
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