Strategy for Saving


Ensuring your home is prepped properly can save you a nice chunk of change while protecting your property for years to come. 

Break It Down

Looking at a giant to-do list is overwhelming. To save frustration, break it down into two or three jobs you can tackle over the next three to four weekends. First up, windows. Check each one in the house for drafts and insulation needs. The following week, inspect pipes to avoid an unfortunate burst in January. You can make things even easier by dividing the job among the family. Assign each person a room to inspect and report back on whether it's ready for winter.

Three Steps to a Safe Season

#1: Prep the Plumbing

Drain the water from your outdoor faucets and garden hoses and arrange to have any in-ground sprinkler pipes blown out. Roll up the garden hoses and store them inside. Identify any "problem" pipes that are prone to freezing in the house and consider using heat tape to keep them warm during extremely cold weather....

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IS THIS "THE ONE"

 

Whether you're ready to commit to a place because it actually has most of the "must haves" on your list, or whether it's the realization that there's not a lot of suitable inventory on the market that has made you a little impulsive, before you sign the purchase agreement, take a moment-and a deep breath-to remind yourself of the following buying parameters:

 

1)  DON'T BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW.  Your monthly housing costs-including mortgage payments, property taxes, homeowner's insurance, heating costs etc.-shouldn't take up more than a third of your gross monthly income.  Work with your mortgage representative to figure out what you can afford, and stick to that budget.

 

2) LOOK BEYONE THE FOUR WALLS.  In addition to the home itself, make sure the area will work for you and your family.  Check out transportation, amenities, schools, shopping, safety issues, distance from work and family, and if the style of the neighbourhood...

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Services & Benefits

Our staging and design team are on hand to facilitate your needs when it comes to preparing your home for sale.

Staged homes sell faster and for more money when compared with homes that have not been staged.

 

We offer FREE staging consultation, this includes advice on updating your home for the best return. Providing you with a detailed list of recommendations.

 

Staged homes sell on average 15 to 18 percent higher than a home that is not staged.

 

Our Team can coordinate any necessary repairs, and assist you with any de-cluttering, updating, painting and storage needs.

 

Staged homes spend less time on the market than non-staged homes.

 

Professionally staged homes stand out in the prospective buyers' minds.

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