When selling a home, presentation is everything. Successfully staging a property can help buyers visualize themselves living in your home, which ultimately can lead to more offers.
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Understanding how to deal with builders in the current climate can set the tone for what to expect, should your clients decide to buy new construction.
With heated real estate markets throughout so many areas of the country, new construction is no exception. This sector of the market has been fast-moving as the pandemic has motivated people to seek spaces that truly optimize the ability to live, work and play in one place.
The commercial real estate industry in North America is heavily reliant on the metric commonly known as capitalization or “cap” rate. The cap rate is probably the #1 tool employed by analysts and investors in evaluating and choosing rental properties.
Canadian real estate has been a tough nut to crack for some homebuyers, and those with less than 20 percent as a down payment now face another challenge, with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s (CMHC) tighter qualification rules for borrowers of high-ratio mortgages. This move is in response to the global pandemic that has left many Canadians vulnerable.
For many buyers, flooring is an unexpectedly key factor in the choice of a home. Flooring can unify a space and make it stand out or can draw unnecessary attention to itself and be a stumbling block to a sale. When preparing your next property for sale, flooring should be a focus, not an afterthought.
In-demand flooring styles are changing.
Working from home is the new normal for many people. Here’s how to get your workspace functioning well and looking great.
With social distancing mandates in effect across much of the country, many people working in industries deemed “non-essential” are doing their work from home. And while the constant stream of COVID-19 news, in addition to caretaking or homeschooling responsibilities, can make it hard to stay focused on work, modifying your space can help. An organized and visually appealing work area can help you feel more productive and more relaxed.
Even when the weather warms up, most of us still spend up to 90% of our time inside. That’s never been more true than right now as we shelter in place to protect ourselves and our families from the COVID-19 pandemic and limit our time outside to short walks or trips to the grocery store. This all means, of course, that keeping our home environment and indoor air quality (IAQ) clean and comfortable is more important than ever.
What exactly is indoor air quality?
KN95 face masks of certified quality help insulate our healthcare heroes and other front-line workers from contracting COVID-19. With the sharp increase in demand, Chinese manufacturers are now churning out 200 million face masks daily, but the delta between supply and demand keeps growing. As a result, false replicas are infiltrating the market, often being sold at exorbitant prices.
Your credit score is now the most important factor in determining how much house you can buy, so if you are in the market for a new home, you need to understand how it affects you.
In order to make it easy for mortgage companies to determine the risk of lending to you, they are using a system called credit scoring.
When lenders look at your credit report, they can instantly see how much debt you have, how reliable you are with bill payments, and if you've had any bankruptcies within the last several years.
As cars sit in the driveway, and everyone puts a tighter hold on money, drivers may have a new way to save a few dollars on their car insurance policies.
The Ontario government is amending a regulation under the Insurance Act to allow auto insurers to give premium rebates to policyholders for up to 12 months following the end of the emergency declared due to the coronavirus pandemic.