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What You Can Do When You Discover Unpermitted Work In Your HomeThe home permitting process is an important one. Without permits, there would be no ability to control for quality in new home and existing home construction. Insurance companies and home buyers rely on the permitting process to ensure that the homes in their communities are safe and functional.

Unpermitted work is a problem because it is often not done to code, and even if it is, there is usually no way to certify this is the case. Only through the permitting process can a homeowner be totally sure that their home is built with safety and modern building standards in mind.

How Permits Work

When a permit is pulled, this is a signal to the local building inspectors that a home improvement project is underway and it will soon need to be

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Selling a Home In A Buyer's MarketSelling a home in a buyer's market can be a challenge. A buyer's market is a market condition that occurs when there are more homes for sale than buyers, and buyers have their choice of a variety of different properties. This leads to low prices, and buyers who have a lot of negotiating power. Sellers of homes can find this frustrating because this makes it harder to make profit off the sale of the house. Knowing which renovations to make before listing your home, staging the property, marketing the home well, negotiating wisely and working with a real estate agent can all help make this process more successful for the seller.

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The Documents You Need to Sell Your HomePaperwork for a home sale has come a long way in the past few decades. A real estate agent from 30 years ago could tell clients of the days when the documentation was as simple as it came. But over time, paperwork has evolved to cover both the buyer and the seller against fraud, litigation, and general confusion. The required paperwork for each province will differ based on local regulations, but all sellers are encouraged to learn the basics behind the forms and documents they'll be working with.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Relevant Property Data

Paperwork in Canada is focused on what the buyer needs to know before they take

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4 Tips for Buying a New Construction HomeA newly constructed home can seem like exactly what a home buyer needs to really make a fresh start. There's something enticing about striking out in a completely new territory in order to build a new life. However, the rules for new construction homes are different than conventional homes, which means buyers may need to rethink their negotiation strategies. Learn more about how deadlines, contracts, and bidding work with a new construction home.

Obstacles and Obstructions

Buyers who have commissioned a new home (or who are interested in a home in progress) will first need to understand the practical limitations of building. Inclement weather isn't the only thing that can throw a wrench into the timeline. Builders also have to account for

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4 Ways to Make Painting a Home EasierPainting the inside of the home can be an inexpensive and simple way to significantly change its appearance. A new colour scheme could make an entire house seem newer, as well as wiping away decades of age from the walls. A new paint job often helps sell a home for a better price as well. Getting everything ready in advance can really speed up the process and improve the end result. Here's a few tips to make everything run more smoothly.

1. Buy the Proper Home Painting Tools

Painting a home does not need to take a lot of equipment, but a few useful tools could make all the difference. Homeowners should plan to buy:

  • paint rollers and covers
  • paint trays
  • brushes of different sizes and materials
  • plastic sheeting to protect
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4 Must-Have Energy Efficient Home UpgradesIt’s always a good idea to care about the environment. There’s only one earth, and the better it’s taken care of, the better life future generations will have. These days, there is technology dedicated to being environmentally friendly and helping people reduce how much energy they use. Smart technology can also help sell a home!

This green tech is widely available, but many homeowners may not know of its existence or how useful it is. Here are some of the different pieces of green technology any homeowner can use in their home to reduce their carbon footprint without changing their current lifestyle.

1. Smart Thermostats

Everyone has left their Coventry home for work without remembering to turn off the air conditioning, only realizing ten

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Down Payment Options for a New HomeBuying a home is a very exciting time, but it can also be a stressful time and a little bit of a financial strain. For people who are saving up to buy a home or a vacation home, one of the biggest questions they have is how much of a down payment they should be prepared to offer. Putting a larger amount down can help reduce the amount of the mortgage every month, but putting a smaller amount down can help a homeowner have more in savings. Both are good choices, and both can help any homeowner feel better about their finances and sleep better at night. Here's what a home buyer should be considering.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

How Much

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How to Apply for Your First MortgageWhile most people know the basics of home mortgages, they may not know about the many nuances that can make or break their application process. Not only does each lender has their own approach to granting mortgages, there are also differences between mortgages for vacation homes and those for personal residences. So when looking at mortgages, there is no set answer when it comes to choosing a type of mortgage and its accompanying terms. Each buyer will need to take into account their current financial goals and their future plans

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Mortgage Broker or Bank?

Most Canadians will start with their personal bank

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Try Simple Fixes to Add Great Curb Appeal When Selling a HomeSelling a Springbank Hill home quickly and for the right price in Canada requires more than timing and good luck. Although it may not be an exact science, there are some basic principles that will boost the prospects. Everyone has heard about the importance of making a good first impression. That favourable first impression begins with the face that the home presents to the street. Drive-by impressions can be all-important, but they need not involve major expense or work.

It's entirely possible to boost the Curb Appeal of any home with creativity rather than cash. Here are 3 great ways to do so:

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4 Cheap and Easy Ways To Stage Your HomeWhen trying to sell a home, homeowners try to ensure that their home has every edge it can get in order to rise above the competition. In addition to the many ways a real estate agent may assist a homeowner in selling their home, staging is one where a homeowner can do a lot of the work.

Home staging can help make a home more appealing to buyers, but hiring a professional home stager can be an expense that just isn’t feasible for many homeowners. Here are four essential home staging strategies that any homeowner can use without spending too much money.

1. Remove Personalized Items Before Showings

The purpose of staging a home is to make it as appealing possible to as many different buyers as possible, like a magazine ad or a sample room at

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