It is true that homes seem to be selling again, and some are even getting multiple offers, so that’s a major improvement. There is even a shortage of good starter homes available, and prices have firmed up just in the last few months. This is great for home sellers, but don’t forget this is on the heels of one of the biggest market price drops since 2008.
People have been asking me, will the stronger market conditions last? The short answer is yes, and probably until the summer. One big caution here is that even small increases in prices could stop this market in its tracks. The hard truth is there are still a lot of folks holding back on making these big purchases. Will this change, only if our economy changes, and it looks like that is slowly starting to happen.
Home staging is truly about presentation and gaining a positive edge in a competitive market. However, as of late I have come by a few homes that need far more work than just the usual freshen up and editing their space. I have come across homes that the homeowners have done virtually nothing in a decade or two and will need to spend weeks and 10’s of thousands of dollars just to bring the home to a competitive level.
So how much does annual maintenance cost? Well that varies but an average consensus shows between three and five per cent of home value is the annual investment. This will keep the home top of the market.
To keep your home at its top value try to follow these golden rules of home maintenance:
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Mint condition, fully finished,air conditioned, original owner bungalow is move in ready and features some amazing upgrades, including a gourmets kitchen. From the moment you drive up you'll notice how well kept this property is, and it's located on quite tree lined street close to walking paths. As you enter the home and take in the wide open layout you'll appreciate the hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a wide open living and kitchen area. The Custom Kitchen is the absolute centre of this home, and what a kitchen, hardwood cabinetry, loads and loads of counter & cabinet space, granite counter tops, and upgraded hardware. Click here to read more
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Jay Baruchel you may recognize as the voice of Hiccup from How to train your dragon. He has been in a multitude of roles since 1995 and now is in the directors chair. Bringing us GOON 2, Jay has found creative and exciting ways to capture the shot and deliver the dialogue. The ground breaking shovel cam delivers amazing ice shots while Jays sometimes slightly raw humour delivers the pee myself laughing moment. Jay, a true Canadian star and hockey fan. Goon 2 has great ice time and a fun script, with an awesome cast all lead by an amazing man. Thank you Jay… Your Fan, Kim
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