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Top 3 To-Do’s before you sell your home

Top 3 To-Do’s before you sell your home

If you are thinking about putting your home up for sale, now is a fantastic time of year! However, there are some key things you should do before you list your house in order to maximize your return. Develop a Serious Seller Mindset Moving can be a very emotional time. Detaching yourself emot... Read More

5 Ways to Protect Your Home While On Vacation

5 Ways to Protect Your Home While On Vacation

Planning a winter vacation? And truly, I do understand that there are a millions things to cover off before heading out. A word of caution, when compiling your ‘trip-to-do’ list, don’t forget those tasks that will keep your home safe and secure during the holidays. It's no fun being aske... Read More

Humidify Your Home This Winter: Here’s Why

Humidify Your Home This Winter: Here’s Why

Having a home with the correct humidity levels during the winter is not only good for Ontario homes, but for the people that live in them. Cold, dry winters zap humidity out of the air. Combine that with closed windows and the constant running of the furnace and your home’s humidity can easily ... Read More

The Advantages of the Winter Real Estate Market

The Advantages of the Winter Real Estate Market

Every real estate agents tell you that any season is the right season to buy or sell your home, and that’s true, even in a winter when real estate market can be quite lucrative. There are several great reasons not ignore a winter a market, whether you are a buyer or a seller and several great s... Read More

Happy Holidays | All the best for 2018

Happy Holidays | All the best for 2018

What a wonderful year we had! Not only was it hopping in terms of real estate sales but team-wise we had a lot of great events and activities. And a large part of that success to belongs to all of my team members at Karen Paul, and of course you, our clients. On behalf of everyone at Karen Pau... Read More

Closing Day Checklists for Buyers & Sellers

Closing Day Checklists for Buyers & Sellers

I love checklists. Not only do they simplify my life, but they keep things orderly during a real estate transaction when things can get so busy and sometimes go off the rails. Real Estate Lawyer Mark Weisleder penned a real estate column for The Toronto Star from 2009 to 2012. He still has lin... Read More

5 Tips on Selling Your Home With Pets

5 Tips on Selling Your Home With Pets

What about our pets? This is a question that is often asked in real estate sales. If you have a dog or cat, chances are you love your pet. But, while pets are great for your emotional health, they don’t help you sell your home. When you decide to put the house on the market you will need to do ... Read More

Want To Reduce Household Energy Costs? Here’s how!

Want To Reduce Household Energy Costs? Here’s how!

Household energy costs consume a significant portion of a household budget. So it makes sense to ensure you are taking all the necessary steps towards becoming energy efficient. In a recent newsletter,  Pedro Giorgana a professional home inspector with InspecHomes identified strategies that wi... Read More

From Karen’s Desk: Real Estate Market Update

From Karen’s Desk: Real Estate Market Update

October 2017 With September wrapped up, we are now fully engaged in the fall market. Historically this is a very active seasons in the Southern Ontario region. Although it hasn’t felt like fall weather quite yet, we are seeing signs of the market gaining the momentum that is associated with thi... Read More

Buying Real Estate As Investment Property

Buying Real Estate As Investment Property

Owning your first home is a great way to learn all the ins-and-outs of buying real estate. Building your real estate portfolio is a beneficial way to diversify and save for the future. Increasingly, people are opting to purchase an investment property to help save for their children's education... Read More