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The 10 DON’TS OF MORTGAGE CLOSING

The 10 DON’TS OF MORTGAGE CLOSING

Over the years, I’ve developed my CLIENT FIRST policy – ensuring my clients have a smooth transition to home ownership. Sometimes, this can involve advising or even assisting with the financial part of real estate transactions. This article The 10 Don’ts of Mortgage Closing was included in a mortgage newsletter from Lisa Upshaw, a local mortgage professional Read More

 

Walkable Neighbourhoods:
The New-Style Communities

Walkable Neighbourhoods:  The New-Style Communities

During an average week, how many places can you, or do you, walk to? If you’re like many Canadians, it’s difficult to get everything done in one day on foot—at some point, you need to drive – whether to school, work, or shopping. Recently, I have noticed a trend away from a car-centred style of Read More

 

5 Reasons To Use A Real Estate Agent

5 Reasons To Use A Real Estate Agent

When you hire a real estate agent whether you are buying or selling your home, what exactly are you getting? Experience and expertise in real estate transactions! Most people sell only a few homes in their lifetime, usually with several years in between each sale. Even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. Read More

 

5 Tips To Getting Your Home Ready For The Spring Market

5 Tips To Getting Your Home Ready For The Spring Market

Most real estate agents have busy weekends hosting open houses and chatting with the potential buyers they meet. My team is no exception. This past weekend, we hosted four open houses which were just packed with prospective home buyers. If you are thinking of selling, there is no better opportunity that now, particularly when inventory Read More

 

Listing Country Properties | Renovate Before Listing

Listing Country Properties | Renovate Before Listing

In January, Kim Perosa and Michael McQuinn, professional sales agents with Karen Paul & Associates joined Karen for the Friday Morning Real Estate Video Chat. In this particular chat Kim, Michael and Karen discuss the current real estate market, listing country properties and whether or not renovating a property before listing adds to the value of the Read More

 

Hidden Costs Of Home Buying

Hidden Costs Of Home Buying

The selling price is only one of the real estate related costs you’ll encounter when purchasing a new home. Getting your real estate agent involved in helping you prepare a budget will ensure that nothing is overlooked. Along with a wide network of suppliers, experienced real estate agents have an idea as to approximate fees Read More

 

Hidden Costs When Selling Your Home

Hidden Costs When Selling Your Home

On the surface, selling your property should be a simple calculation: Profit = Selling Price Less Outstanding Mortgage. So when a real estate agents starts sharing the incidental costs when selling your home, it seems almost counter-intuitive. One of the responsibilities of your real estate agent is to help identify and estimate your individual ‘selling’ Read More

 

Happy Holidays | The Very Best for 2017

Happy Holidays | The Very Best for 2017

What a wonderful year 2016 was, and a banner year for real estate sales. A huge thank you goes out to Team Karen Paul and of course our clients. On behalf of everyone at Karen Paul & Associates and Keller Williams Edge Realty, we wish you a very happy holiday and look forward to serving you in Read More

 

LED: The Next Evolution in Lighting

LED: The Next Evolution in Lighting

This fall we listed a home that was using only LED lighting. I was absolutely fascinated and impressed, not just by the quality of the lighting but the role LED lighting was playing towards sustainability. Since this is the time of holidays lights on our trees and in our homes (inside and out) it seemed Read More

 

Realtor Partnerships: Mothers & Sons

Realtor Partnerships: Mothers & Sons

Have you ever noticed how many real estate teams are actually family operations? Husbands and wives together often being followed by their sons and daughters. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal  Mark Olesh, South Florida regional director for Keller Williams Realty in Palm Harbour, FL  was quoted as saying: “the secret to a successful Read More

 
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