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Home Seller Tips: How Do Capital Gains Taxes Work?

When it comes to selling a home, there are a lot of different issues that have to be considered. One of those issues is taxes. These can be higher than expected for some home sellers, especially if they don't understand how capital gains taxes work and how to legally avoid them. But fortunately, ... Read More

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Today everybody has their share of debt, whether it's on credit cards, personal/student loans, lines of credit or mortgages. If you are uncomfortable with your debt load- let's talk! Consumer debt has risen over the past year. Paying down your debt as quickly as possible just makes sense. Monitor... Read More

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Home Buying Tips- Tracking Your Wants & Needs

In our experience, a house is not a dream home because of its size or color. It's about how you feel when you walk through the front door - the way you can instantly see your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It's about your life and your dreams. TRACKING YOUR WANTS AND NEE... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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