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By Casey Ragan
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.)
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In my opinion, resale is the only way to go. Just the idea of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars with only seeing a floor plan is ludicrous. And I speak from experience, as a realtor and a buyer. To get my full opinion, and valuable advice on this matter, visit http://www.thecondolife.com/...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
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This property will be hitting the MLS in the morning. I am in love with the property it was such a joy to work with! The photo below was taken using the Kodak V705 using the panorama setting. Deb Callander was the brains behind the design in the bedroom. I sourced the decor and fabric, Deb took t...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 13
Barbara and I have exchanged emails...she's such a nice woman!...and I promised I would get a positive post out soon. I just never expected the blogging muse to visit so soon!--------------------------------WHO'S Brand Are You Selling?As Home Stagers we are selling a 'brand'...and I don't mean ou...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 9
O.K. now that I've got your attention...I've been looking at some of the very recent staging 'gradutates' new websites and their portfolios. This post is not about the training course they have taken as I have no idea what they are taught. They do post their newly purchased Trademark alphabets th...

By Scott Slocum, Scott Slocum & Associates 239-222-4800, Cape Coral
(Florida Future Realty Inc.)
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Residents of Canada who purchase Homes, Condominiums, Vacant Land, or other real property in the State of Florida are not penalized nor do they receive higher property tax rates for being Canadian nationals. United States residents and Canadian residents who own property in the State of Florida i...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 21
As a decorator who offers staging I have to comment on Fraser Beach's blog post 'Calling Their Fluff': I've been to view houses where it was the Listing Agent who put on the Jazz and put cookies in the oven.I don't do any of that. Tricks, as you call them, are not something commonly happening...w...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 1
The Toronto Real Estate Board took a strong position against Toronto's (then proposed) Land Transfer Tax (LTT), regardless of concessions.  Contrary to TREB's position, the Toronto Board of Trade (BoT) flip-flopped, i.e., it reversed its opposition stance and backed the revised LTT proposal.So, w...

By VP Business Development
(HouseMAXX)
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"The HouseMAXXTM For Sale by Owner Advertising service saves people thousands in real estate fees!"HouseMAXXTM continues to help property owners list and sell their own properties in a professional manner throughout the world. Since starting in 2004, we have helped people save thousands in real e...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 62
This is the condo I did last month. I updated the kitchen with new counter-tops, backsplash, faucet, sink, flooring, lighting and appliances as well as having the cabinets painted.AFTER The bedroom needed to be rearranged, painted and then was decorated.BeforeAFTER - Sorry...taken from other side...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 1
Downtown Toronto's 2 Hounds Design Believes In a Better WorldAt 2 Hounds Design we have a strong sense of responsibility to the well being of the Earth and our clients. Energy + EnvironmentOur servers are 100% Powered by Certified Green Renewable Energy Sources on Toronto's Hostpapa Indoor Air Qu...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 8
Whether buying a car or a house, people shop with logic then buy on emotion. If you are selling your home or condo in downtown Toronto, your property needs to have both logic and emotion. If your home only has logic to offer (that would be the features - 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 & ½ baths, etc.) it wil...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 10
I am always relieved when a property I've staged sells. You never know what is going to happen when a property is listed. Everything can be perfect...but nothing. So I was thrilled to get an email this morning saying the Downtown Toronto property had sold.Of course...there were no other details i...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 2
Even in the typically slower sales months, Downtown Toronto is anything but typical! The 2008 spring rush to buy Real Estate in Downtown Toronto is on...and it's only January! That's right, new MLS listings for Downtown Toronto are coming on line every hour. Spring comes early in Toronto's Downto...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 23
In my last blog post, 10 Reasons To Recommend a Professional RE Stylist For ALL Your Listings, Marla of Design by Marla  told us about a homeowner who staged their home after it sat on the market for about 6 months. Despite how great the property showed after the staging the LA didn't bother upda...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 24
Proof positive to sellers you are a proactive agent who gets properties SOLD not REDUCED!MLS Photos will attract more potential buyers to view your listingsSimply decluttering, cleaning, fresh paint and adding a ficus tree doesn't cut it. Buyers want on trend colours and move in condition. Don't ...

By Tennille Jacobs
(HomeLife Realty Alliance Inc* Brokerage)
Comments 0
SUMMARY OF SALES IN M5M IN 2007* Throughout 2007 there has been steady activity in this area, with May being the busiest month.  Overall there was an average of 35 homes sales / month for 2007.   Detached homes that have sold in M5M in 2007 have an average of 3+1 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  They s...

By Duncan Fremlin, City of Toronto Specialist
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.)
Comments 4
I read a piece in the paper yesterday about luxury homes.  They are selling quite well here in Toronto.  The builder/developer who was being interviewed mentioned something that I've heard before but only now did it register.How best to measure the desirability of a property?  This fellow describ...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 0
As expected, 2007 was a record year for the Toronto Real Estate Board. Above average condo resales activity and increased activity in Toronto (both likely attributeable to the Toronto Land Transfer Tax being introduced this year) were noticeably up in December. Congrats to our members! See also: ...

By Uzi and Reesa Grunvald
(Coldwell Banker Terrequity Realty)
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Before listing your home for sale, knowing what it is worth in today's market and more importantly knowing what you will net from the sale is critically important.  Once you know the above you'll be ready to decide on your next move and how high you can go with the next property.Hiring the right ...

By Uzi and Reesa Grunvald
(Coldwell Banker Terrequity Realty)
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We have lived and worked in York Region for over 27 years.  We specialize in assisting York Region Home Owners sell their homes with the least amount of inconvenience.  As resident professionals we are very familiar with the local market and are able to provide our clients with the most recent in...

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