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February 2010

Feb
26
2010

Enhance livability for your family now and improve your home for sale

Improving your home is usually a good investment when you focus on those that will increase the value of your home.  Renovated kitchens and baths are a good bet as well as a fresh paint job throughout.  Finishing a basement remains a good way to improve value and livability as well.

Feb
24
2010

Active listings down in 81% of markets for January

Low inventory levels set stage for heated spring market in most major Canadian centres.  This lack of inventory will be the greatest challenge facing housing markets across the country this Spring, according to a report released today by Re/Max. The threat of higher interest rates, tighter lending criteria, and in BC and Ontario, the introduction […]

Feb
16
2010

Don’t overlook the importance of “curb appeal”

Potential buyers will often know whether they are prepared to put in an offer on your home within the first 30 seconds of seeing the outside.  One of the best investments in curb appeal you can make is to freshly paint the front door and perhaps invest in a new doorknob set.  A well manicured […]

Feb
11
2010

Some recent headlines that you may have missed….

http://www.insidehalton.com/news/article/436404–housing-market-making-comeback-statistics-show  http://www.insidehalton.com/news/article/442808–housing-market-numbers-indicate-recovery-on-way http://www.yourhome.ca/homes/realestate/article/762439–high-home-sales-hopes-riding-on-low-interest-rates http://www.yourhome.ca/homes/realestate/article/760659–lebour-action-on-land-transfer-tax-can-offset-the-hst