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Do Not Even Think about Selling Your Apartment or Condo Without These Key Renovations
By Peta-Gay
September 15, 2016

Fail to complete these renovations before selling your condo and you may be missing out on huge profit gain! Don't sell yourself short, tackle these reno projects before your home hits the market to maximize offers.

#1: Is It Time To Paint?

Painting is one of the most cost effective ways to make a property look newer, bigger, and brighter. Scuff marks and scratches are one of the most common types of wear-and-tear, but they're also a huge ...

5 Mistakes That Will Instantly Turn a Home Buyer Away - and How to Avoid Making Them
By Peta-Gay
September 13, 2016

If you're preparing to sell your home you've likely heard many tips and tricks to help close quickly, however few people will ever tell you what you're doing wrong.

Don't be your own roadblock to success! Avoid these common seller-mistakes to ensure that your home leaves a lasting impression on buyers, instead of sending them running for the hills.

1) Dirt: It's A Don't

Perhaps one of the biggest turn-offs in real estate, dirt ...

3 Different Types of Loan That Will Negatively Impact Your Ability to Get a Mortgage
By Peta-Gay
September 9, 2016

A good credit rating is built on a number of financial factors including paying your bills on time and the length of your credit history, but loans can also be a source of bolstering your credit score in a positive way. While this means that loans can actually be a good thing, there are also the kinds of loans that can have a damaging impact on acquiring a mortgage. If you'll soon be pursuing your own home purchase, here are some ...

Mind Your Manners: Four Etiquette Tips That Will Help Make the Home Buying Process Go Smoothly
By Peta-Gay
September 22, 2016

Are you currently shopping for a new home? While it's true that real estate transactions can be stressful, this stress can be minimized by following a few simple tips. For example, following proper etiquette plays a big role in making your real estate experience go smoothly, and in this post we'll share four key etiquette tips that are sure to help.

Get Preapproved

Prior to shopping, a buyer should check with a lender to determine ...

Can You Get a Mortgage after a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge? Yes But You Will Have to Wait
By Peta-Gay
September 16, 2016

There was a time when it was possible to acquire a mortgage shortly after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but with the shifts in the financial sector, the timeline on such a mortgage approval has changed in recent years. If you're currently undergoing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and are wondering how this will impact home ownership, here are the basics on this type of bankruptcy and what it may mean for you.

What Is Chapter 7?

While a ...