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How To Market Your Home For SaleWhen selling a home, homeowners tend to think that all responsibilities of marketing are left to their real estate agent to handle. While this may have been true in the past, it isn’t necessarily true now. Homeowners can actually help market their home in may different ways that their real estate agent will appreciate. Here are some of the different strategies homeowners can use to help market their home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Hire a Professional Photographer

In real estate, just like real life, first impressions are everything. When a buyer sees a listing for a home, within seconds they’re passing judgement and deciding if

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The Truth About Millennial Home Buyers in Today's MarketJust the mere mention of the Millennial generation is sure to spark a few eye-rolls and negative comments from those who hail from older generations. However, this massive group of young adults between the ages of 22 and 37 are making an impact on the world around them. In the real estate industry, there's lots of myths surrounding Millennial home buyers. Here's the truth:

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Myth: Millennials Are Not Financially Ready to Purchase Homes

For years, everyone only talked about the massive debt that Millennials were in. This was the generation that got saddled with student loans, have poor credit scores and

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ow Residential Building Is Changing Due to TechnologyThe stakes of every industry have been rising in the past few decades as new technologies debut on the market. And while new residential construction has moved at a turtle pace compared to other trades, that doesn't mean it hasn't seen its fair share of gadgets and techniques. Homeowners in Canada who follow these advancements will not only have a better idea of how home buying is being affected today, but they may also be able to predict the market better both now and in the future.

Shorter Scouting Sessions

Land may have once been plentiful in this country. The wide-open spaces and lack of regulation made it easy for developers to choose and build upon sites. Today, developers have to devote weeks to find the right place to build homes. Some

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Pest Control Information for HomeownersPest infestation can cause serious problems for homeowners. Some pests can eat through wood and cause structural damage, while other pests can make the environment in the home unhealthy for humans. If a pest infestation goes on for long enough, the value of the home could go down and you might have trouble selling your home.

If you're a homeowner, there are many things you can do to prevent pest infestation. Here's what you need to know.

Know the Signs of Infestation

Pest infestation can take many forms. Recognizing the different signs of a pest infestation can help homeowners decide where to focus their pest prevention efforts. Once they know what kind of pests are in their home, they can take measures to get them out and keep them from

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How to Prepare a Home with Pets for SaleEven animal lovers may be turned off by a property that once housed multiple pets. From odors to structural damage, animals can leave permanent marks wherever they go. Selling a home can be tricky, with lots of things to consider. Selling a home with pets can be a challange, so consider the following tips to when selling a home with pets.

Get a Second Opinion

Pet owners are typically all but immune to the smells and signs of their pets, which is why they should enlist the help of someone they know before cleaning their home. Since the other person's eyes, ears, and nose are unaccustomed to the property, they're more likely to catch problem areas the seller wouldn't. A second opinion doesn't necessarily have to come from a real estate

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Top Sustainable Construction TrendsWhen looking at construction technology, sustainability has become increasingly popular. Residential new construction home buyers may be looking for homes built in ways that are more environmentally-conscious and companies are interested in using less energy, and creating healthier work environments while avoiding sick building syndrome. As sustainability has impacts on not only the environment, but on those residing or spending significant time within a building, clients are exerting more pressure on construction companies to make sustainable construction a priority. Construction companies in the know can use this to their advantage as not all have yet embraced more sustainable construction technology.

Building green is not new to the construction

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying Land to Build a HomeBuying land is far different from buying a home. Getting a mortgage for land is different, as is budgeting for a land purchase. If you're a home buyer who hopes to purchase an empty piece of land and then build a home on it, here's what you need to know about the process.

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Know What You Want

Before a Williamstown home buyer can purchase land to build a home, the buyer must first know what they want. Yard size, location, land features, water features, proximity to nearest neighbours and proximity to businesses are all factors that buyers must consider when trying to purchase a lot.

Writing a list of

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verything You Need to Know About Insulating Your Home ProperlyYour home's insulation has a big effect on how comfortable your home is at times of year when temperatures are very cold and very hot. If your home's insulation is not effective enough, you could be forced to run your air conditioner heater much more than would otherwise be necessary. This contributes to wear and tear on your HVAC system, inflates your utility bills and could even cause your HVAC system to fail early. A well insulated home is also a great selling point when you go to sell your home. Here's what you need to know about poor insulation and how you can improve it.

Know the Signs of Poor Insulation

Homes that have poor insulation show this problem in many ways.

  • Hot and cold spots in the house. The house will heat up with the
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How to Choose a Home Security SystemHome security is a personal matter that all property owners have their own opinions about. Some may leave their doors open while others want 24-hour surveillance at all times. But no matter how a person feels about it, it helps to understand what the options are before deciding. Homeowners who want to safeguard their investment should know there's more to modern home security than the traditional alarms of yesterday.

Do-It-Yourself

Home security doesn't necessarily mean calling a company to come to the home. Sometimes, you can install a system yourself as a DIY project. DIY systems can be as simple as putting all the lights on timers, buying motion detectors, or adding a security system sign to the home (even if the home doesn't have a

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4 Roofing Material Options You Should KnowWhen buying a home, the type of roofing material is an important consideration. So when looking a homes roof, it’s completely natural for a roof to wear down over time and need replacing. How long the roof’s lifespan is depends on what material it was made from, and some materials hold up better than others. Most homes use shingles that will last approximately 20-25 years. When it’s time to replace a roof, homeowners have a choice to make. Will they replace it with the same type of roof they’ve always had, or will they choose a new material? There are many different types of roofs out there, and they each have different advantages and fit different aesthetics. Here are some of the different types of roofing materials homeowners can choose from.

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