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2008 

Recently, I went on a stakeout with a private investigator. He was showing me the 'ropes' of his business with the idea that I might become an investigator myself. For two days, we sat in his car and waited. We didn't see any 'action' till the last three hours. When that time came, I saw him jump...
08/31/2008
The HomesByOwner.com For Sale By Owner Website has added a ‘Make An Offer' feature. This will allow buyers to communicate with sellers to create an agreement with them. When viewing a listing on our Durham Region FSBO site, you will notice under the photo a link titled ‘Make An Offer' under ‘Inte...
08/31/2008
Selling real estate is a very traumatic time. This is especially true when it comes time to deal with an offer. You are about to sign an agreement that commits you to a sale in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then a buyer comes along and presents you with an insult, not an offer. You will g...
08/31/2008
A condo status certificate is a health report of the condominium corporation for which it was prepared. It was previously called an estoppel certificate. Status certificates are generally ordered when a buyer submits an offer to purchase a unit in the condo complex. They will make the agreement c...
08/31/2008
When selling condos, sellers must confirm the monthly maintenance fees. On the Ontario Agreement of Purchase and Sale, they will be required to verify what they pay to the company that manages the condominium. The buyer will want confirmation what the fees are and what they cover. Condo fees are ...
08/31/2008
This Oshawa Real Estate is located in Columbus on 6 acres. It has 2 road frontages totalling over 400 feet and is situated on a wooded ravine with a scenic creek running through it. The creek divides the property into 2 seperate parcels. There are 2 acres on one side and 4 on the other. This prop...
08/31/2008
This Oshawa For Sale By Owner home is located in a prime area of the northeast part of the city. Pride of ownership certainly shows in this bungalow. The owner has updated it from top-to-bottom. There is nothing more to do. You will find 3 spacious bedrooms on the main floor as well as a bright a...
08/31/2008
Here are some more photos to show how staging a home will get it sold faster. This project was done for less than the cost of a months mortgage payment.Just Staged by RE:STYLE This house has lots of potential, even though it hasn't been updated. Fortunately, after a year on the market, the homeow...
08/30/2008
I saw this post on Activerain and thought I would post it on the HomesByOwner of Durham Region blog. Beware.Tax Alert The Canada Revenue Agency warns Canadians of mail scam The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning taxpayers to beware of a recent scam where some Canadians are receiving a letter ...
08/29/2008
Here is a post we found that will educate those that are selling and downsizing to a smaller home. Some great information here.    Zoomers or Boomers with zip as some of us are called are coming to a time of life when it is time to get rid of all the extras we have collected around us. It’s time ...
08/27/2008
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