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Yesterday I gave you my thoughts on some “tell all” signs I feel are indicative of a brothel. Today I would like to continue the discussion with you and provide you with some additional signs. Once again, I feel that there is very little out there about this topic as it relates to the real estate...
Home inspection represents a key piece of the home-buying process. A home inspector provides an expert eye that gives an invaluable assessment of the biggest investment a buyer will make. The best home inspector can ease the process and make sure there’s no surprises. A bad home inspector can jeo...
Without good preparation, many buyers get sucked into the mistaken notion that if a lender pre-qualifies them for a mortgage this means that they have been pre-approved for a home loan. Unfortunately, there’s a world of difference between pre-Approved or pre-qualified. If you’ve ever been confuse...
The size of a down payment can vary. Depending on the type of mortgage, down payments generally range from 5% to 20% of the purchase price. To obtain a conventional mortgage, home buyers are required to put down at least 20% of the purchase price or appraised value (whichever is less) as a down p...
By Gloria Valvasori, MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS ARE INVOLVED WHEN PURCHASING A HOME? Buying a home can be a very emotional event... and it can be very stressful ...  and in the excitement of the process, it's all too easy to forget the additional costs involved in any transaction of buying a home.  Keep in the mind that b...
By Sam Marji
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As a professional full time realtor, I have found that a high-end kitchen is one of the most sought after rooms in the traditional single family home. According to my clients, they would rather spend more money remodelling their kitchen than finishing a basement. The kitchen is no longer the plac...
Winter weather is just around the corner and this is the time of year to make sure your home is prepared for the cold months ahead. Follow my checklist to winter-proof your home and to save hundreds of dollars on energy costs, potentially thousands of dollars in preventable home repair fees and t...
By Gloria Valvasori, MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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JUST HOW IMPORTANT IS FINANCING PRE-APPROVAL? UNKNOWN ISSUES ARISE    BY GLORIA VALVASORI Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service EMAIL  SHORT URL  Share on facebookShare on google_plusone_shareShare on linkedinShare on pinterest_shareShare on twitterMore Sha...
SHOULD I RENT OR BUY?Renting is a huge business in the greater Toronto area. If you currently rent, you know that paying out those hundreds of dollars every month to line the pockets of your landlord is not a pleasant task. However, like most renters you probably feel stuck in a home that isn’t e...
A garage is a money-making addition, regardless of whether you live in the city or not. A garage in the city might bring even bigger profits. In urban locations where parking comes at a premium, having a garage adds value for resale and the extra storage carries a high price tag as well. If you o...
Renting is a huge business in the greater Toronto area. If you currently rent, you know that paying out those hundreds of dollars every month to line the pockets of your landlord is not a pleasant task. However, like most renters you probably feel stuck in a home that isn’t even yours simply beca...
By Sam Marji
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Most homeowners, at some point or another, will have to face the question: to downsize or to stay in the family home? Whether you live on your own or simply sick of a lot of upkeep, downsizing can be a great option for homeowners who want a change. Here are questions you need to ask yourself to d...
Buying real estate with bad credit is not the end of the world, it just requires a carefully thought out plan by the investor and their mortgage agent. Here are some common investment strategies for those who have sufficient capital to make a down payment and/or service the mortgage payments, but...
By Gloria Valvasori, MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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Let us all remember those who sacrificed their lives, so we can enoy a better one. The atrocities of war and the incpetion of "In Flanders Field" by Dr. John McCrae, a veteran office and accomplished poet, another one of the 60,000 Canadians who did not return home.   Let us stop today at 11:00 f...
By Gloria Valvasori, MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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After being in the real estate industry for more than 27 years, there is still one question that people ask me often.... "what happens after the home inspection?"   There is a simple answer... you have four (4) options available to you... and here they are!  Click below for the answers!     My pa...
By Gloria Valvasori, MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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Curb Appeal…. How Important Is It? While most home owners concentrate on "dressing" or "staging" the interior of the home, most forget about the exterior!! A vast majority of home buyers decide whether or not to look inside a home, based on their first impressions of the outside… does it have “cu...
By Gloria Valvasori, MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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Having a fresh clean scent in your home is very inviting, or the pleasant odour of cookies or bread baking in the oven!!   Strong plugu-ins, or harsh cooking odours are one way to discourage buyers from taking a careful look at your home and usually will not take the time to look at the home seri...
By Sam Marji
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Whether you are purchasing your home as an investment, a lifestyle upgrade or both, one of the most important decisions you will make is where you want to live. Your home’s location will help determine not only the future value of your investment, but also many aspects of your everyday life. This...
  When people buy a new home, they want to have confidence that it has been built well and according to the standards set by law. Tarion Warranty Corporation is a private corporation that regulates new home builders and protects the rights of new home purchasers through the Ontario New Home Warra...
By Wandanna Melliphant, A Name Real Estate Investors Trust and Recommend
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FREE Mississauga Power Of Sale Real Estate Seminar!!! You Will Gain Insider Secrets To Purchasing Power Of Sale Properties $$$$ Thousands Of Dollars Below Market Value!!!  Seminar Available Dates Mississauga: Saturday November 15, 2014 @ 10am Pickering: Saturday November 22, 2014 @ 10am Admission...

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