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Masters golf facts

Golf fans everywhere are looking forward to the first major of the year; the Masters. One thing that makes the Masters unique when compared to the other 3 major golf tournaments is that it has been played on the same course every year since its inception in 1934, under its original title; the Augusta National Invitation Tournament. Check out these other facts about the Masters. Did j'a know; The ...

Spring planting tips

Though we may still be seeing snow in the yard and feeling chills from northerly winds, April is a perfect time to start thinking about your flower gardens. A little planning now can make for a well-coordinated, professional appearance that you'll be proud of – and that neighbours will envy. Look past selecting a single colour. Try to choose a pallet that includes both a plants flowers and ...

30 Tips For Increasing The Value Of Your Home

When it comes time to sell your home you owe it to yourself to make sure you get full value for it. HGTV has provided a helpful list of 30 ideas that a home seller can consider in order to maximize value. Some require some creativity, some require a little elbow grease. A few small improvements can add up to something significant: http://www.hgtv.com/real-estate/30-tips-for-increasing-your-homes-value/pictures/index.html

Get Your Home ready to sell at any budget

Get your home ready to sell at any budget     Impress potential buyers with these home-update tips for every budget: $100, $1,000 or $5,000. Take on several small projects or focus on one or two larger ones. Reinvent the kitchen $100: Install elegant cabinet knobs and drawer pulls for an instant makeover. $1,000: Brighten the kitchen with a variety of lighting, such as under- and ...

Home Buyers Agenda - part 2

2)   Find the right Mortgage There’s more to Mortgages than just rates. You need to consider: Amortization, this is the total length of time it will take to pay off your home given the current rate. The longer the amortization the lower your payments will be, however the more interest you will pay to fully purchase your home. Some lending institutions offer prepayment options to allow ...

How We Price Your Home

WHAT IS A COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS? A Comparative Market Analysis is the process that Realtors use to calculate the market value of properties we market. In short, we refer to them as a CMA. STEPS to a CMA The first thing we do is visit the property and have a very thorough walk around. Visiting the property is a must. It's never professional to offer a price range sight unseen, ...

Soft Landing Predicted for Canada’s Housing Market

Competing views of the Canadian housing market portray it as either an overvalued bubble about to burst or only slightly overheated but having basically sound economic basis. Which in turn sees the market likely to cool gently. Mortgage costs, not just house prices, are one of the main deciding factors for potential home buyers. This makes comparison of monthly payments to incomes and rents ...

What does a home inspection clause mean?

Do you want or need a home inspection for your new house? This is a very common clause that is attached to a majority or offer to purchases in Brandon. The purpose of a home inspection, in my opinion, is to get a more in-depth look at the house. Take a look at items of the house that you would not have normally been able to see while viewing the house in a regular showing. If the home inspection ...

Bank Of Montreal 5 Year Interest Rate Dropped to 2.99%

Great news for home buyers. Bank of Montreal has dropped its 5 year fixed rate to 2.99%. That follows TD Bank and Scotiabank which have offered four year rates of 2.94% and 2.97% respectively. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bmo-slashes-5-year-mortgage-rate-to-2-99-1.2588308

Get a Jump on the Spring Selling Season

We’ve been saying this for a few weeks now, but spring is here… right? If you’re thinking about selling soon, here’s info on why taking advantage of the spring selling season might be for you. As we all know far too well, this winter has been a doozy. As a result, Forbes and other sources are reporting a pent up demand in the real estate market. In Brandon, it’s no ...