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How to Manage Stress When Selling a HomeSelling a home can be stressful from start to finish. There's so much riding on a home sale that many homeowners spend the time selling their home sitting "on pins and needles," as they say. It's hard not to worry. From the moment that a home is put up for sale, homeowners must ask themselves: what will we do if the home doesn't sell for enough money? What if it takes too long to sell? These questions and concerns are valid. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to make the home selling process go more smoothly.

If you're a homeowner who would like to sell your home sometime in the coming months, you can make the process easier on yourself by working with a professional real estate agent. Below, we've listed the top 10 stressors that

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Should You Buy Your Home Before Selling or Sell Your Home Before Buying?The home selling process can be complicated, but it's especially complicated for people who already own a home. The decision to sell their home first and then buy, or buy then sell, can be a difficult one. If you're a homeowner who would like to sell one home and buy another, it's important to weigh all the factors. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each option can help you decide which one is right for you.

Benefits of Selling Your Home Before Buying a New One

Some homeowners choose to sell their home before purchasing another. While this does have its advantages, there are problems that can be associated with it as well. Below, we've noted important reasons that many homeowners choose to sell first.

You Can Offer More Money Down

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Checklist for Selling Your HomeHome selling requires a lot of work and advanced planning. People who want to get the most money out of their home sale can do so by preparing their property, staging their home, and making their house look more attractive to buyers. If you're a homeowner who would like to sell your home sometime in the next year, the best thing you can do for your profits is to start preparing about 6 months in advance. This checklist can help you get through the process.

What Should You Do to Plan For Your Home Sale 6 Months Before Selling?

Six months before a home is put up for sale, most of the work home sellers should be doing is research. The more information they have during the home selling process, the easier and less stressful selling their home

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House Warming IdeasHome ownership is the ultimate dream to many people. It’s no wonder then that many people choose to commemorate this milestone with a housewarming party. If you’ve ever been invited to one—or thrown one yourself—you’ll no doubt be aware of the custom to give new homeowners a housewarming gift. It’s a thoughtful gesture that shows just how happy you are for them. 

However, the truth of the matter is that while new homeowners will graciously accept any housewarming gifts, some of these gifts won’t see the light of day. That’s why it’s vital to select a gift that your loved one, friend, or coworker will actually use. If you’re stuck for ideas, consider the following 5 gift ideas that are sure to be appreciated.

A Cookware Set

Skip the butter dish

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Wonder how to improve your property to make the most profitable deal when you sell it?

A certain way to increase the value of your home is through a renovation. Major projects like additional rooms are most likely to raise the price of your house.

That’s why we suggest you add an extra bedroom.

The number of bedrooms is one of the key factors that defines the value of a home. The real estate experts at Justin Havre guarantee that more bedrooms lead to higher resale prices.

But the execution of home improvement is a serious and expensive investment. Is it worth all the costs and efforts? Truth is, it pays you back, but only if the bedroom adds to the livability of the house and the functionality of the layout.

Read ahead to find the

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Brick Home or Stick Home? Which is Right for You?Although there are many building materials that can be used to make a home, two of the most common types of building materials are stick and masonry. These two types of homes are very different from one another. Knowing the differences between stick homes and masonry homes can help you decide which type of High River home is right for you.

Stick Home Characteristics

Stick homes are homes that have been built from wood. They have a wooden frame and wooden siding. Wood is a common material used to build homes because it is relatively inexpensive. Stick homes are built in all parts of the country. Wood is a traditional building material that has been used for hundreds of years.

Pros and Cons

Wood is common primarily because it is inexpensive

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Price a Home Properly to Ensure a Quick SaleEvery home seller wants a quick sale. And every buyer wants a bargain. Pricing your home too low can raise questions in a potential buyer's mind just as easily as an inflated price tag will drive people away. Finding the sweet spot involves some concentrated research, and it must be determined based on realistic expectations and an understanding of market trends.

Before listing a De Winton home for sale, consider the following:

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

Market Trends

The most reasonable, and most effective course is to work with a real estate professional who can research local trends, and supply you with background information

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A Breakdown of the Home Closing ProcessClosing on a new Chestermere home is an exciting step, but the complexity of the process might take some wind out of buyer's sails if not approached properly. Between all the paperwork and negotiations, buyers will certainly feel challenged at some point, but these tips will help streamline those procedures.

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

Hire Real Estate Professionals

It often requires an entire team of real estate experts working alongside other agents such as attorneys, lenders, notaries, insurance reps and other solicitors to get the keys in the hands of new owners. Buyers purchasing homes in certain provinces may have the ability

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What to Know About Being Late for Your Mortgage PaymentEvery home buyer who doesn’t pay in cash will need to use a home loan to borrow money from a bank or other lender. There are many types of mortgages that buyers can choose from, but all mortgages need payments to be made every month in order to stay on track. No homeowner ever wants to be late with their mortgage payment, but sometimes things happen that cause a payment to be late. This is what happens if a homeowner is ever late with their monthly mortgage payments and what a homeowner should do if they ever know in advance they’re going to be late.

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

Grace Period

In Canada, most mortgage lenders

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What is a Home-Buying Wish List?A home-buying wish list may sound a little like a goal board where Bearspaw home buyers imagine everything from a fireplace in the bedroom to a full-fledged coffee shop in the basement. But a real wish list is a little more practical than that. It's about carving out necessities to guide buyers while they explore different neighborhoods and home styles.

Questions to Ask

Here are a few questions for all buyers to consider as they map out their list:

  • What's the ideal age of the home?
  • How far will children have to travel for school?
  • What architectural styles fit the family's lifestyle (e.g., avoiding stairs for younger children)?
  • Should the home be close to a major freeway or public transit?
  • How much maintenance work will the
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