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Downsizing Purge: What NOT To Get Rid Of

Downsizing Purge: What NOT To Get Rid Of
Getting rid of the stuff that we spend our lives accumulating is an inevitable task for most of us. Some people absolutely dread the idea of wading through an overflowing basement or garage and would rather spend a day at the dentist. Others delight in decluttering, putting order to chaos, and getting rid of things they no longer need. 
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6 Downsizing Tips From The Pros

6 Downsizing Tips From The Pros
Whether you’re planning to move to a smaller space, or just want to get rid of years’ worth of clutter to reorganize and brighten your home, downsizing may be something you’re contemplating. 
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Does My Home Need Winterization

Does My Home Need Winterization
You might think that winterizing your home is only something you need to do if it is vacant. It is true that if you have a vacant home you should prepare it for the harsh conditions of winter, however the same is said for the home you live in as well.
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The Downside Of Downsizing

The Downside Of Downsizing
As we get older, there are a lot of great reasons to consider selling a large family home in favor of an easy-to-manage apartment or condo. After all, going smaller offers advantages that range from saving money to lessening household chores. 
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5 Modern Home Trends In House Design

5 Modern Home Trends In House Design
Unlike fashion and décor, style trends in home design tend to move at a slower pace, but they are certainly changing. From open floor plans to smart storage solutions, here are some of the home design and architectural trends that are finding their way into more and more of our living spaces.
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Rent, Own, Build: 6 Questions To Ask Yourself

Rent, Own, Build: 6 Questions To Ask Yourself
Home sweet home…where will you make yours? No matter what your stage of life, your best housing option is a matter of personal choice, despite what well-meaning friends and relatives may say!
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Financing A New Build While Owning A Home

Financing A New Build While Owning A Home
Many people dream of building a new home that’s customized to suit their tastes and lifestyle, but very few can do it without being financed by a mortgage lender. If you already have a mortgage on an existing house, securing a new loan can be more difficult. But not to worry; it is definitely not impossible! The key is to work with a mortgage broker who has knowledge and experience with the process. 
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Tips To Follow When Building A New Home

Tips To Follow When Building A New Home
There are lots of options when it comes to finding your own special place to call home. Some people love the history and the feel of old homes. Others prefer apartment or condo life. And still others desire to create something of their very own. If you’re still on the fence about which direction to take, this list of beginning steps in the home building process may enlighten you.
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How To Make Your Dream Kitchen Reality

How To Make Your Dream Kitchen Reality
They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, so it is important to be sure that the kitchen in your new house is designed to be both functional and beautiful. Although having to make dozens of design choices may seem overwhelming, with some patience, planning, and expert guidance, your dream kitchen can become a reality. 
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6 Hidden Costs Of Building A New Home

6 Hidden Costs Of Building A New House
So you’ve decided to make your dream home a reality. Congratulations! You’ve done the research to find the perfect piece of land, hired a builder you can trust and work with, settled on plans that suit your needs and taste, and of course, determined a budget you can live with.
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How To Finance Your New Modular Home

How To Finance Your New Modular Home Prestige Homes The Portland
Are you planning on buying a brand new home? A successful project starts with getting money matters in order. Establishing a budget that you can then share with your builder will give you peace of mind and make the path towards new home ownership more pleasant. Here are some steps to consider:
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Is Building A Home A Good Investment?

Is Building A Home A Good Investment?
Buying a home is one of the biggest investment decisions you’ll ever make. Although many of us have an image of our perfect home, when the time comes to buy, most people opt for an existing one. According to the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, newly-built homes only account for about 25 per cent of all homes bought each year.
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Top 4 Downsizing Questions Answered

Top 4 Downsizing Questions Answered
Ah, downsizing. Most of us did not even know that word a decade ago but now it’s everywhere. Not so long ago, people wanted to stay in their homes, after all they had raised their families and created memories there. “They’ll have to take me out in a box!” was the oft-heard refrain of many feisty seniors.
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Downsizing Purge: 10 Places to Get Started

Downsizing Purge: Things You Don't Need
It's funny how life is sometimes. Many of us spend the first half of our lives accumulating stuff, and the second half trying to get rid of it all. Whether you’re downsizing to a smaller home, condo or apartment, when it comes time to paring down a lifetime’s worth of belongings, at some point during the process most people experience a feeling of being overwhelmed.
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Ask Your Realtor These 9 Questions

Ask Your Realtor These 9 Questions
When it comes to buying or selling a house it’s a good idea to use a real estate agent. But how do you choose the right one? With so many agents out there the choice can be overwhelming.
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Getting Your House Ready To Sell

Getting Your House Ready To Sell
Thinking about selling your house, or has your house been on the market for a while now and has yet to receive any offers?
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Mortgage Brokers Vs. Bankers

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Buying a house is likely to be the most expensive purchase you’ll make in your entire life, so it’s important to thoroughly research the best ways of financing it. When you’re looking for a mortgage, you have the choice between dealing directly with your bank or going to a mortgage broker. Exploring the pros and cons of both choices will give you the information you need to make the best decision for your situation.
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7 Ways To Avoid Stress When Building

Ways To Avoid Stress When Building
Building a new home can be both exciting and daunting. While it’s easy to imagine magazine-worthy images of your perfect dream home, you have probably heard more than one negative story from well-meaning friends and family about the time, work, and cost involved.
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Top 7 Benefits Of Downsizing

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A few decades ago, it was not uncommon for elderly parents to continue to live, and even die, in the same homes where they raised their children. As the adult children of these ailing parents can attest to, this is no walk in the park. Weekly visits to mow lawns and clear snow made more than one of these folks wish their parents had thought to move into a smaller abode while they were still healthy.
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How To Choose The Right Realtor® For You

How to choose the right Realtor for you
Are you using a Realtor® to buy a new home or sell your current home? Probably. Using the services of a real estate agent can definitely make the selling process easier. It's important, however, to choose the right one for you. With over 100,000 agents in Canada alone, you might think finding one wouldn’t be a problem, right? Not necessarily. 
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