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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(Royal LePage Atlantic)
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If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design.Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider w...

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser
(Hants Realty Limited)
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 Support Local BusinessI drew the sign above sitting at my kitchen table over 40 years ago. I said I'm going to start a real estate company ! Everyone said I was crazy ! I was a carpenter and worked in the woods cutting pulp. Two years before I had bought a 2 room house that had a path instead of...

By Brenda K, Your real estate consultant for life...
(Keller Williams Select Realty)
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Six Key Questions to Ask a Home Renovator  As location is most often the most important factor when deciding on a home more people are choosing to renovate their existing home then move the family to a new area. Once you’ve made the decision to renovate it’s important to find a home renovation co...

By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(Royal LePage Atlantic)
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The economic outlook for Nova Scotia, in particular, Halifax is bright. Viewed by Chief Economist for Laurentian Bank, Sebastien Lavoie, as one of the most optomistic economies in Canada right now.Factors such as business confidence, lower unemployment, population increase and stronger real estat...

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Mortgage Tip # 1 Check Your Own CreditIt is important not to let any third party check your credit before you are ready to borrow or buy. Every time there is a credit check done that check is recorded and tends to lower your score. So How Do I Check My Own Credit ?That's easy just go to https://w...

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Thinking of Selling Your Home and have an on site septic systemTechnology has impacted many areas of society and changed the way we do business. As a real estate company involved with the sale of many rural properties we are finding as technology has improved for the waste water industry there ar...

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Life is all about Attitude We have all heard the term "Positive Attitude."  Many author's have written about the benefits of having a positive attitude and advice on how to obtain and maintain a positive attitude. The truth is that's it's probably easier to write the book than it is to actually a...

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Guns and Butter Theory of Economics ForCanadians The true definition of the guns and butter theory in economics is directed at how a country/society handles it's spending. A classic model of the production possibility curve by using the relationship between "guns", or military spending, and "butt...

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser
(Hants Realty Limited)
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buying nova scotia real estate as a non resident ?As a foreign resident  as you consider the purchase of land or homes in Canada or specifically Nova Scotia here are some helpful guidelines to consider: 1. Non Residents who plan on spending less than six months a year in Canada can keep a home he...

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser
(Hants Realty Limited)
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            Most of us desire to be somebody of importance. We are led to believe the goal in life is to be successful at our chosen endeavors and achieve some degree of respect from society. In our materialistic society success seems to be related a lot to how much money you make and the assets ...

By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(Royal LePage Atlantic)
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I am a big propenant to hiring professional photographers for my listings and always have been. Admittedly, I am often entertained with bad real estate photos. I noticed that bathrooms tend to make the list for most mind boggling design "solutions"For entertainment or sheer curiosity, here are a ...

By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(Royal LePage Atlantic)
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Renters: Weekend or a While. What's the Best Use for your Investment Property? The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 percent i...

By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(Royal LePage Atlantic)
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It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying.When you hire a home inspector, you...

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser
(Hants Realty Limited)
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 I read an interesting article on how most large brokerages are fee driven and not commission driven. The author explained how real estate has become a numbers game with many brokerages focusing on the fees they charge the agents instead of helping the agents earn more commissions. He also explai...

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Life is all about Attitude We have all heard the term "Positive Attitude."  Many author's have written about the benefits of having a positive attitude and advice on how to obtain and maintain a positive attitude. The truth is that's it's probably easier to write the book than it is to actually a...

By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(Royal LePage Atlantic)
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Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless MoveWhatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming.Whether you’re moving across across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searchi...

By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(Royal LePage Atlantic)
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HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest ...

By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(Royal LePage Atlantic)
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The Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready  Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common d...

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Find Brookfield real estate listings and browse homes for saleBrookfield, NS Real Estate - Homes For Sale in Brookfield, Nova Scotia Brookfield is a Canadian rural community located in southern Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Brookfield is a growing community in the heart of Nova Scotia, j...

By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(Royal LePage Atlantic)
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The best 30 minutes you'll spend! Want to make as much money as you can from the sale of your property? Don't know why your property wouldn't sell and want to know how?  You know you have to do it but do you know how to do it effectively? Just another home staging seminar? Nope! You've seen the s...

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