Dear Friends,

What do you do when you have a question about your investments? Well, you pick up the phone and talk to your investment advisor.

What do you do when you need legal advice? You speak to your lawyer, of course.

You can probably guess where I'm going with this!

I'm a very experienced Realtor, with a lot of knowledge and information at my fingertips. So if you have questions about real estate, please feel free to treat me as you would your lawyer or investment advisor. Pick up the phone and give me a call! I'd be happy to provide you with any information and advice you need.

For example, you might want to know what a particular property sold for in your area. I can help you with that. Or, you might be curious about the current market value of your home.

I can help you with that, too !

Please think of me as your personal real estate expert. Give me a call anytime!

By: Simon Marshall

How to Avoid Costly Housing Mistakes During and After a Divorce: What You Need to Know About Your House, Your Home Loan and Taxes

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Divorce is rarely easy and comes with many difficult decisions, one of the most important of which is what to do about the house. Once you know how a divorce affects your home, mortgage and taxes, other more emotional decisions are easier. Most people involved in a divorce find it helpful to access some non-emotional, straightforward, specific information and answers in the midst of the heavy emo...Read More

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Home Buyer Checklist

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Pros and Cons of Resale and Brand New Homes

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[Dream Home] You have decided to buy a home but wonder if you should buy a new or resale one. Below are some advantages and disadvantages of buying new homes vs. resale homes to help you make your best decisions.   Advantages of New Homes Safety Standards: New homes are built with the most recent standards in safety and energy-efficiency. A new home will be more energy efficient, wit...Read More

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Buying Versus Renting

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[Buy vs Rent] Home ownership almost always has financial benefit over renting in the long run, especially when you decide to live in a permanent location. The biggest advantage of home ownership is your mortgage payments are an investment. You can expect the equity in your home to increase over time as your mortgage is paid down. In contrast, you will lose the money you pay for the rent forever, ...Read More

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Getting a Mortgage

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  Obtaining a mortgage can be intimidating and confusing. Similar to the buyer and seller guides, I’ve outlined the mortgage process for you in 4 easy steps! Step 1: Mortgage Application Before an application gets filled out, it’s important to first asses yourself financially. Figure out how much money you have and how much you need to borrow. It’s always critical to sort...Read More

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What Closing Cost?

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What Closing Costs: Item Description Approximate cost (may vary) Down Payment: You should have the amount ready. The source may be many and saving<http://www.canadianmortgageadvisor.ca/residential/first-time-home-buyer/down-payment.html> is one of the most prudent and popular. Varies. Mortgage Default Insurance<http://www.canadianmortgageadvisor.ca/resources/mortgage-insurances.htm...Read More

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Should I Get Home Inspection Done?

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Importance of Home Inspection in the process of buying/selling a home cannot be undermined. A Home Inspector will ensure to verify that the systems and the foundations of the home are free from critical damages, that may increase your cost of ownership and maintenance in future. Likewise, if you are selling a home, failing to receive a satisfactory home inspection will make it very difficult to se...Read More

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Spring Maintenance

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Spring’s the perfect time for taking care of outdoor maintenance! The arrival of warm weather signals fun in the backyard with friends and family. The last thing you want to deal with are unexpected home repairs so here’s a list to help keep you on track: Clear away debris and dead foliage from any flowerbeds. Inspect hose connections to ensure there are no leaks. Replace damage...Read More

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How To Sell Your Home Super Fast

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If you put your home on the market, chances are you want it to sell quickly. However, there are certain circumstances in which sellers don’t just want their home to sell quickly, they actually need it to sell super fast. This may be due to a sudden relocation, the purchase of a new home with a tight closing date, or any number of other reasons. Obviously, this can be a stressful situation. ...Read More

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"Sold over asking"

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In a normal Real Estate Market, 'Sold Over Asking' was initially used as a tactic to create interest and to drive in as many offers as possible to accomplish a quick sale. As a realtor, I could confidently say that we under price a property by few thousands of dollars to create an intense interest. But, in 2017 'Sold Over Asking is really happening'. A basic un-renovated Detached B...Read More

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