Decluttering before you sell your Brantford home? Be careful!

Decluttering is always a good idea, whether you’re getting ready to sell your home here in Brantford or just want to live in a more restful environment. Financial Wizard Suze Orman advises all of us to get rid of anything we don’t love or use, but many ha…

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New Tax Laws Shift the Benefit for Divorcing Couples in Brantford

  As we approach 2019, divorcing couples should take the new Federal tax laws into consideration when negotiating their divorce settlements. Under the current tax laws, the advantage goes to the spouse who pays alimony. Under the new laws, the advantage w…

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Yes, now IS a good time to put your house on the market here in Brantford

You may have heard that the last quarter of the year is a poor time to sell a home. Many believe that home buyers disappear at this time of year because they’re busy with the upcoming holidays. It’s true that Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christm…

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Is a “Smart Home” a smart choice for you?

Smart home technology seems to be the latest and greatest feature that home buyers want. Estimates are that right now more than 30% of all homes have some type of smart home technology, and that number is expected to reach 53% by 2022. In a smart home, th…

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Do You Really Need an Agent to Buy or Sell a Home in Brantford?

You have Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and dozens of other websites offering homes for sale. Do you really need an agent to buy or sell a home in Brantford? Some believe that real estate agents will go the way of most travel agencies – phased out a…

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3 Reasons why FSBO’s Sell for Less in Brantford

Research shows that nationwide, homes offered for sale without the assistance of a real estate professional sell, on average, for 13% less. Why does this happen? First of all, FSBO sellers don’t have access to sales statistics, so they don’t know how thei…

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Thinking of purchasing a home in Brantford in the future?

Plan ahead for mortgage approval. Before you shop for that new home, it’s smart to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan. But that’s not enough. Once you’re approved, you’ll need to STAY approved. Here are the primary reasons why responsible people have th…

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Tips for Divorcing Homeowners

If you’re facing divorce and own a house here in Brantford with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, you have no choice but to address what will happen with regard to the house. The basic issues are almost the same whether you own the house free and clear or have a…

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Which should you choose – an existing Brantford home or new construction?

Take a look at the pros and cons. First, the initial price: Research on homeadvisor.com, Realtor.com, Zillow, and others tells us that nationwide, the average price of a newly constructed home in June 2018 was $316,500. The average for resale homes was $2…

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