Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tax Canadians Housing Wealth, Group Urges
Written By: Jim Adair

In the lead-up to the federal election this October, an advocacy organization for young people is calling for Canadian political parties to commit to taxing housing wealth.Generation Squeeze, which describes itself as a ldquo;national research, education and advocacy organization for Canadians in their 20s, 30s and 40srdquo; is calling on all pa...

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Bring the Noise: Why Buying a Home in a Flight Path Could Be a Problem
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Thatrsquo;s the bottom line of a new study by Localize.city, which looked at airplane noise in New York City in the context of neighborhoods whose real estate listings may suffer because of the high noise level. ldquo;Specifically, the site looked at areas where noise levels exceeded 55 decibelsmdash;or roughly the equivalent of a television wit...

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7 Reasons to Keep Your Credit Good After Youve Bought a House
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Not exactly. While you may have met the goal of homeownership, your credit remains vitally important. Keeping your scores up can benefit you in a number of ways. Here are 7 reasons you should keep your credit good even after yoursquo;ve bought a house.To furnish your homeNow that yoursquo;ve got that new home, itrsquo;s time to furnish it. If yo...

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5 Common Mistakes That First Time Home Buyers Commit and How to Avoid Them
Written By: Alejandro Herrera

Here are five common mistakes that first time home buyers make and how you can avoid them.Doing It On Your OwnThere are some things that you simply need the help of a professional with, and home buying is certainly one of them. Beyond providing help while you navigate the twists and turns during the searching process, realtors can also provide y...

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USDA Loans- Rural Financing Made Simple
Written By: David Reed

These areas are officially designated by the United States Census Bureau. Every 10 years as the national census is taken, the USDA identifies new areas that qualify for the program. Nearly 97 percent of the entire country is eligible for the program. To find out if a home is in an approved area, you can contact a USDA approved mortgage lender wh...

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Do Wine Cabinets amp; Cellars Increase the Value of Your Home?
Written By: James Stevenson

According to Realtor.com, a wine cellar ranks highly among home buyers who have incomes greater than 150,000. In fact, 31 percent of these home buyers listed anbsp;wine cellar as their most desired amenitiesnbsp;when shopping for a home.The other trend, beyond that of a wine cellar is an in-home wine room where homeowners and guests can store an...

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The Drain Game: Fixing Drain Problems
Written By: Harris Johnston

Signs of troubleYou have to prepared for signs of trouble. The slow-draining bathtub or sink is one of the biggest ones. Experts say you should also pay attention to any gurgling noises coming from your drain. The walls may not be able to talk, but your pipes and drains definitely can. If theyrsquo;re making a noise that seems off, then you need...

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Summer Chores for a Happier Home
Written By: Get Happy at Home Team

DECK/FENCING- Staining your decks/fences should be done during the summer because it takes several days of warm weather to dry out the wood completely. You dont want to put stain down unless you have had several days of consistently warm weather and you also want the weather to stay warm for a few days after putting stain on so that it will dry ...

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5 Steps to Follow After House Fire Damage
Written By: Ramon Ramy

By knowing ahead of time what steps you should follow after fire damage has occurred, you will make a traumatic situation a little less stressful. Have your insurance company phone number close by, because you should call them first. Then, get in touch with a fire restoration company, report to the utility companies, find a place to stay, and be...

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What to Know Before Investing in a Vacation Rental
Written By: Natalie Jones

The Income Potential of Short-Term RentalsShort-term rentals are a growing segment of the real estate investment market, but are they really a smart investment? It depends.Investors in cities like Nashville, Asheville, and Anaheim can see annual profits of 20,000 or more on a single short-term rental property. However, investors need to be smart...

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Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe During Summer
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Gate your poolAccording to the Center for Disease Control CDC, ldquo;there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings non-boating >Always watch the swimmersA pool gate is meant to keep the pool area from being breached. But itrsquo;s equally important to always keep an eye on anyone in or around the pool. Despite the dramatizations w...

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How to Make Your Backyard Feel Like a Resort
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Multiple seating areasAn area for dining, another for lounging, maybe some seating around the fireplace or fire pitmdash;now you have an outdoor space thatrsquo;s perfect for entertaining, but also useful for every day. Creating a layered backyard will make it more useful, but will also make it feel more luxurious.Cover it upYou can spend severa...

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Five Opportunities to Supercharge Sales Communication
Written By: PJ Wade

What could supercharge your sales communication without requiring you to spend big or make big changes?Do you spend time and money searching for the ldquo;hot new tech or social mediardquo; instead of continually perfecting what you have already invested in?Overlooked or underestimated room for improving communication effectiveness surrounds rea...

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The Refi Boom Goes Bombastic
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

ldquo;Mortgage applications surged an impressive 26.8 WoWmdash;the largest jump since Jan 2015mdash;led by a massive spike in refis as mortgage rates tumbled alongside the Treasury market. 30-year rates ldquo;dropped back below 4.00mdash;the lowest since Jan 2018,rdquo; said Zerohedge.So whatrsquo;s all the hubbub about? There are a few other ke...

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Advise and Consent: Business Advisors in the Real Estate Industry
Written By: Lewis Fein

Which is to say the real estate industry is in the midst of ldquo;tech-tonicrdquo; change: a shift above ground as great as any movement below; as serious, economically, as the costliest collision of tectonic plates, because the quake that will strikemdash;the Big Onemdash;will be more fiscally disruptive than physically destructive.Its epicente...

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How Essential Oils Can Help You Sell Your Home
Written By: Vincent Stokes

You want to make sure that your home is clean and that you have not just put out a deodorizing smell. If you put out a bunch of scented candles or plug-ins, a potential buyer might think you are masking a smell or they might not like the scent at all. In some cases, the smell may be so overpowering it distracts the people from being able to make...

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4 Steps for Finding the Perfect Home
Written By: Carol Evenson

Moving is one of the most stressful things that you will need to do. It puts pressure on you, your spouse, and your children as you all try to find something that fits with each personrsquo;s expectations. You also have to consider the location of the new home, the size of the home, the size of the outdoor area, and the quality of the neighborho...

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Top Tips for Repatriation
Written By: Sabrina Bucknole

Whether you were hoping to stay or glad to leave, itrsquo;s important to try and make repatriation to your point of origin as painless as it can be. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider before you go, from bureaucracy and paperwork to dealing with goodbyes.Plan your timelineYoursquo;ve already done at least one international >Be ...

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Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tax Canadians Housing Wealth, Group Urges...
In the lead-up to the federal election this October, an advocacy or...

Bring the Noise: Why Buying a Home in a Flight Path Could Be a Problem...
Thatrsquo;s the bottom line of a new study by Localize.city, which ...

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