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Selling Your Home in the Holiday Season; Should you decorate or not?

Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa draw near, and as a Seller and Occupant, you may find yourself itching to dress up your property accordingly. Your Realtor may advise against doing so, but there are still many ways that you can decorate your home to be in line with the holidays while maintaining saleability.

When you listed with your Realtor, you were probably advised to avoid keeping personal photos and memorabilia around. Not only does this free up space and increase appeal, but to also help potential buyers be able to picture themselves owning and living in your home. The same principle applies when decorating your property for the holidays.

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Selling Your Home on Halloween: 3 Tips to Keep in Mind

The chilly winds of autumn bring falling golden leaves and the smell of Halloween season approaching. It’s also that time of the year when you could decide on selling your home.

If that’s the case, then you might as well prep your property for the selling process. Here are a few tips to help you get started during the Halloween season.

Setup outdoor decorations

First off, you might as well be in the festive mood by decorating the front yard. Of course, you can always place a few lighted pumpkins on your porch or add fake cobwebs here and there.

While your decorations should mostly be outdoors in the moonlit night, that isn’t to say the indoors can’t have a bit of Halloween spirit as well. You might also need to improve the interior to complement the decorations outside.

Add some treats!

Put some sweets on display. This will not only add to the Halloween spirit but also give your potential buyers something to snack on while they tour the property.

And why not get creative with this? Need to give out your marketing material? Make special wrappers or tags on your candies. This will get them interested in purchasing the house.

Don’t overdo it

There’s a quote that goes “moderation in all things, especially moderation”.

It’s okay to set up the spirit of Halloween to make the process of selling the house more exciting. But you still have to keep your main goal in mind. In other words, your decorations should be enough to impress people and not drive them away with too much clutter. Moreover, make sure you pack it all up after closing so the new owner won’t have to deal with the remaining clutter.

Halloween is just as good as any time to sell your home. You just have to keep these tips in mind so you won’t have a problem getting the right buyers!

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First-Time Home Buyer Incentive – Application Documents Now Available

As of September 2nd 2019, Canadians interested in the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive can submit their applications for a shared equity mortgage with the Government of Canada.

Click here to access key documents you’ll need to review before you apply.

For additional information about the incentive, visit:
www.placetocallhome.ca

Guides

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Making the Switch: 4 Reasons to Move In to a Larger Home

Moving on from your current home is an eventuality you’ll have to face.

Every family has to move on to newer, more convenient homes at some point. But how do you know exactly if it’s the right time to make the move?

Here are a few indications you need to know:

You’re aching for new sights
Maybe the sight of your old home has started to look a little dull. It’s not as vibrant as you first moved in. Time has really taken its toll on your humble abode, giving you a good reason to jump ship.

It’s time for a much-needed change in atmosphere. You might be itching to move to a new neighborhood that has a lot more energy. You might also opt for a place where you can get constantly inspired. Whatever the reason, you need to be somewhere that makes you and your family comfortable.The sooner you realize it the better.

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