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5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

August 15, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

You've put your house on the market, and you're ready to start spending all the money you know you'll make from the sale. There's only one problem. Your house isn't selling. After trying to figur ... [read more]

The Differences Between a Credit Freeze and Credit Lock, and How They Can Protect You from Identity Theft in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

The Differences Between a Credit Freeze and Credit Lock, and How They Can Protect You from Identity Theft in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

August 1, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

From your full name, to your address, to your social security number - almost every detail about you is stored in a database somewhere. This information floats around in digital clouds and servers, al ... [read more]

House Flipping 101: How to Prevent Injuries During Demolition Days in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

House Flipping 101: How to Prevent Injuries During Demolition Days in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

July 20, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Demolition days are a major perk for those engaging in house flipping. You get to smash kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and living rooms to smithereens as you demolish the interior of the home you're ... [read more]

Real Estate: How to Refinance a Mortgage with a Bad Credit Score in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

Real Estate: How to Refinance a Mortgage with a Bad Credit Score in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

July 4, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

There are many excellent reasons a homeowner may look into refinancing their mortgage. To refinance means to replace your current mortgage with a new one, almost always with a lower interest rate. For ... [read more]

6 Home Renovations That Will Increase Your Home's Value in and around the Mississauga and Barrie areas

6 Home Renovations That Will Increase Your Home's Value in and around the Mississauga and Barrie areas

June 20, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Home renovations can be an expensive and time-consuming commitment, and whether you plan on staying put for the long haul or flipping the house right away, it's worth knowing which renovation projects ... [read more]

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community in Mississauga and Barrie

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community in Mississauga and Barrie

June 6, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction is moving to one of the over-55 communities that ar ... [read more]

How to Know If You Should Buy a Home or Continue Renting in Barrie or Mississauga, ON

How to Know If You Should Buy a Home or Continue Renting in Barrie or Mississauga, ON

May 17, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

While owning a home and a plot of land was once part of the 'American Dream' for many people, the times have shifted. The global financial crisis which resulted in a massive shift in the housing marke ... [read more]

Great Buy on a Home in Mississauga or Barrie? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

Great Buy on a Home in Mississauga or Barrie? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

May 2, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Buying a home can be fun and exciting, especially when you drive a hard bargain and get that seller over a barrel.  You did your research, caught a home with higher than average days on the marke ... [read more]

Tips to Ease the Moving Process in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

Tips to Ease the Moving Process in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

April 18, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Moving can be a stressful process, no matter how far you are traveling. Planning your move minimizes the stress associated with this task while also simplifying the process. Here are several tips that ... [read more]

Planning to Refinance Your Mortgage in Mississauga or Barrie? Ask These 4 Questions First

Planning to Refinance Your Mortgage in Mississauga or Barrie? Ask These 4 Questions First

April 4, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Deciding to refinance is a crucial financial move that can help you make significant savings. When you plan properly, do your research, and take time to evaluate where you stand financially, you'll be ... [read more]

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